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Mission Aviation Fellowship

Summary:   Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) began in 1945 as “Christian Airmen’s Missionary Fellowship”, providing aviation transportation to missionaries to reach isolated people groups with Christ’s love.  MAF has a fleet of about 47 light aircraft from 14 bases in eight countries in Africa, Asia, Eurasia, and Latin America. MAF also collaborates with sister organizations, and collectively that includes a fleet of about 135 airplanes, serving about 1,500 nonprofits, churches and humanitarian organizations.  Locations of these financially separate organizations include MAF Australia, MAF Canada, MAF Denmark, MAF Finland, MAF France, MAF Germany, MAF Hong Kong, MAF India, MAF Italy, MAF Malaysia, MAF Netherlands, MAF New Zealand, MAF Norway, MAF Philippines, MAF Singapore, MAF South Africa, MAF Sweden, MAF Switzerland, MAF UK. MAF has organized technically as a “church” for IRS purposes and not as a public charity and because of that it does not file a financial report with the IRS that reveals salary information. The aim of Mission Aviation Fellowship is to connect to the most remote people of the world in order that they may experience the love of Jesus Christ and respond to the Gospel. 

MinistryWatch Financial Efficiency Rating:  1 Star (out of a possible 5 Stars)

MinistryWatch Transparency Grade:  C

ECFA Member?  Yes

Revenue in Most Recent Year Available (2019):  $48,856,443

Five-Year Revenue Trend:  Flat   (Less than 1 percent change)

Percent of Revenue Mission Aviation Fellowship Spends on Fundraising:  14 percent 

Percent Peer Group Spends on Fundraising:  4 percent

President:  David Holsten

President’s Salary and Other Compensation: MAF is organized as a “church” for IRS purposes and such it does not file a financial report with salary information.

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Rod Pitzer

Rodney Pitzer, Certified Fraud Examiner since 2005, has worked for audit and investigative organizations, including Oregon Department of Justice's Charitable Activities, and being Director of the Oregon Board of Tax Professionals in 1999. In 2011 founded AVOWED.org, ministering to widows, elderly and the disabled, and now scheduled to plant a church in Corpus Christi, Texas.