Gifts Promise Growth

G. Wayne Hawk (BSAE'51) and his wife, Charline (Bunkie) Hawk, of Alma, N.Y., have generously given the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics a deferred gift of $500,000. They determined that the donation should be unrestricted and to go to whatever areas or programs within the school which have the greatest need at the time.

Hawk held various titles, including that of executive vice president, at Moog Inc. in East Aurora, N.Y., from 1957 to 1981. Moog designed and manufactured electro-hydraulic, electro-pneumatic and electromechanical control systems for aircraft, spacecraft, missiles, ships and ground vehicles. During his tenure, the company grew from $5 million in annual sales to over $180 million in sales.

Hawk is very active within the community and is president of the Ira G. Ross/ Niagara Aerospace Museum, in Buffalo, N.Y. and among other activities; he is on the board of directors for the Meals on Wheels Foundation in Buffalo

He has received much recognition throughout his career and has been inducted into the Niagara Frontier Aviation Hall of Fame and is a Life Member of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. He was Silver Beaver-Boy Scouts of America and was inducted into the Warren Harding High School Hall of Fame, Warren, Ohio. Hawk is an Associate Fellow of AIAA and a member of the Air Force Association. Wayne and Bunkie have three grown sons, George, David and John