Jerrie Mock—The Spirit of Columbus
Featuring the vocals of Columbus singers Emily Rogers, Amber Knicole, Jen Miller, and fifth grader Sophia Lenhart. Star Spangled Banner by Jake Shimabukuro.
The Columbus Foundation celebrated the 50th anniversary of this record-setting flight, and is proud to be home of the Jerrie Mock Pilot Club Fund, which supports a permanent recognition of Jerrie at Port Columbus International Airport.
>> Listen below to a personal message from historymaker Jerrie Mock. Collectively, our community is comprised of visionaries who exemplify the determination, dedication, and commitment to achieve remarkable things. This is The Spirit of Columbus—and Jerrie Mock is a defining example of that spirit. The Columbus Foundation created The Spirit of Columbus Award in 2013 to recognize individuals who have exhibited an exemplary community spirit through their accomplishments. On March 19, 2013 Jerrie was named the first honoree for this award, and a $5,000 grant established the Jerrie Mock Pilot Club Fund. Learn more about the 2013 Award Winners here and 2014 Award Winner, Denny Griffith, here.