Wings Foundation, Inc.

Flight Attendants Helping Flight Attendants

aka Wings   |   DFW Airport, TX   |  www.wingsfoundation.com

Mission

Wings Foundation provides financial grants to American Airlines flight attendants who are in critical need of financial assistance due to illness, injury, or disability; or who sustain damage to their primary residence by a natural disaster or catastrophic event.

Notes from the nonprofit

The Wings Foundation is a charitable organization administered by active American Airlines Flight Attendants to assist American Airlines Flight Attendants in critical need of financial assistance due to illness, injury or disability; or who have sustained damage to their primary residence that is damaged or destroyed by a catastrophic event or natural disaster. The Wings Foundation offers verifiable assistance that is strictly governed according to 25 years of time tested guidelines. WINGS observes all Federal laws which apply to Non-Profit Organizations as defined in Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. How is WINGS Funded? Payroll deductions from very generous Flight Attendants, Summer 2014 Base Competition to increase Payroll Deductions to 65%, KIWI Club Donations, Flight Attendant VEOP Donations, Fundraising Events, Regular Donations Memorial Donations, Annual Bequests, Recycling of on board aluminum cans and wine corks Due to IRS restrictions on 501(c)3 charitable organizations, The Wings Foundation cannot be party to fundraising endeavors that are earmarked for specific Flight Attendants. On behalf of all the volunteers of The Wings Foundation and the Flight Attendants of American Airlines, Thank You for your support. www.WingsFoundation.com

Ruling year info

1989

President

Kazumi Chapa

Vice President

Anne Elfant

Main address

PO Box 610563

DFW Airport, TX 75261 USA

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EIN

75-2251191

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (P12)

Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash) (P60)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Wings Foundation offers assistance to American Airlines flight attendants who are in critical need of financial assistance due to illness, injury, disability or a natural disaster.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Flight Attendant Disaster Relief

Wings FADR (Flight Attendant Disaster Relief) provides immediate short-term relief to AA Flight Attendants whose primary residence is damaged or destroyed by a catastrophic event or natural disaster. The program may provide for the purchase of such essentials as food, water & temporary shelter.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The greatest contributor to Wings Foundation funds are generated through American Airlines, Inc Flight Attendant payroll deductions.

Population(s) Served
Adults

On board aircraft recycling of used aluminum cans first started in 1989 & was maintained at the grass roots level for more than 10 years. Discussions began in 1997 to consider adopting Disaster Relief & Recycling and It was then appointed to the trust & administration of the Wings Foundation, Inc. in 2001.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Increase exposure of our Foundations needs and services

Population(s) Served
Adults

Designed to bring contributors and supporters together to celebrate the Wings Foundation and raise funds for future assistance endeavors.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Wings Foundation endeavors to financially assist flight attendants who are on the sick list and have nearly depleted their sick time. Wings assists with basic living expenses and is designed to be a bridge for returning to work. If your primary home has been damaged in a natural disaster, such as a fire, flood or hurricane, Wings Foundation may be able to help.

Increased Growth and Development exposure combined with social media and local base blitz campaigns.

Continued funding received from monthly recurring donations commitments as well as the growth of funds received through the Wings Foundation Recycling Program aboard all American Airlines daily flights.

Reaching every American Airlines Flight Attendants with news about the Wings Foundations Financial needs, Volunteer Opportunities and Available Assistance.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Wings Foundation, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 11/13/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Krichelle Zuniga

Flight Attendant Disaster Relief

Term: 2014 -


Board co-chair

Geoff Stafford

Growth and Development

Term: 2003 - 2014

Susan Henry

American Airlines Flight Attendant

Stephanie Oxford

American Airlines Flight Attendant

Sam Gooch

American Airlines Flight Attendant

Jill Fenley

American Airlines Flight Attendant

Dominic Anaya

American Airlines Flight Attendant

Juliana Ruggiero

American Airlines Flight Attendant

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

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Disability

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