Partners

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Interested in partnering with Wings of Hope?

Wings of Hope is grateful to the organizations who have partnered with us through the years to support our mission of changing and saving lives through the power of aviation. If you are interested in exploring ways your organization can partner with Wings of Hope as part of your philanthropic efforts, we’d love to talk. Please contact:

Contact: Laura Helling, V.P./Director of Development at (636) 537-1302 or laura.helling@wingsofhope.ngo

ALPHA ETA RHO

Alpha Eta Rho logo.

Wings of Hope is proud to partner with Alpha Eta Rho International Aviation Fraternity (AHP). Alpha Eta Rho is the home of “Collegiate Aviation Leaders of Today… Aviation Industry Leaders of Tomorrow.”

Founded on April 10, 1929 at the University of Southern California, Alpha Eta Rho is the oldest professional aviation fraternity in history. Since 1929, AHP has had granted charters to more than 140 chapters at the most prestigious aviation colleges and universities. Currently, Alpha Eta Rho recognizes over 60 active chapters in the United States and throughout the world.

[ See Alpha Eta Rho on Facebook ]

Members of Alpha Eta Rho encircling an SR-71 jet.

BOEING

For two decades, the Employees Community Fund of Boeing has generously supported Wings of Hope. We are so grateful to have received the most recent grant supporting our Medical Relief & Air Transport Program. Thank you, Employees Community Fund of Boeing!

[ Visit Boeing’s website here ]

BLUES FOR KIDS

Blues for Kids logo.

Blues for Kids, the charitable trust of the St. Louis Blues, has a mission to positively impact programs and services that improve health and wellness of youth in the St. Louis area.

Thanks to the commitment of Blues players, alumni, volunteers and fans, Blues for Kids has contributed more than $5 million to the St. Louis community.

Blues for Kids focuses on four areas of giving, which include cancer care and awareness, health and wellness, education and youth hockey development.

[ Visit Blues for Kids here ]

FABICK CAT

Fabick Cat logo.

Fabick Cat’s support of Wings of Hope began more than 50 years ago when Joe Fabick joined with three other St. Louis businessmen to raise the money to buy a metal airplane and send it to Kenya to help a nun flying medical missions there.

That capital campaign marked the birth of Wings of Hope, with Fabick leading the way as one of our four founders. Through the years, Fabick Cat and the Fabick family have been generous supporters of our work serving the poor worldwide and flying medical transports in the U.S.

In 1974, Joe Fabick was quoted in a Wings of Hope newsletter, saying:

“In the years ahead, Wings of Hope will continue to provide services exactly as they always have: free of charge as an inter-faith organization serving the cause of international brotherhood.”

Joe’s words have weathered the test of time. Thanks to his vision and the generosity of the company his father founded in 1917, Wings of Hope continues to pursue our mission of changing and savings lives through the power of aviation.

See Joe Fabick in this 1965 video of Wings of Hope sending that first metal plane to the field. Joe is the guy in the light-colored suit, delivering remarks at the sendoff.

GEICO

Geico has been a Wings of Hope supporter since 2010!

[ Visit Geico’s Community page here ]

GIT-R-DONE FOUNDATION

Larry the Cable Guy Foundation logo.

Wings of Hope is proud to have The Git-R-Done Foundation as supporter of our Medical Relief and Air Transport Program. The Git-R-Done Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created by Larry the Cable Guy and his wife, Cara, as a focal point for the family’s philanthropy in 2009. The foundation’s mission is highly dedicated to helping children and veterans, one cause at a time, through organizations supporting its focus areas. The Git-R-Done Foundation has made numerous donations, including donations to the Arnold Palmer Foundation for the treatment and cure of hip dysplasia, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital and Operation Homefront. The Git-R-Done Foundation is an advocate for The International Hip Dysplasia Institute and its work to bring an awareness, prevention and cure to the condition.

[ Visit Larry the Cable Guy’s Git-R-Done Foundation here ]

KENDRA SCOTT

Kendra Scott started her company in 2002 with only $500 and just three months after her first son was born. Going door to door at boutiques armed with only a tea box full of her jewelry, Kendra wowed potential customers with her infectious personality and unique eye for design.

Today, her namesake company continues to operate with a focus on Family, Fashion & Philanthropy. In the past 12 months, the company donated $1M and 50,000 pieces of jewelry while working with over 1,000 local and national organizations – including Wings of Hope!

Kendra Scott first partnered with us in the fall of 2015 by hosting a “Kendra Gives Back” day at its store at Plaza Frontenac in St. Louis, which designated a portion of the day’s sales to Wings of Hope. Next, the company generously donated 75 pieces of jewelry to our 2016 Dinner Auction and Gala for our first ever jewelry pull. For $50, guests could purchase a small box guaranteed to contain a beautiful piece of designer jewelry valued at $55-$195. Boxes were practically flying off the table, as guests eagerly opened their boxes to see the surprise inside. Kendra generously sponsored a jewelry pull at our Dinner Auction and Gala in 2017 and 2018, too. We are so grateful for this partnership with a company that not only produces beautiful jewelry, but that espouses such a beautiful commitment to giving back.

The truest form of success is to give back in a meaningful way.
~ Kendra Scott

[ Visit Kendra Scott Jewelry here ]

MACY’S

Thank you Macy’s for donating nearly $1,500 to Wings of Hope through Macy’s Gives program. So grateful to Joe Buehrer, the entire Macy’s Chesterfield Mall team & everyone who rounded up their purchase for Wings of Hope!

[ Visit Macy’s website here ]

MARITZ

In November 2017, Wings of Hope was the grateful recipient of a $10,000 grant from Maritz to fund the planning phase of our Soar into STEM program. Through its involvement in STEMpact, Maritz is a leader in supporting and promoting STEM education for youth in our region. Wings of Hope is proud to be a Maritz Community Partner. Thank you, Maritz!

[ Visit Maritz’s website here ]

PATTY WAGSTAFF AEROBATIC SCHOOL

Patty Wagstaff Aerobatic School

In addition to being a part of Wings of Hope’s Honorary Council, Patty has generously donated her time to offer aerobatic flights to our annual auction. We are honored to be associated with such a wonderful ambassador of aviation!

[ Visit Patty Wagstaff’s website here ]