As you can imagine, being a Kiwi is great fun. But we're serious too, serious about helping others.
The Kiwi Club has been involved in endeavors, both locally and nationally, for charities since beginning in 1952.
The Wings Foundation was organized to provide urgent and critical financial support to American Airlines flight attendants who find themselves in need due to illness or tragic circumstance. In many cases, recipients of Wings assistance have used funds for such basic needs as food, housing, and medicine.
The Kiwi Club and Wings
In 1996, The Kiwi Club chose to support the Wings Foundation as its National Endeavor.
Over $24,000.00 was donated in the past year. As of January 1, 2023, $691.669 has been donated to Wings,
Because of the background of our membership, our relationship with Wings is a special one.
Through its involvement with Wings, The Kiwi Club is making a positive difference in the lives of many. We are proud to assist this organization. It is administered by American Airlines flight attendant volunteers, and virtually all proceeds are distributed to those in need - a remarkable achievement.
We are united in our efforts to support American Airlines Flight Attendants through our involvement with the Wings Foundation.
The National Endeavor Coordinator
and Past President of the Kiwi Club:
The Wings~Kiwi Liaison
What Wings Does
The Wings Foundation offers justified & verifiable assistance that is strictly governed according to well-defined guidelines. We observe all Local, State & Federal laws which apply to non-profit organizations as defined in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Air Force Veteran
DCA Flight Attendant
Amy’s story began while looking for her first job as a nurse right out of college in 1981 and was commissioned into the Air Force's Nurse Corp. She joined mainly out of curiosity. "I have to be a nurse somewhere," she explained. "Why not serve in this environment and see what it's about?"
Wings Foundation Mission Statement
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.
Wings Foundation Officers
President: Anne Elfant (LGA)
Vice President: Juliana Ruggiero (SFO)
Treasurer: Roberto Jimenez-Curiel
Secretary: Mary Jo Brown (DFW)
Wings Ad Hoc: Geoff Stafford (MIA)