AVIATION INDUSTRY SUPPORT
Corporate Angel Network has been fortunate to receive strong support
from the aviation industry, including industry-wide fundraisers,
pro bono print ads, and donated flight hours.
The National Business Aviation Association
"The Corporate Angel Network provides an outstanding transportation
service to people battling cancer," says Ed Bolen, National Business
Aviation Association (NBAA) president. "NBAA Member Companies have
long supported Corporate Angel Network's efforts, and we are pleased
to help them further broaden that support." The NBAA helped launch
Corporate Angel Network and has offered its support ever since. Each year NBAA holds a dinner/fundraising gala during their national convention. This is called the NBAA/CAN Soiree and through its live and silent auctions, raises money to help CAN transport cancer patients to life prolonging treatment.
Greater Washington Aviation Open
Since 1993, one group alone has raised nearly $1.5 million
dollars for Corporate Angel Network. The Greater Washington Aviation
Open (GWAO) was established as a means for aviation companies to
support our cause. More than 2,300 aviation professionals, government officials and others from across the country
and globe have participated in past tournaments. This broad mix
of people has made the GWAO the largest gathering of aviation professionals
for a charity event in the Washington, D.C. area.
ChevronTexaco Global Aviation and Business & Commercial Aviation
Magazine co-sponsor the Corporate Angel Award, a quarterly tribute
to corporations that have demonstrated outstanding dedication as
participants of Corporate Angel Network. ChevronTexaco recognizes
the award recipient with a full-page ad in Business & Commercial
Aviation magazine and $5,000 worth of aviation fuel. Business &
Commercial Aviation Magazine generously donates the proceeds from
the ads to Corporate Angel Network.
In addition, full page advertising space has been donated by Aviation
International News, Flying Magazine, Twin & Turbine, FBO Today,
American Bonanza Society, and other industry publications.
Fractional Ownership Companies and Shareowners
NetJets and Flexjet have both supported Corporate Angel Network through cash donations
and contributions of flight time used to transport patients to treatment.
The fractional ownership program allows owners to purchase a share
of an aircraft based on how many hours the owner expects to fly
annually. Although the customer owns a fraction of just one aircraft,
the owner can migrate, moving up or down to another model in the
fleet to satisfy the needs of a particular mission. Shareholders
can offer a cancer patient an empty seat just like corporations.
They can also donate unused flight time, which Corporate Angel Network
will use to transport patients to treatment.