‘NBAA Charities’ to Serve as Moniker for Long-standing Philanthropic Efforts

Contact: Dan Hubbard at (202) 783-9360 or dhubbard@nbaa.org

WASHINGTON, DC, September 20, 2006 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today announced that “NBAA Charities” will serve as the single label used to represent the variety of support it provides or generates for philanthropic organizations.

Through the years, NBAA has served as a natural focal point for the generation of assistance to charitable organizations.

For instance, the NBAA Annual Chairman’s Charity Classic Golf Tournament and the NBAA Annual Live and Silent Benefit Auctions – both held in conjunction with NBAA’s Annual Meeting & Convention – have helped support a wide range of philanthropic organizations, including Angel Flight America, the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund, the Corporate Angel Network and the National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

Funds and other assistance provided by NBAA and the business aviation community have helped kids get access to highly specialized medical treatment; delivered assistance to the victims of Hurricane Katrina; supported charities in cities where NBAA has held its Annual Meeting & Convention; and even advanced the mission of the Udvar-Hazy Center.

“The variety of organizations behind these and other worthwhile charitable efforts will be better served with a single name, ‘NBAA Charities,'” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. “I am confident that taking this approach will increase awareness and strengthen our philanthropic efforts.”

NBAA Charities is an IRS-recognized 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent that they are permissible by IRS regulations.

Support for NBAA Charities can be provided through:

  • The NBAA Annual Chairman’s Charity Classic Golf Tournament, by contacting NBAA’s Benjamin Schwalen at (202) 783-9266, or bschwalen@nbaa.org.
  • The NBAA Annual Live and Silent Benefit Auctions, by contacting NBAA’s Sandy Wirtz at (202) 783-9366 or swirtz@nbaa.org; or
  • Direct monetary contributions through NBAA’s offices, by contacting NBAA’s Angie Fariñas at (202) 737-4483, or afarinas@nbaa.org.

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Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association, Inc. (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. The Association represents more than 7,000 companies and provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention, the world’s largest civil aviation trade show. Learn more about NBAA at www.nbaa.org.