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From the President

From the President – Spring/Summer 2022

Dear Wings of Hope Family, It’s all about relationships. Technology can be a wonderful way to bridge distances as we all learned during COVID. Using applications like WebEx, Zoom and Teams allowed us all to keep up with one another, peek into each other’s homes

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Global Programs

MAT Program

MAT “Mom” Karen Andrews Off to new Adventure

Flight Operations Manager Karen Andrews has been scheduling flights and patient schedules for the MAT Program since she joined the Wings of Hope family in 2013. Karen is the liaison who coordinates medical appointments, flights, accommodations and travel between the Wings of Hope flight crew,

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Soar into STEM

SOAR into STEM Inspires Students to Take Flight

Three years after launching in 2019, the spring 2022 SOAR into STEM project-basedlearning experience for middle and high school students was more hands-on than ever. Lead teacher Robert Powell, education director for the Challenger Learning Center of St. Louis, was new to program this year.

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Volunteer Spotlight

Leslie Cuppett, MAT Pilot

Being Wings of Hope’s only woman pilot seems notable — to just about everyone besides the pilot in question. After all, this isn’t the first time Leslie Cuppett has been the only woman in the room. She was the only woman in the aviation classes

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Event Recap

June Gala Soars to New Heights

More than 350 guests filled the Khorassan Ballroom at the Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta Hotel St. Louis on June 4 for the Wings of Hope Soaring to New Heights Gala. The largest annual fundraising event for Wings of Hope was the first in-person gala

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Wings of Hope Supporters

New Sign marks Wings of Hope Entrance

Materials, design and construction 100% donated PHOTO: Members of the Wings of Hope fun committee celebrate the new entrance sign. On June 1, we welcomed Wings of Hope staff and volunteers to fully return to our headquarters in Chesterfield, MO — after months of limiting

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Board & Staff

Anniversary Founders Series: Joe Fabick

Joe Fabick, whose father founded the John Fabick Tractor Company in 1917, was one of the Wings of Hope founders. It started in the summer of 1963 when a St. Louis businessman named Bill Edwards invited Joe to his home for a presentation about missionaries

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Wings of Hope Board Welcomes Four New Members

At its March 24 quarterly meeting, the Wings of Hope Board of Directors welcomed four new members, bringing the board to a total of 21 members — and strengthening an already robust team with extensive business, military and community experience. Melissa Owens CXA Healthcare Practice

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Honorary Council

Meet Patty and Barrington!

Wings of Hope is honored and excited to welcome Patty Wagstaff and Barrington Irving to our Honorary Council. Both are esteemed pilots whose feats in the air push the limits of aviation performance. But what makes them such great ambassadors for Wings of Hope is

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Young Ambassadors

General

Anniversary Founders Series: Joe Fabick

Joe Fabick, whose father founded the John Fabick Tractor Company in 1917, was one of the Wings of Hope founders. It started in the summer of 1963 when a St. Louis businessman named Bill Edwards invited Joe to his home for a presentation about missionaries

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FAA Honors Wings of Hope Volunteer Ed Schertz

On April 26, representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) visited the Wings of Hope hangar to present longtime volunteer and former Wings of Hope pilot, Ed Schertz, two of its most coveted awards: The Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award and the Charles Taylor Master

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