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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

Flight Requests on the Rise for MAT Program

This past August, the Wings of Hope Medical Relief & Air Transport (MAT) Program completed 21 patient flights to care. In September, the MAT Program completed 16 flights in Wings of Hope aircraft. These numbers don’t include the limited amount of commercial airline tickets Wings

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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

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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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


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