“Tying into our mission of inspiring humanity, we have a responsibility to help educate young girls about the wonders of aviation and what we do. It was really fun seeing the girls’ eyes light up and for them to see the possibilities that they can make this their career as well,” shared Rachel McCarthy, SVP Talent & Learning, JetBlue.
In the wake of the country’s most recent school shooting, one airline stepped up in a big way. Here, a look at philanthropic giving in the travel industry—and how one woman at the helm of JetBlue’s efforts is making major strides.
by Cassie Shortsleeve
On Valentine’s Day, after a lone shooter entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and took the lives of 17 people, Icema Gibbs knew it was time to get to work.
NEW YORK, October 4, 2017 /3BL Media/ – JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU), known for its mission of inspiring humanity, today launched its ninth annual Swing for Good Golf Classic fundraising campaign at Bethpage State Golf Course in Bethpage, N.Y. Since 2008, JetBlue's marquee fundraising initiative has raised more than $4.8 million for its charitable partners focused on youth and education. This year’s non-profit partners include KaBOOM!, Together We Rise and The JetBlue Foundation.
The First Airline to Launch a Foundation Solely Focused on STEM Education Introduces Aviation Careers To Students and Encourages Emerging Programs
NEW YORK, March 31, 2016 /3BL Media/ – JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU) today announced the third round of grants provided by the JetBlue Foundation. The JetBlue Foundation, an education-focused entity which furthers the airline’s effort to place aviation top-of-mind as a career choice for students, awarded $150,000 in grants to help encourage aviation programs that support science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) initiatives.
During Women’s History Month… and every month, JetBlue honors the diverse perspective that women bring to the workplace. Take a look at the first video in JetBlue’s Fly Like a Girl series - https://vimeo.com/159439847.
'Bid for Good' Online Auction Lots Include One-of-a-Kind Items to Benefit Together We Rise, DoSomething.org and the JetBlue Foundation
NEW YORK, NY, 10/01/15 /3BL Media/ - JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU), New York's Hometown Airline, today announced its seventh annual Swing for Good Golf Classic and Bid for Good online charitable auction, the airline's marquee fundraising campaign of the year.
Aviation is not always a top career choice for students from underserved communities. The JetBlue Foundation and the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP) are trying to change that. According to current statistics, less than five percent of pilots in the commercial aviation industry are women and/or people of color.