(IN SHORT) Spirit Airlines has received a Gold Award in the Airlines and Airports category for its “Giving Back Initiative” at the 2023 Travel Weekly Magellan Awards. The recognition acknowledges the airline’s philanthropic efforts through the Spirit Charitable Foundation, which focuses on creating a positive social impact in areas such as children and families, service members, and the environment. The foundation’s contributions have steadily increased year over year since its establishment in 2019, with the number of organizations served growing from 21 to 84 in 2023. In 2023, the foundation donated $1.7 million, marking a 67% year-over-year increase from 2022 and a 103% increase from 2021 to 2022. The foundation’s commitment to supporting locally-based nonprofits and inspiring positive change in communities has earned them recognition and honors in various initiatives.
(PRESS RELEASE) MIRAMAR, Fla., 2023-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Spirit Airlines’ (NYSE: SAVE) philanthropic efforts are good as “Gold.” Travel Weekly named Spirit Airlines a Gold Winner in the 2023 Travel Weekly Magellan Awards in the Airlines and Airports category for “Giving Back Initiative.” The airline’s work through the Spirit Charitable Foundation was recognized for its excellence in creating a meaningful social impact on the lives of Children and Families, Service Members and the Environment through Team Member volunteerism, monetary and in-kind donations.
The Foundation’s efforts have steadily increased year over year since its launch in 2019. The number of organizations the Foundation serves grew from 21 in 2019 to 84 in 2023. Monetary contributions have grown each year as well. The Foundation donated $1.7 million in 2023, increasing its year-over-year financial impact by 67% from 2022 to 2023, and 103% from 2021 to 2022.
“We’re committed to investing in locally-based nonprofits that are making a big impact in the communities where we live and work, and we are proud to grow our investments each year,” said Lania Rittenhouse, President of the Spirit Charitable Foundation and Vice President of Guest Experience, Brand & Communications for Spirit Airlines. “Thank you to our donors, volunteers and Team Members who have contributed to our charitable efforts and made this recognition possible.”
The recognition by Travel Weekly follows the Foundation’s recent induction in Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Fellow Society, a prestigious honor for donors who have contributed more than $50,000 to the South Florida-based university. The Foundation invests in the Museum on the Move program at NSU’s Art Museum, which makes the arts accessible to all, regardless of income.
The Spirit Charitable Foundation believes change starts by giving back. It is committed to inspiring positive change in the communities where the Spirit Family lives and works. To learn more about the Spirit Charitable Foundation this Giving Tuesday, visit foundation.spirit.com
About Spirit Airlines:
Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) is committed to delivering the best value in the sky. We are the leader in providing customizable travel options starting with an unbundled fare. This allows our Guests to pay only for the options they choose — like bags, seat assignments, refreshments and Wi-Fi — something we call À La Smarte®. Our Fit Fleet® is one of the youngest and most fuel-efficient in the United States. We serve destinations throughout the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean, making it possible for our Guests to venture further and discover more than ever before. We are committed to inspiring positive change in the communities where we live and work through the Spirit Charitable Foundation. Come save with us at spirit.com.
SOURCE: Spirit Airlines, Inc.