Dallas Women’s Foundation Receives $50,000 Gift from American Airlines in Honor of Former Chief Integration Officer Bev Goulet

7/30/17

American Airlines has gifted $50,000 to Dallas Women’s Foundation in honor of Bev Goulet, who recently retired after 24 years with the company. She served as Executive Vice-President and Chief Integration Officer since 2015. A strong supporter of Dallas Women’s Foundation, Goulet is a member of the Foundation’s board and executive committee.

American Airlines honors its retiring officers with the opportunity to direct grants to organizations that mean the most to the retiree. Goulet directed the grant to Dallas Women’s Foundation to support its Young Women’s Initiative-Dallas, a new cross-sector effort to empower and affirm young women of color ages 16 to 24 from Dallas’ southern and western sectors. Themulti-year initiative will be formally launched at the Foundation's October 20 Annual Luncheon, which is the principal fundraiser in support of the organization's work to advance women’s economic security and leadership in North Texas, and to drive positive social and economic change for women and girls through research, advocacy and grant-making.

Bev Goulet said, “This gift is a reflection of the great heart of American Airlines, and I am very proud that the company made this grant in my honor to an organization and undertaking that mean so much to me personally.Dallas Women’s Foundation works on behalf of all women and girls, and in particular those who face the greatest social and economic challenges. Their work matters, and I am grateful to American for supporting it with this terrific gift.”

Roslyn Dawson Thompson, Foundation president & CEO, said, “This generous gift from American Airlines is especially meaningful as it honors Bev, a true champion for women and girls, and provides early support for a critical new initiative that will launch later this fall. Bev Goulet is such an extraordinary example of a strong woman who is dedicated to making the world better for all. We are so fortunate that she is now lending her formidable leadership skills and knowledge to our work and mission.”

Dallas Women’s Foundation has raised $36.5 million of its $50 million Unlocking LeadershipCampaign. For those interested in contributing, contact Shawn Wills at swills@dallaswomensfoundation.org.

About Dallas Women’s Foundation:

Dallas Women’s Foundation is the largest regional women’s fund in the world. It is a trusted leader in advancing positive social and economic change for women and girls. The Foundation was built on the belief that when you invest in a woman, there is a ripple effect that benefits her family, her community and her world. Dallas Women’s Foundation has researched, funded and demonstrated the ripple effect since 1985 in North Texas, granting more than $37.6 million since inception and over $4.5 million annually to help create opportunities and solve issues for women and girls. With the support of its donors, the Foundation unlocks resources to improve education and quality of life, give voice to issues affecting women and girls, and cultivate women leaders for the future. For more information, visit www.DallasWomensFdn.org, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Instagram.

About American Airlines Group:

American Airlines and American Eagle offer an average of nearly 6,700 flights per day to nearly 350 destinations in more than 50 countries. American has hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Washington, D.C. American is a founding member of the oneworld® alliance, whose members serve more than 1,000 destinations with about 14,250 daily flights to over 150 countries. Shares of American Airlines Group Inc. trade on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol AAL. In 2015, its stock joined the S&P 500 index. Connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir and at Facebook.com/AmericanAirlines.

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