Alliant Credit Union Employees and Foundation Assist United Airlines Fantasy Flights
December 30, 2013 | Alliant Credit Union
Alliant Credit Union employees provided assistance to United Airlines Fantasy Flights held during December at major airports across the country. The Fantasy Flights, coordinated by employees of the airline, provided a joyous holiday experience for many seriously ill or disadvantaged children and people with disabilities.
Alliant Houston employees (L to R) Vanessa Elegba, Nelly Fernandez and Alicia Bonilla host the Santa cookie decorating station at the United Airlines Fantasy Flight in Houston.
The destination for all Fantasy Flights was the “North Pole,” with passengers disembarking for visits with Santa Claus, wonderful gifts, a festive luncheon and additional holiday activities. Alliant employees arranged holiday decorations, served holiday treats or helped in other ways at several major airports from coast to coast.
Alliant headquarters employees pause to pose while decorating the Welcome Bridge at O’Hare International. (L to R) John Velliquette, William Osborne and wife Donna Jean, Robert Swatek, Maura Ronayne and Albert Obay.
Alliant Credit Union Foundation made $18,000 in grants related to these events. The grants provided for $1,500 in assistance for each of the following Fantasy Flights: Boise, ID; Chicago; Cleveland; Denver; Houston; Los Angeles; Newark, NJ; Phoenix; San Antonio; San Francisco and Washington, DC. YouthCare of Seattle also received $1,500.
Two of Santa’s elves (Alliant’s Matthew McMillon (left) and Marcos Magana) helped decorate the North Pole at Los Angeles International.
Alliant Credit Union, founded in 1935, serves over 140 employee groups and has more than 275,000 members. With assets of over $8 billion, it’s America’s sixth largest credit union in asset size. Alliant Credit Union Foundation is a 501c3 not-for-profit charitable organization that donates $200,000 per year. The Foundation’s purpose is to promote economic empowerment and self-sufficiency, primarily in areas where the credit union’s members live and work.