LAS VEGAS. April 29, 2016 – Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today expands its partnership with Make-A-Wish® by donating office space to the Southern Nevada chapter, making Allegiant’s Las Vegas offices the new home of the nonprofit organization’s administrative headquarters.
Beginning January 1, 2017, Make-A-Wish® Southern Nevada will occupy 7,500 square feet of space at a cost of $1 per year for five years. The site, located on Allegiant’s campus, will also serve as the host location for volunteer training, meetings and a place of support for families of children receiving wishes.
“Allegiant is thrilled to make office space available to Make-A-Wish® Southern Nevada, an organization that does so much to uplift the lives of those who need it most and engage the whole community in feel-good initiatives that promote positivity and giving back,” said Allegiant chief operating officer, Jude Bricker. “We’re excited to welcome the Make-A-Wish® team to our campus.”
“We are humbled and ecstatic with this generous gesture from Allegiant,” said Caroline Ciocca, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish® Southern Nevada. “This partnership demonstrates true collaboration. Allegiant is providing us with an opportunity to reduce our overhead expenses by donating office space — which will allow us to grant more wishes. By bringing our work onto their campus, Allegiant employees will have more opportunities to get involved with our mission. It’s collaboration at its best. We are grateful and very excited to take our partnership to a new level.”
Allegiant and Make-A-Wish® have enjoyed a successful partnership, providing nearly 500 flights to children and their families, totaling almost $1 million in in-kind donations since 2012. Additionally, Allegiant offers “Wingz Packs” to passengers on each flight and donates $1 per purchase directly to Make-A-Wish®. These snack packs were first offered in 2014 and have since generated more than $200,000 in additional donations.
A celebratory event took place at the site of the new space on April 29, World Wish Day. Allegiant executives including Jude Bricker, chief operating officer; Scott Sheldon, chief financial officer and Brian Davis, vice president of marketing, along with Make-A-Wish® Southern Nevada president, Caroline Ciocca and other organization board members, families and kids joined Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman and Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Beers for the announcement.
In addition to Allegiant’s donation of office space, Pugsley. Simpson. Coulter. Architects will donate architectural services, and Jessica Kalb and Shannon Fore will donate design services.
Las Vegas-based Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) is focused on linking travelers in small cities to world-class leisure destinations. The airline offers industry-low fares on an all-jet fleet while also offering other travel-related products such as hotel rooms, rental cars and attraction tickets. All can be purchased only through the company website, Allegiant.com. Beginning with one aircraft and one route in 1999, the company has grown to over 80 aircraft and more than 300 routes across the country with airfares less than half the cost of average domestic roundtrip ticket. For downloadable press kit, including photos, visit: http://gofly.us/YFuyb.
Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada
Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true has positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illness, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada is part of one of the world’s leading children’s charities, serving children living in Clark, Nye, Lincoln and Esmeralda Counties. With the help of generous donors and more than 500 volunteers, Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada has granted over 1700 wishes since its inception in 1996. Visit Make-A-Wish at www.snv.wish.org to learn more.
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