Republic Airline is a strong supporter of several nonprofit and charitable organizations across the state benefiting children, the fight against hunger and various cancer awareness initiatives, among others. Key partners include the Indiana Children’s Wish Fund, Riley Children’s Foundation, and Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent.
One of our biggest philanthropic events is our annual Pulling for Wishes Plane Pull and Gala. Founded in 2011, the event was started to benefit the Wish fund to help grant wishes such as celebrity meetings or vacations for children struggling with life-threatening or terminal illnesses. On April 22, 2017, our seventh pull competition at the Indianapolis Maintenance Center drew more than 40 pull teams and raised more than $400,000. That night, the Pulling for Wishes Gala, featuring a live auction and superstar comedian Frank Caliendo at Prime 47 Carmel, raised more than $100,000 – bringing our one-day total to more than $500,000! That’s nearly $2 million raised for child-related initiatives in Indianapolis alone.
Coming soon: Complete recap of our 2017 events, with video and photo gallery. Stay tuned!