BBA Aviation Joins The Fight, Helping HEADstrong’s Services Take Flight

Holmes, PA – On Thursday January 24, 2013 members of BBA Aviation’s Philadelphia division visited Nick’s House™ and presented a check for $15,000 in support of the HEADstrong Foundation™ through BBA Aviation’s Charitable Giving Program. Through this generous contribution the HEADstrong Foundation is proud to name BBA Aviation as title sponsor of the 3rd Annual Lime Light Gala on March 15th at the Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing.

Presenting the check on behalf of BBA Aviation was Bryan Buck, Area General Manager, along with team members (General Manager Kevin Plescha, Michael Sveen, Joe O’Toole, Mike Hoffman, Adam Flechner, Gavin Schoepp and Jennifer Colleluori)

While being an international business with over 11,000 employees worldwide and locations on 5 continents BBA Aviation’s has taken a localized approach to supporting charitable endeavors. In 2010, BBA Aviation launched their Community Involvement and Charitable Giving Framework. The program allows employees and divisions to play an active role in a variety of local, regional and national organizations and charities. The program was launched in 2010 to support employees who are making a real and sustainable difference to initiatives within their industry and to the communities in which their employees live and work.

Just a few miles away from their Philadelphia offices, the HEADstrong Foundation™ operates Nick’s House™, a facility which provides complimentary lodging and accommodations for patients and families traveling to the Philadelphia region for blood cancer related treatment.

“On behalf of the HEADstrong Foundation, our family and our founder Nicholas “HEAD” Colleluori, we are honored to receive this generous donation from BBA Aviation. We wish to thank BBA Aviation’s team members for supporting our mission, allowing us the ability to strengthen our commitment to providing assistance, resources and services to those affected by blood cancer and those working to eliminate it. Thank you for recognizing our passion and commitment in the fight against blood cancers.” Cheryl Colleluori, HEADstrong President

BBA Aviation is a leading global aviation services and aftermarket support provider. Their Flight Support division provides specialist on-airport support services to the owners and operators of business and commercial aircraft. Their Aftermarket Services and Systems division services and supports engines and aerospace components, sub-systems and systems. BBA Aviation employs around 11,000 people at over 200 individual locations on 5 continents.

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