Airline Ambassadors International
Nancy Rivard founded Airline Ambassadors International (AAI) to provide for orphans and vulnerable children and to provide relief to under-privileged communities around the world. AAI is the only non-profit leveraging connections with the airline industry to facilitate humanitarian efforts, and recognized by the US Congress and the United Nations. Prompted by the death of her father, Nancy left a management track with American Airlines to begin a profound search for meaning. She traveled the world and saw glaring inequities between the developed and developing world and founded Airline Ambassadors to provide a way for individuals to match their unique interests and skills to actual world need. AAI expanded to members of all professions giving individuals the opportunity to be of extra-ordinary service to one another. Nancy still works as a flight attendant for American Airlines, and acts as Executive Director for Airline Ambassadors. Under her leadership, AAI has hand-delivered over $60 million of aid to children in 52 countries in orphanages, clinics and remote communities. Members have positively impacted over 500,000 children, escorted over 1,000 children in need and more recently spearheaded industry awareness on human trafficking.