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Nominate an outstanding Champion for Children

Have you ever worked with a Champion for Children who goes above and beyond the call of duty to protect children’s rights and futures? Whose PAs have inspired countless of passengers into supporting UNICEF’s work? 

If you are an American Airlines Champion for Children and know a Champion-peer whose passion, leadership and dedication to children around the world should be celebrated, send the Champions Advisory Council your nomination at championsforchildren@aa.org or via this survey.   

Four honorees are selected each year and recognized at an American Airlines and UNICEF USA event.  

Change for Good Champions of the Year Award Honorees

2020

All Champions for Children were honored for their unwavering commitment to children in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

2019

Honorees: Natasha Chowdry, Valter Gustafsson, Bruce Lawson and Carole Winer-Sorensen

Event: Ceremony at American Airlines headquarters in Fort Worth

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2018

Honorees: Thomas Block, Soad Hamdan, Patricio Millan and Angela Ryall

Award presenters: American Airlines Vice President, ORD Hub Operations Franco Tedeschi and UNICEF USA Chief Development Officer and Executive Vice President Barron Segar 

Event: April 6, 2019 – Ceremony luncheon at ORD International Airport and attendance at The UNICEF Gala Chicago 

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2017

Honorees: Claudia Berra, Jeff Lemley, Dottie Princi and Kisu Sawyer-Brooks

Award presenters: American Airlines Community Relations Director Cynthia Barnes and UNICEF USA President and CEO Caryl M. Stern 

Event: February 3, 2018 – Ceremony luncheon at American Airlines headquarters in Fort Worth and attendance at the UNICEF Children's First Gala in Dallas

2016

Honorees: Alejandro Araya, Tedd Froelich, Jerry Genuauldi and Stefanie Lathos-Polanco

Event: May 1, 2017 – Ceremony luncheon at American Airlines headquarters in Fort Worth

2015

Honorees: Anne Barnes, Carmen Daniels, Frank Eschmann and Andrea Hackim 

Award presenters: American Airlines Chairman and CEO Doug Parker and UNICEF USA President and CEO Caryl M. Stern

Event: April 15, 2016 – Ceremony luncheon at American Airlines headquarters in Fort Worth and attendance at the UNICEF Children's First Gala in Dallas

2014

Honorees: John Bush, Julie Mucciacciaro, Laura Schultz and Gay Zara

Award presenters: American Airlines Chairman and CEO Doug Parker, American Airlines Vice President, Flight Services Hector Adler and UNICEF USA President and CEO Caryl M. Stern

Event: April 24, 2015 – Recognition at the State of the Airlines meeting at HDQ1 and attendance at the inaugural UNICEF Children First Gala in Dallas where American Airlines, Inc was honored with the UNICEF Children First Award

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2013

Honorees: Aida Hall, Paulette King, Sandy King and Dianna Ventura

Event: March 11, 2014 – Thanks a Million+ ceremony at ORD International Airport

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2012

Honorees: Martin Beltran, Max Mierbeth, Sean Nowicke and Alexandra Pedreros

Event: April 9, 2013 – Thanks a Million+ ceremony at DFW International Airport and a field visit to UNICEF programming in Brazil from April 10–13

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2011

Honorees: Evelyn Cordova, Andrea Hackim, Monika Kennel and Adriann Raschdorf-Nelson

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