The Wingman Club provide wings for deserving students to experience the gift of travel through the Silver Lining and Next Generation programs. Help make travel a reality for students and youth by becoming a Wingman today! When you’re a Wingman, you’re part of an exclusive club travel professionals who care. Here’s why they chose to donate.
“I fully believe our slogan: ‘Travel Changes Young Lives for Good.’ For the past several years, I have chosen to be a contributor at the Benefactor level, as a Wingman and as a table sponsor for the SYF luncheon at the SYTA Annual Conference. I would encourage you to join in supporting this worthwhile cause by making a donation in any amount to SYF on #Giving Tuesday. I’m planning to make an additional contribution that day and invite you to join me in making the difference in a deserve student’s life.” – Andy Davidson, SYF Board of Trustee
“I’m a Wingman and support SYF because I want kids to experience travel and enjoy its many benefits, just like I got to. Seeing the vastness and diversity of the world changes your perspective. The students SYF benefits are the most in need of the opportunity to see new places, experience new things, meet new people and have their lives changed with a new perspective. As someone who has experienced the benefits of travel in my own life, it is my responsibility and honor to help make sure those kids have that chance as well.” – Ryan Morris, Vice President and CFO, Music Travel Consultants / Educational Destinations
“As a SYF Wingman, I support travel that changes young lives for good. Travel exposes children to new things and opportunities, which builds confidence; creates lasting memories; and encourages tolerance for different cultures, flexibility and patience. Travel immerses children in history, which is all around us. The destination may be on a bucket list, but the journey is the best part.” – Sheelagh Wylie, Vice President, Business Development & Head of Trade Sales, Midway Attractions North America
“Can we call it “giving” if a donation is truly an investment into the future success of a young life? Each time I give to SYF—whether it be my time, effort, input or money—I am making a difference in the lives of youth. I wholeheartedly believe that ‘Travel Changes Young Lives for Good’ and this is why I choose to not only serve on the Board of Trustees for SYF, but I choose to be a Wingman! This #GivingTuesday, please consider a donation to SYF. A donation of $375 earns you the title of Wingman, but goes a long way in changing the life of a young traveler. I urge you to consider a donation this season (or any time of the year) and to truly think about giving to the experiences that shape the future of our youth.” – Melissa Ardales, Business Development, Group Travel Network, Inc.