American Airlines Donates Thousands to Phoenix Children’s Hospital

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American Airlines has gifted Phoenix Children’s Hospital $50,000 in honor of Michael Carreon. Carreon retired after 24 years with American Airlines in Phoenix, Arizona. He assumed the role of Vice President and Corporate Controller with American Airlines in January 1996.

As American Airlines executives retire from the company, a donation is made in the employee’s honor. Carreon’s donation will benefit The Hope Fund — the greatest area of need for Phoenix Children’s Hospital. The Hope Fund helps the Hospital launch critical new programs, purchase essential equipment, conduct cutting-edge research, provide charitable care and much more. The power of unrestricted giving through The Hope Fund is immeasurable. It ensures that support is available where and when it is needed most so the Hospital can continue to enhance the care it provides to patients.

“Michael could have chosen to donate his retirement endowment anywhere, but the fact that he chose Phoenix Children’s shows that he is committed to the long-term health and care of the most vulnerable population – children,” said Steve Schnall, senior vice president and chief development officer at Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation. “He can rest assured that his donation will benefit the life-saving care for our patients and their families.”

About Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Phoenix Children’s Hospital is Arizona’s only children’s hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals. Phoenix Children’s provides world-class inpatient, outpatient, trauma, emergency and urgent care to children and families in Arizona and throughout the Southwest. As one of the largest children’s hospitals in the country, Phoenix Children’s provides care across more than 75 pediatric specialties. The Hospital is poised for continued growth in quality patient care, research and medical education. For more information about the hospital, visit

About American Airlines Group

American Airlines and American Eagle offer an average of nearly 6,700 flights per day to nearly 350 destinations in more than 50 countries. American has hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Washington, D.C. American is a founding member of the oneworld® alliance, whose members serve more than 1,000 destinations with about 14,250 daily flights to over 150 countries. Shares of American Airlines Group Inc. trade on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol AAL. In 2015, its stock joined the S&P 500 index. Connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir and at

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