Spirit Charitable Foundation Commits $1 Million to 44 NonProfit Organizations in 2022

The Spirit Charitable Foundation pledged $1 million to 44 nonprofit organizations throughout the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean in 2022. The donations were part of the foundation’s commitment to supporting children, families, service members and the environment.

“The Spirit Charitable Foundation believes change starts by giving back,” Lania Rittenhouse says, president of the Spirit Charitable Foundation and Vice President of Guest Experience & Brand for Spirit Airlines. “We are committed to inspiring positive change in the communities where we live and work, and it’s so moving to be able to make a meaningful impact on so many great organizations across our network.”

The South Florida charities that received support from the Spirit Charitable Foundation included:

  • Adrienne Arsht Center
  • Big Dog Ranch Rescue
  • Boys and Girls Club of Broward County
  • Broward Center for Performing Arts
  • Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center
  • Children’s Aid Club
  • Community Foundation of Broward
  • Daisy Village
  • Girl Scouts of Tropical Florida
  • Honor Flight of South Florida
  • Humane Society of Broward County
  • Jack and Jill Children’s Center
  • Nova Southeastern Art Museum
  • PACE Center for Girls
  • The First Tee of Broward
  • Women in Distress
  • YMCA of South Florida
  • Dania Beach Patch
  • Urban League of Broward County
  • Fútbol con Corazón USA


Donations are made through Team Member volunteerism and monetary and in-kind contributions. The foundation also hosts the annual Spirit Open golf event to raise funds with sponsors, including NexGen Aero, Airbus and Pratt & Whitney. All of the event’s proceeds go directly to charitable and nonprofit organizations.

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