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News May 12, 2021

JFKIAT Launches Fund, Distributes $230K For Queens Community to Combat Impacts of the Pandemic

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Through its 4GOOD program, JFKIAT has worked with its partners to raise funds for community organizations that are supporting Queens residents and businesses throughout the pandemic 

Queens, New York – May 13, 2021 JFKIAT, the operator of Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport, today announced that, along with a number of its partners, it has raised $230K to aid the Queens community as it continues to grapple with the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Through its corporate giving program, 4GOOD, JFKIAT and its partners created a fund that awards resources to several community organizations that have continued to support Queens residents and businesses for the past year. 

The fund will provide one-time donations to several local organizations that provide community support, local business support, and education, which are among the key pillars of its 4GOOD program. The organizations were selected through an application process, in which they specified programs and initiatives geared to helping those most impacted by the pandemic. The donations will be made and announced in the coming weeks. 

“Since the beginning of the pandemic, many in the aviation industry and in the Queens community have suffered from severe economic impacts of the crisis,” said Roel Huinink, President & CEO of JFKIAT. “As a Queens-based company, we have always taken action to support our community through our partnership with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and through our 4GOOD program. At this time when so many in our borough are in need of support we wanted to make a meaningful impact to lend help - first and foremost, for those within the JFK community and our neighbors in the Greater Jamaica area. We look forward to working with the organizations to distribute funds in the coming weeks.” 

JFKIAT’s partners in this effort include Academy Securities, Chapman and Cutler, LLP, Law Offices of Joseph C. Reid, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC., KPMG LLC, Landrum & Brown, Omnicap, Ramirez & Co., Inc, Rice Financial, and Squire Patton Boggs.

JFKIAT’s corporate giving program, 4GOOD, seeks to serve local institutions through philanthropic and sustainable actions to make a positive impact on the community. Aimed at promoting educational, social, and professional success, the 4GOOD program consists of two components: Community (Corporate Philanthropy) and Sustainability (Environment). Corporate resources include financial contributions, charitable giving, employee volunteering and community outreach. Since JFKIAT launched 4GOOD in 2016, the company has distributed approximately $100,000 annually in funds for charities, organized events at Terminal 4, and worked closely with several organizations in Queens. 

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JFK International Air Terminal, LLC. (JFKIAT) is the operator of Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport, one of the most active air terminals in the New York area, serving 33 international and domestic airlines with an annual passenger volume of more than 21 million travelers in 2019. Terminal 4 is the first existing airport terminal in the U.S. to receive LEED Gold certification by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) for operations and maintenance. The Terminal’s expansive Retail Lounge offers an unparalleled experience for travelers with a wide range of food and beverage and retail options, from chic to upscale and from convenience stores, to electronics, accessories and gifts. Terminal 4 was the first air terminal in North America operated by a private management company. JFKIAT’s managing member is Schiphol USA Inc., a U.S. affiliate of Royal Schiphol Group.

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