• Boeing giving program supports Australian and New Zealand communities

    • Veterans, students and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples among grant recipients

    BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND,  December 17, 2021 - Boeing [NYSE: BA] is committed to empowering communities through its global giving program focusing on mentorship and family support for veterans, and health and STEM career pathways for Australian youth.

    “Selection of the causes to support is always challenging; the 2021 grant recipients align with Boeing values and the desire of our employees to make a difference,” said Dr Brendan Nelson AO, president of Boeing Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific.

    “Our contribution of $778,000 helps, encourages and inspires a range of Australians in diverse circumstances to grow, learn and build emotional resilience, core priorities for what we do every day at Boeing.”

    The programs to be delivered throughout 2022 include:

    • Soldier On Mentoring Program is an initiative focusing on optimizing veterans’ current skills and building their confidence to re-enter the workforce. Industry professionals are linked with former members of the armed forces looking to start a new career in the same or similar industry.
    • Legacy Brisbane’s Veteran Family Program supports widow(er)s and their families following the death of a veteran husband, wife or partner. The program assists with health and wellbeing, navigating benefits and entitlements, and allowing families to stay in their own homes.
    • FIRST Australia and FIRST New Zealand equip students with leadership, collaboration and educational skills through their love of innovation with real-world engineering project competitions - FIRST LEGO League, Tech Challenge and Robotics Challenge.
    • Space Squad introduces students in Years 7-12 to STEM career options in the Australian space industry. Immersive student camps provide hands-on opportunities to learn about design, engineering, robots, drone piloting and geo-mapping.
    • Clontarf Foundation Boys Indigenous Support Program runs Academies, which are fully-equipped living and learning spaces located in host schools staffed by full-time mentors. The service improves the education, discipline, life skills, self-esteem and employment opportunities of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men.
    • Stars Foundation, Girls Indigenous Support Program runs Stars’ Rooms, fully-equipped living and learning spaces staffed by full-time mentors in host schools. The program helps Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls and young women complete Year 12 and enter full-time work or further study.

    Boeing’s 4000 Australian employees also support charities through fundraising and awareness drives, as well as voluntary contributions via the company’s workplace giving program.

    About Boeing Australia

    As a leading global aerospace company, Boeing develops, manufactures and services commercial airplanes, defense products and space systems for customers in more than 150 countries. As a top U.S. exporter, the company leverages the talents of a global supplier base to advance economic opportunity, sustainability and community impact. Boeing’s diverse team is committed to innovating for the future and living the company’s core values of safety, quality and integrity. Learn more at www.boeing.com