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Q1: What is the AMR Family Fund?

A: The AMR Family Fund is a public, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization created to provide short-term, crisis relief assistance to current or former AMR Corporation employees of American Airlines, American Eagle and TWA LLC, and their families. Assistance will be provided for applicants facing sudden, unexpected situations that threaten their health and welfare after other avenues for assistance have been exhausted. Financial assistance is based upon an application process that requires demonstrated need. Additionally, assistance may also be provided to national or international organizations to support relief efforts in communities served by American Airlines.

Q2: Why does the Family Fund help Communities?

A: Including the communities served by AA supports our representations that the Family Fund benefits the public at large, this a requirement to be exempt from federal taxes as a 501(c)(3) Charitable organization. Contributions made to 501(c)(3) organizations generally qualify as charitable contributions for income and estate and gift tax purposes.

Q3: How does Family Fund define "family"?

A: For purposes of Family Fund, the term "family"' means and includes any immediate family member or dependant household members. Immediate family includes spouse, dependent/non-dependent children, parents (maximum two) or siblings/step-siblings. Dependant household members include anyone claimed on a federal tax return.

Q4: How does Family Fund define "spouse"?

A: For purposes of Family Fund, the term "spouse" includes husbands, wives and/or domestic partners who are either registered with AA or the state or are otherwise recognized under state law as the equivalent thereof, as well as common-law spouses recognized under state law.

Q5: Are donations to Family Fund tax-deductible?

A: Family Fund is a qualified 501(c)(3) U.S. organization. To the extent allowed by law, contributions are tax deductible for American Airlines employees on domestic payroll. Donations from employees not on U.S. domestic payroll are governed by their local tax authorities.

All contributors are reminded that the extent to which any charitable donation is tax deductible is determined by personal circumstance and governed by the IRS in the U.S., and by other regulatory bodies unique to each specific region outside the U.S. Specific tax questions should always be directed to a tax advisor for final determination.

Q6: Who's eligible to receive assistance?

A: Current or former AMR Corporation employees of American Airlines, American Eagle, and TWA LLC, and their families are eligible to receive assistance. Additionally, from time to time and based upon committee recommendation and board approval, grants may be made to national or international organizations to support relief efforts in communities served by American Airlines. Community assistance is also based upon need as a result of some sudden and unexpected catastrophic event.

Q7: What is the criteria for granting assistance?

A: All assistance, whether individual, family or community, is based upon need as a result of some sudden and unexpected catastrophic event. Criteria for approving requests for assistance may change from time to time and without notice. Approval of an application will be based upon the criteria in force at the time the application is reviewed by the Grant Committee.

Q8: What is the maximum grant amount?

A: Assistance is available one-time in a calendar year per household (maximum $2,500), but shall not exceed more than two times in a five-year period, nor more than $5,000 per household. Household is defined as a domestic establishment including members of a family and others who live under the same roof.

Q9: Who can make a financial contribution to Family Fund?

A: Any individual, company or foundation may make financial contributions to the AMR Family Fund.

Q10: How can American Airlines employees, retirees or friends make financial contributions to Family Fund?

A: 1. Active American Airlines employees may contribute financial donations to Family Fund through the American Giving program. Please see the Jetnet under employee programs.
2. Friends, retirees and former employees of AMR Corporation companies may contribute using checks only.

Q11: How can an individual request assistance from Family Fund?

A: An individual may request assistance by completing an application. An application is available on the I Need Assistance page. All applications must be completed, signed and returned to Family Fund via E-mail to AA.FamilyFund@aa.com, by fax at (817.967.9784) or U.S. Mail addressed to:

AMR Family Fund
4333 Amon Carter Blvd.
MD 5575
Ft Worth, Texas 76155


Q12: What is the policy of Family Fund regarding confidentiality of the information?

A: Family Fund takes reasonable measures to safeguard the personal and confidential information supplied by all its contributors and applicants. However, applications for assistance require verification of personal statements, and the review process may include discussions with supervisors, co-workers, friends, neighbors, businesses, mortgage holders, landlords and others.

Q13: What is the Family Fund's federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)?

A: The Family Fund EIN is 75-2855813

Q14: How can additional information not covered in this FAQ be obtained?

e-Mail to: AA.FamilyFund@aa.com

Q15: For what length of time will an employee's payroll deduction to Family Fund remain in effect?

A : Employees self-manage their charitable deductions. These payroll deduction pledges remain in effect until canceled or changed by the employee via the AmericanGiving website.

Q16: How much of my donation goes toward the mission, and how much is used for administration and promotional expenses?

A : The Family Fund is committed to sound management and stewardship of all contributions and utilizes volunteer and donated resources whenever possible to accomplish its mission. 99.9% of a donor's contribution is applied to the mission. Administration expenses are made available through the generosity of American Airlines and the volunteer efforts of individual American Airlines employees and personnel from non-profit organizations. Promotional materials are either donated or, if purchased by the Family Fund, do not exceed one-tenth of one percent of annual funding.


Q17 : Who are the current Advisory Committee members?

A: The Advisory Committee members are comprised of a group of internal and external individuals who are philanthropically inclined and support charitable efforts and organizations such as the Family Fund.




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