The Isaac Pedroza Memorial Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, dedicated to financially assisting in the continuing education of the children of deceased co-workers at USAirways (now American Airlines) in Philadelphia.
What began as a simple fundraiser for Isaac’s daughter, Kelsey, in 2006, has turned into a non-profit foundation to benefit many children, with a vision of expanding to help more of our co-workers and their families.
‘The Isaac’ as it is known around the airport was set up to encompass all the employees at USAirways in Philadelphia. Our Board of Directors consists of a member from each working group, including Agents, Ramp, Management, Flight Attendants, Pilots and Retirees.
The Isaac Timeline
December 5, 2005
Isaac Pedroza, a long time Customer Service Agent at USAirways passed away from Cancer.
June 19, 2006
USAirways Agents Don Peterson and Dianne Reed run the 1st Isaac Pedroza Memorial Golf Tournament to raise money for the continuing education of Isaac’s daughter Kelsey. Kelsey is 13.
March 6, 2008
Jim Yule, a Customer Service Agent, passed away. Jim came to us from Pittsburgh. Jim left behind Samantha 12 and Tyler 8.
June 9, 2008
The 3rd Annual Isaac Memorial Golf Tournament is run at which time Don and Dianne announce the decision to create a foundation and add Jim’s children.
The Isaac Pedroza Foundation is formed.
August 5, 2008
Walter Bailey, a Ramp Agent is tragically killed in an accident on the ramp. Tizhanay, 8, is added to the Foundation.
June 9, 2009
Mike Maniero, a Ramp Agent passes away. Christian, 6 and Michael, Jr, 4, are added to the Foundation
The name is changed to The Isaac Pedroza Memorial Foundation.
April 18, 2011
Omar Wilson, a Ramp Agent passes away. Guyelle, 5, is added to the Foundation.
Kelsey Pedroza Graduates from Rizzieri Aveda Cosmetology School. ‘The Isaac’ pays her entire Tuition.
The Isaac Pedroza Memorial Foundation receives its 501 (c) 3 tax exempt, non profit status from the IRS.
July 21, 2012
Rielle Hill, a Customer Service Agent, was killed in a car accident. Jaiel, 5, is added to the Foundation.
March 17, 2013
Mark Davies, a GTE Agent passes away. Autumn and Molly are added to the Foundation.
October 16, 2014
Shawn Burton, a Customer Service Agent passes away. Basil, Malik and Alliyah are added to the Foundation
December 19, 2015
Jeffrey Adair, A Ramp Agent passes away. Joshua is added to the Foundation
January 25, 2016
Rich Lord, a Mechanic passes away. Ricky and Grace are added to the Foundation.
May 1, 2016
Sharron Richardson, a Ramp Agent passes away. Sharron, Jaden, Courtlynn, Dai’ronn and Malaysia are added to the Foundation.
July 20, 2016
Kip Fuenty, a Ramp Manager passes away. Connor is added to the Foundation
March 2, 2018
Diva Davis, a Flight Attendant passes away. Alexis is added to the Foundation.
Samantha Yule Graduates from Indiana University of Pennsylvania
August 18, 2018
Angel Torres, a Ramp Agent passes away. Thays is added to the Foundation.
August 25, 2018
Dale Friedenbloom, a Mechanic passes away. Emma and Rosana are added to the Foundation.