Angel Flight NE is a non-profit organization that arranges free air transportation for patients and their families needing medical treatment far from their homes and who, due to financial, inaccessibility and/or physical limitations cannot utilize commercial air transportation.
Since Angel Flight NE was founded in 1996, the organization has specifically impacted the Martha’s Vineyard community and has scheduled almost 8,600 Vineyard flights and flown 5,400 Martha’s Vineyard missions. Martha’s Vineyard alone equates for $1.8 million in Angel Flight NE patient services.
Last year’s Wings of Hope Fundraiser on Martha’s Vineyard was in honor of long time Vineyard residents, Alan T. Campbell, a well-known and loved Tisbury School Principal who served the community for well beyond his 25 year educational career on island and Kathleen A. Gillis, a beloved Vineyarder and devoted mother of four. Both were Angel Flight patients who flew more than 50 flights.
This year, all proceeds will go to benefit Angel Flight NE and every dollar donated attributes to $5 of medical air transport service to those in-need. The benefit will feature entertainment provided by Ellen O’Brien, passed hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar with all proceeds to Angel Flight NE, as well as a silent and live auction.
The 2nd Annual Martha’s Vineyard Wings of Hope Fundraiser will take place on Sunday, September 16th at 2 pm - 6 pm. Benefit tickets are $25 in advance and can be purchased at, $30 at the door.