Making a Difference in the World
DELTA has a strong record as a responsible corporate citizen. The company and its employees give back to their community and country through a variety of charitable giving programs. Through DELTActs, the company provides donations to charities, and supports other programs designated by DELTA staff by matching 1:1 gifts up to $250 per employee each year.
In 2016, DELTA contributed $25,000 to the Fisher House™ Foundation, a charity that assists U.S. military personnel and their families. The program ensures that there is at least one Fisher House™ at every major military medical center to assist military families in need and to provide them with the comforts of home in a supportive environment. For the past 3 years, DELTA has sponsored Car Show for the Troops, the proceeds of which benefitted the Fisher House™ Foundation.
In honor of fallen DELTA co-founder and chief operating officer Bob Elseth, DELTA is a sponsor of the Pentagon Memorial Fund, which is dedicated to building and maintaining a permanent memorial on the grounds of the Pentagon. Elseth, a Naval Reserve Officer, was on active duty in the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, when Flight 77 crashed into the building. Elseth was killed in the Pentagon attack and posthumously awarded the Purple Heart.