Angels Wings Foundation was founded in 2002 as a direct means to build and fund schools, orphanages, supply healthcare and support various issues that impact underprivileged children in Thailand. Shaped from under the wings of native Thai philanthropist, former Miss Universe, Good Will Ambassador to the United Nations and spokesperson for UNICEF and the UNFPA, Bui Simon, Angels Wings has built schools in rural Thailand and continues to supply funding and tuition for the students in these institutions. In response to the December, 2004 tsunami in South East Asia, Angels Wings has committed to constructing 100 new homes, a fleet of boats, building schools, as well as granting numerous students the opportunity to further education through full scholarships.
In 2017, President & Founder Bui Simon launched the Angels Wings Thai Scholarship Initiative which has granted over 100 students the opportunity to further their education through academic scholarships.
Angels Wings is privately funded with the exception of generating occasional events that benefit specific causes. With offices in Santa Barbara, California and Thailand, 100% of Angels Wings proceeds benefit earmarked projects and affected children.
board of directors
Bui Simon, CEO, President & Founder
Herb Simon, Secretary
Mark Bernstein, Treasurer
Lisa Fitterling, Financial Director
Angela Scott, Director of Operations - U.S.A
Viwan Karnsurat, Director of Operations - Thailand
Amelia Williamson, Scholarship Director - U.S.A.
Matt Lansford, Media Ambassador - U.S.A.
Christen Capobianco, AWF Alumni Ambassador - U.S.A.
Isaac McSherry, AWF Scholarship Ambassador - U.S.A
Tiu Nakhirunkanok, Ambassador of Thai Relations
Ladawan Sondok, AWF Ambassador - Thailand
Somjai Suwansupana, Scholarship Ambassador - Thailand
Sakchai Guy, Media Ambassador- Thailand
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