Please  watch this testimonial video and donate now to enable us to continue to assist United Flight Attendants in need.


“Your CAUSE Purchases at Work!”

Brian Castelli, Inflight Manager and President of the SFO EQUAL chapter at United, accepts a check from CAUSE Foundation Reps, Amy Hurst Kownacki and Caitlin Evans for the sale of Rainbow Bag Tags. CAUSE donated 1/2 of the proceeds to EQUAL for the use of their Rainbow tag design. The amount donated to EQUAL was $4,350 which will be used to support the AIDS/LifeCycle Ride.

Thank you to everyone who bought a Rainbow Bag Tag to support these 2 great charities!

Bag tags are still available through The CAUSE Foundation at;

FINALLY!!  Japan and Croatia currency wallets are back in stock!  Click on the “Store” button to start shopping!

Also remember that we are Flight Attendant volunteers who fly full time. We will do our best to get all orders out in a timely fashion.
Thank you all for your patience and support of The CAUSE Foundation.

Airplane Scarves will be available in Black/White, Red/White, Pink/Blue and Navy/Red color.  Currency Wallets will be available in most countries we fly to.


2022 Board of Directors Meeting

The CAUSE Foundation would like to express our heartfelt gratitude for our outgoing Officers and Directors, Kathy Ochenrider (President), Denise Brode (Treasurer), Debra Turner (Director) and Susan Bernard (Director) for their 20+ years of dedication to The CAUSE Foundation.  Thank you for your leadership and guidance!

From left: Denise Brode, Kathy Ochenrider, Susan Bernard and Deb Turner

Since it’s inception,The CAUSE Foundation® has helped more than 1,337 United Airlines Flight Attendants.  The grants awarded during that time equal more than 7.3 million dollars, donated by United Flight Attendants.  We have written $45,000 in scholarships and donated $44,000 in research grants to other 501(c)3’s.  Special fundraising generated more than $77,000 to aid the families of the UA Flight Attendants lost on September 11, 2001.  CAUSE has donated $7,500 to the AFA Relief Fund in order to help the UA Flight Attendants affected by the earthquake in Japan and Hurricane Sandy on the eastern coast of the United States.
Our administrative costs are only 7%!

The CAUSE Foundation® is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1994 by Monica Leonard, a currently retired United Airlines Flight Attendant. Funds are distributed through an application process to United Airlines Flight Attendants who are unable to work due to injury, illness or disability. This grant is intended as a short-term bridge until other financial arrangements are in place and covers only basic living expenses.

CAUSE also administers The CAUSE Foundation®/Berni Schafer Memorial Scholarship which benefits the children of deceased United Airlines Flight Attendants in their pursuit of higher education.

CAUSE is an acronym standing for Concerned Attendants for a United Support Effort.