William Dise (Member of the board)
William Dise, a long time humanitarian, has delivered over $20,000,000 in aid to twenty- three countries over the past twelve years.
In 2006, Dise led a trip with the USO, the Miami Heat and Dallas Maverick cheerleaders and the Dallas Stars in support of U.S. servicemen and women. They travelled to Walter Reed Hospital in Washington D.C. and then Landstuhl Regional Medical Hospital in Germany to celebrate Christmas with the troops. The delegation delivered over 2,000 Christmas gifts.
In 2007, Dise organized and led over fifty people from American Airlines’ Oneworld alliance to South Africa where the team worked to refurbish a safe house for women and children affected with AIDS.
In September of 2008, Dise led a trip to New Orleans with two hundred American Airline’s employees and their family members to rebuild and finish hurricane damaged homes with the St. Bernard Project. In previous years, William has worked major missions to Guatemala, Trinidad, Panama and Peru. He has partnered with the Office of the First Ladies of the Dominican Republic and El Salvador for humanitarian efforts to their countries. In his partnership with these two countries, William has taken donations totaling over $4,000,000.
In 2008, Dise oversaw the hurricane relief flight to Haiti. He secured the donation of an Airbus A 300 from American Airlines, recruited all flight personnel, and worked with the Miami ground crew to stage the aid and load the plane. He procured over 63,000 lbs of aid and medical equipment.
After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Dise helped several friends, clergy and medical volunteers secure rotations with Project Medishare. He then volunteered two and a half months of his time with Catholic Relief services assisting with logistics and transport of all aid destined for Haiti arriving through the airport and port of Santo Domingo.
William Dise supports local orphanages, food banks and The Denver Rescue Mission (along with the homeless living on the streets) with donations of food and clothing. His work has earned him strong relationships with local businesses which donate regularly to his projects.
In 2008, Dise received the Presidential Citation from the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice, the Caring Ambassador award at the Global Compassion Ball at the United Nations, and special recognition from the US and Canadian Divisions of American Airlines. Dise has been honored by Medical Wings International and Project Cure. William Dise is also the recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Award awarded by the US President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation.