As you know, I’m passionate about the children’s charity, Above the Clouds (“ATC”) (, that I founded almost nine years ago.  I know that you’re asked to give to lots of great causes.  And I wouldn’t ask if I didn’t believe that this organization is changing kids’ lives by giving them joy and hope and showing them, through self-empowerment, that they are capable of great things. Above the Clouds’ mission is to bring joy and hope through the wonder of flight in small aircraft to children experiencing serious adversity, including, for example, kids who are seriously-ill or underserved.


Although we had temporarily suspended Dream Flight Days and some other programming because of Covid-19, we quickly developed replacement programming and conducted "Dream Flyovers" to bring joy and hope to kids whose Dream Flights were postponed.  The Flyovers took place regularly and had been covered by NBC and NECN, as well as other TV stations. Our 2020 Celebration Video shows the ways in which Above the Clouds pivoted in the face of the Pandemic and brought joy to more than 220 kids in 2020!  And now in 2021 we have brought back Dream Flight Days!


This year my virtual goal is to swim across Lake Winnesquam.  Rodman for Kids will underwrite my efforts, so so every dollar you donate will go directly to Above the Clouds.


Watch our Channel 5 (WCVB) primetime news coverage of ATC programming and check out our website at:


Many, many thanks for your kind support.