Our Mission

To foster our PHI community by supporting employees who are experiencing hardship.

Our Commitment


The Yellow & Black Giving Back Foundation is a 501(c)(3) U.S. non-profit public charity that provides financial assistance to eligible PHI employees faced with difficult or unforeseen circumstances.

At PHI, we are committed to the customers, patients and the communities we serve. We are equally committed to compassionately serving our employees. Over the decades we have taken care of our employees, and through this Foundation, we build on our long-held commitment to service and to supporting our own who are experiencing hardship. Our employees can apply for assistance by completing an application, please click here for more details.

For those who wish to contribute to the foundation, employees may do so through deductions from their paycheck and/or by making separate contributions. We also appreciate the generosity of those in the communities we serve who don’t work at PHI but would like to make a contribution to support the mission of our foundation. If you would like to make a donation please click here

The Board of Directors and the Distribution Committee serve as stewards for the fund to ensure that the grants awarded meet the mission, criteria and guidelines of the foundation.

Board of Directors and Officers
Scott McCarty, Chairman of the Board
Maria Costella, Chief Foundation Officer
David Motzkin, Board Member
Keith Mullett, Board Member

Distribution Committee Members
Zach Melancon, Captain – PHI Aviation
Emma Hart, Flight Nurse – PHI Health
Brad Cave, Maintenance Engineer – PHI International
Vacant – PHI Aviation
Joe Crofts, Comm. Center – PHI Health

Operations Staff
Lanie Boutte, Foundation Financial Manager
Janice Cissna, Foundation Coordinator
Sonja Elcic, Foundation Support