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  • Price: $250
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Mar 07th, 2020 05:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Saluting Stories of Service

Veterans Heritage Project

Our vibrant annual fundraising dinner honoring Col. Thomas H. Kirk, Jr, USAF, Retired, who you heard on Rosie on the House on February 1st during the 7AM hour. Barbara Barrett, Secretary of the Air Force is our special guest. The evening is filled with great company and unique opportunities to celebrate your patriotism while supporting our shared mission. Help build character and honor service by Connecting Students with Veterans.

This annual fundraising gala dinner welcomes 300 guests who will enjoy mystery boxes, special auction items, dancing to big band swing music, and more!

Our Special Guest Keynote Speaker is Barbara M. Barrett, the 25th Secretary of the Air Force. She leads the affairs of the Department of the Air Force, comprising the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force. She is responsible for organizing, training, equipping and providing for the welfare of 685,000 active duty, Guard, Reserve and civilian Airmen and their families.

Col. Thomas H. Kirk, Jr., USAF (Ret.) will receive the 2020 Storyteller's Award. Thomas Kirk was a United States Air Force fighter pilot, who served 28 years on active duty before his retirement in 1978. He is a veteran of both the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. Tom has inspired thousands of students by sharing his story of service and life lessons resulting from his survival as a prisoner of war in the infamous "Hanoi Hilton" for five-and-a-half years. Tom imparts lessons of determination, resilience, and positive thinking. For his combat leadership and heroism, he was awarded the Air Force Cross, four Silver Stars, two Distinguished Flying Crosses, seven Air Medals and the Purple Heart.

5:00 PM - Cocktail Reception & Mystery Boxes in Pavilion

6:00 PM - Dinner, Special Presentations, Auction Items in Grand Ballroom

8:30 PM - Dancing

Attire is black-tie optional.

Contact Info

Name: Michelle DiMuro


Phone: (602) 218-4036


6333 N Scottsdale Rd

Scottsdale, AZ, 85250