Saluting Stories of Service

Our vibrant annual fundraising dinner is filled with great company, impressive honorees, and unique opportunities to celebrate your patriotism while supporting our shared mission. 

Barbara M. Barrett

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Special Guest Keynote Speaker

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Barbara M. Barrett is the 25th Secretary of the Air Force and 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. As the department’s senior leader, Secretary Barrett implements decisions of the President, Congress and fulfills Combatant Commanders’ operational requirements.

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Guest of Honor

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Col. Thomas H. Kirk, Jr., USAF (Ret.) will receive the 2020 Storyteller’s Award. As a fighter pilot serving over 28 years of active duty,  Col. Kirk has shared his story of service, including his time as a POW in the "Hanoi Hilton" for 5 1/2 years, and has inspired hundreds of audiences through his life lessons. He's been awarded the Air Force Cross, four Silver Stars, two Distinguished Flying Crosses, seven Air Medals, and the Purple Heart. 

Thomas Kirk
Veterans heritage project

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Event Details

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Saturday, March 7, 2020
Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas 

  • 5:00 PM - Cocktail Reception and Mystery Boxes in the Pavilion
  • 6:00 PM - Dinner and Program in the Grand Ballroom
  • 8:30 PM - Dancing to Sonoran Serenade Big Band

Attire is black-tie optional.

Gala Ticket and Table Sales

Event Sponsors

Supporting a Legacy of Service
Honor Sponsor
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ProOne Media
Honor Sponsor
Sanderson Lincoln
Preserve Sponsor
Educate Sponsor


Hill Family

Daghestani Family

Arizona Cardinals

Kirk Family

Gordon C. James Public Relations


Rambeau Family

Ahern Family

Ellis Family

Porcellato Family



Burns Family

Your Source Financial

Plexus Worldwide

Swanson Family


Maricopa Community Colleges

General Dynamics Mission Systems

Silent Warrior Foundation

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