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WOMEN TAKE FLIGHT: FASHION TO FISSION LUNCHEON & AWARDS

October 1, 2024
11:30 am – 1 pm

at the Frontiers of Flight Museum

PRESENTED BY

We all have our own or shared stories around flight: Happy, heartfelt, and historically significant. Your presence, volunteerism, and contributions have elevated the Frontiers of Flight Museum into a haven of dreams, touching the lives of over 150,000 visitors annually.

Last year alone, we impacted 58,346 children with STEM programs and provided 12,000 volunteer hours for veterans. From the joyous laughter of family gatherings to the whispered dreams of children, your support has infused our hangars with excitement, love for aviation, and boundless possibilities.

Join us in our next journey, supporting women’s careers and a new permanent women’s exhibit through our luncheon. Your generosity isn’t just a donation—it’s a beacon of hope for all who seek inspiration within these walls, reminding them that they too can reach for the skies.

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW

To purchase your tickets directly and save the agency fees, please contact Director of Advancement Catharine Recht at recht@flightmuseum.com or 214.699.4621.

HUGE THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS

PRESENTING SPONSOR

FLIGHT DECK SPONSORS

The Dan and Gena Hamilton Family Fund

MISSION CONTROL SPONSOR

Cindy and Greg Kozmetsky

MAVERICK SPONSORS

Olin and Pamela Lancaster

LIFT OFF! SPONSOR

IN KIND SPONSORS

Want to join as a Sponsor?

Sponsorship Levels:

Fission Sponsor
$75,000

Info & Purchase

Explorer Sponsor
$50,000

Flight Deck Sponsor
$25,000

Mission Control Sponsor
$10,000

Info & Purchase

Maverick Sponsor
$5,000

Liftoff! Sponsor
$2,500

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS & PLEDGE FORM (PDF)

Please contact Director of Advancement Catharine Recht
for more information about sponsorships, and/or to get involved on the Luncheon planning committee.
Thank you for your interest and support!

Vanessa Wyche

Director, NASA Johnson Space Center

BIO

Vanessa E. Wyche is the director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center, home to America’s astronaut corps, Mission Control Center, International Space Station, Orion and Gateway programs and its more than 11,000 civil service and contractor employees. She is responsible for a broad range of human spaceflight activities, including development and operation of human spacecraft, NASA astronaut selection and training, and mission control. Wyche oversees commercialization of low-Earth orbit – ensuring commercially provided destinations to continue research there following transition from the International Space Station in 2030.

Additionally, she leads Johnson’s role in exploring the Moon and Mars with NASA’s Artemis spacecraft, including surface system capabilities for human and commercial robotic missions, and partners with academia, industry, and international community to establish a sustainable lunar economy. Under Wyche’s leadership, Johnson was recognized by Forbes and Statista as the No. 1 best employer among Texas’ major employers for two consecutive years.  READ MORE ON NASA.GOV

Valerie Freeman

Cofounder and CEO of BravoTECH

BIO

Valerie is widely recognized as a champion of women in business and diversity in tech. During her tenure as CEO of BravoTECH, the company has become a national staffing solutions company offering managed services, consulting, staffing and search. The company has been named multiple times to the Inc. 500/5000 and Dallas 100. She has been inducted into the Dallas Business Hall of Fame, Tech Titans Hall of Fame and Women’s Business Enterprise Hall of Fame. In 2020, she was honored with the Orbie Leadership Award by the Dallas CIO Association. Valerie also received Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Alliance of Technology and Women and the Dallas Business Journal for her work with women in technology. In the past, she was named to DCEO’s 500 Most Powerful Business Leaders several times, Power 50 Women in Business by the Texas Diversity Council and Women of Distinction from the Girl Scouts of NE Texas. She also received the Athena Award by the Dallas Regional Chamber.  Valerie was a founder of Texas Women Ventures, the first venture firm in Texas to provide capital to woman-owned businesses.  For that, the group received the Tech Titans Investment Catalyst Award. Today she is a founder, investor and serves on the board of directors of Prime Women Media, a diversified media group which offers high quality entertainment to the over-50 woman.

EVENT CHAIRS

Olin & Pamela Lancaster

PANELISTS

Leanne Caret

Retired President and CEO, Boeing Defense, Space and Security

Caeley Looney

Founder and CEO, Reinvented Inc. and Flight Director, Firefly Aerospace

Dyan Medina Gibbens

Pilot, SpaceWERX – US Space Force Advisor

Amy Spowart

CEO, National Aeronautic Association