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Dallas power players secure funds for future aviators at Frontiers of Flight Museum Gala

Power players secure funds for future aviators at Dallas museum gala

Scott Ginsburg, Gina Ginsburg and Marianne and Roger Staubach, fof gala
Scott Ginsburg, Gina Ginsburg, Marianne Staubach, Roger Staubach Photo by Jeff Hall
Chris Irwin, guest speaker Ross Perot, and Jeff Widenhofer , fof gala
Chris Irwin, Ross Perot, Jeff Widenhofer Photo by Jeff Hall
Hillcrest High School Panaders dance team, fof gala
Hillcrest High School Panaders dance team. Photo by Jeff Hall
Gala Chair Gina Ginsburg, Meredith Land, fof gala
Gina Ginsburg, Meredith Land Photo by Jeff Hall
Gala Chair Gina Ginsburg, Museum Co-Founder Jan Collmer, Margot Perot, fof gala
Gina Ginsburg, Jan Collmer, Margot Perot Photo by Jeff Hall
Ebby Halliday, fof gala
Ebby Halliday Photo by Jeff Hall
Roger Staubach, Patrick Walsh, fof gala
Roger Staubach, Patrick Walsh Photo by Jeff Hall
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Wylie East High School Air Force Junior ROTC drill team. Photo by Jeff Hall
Cheryl Sutterfield-Jones,  Lt. Calvin Spann, Gwendolyn Spann, fof gala
Cheryl Sutterfield Jones, Lt. Calvin Spann, Gwendolyn Spann, Anne-Marie Evans Photo by Jeff Hall
Matt Blevins, Jan Collmer, FOF gala
Auctioneer Matt Blevins and crew with museum co-founder Jan Collmer. Photo by Jeff Hall
Scott Ginsburg, Gina Ginsburg and Marianne and Roger Staubach, fof gala
Chris Irwin, guest speaker Ross Perot, and Jeff Widenhofer , fof gala
Hillcrest High School Panaders dance team, fof gala
Gala Chair Gina Ginsburg, Meredith Land, fof gala
Gala Chair Gina Ginsburg, Museum Co-Founder Jan Collmer, Margot Perot, fof gala
Ebby Halliday, fof gala
Roger Staubach, Patrick Walsh, fof gala
fof gala
Cheryl Sutterfield-Jones,  Lt. Calvin Spann, Gwendolyn Spann, fof gala
Matt Blevins, Jan Collmer, FOF gala

The city’s most prominent philanthropists came together at the Frontiers of Flight Museum Gala to recognize accomplishments in aviation and raise money for a great cause. Themed “Not for Self, But Country,” the evening celebrated service to country and community.

Guests — including Ebby Halliday, Marianne Staubach, Jan Collmer and Margot Perot — enjoyed an elegant evening filled with fine dining and performances by the Hillcrest High School Panaders dance team; Wylie East High School Air Force JROTC armed drill team; and Chris Irwin and Jeff Widenhofer, Navy veterans and nationally recognized composers for the documentary Murph: The Protector.

Special guest Ross Perot presented the 2014 George E. Haddaway Award to deserving recipients Admiral Patrick Walsh (Ret.) and former Navy officer Roger Staubach. Both were recognized for their service and achievements in the United States Navy and their lifetime contributions to their communities.

Leading the fundraising charge was chair Gina Ginsburg, who helped rake in $450,000 for the museum’s science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs that reach more than 10,000 students each year. These funds help educate the next generation of aviators and astronauts.

“As a mom, the work of the Frontiers of Flight Museum is close to my heart because it’s also one of my sons’ favorite places to visit,” Ginsburg said. “Through my own experience, I’ve seen what the museum does firsthand to inspire and educate our children.”