13th Annual Leaders of Tomorrow Gala



Please join us for the 13th annual Leaders of Tomorrow Gala on May 9, 2024. This event celebrates WMAA students and their accomplishments, while raising funds for the programs that we believe are important to the student experience. This event is one of the primary fundraising opportunities for the Foundation.

Sponsors underwrite 100% of the cost of this event, so that the dollars raised can go directly toward student experiences. Our event regularly draws more than 1,000 attendees who are interested in aviation, engineering, robotics and education. The impressive roster of past keynote speakers has included:

  • President George W. Bush
  • Richard DeVos Sr.
  • Jeff Skiles (co-pilot of the “Miracle on the Hudson”)
  • Captain James Lovell and Gene Kranz from Apollo 13
  • Retired Col. Mark Tillman, Pilot of Air Force One
  • Heather “Lucky” Penney
  • Renowned journalist Campbell Brown
  • Major Dan Rooney, USAF & Professional Golfer
  • Vernice "FlyGirl" Armour, America's first Black female combat pilot, former Marine and police officer
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Date: Thursday, May 9, 2024
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Amway Hangar, Gerald R. Ford International Airport

Thank you for your interest in sponsoring the Gala.  Sponsors underwrite 100% of the cost of this event, providing vital funding for WMAA. Our event regularly draws more than 1,000 attendees, both nationally and locally, who have a passion for aviation, engineering, robotics, education, and supporting the innovative work at WMAA.

You can download the Sponsor Levels here to review the options. Please see the options below to complete your sponsorship commitment.   Note that sponsor commitments are due by April 1, 2024.  Please contact Meggan George if you have any questions.

MAIL:  Download this form, complete it, and mail with your check to WMAA Foundation, 5363 44th St., Grand Rapids, MI 49512.

EMAIL: Download this form, complete it, and send to mgeorge@wmaafoundation.org.  We will invoice you for the full amount.

ONLINE: Please complete the form below and submit your payment online. (Note: a 3% online service fee will be added.)

Please note: WMAA alumni who are attending the Gala can register here for special pricing and additional alumni activities.

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