Saturday we went to the Luke’s Wings 4th Annual Heroes Gala presented by Lockheed Martin at the Ritz-Carlton. We snapped the emcee, Fox News Channel’s Shannon Bream, with Luke’s Wings biz dev executive director Lindsay Gill and her husband, Luke’s Wings CEO and co-founder Fletcher Gill.
A runway show featured national and local designers modeled by active duty service members, wounded warriors and veterans. Here, some of the fashion show runway models.
The fundraiser provides complimentary travel services for wounded service members and their loved ones. McChrystal Group’s Jennifer Corey, who sang the national anthem and is a former Miss DC, with Delta Air Lines Community Affairs VP Tad Hutcheson. Delta Air Lines received the 2015 Community Impact Award in recognition of all they have done to help Luke’s Wings provide countless flights for military families.
The black-tie event featured a cocktail reception, three-course seated dinner and an award presentation. Over 300 guests were in attendance, including military heroes and families, dignitaries, corporations and corporate sponsors and prominent members of the Washington, DC, military, political and philanthropic communities who all support our uniformed men and women. Here, Mrs. DC America executive producer and director Raquel Riley Thomas with Mrs. DC America Elaine Espinola Keltz and Victory Media’s Scott Shaw.
Luke’s Wings honored Corporal Ryan Wightman, US Marine Corps, with the 2015 Hero Award in honor of his dedicated military service. Lockheed Martin was honored as the Heroes Gala presenting sponsor and recipient of the 2015 Corporate Partner Award as acknowledgement of their ongoing, year-round support of the Luke’s Wings mission. Kelly Fidley with her fiance, U.S. Marine LCpl Tim Donley, Riverbed Performance Management’s Danielle Spira, and Metis Solutions president Michael Waltz.
Luke’s Wings is one of 17 charities in Delta’s Skywish charity miles program. As a result of the millions of donated miles, Luke’s Wings has funded countless flights that otherwise would not have been possible. Here, Olga Titovets with her husband, Army Spc. Igor Titovets, Marine Cpl. Ryan Wightman and his wife, Melissa Wightman.
Fashion show runway model