Make this Your Finest Hour
The Gathering is EAA’s signature fundraising event celebrating the growth of our programs, our volunteers, our donors, our partners, and the lives that have been impacted through your generous support.
Each year we bring more than 1,000 aviation enthusiasts together in the EAA Aviation Museum and create an environment that entertains while raising money for youth programs that promote aviation before an audience of corporate partners, industry leaders, celebrities, aviation icons, and avid supporters of EAA. This night is unlike any other night of AirVenture as we transform the Museum and Eagle Hangar in to an elegant atmosphere which features a special three course dinner, entertainment, and networking, in addition to silent, president’s choice, and live auction lots.
The Gathering has raised more than $20 million in two decades – providing memorable experiences that are the heart and soul of general aviation – to support youth who get to experience the magic of aviation.
The Gathering by the numbers...
...all for ONE purpose in Your Finest Hour.
Stuart Auerbach | Blue Sky Foundation | Jim Cooling and Dick Kimberly | Tracy Forrest | GE Aviation | Global Aerospace | HondaJet | Keith Kocourek | Dave Lau | Mars Chocolate, North America | Phil Martineau | Parker Aerospace | Lou & Christine Seno | Wendy & Buddy Stallings and Bob & Susan Wilson |
The James and Shelley Tobul Foundation | Pat Tracy
AIRBUS | American Airlines | Tom & Betty Ball and Ben Lee | CAA | CJP | Stephen Foote | Ford Motor Co. | Greg & Suzanne Herrick | Jim Janes | Jeppesen |
Dave & Florence Kleine | Bill & Beth Knighton | Monte Koch | John & Kay McCann | David McCredie | Mooney International Corporation | Ed & Pat Noel | Myrt Rose |
San Diego Air & Space Museum | Sporty's | True Blue Power | Twin Otter, Intl | Jon Vesely | John Vette | Jackson Walker