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The Gathering Earns $2 Million for EAA Education Programs


The Gathering raised more than $2 million for EAA’s vital education outreach and advocacy programs such as Young Eagles Thursday night. The fundraiser was presented by Textron Aviation and raised about $300,000 more than the 2021 event.

Two of the more expensive items sold included a customized Ford Bronco, which sold for $160,000, according to EAA Director of Communications Dick Knapinski, and a Van’s RV aircraft, which sold for $170,000.

A change to The Gathering this year was that the reception was held in EAA’s new Youth Education and Pilot Proficiency Centers, Knapinski said. The program again was held in the Eagle Hangar in the EAA AirVenture Museum.

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