6th Anniversary Dinner Gala

When: Thursday, December 06
Where: Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor

Annual Fundraiser, Silent auction and dinner. 

Over 500 guests celebrated in style at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor, Thursday, December 6, 2012 as military, civic, and community dignitaries convened for an evening of 1940s-style entertainment and Pacific Rim Cuisine prepared and catered by Chef Chai. The Museum’s 6th anniversary event was held this year in Hangar 37 on historic Ford Island.

Guests were greeted at the door of Hangar 37 with the Museum’s newest aircraft addition, the F-5A Freedom Fighter. Vintage military vehicles and re-enactors dressed in period costumes added to the ambiance. At dinner, they were entertained with a “1940s Radio Show,” and enjoyed fine wines and award-winning cuisine. A silent auction was held for trips and hotel stays, wines, jewelry and art.

Proceeds helped to fund the Museum’s Education and Restoration projects.  Mahalo to our generous sponsors who supported this event.

Diamond: Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Sensor Systems

Gold: Clear Channel Communications, Inc., McDonald’s Restaurants of Hawaii, Inc., Michael & Carol Shealy – Basis Foundation, Research Institute For Hawaii USA

Silver: Bank of Hawaii, Hawaii Hotels and Resorts, Thomas S. Kosasa, MD, dck pacific construction, LLC

Bronze: Architects Hawaii Ltd., Aston Hotels & Resorts, Carolyn Berry-Wilson, Aileen Blanc, Benjamin B. Cassiday / Harriet M. Wedeman, Clint & Suzy Churchill, Ernst & Young, Dennis & Susan Fitzgerald, Alexander “Sandy” Gaston, Hawaii Business Magazine / Hagadone Printing, Hawai’i Gas, Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company, Inc., James & Carole Hickerson, Hunt Companies, Kuhana Associates, LLC, Nordic PCL Construction, Inc., The Limtiaco Company / Pacific Air Cargo, Michael “Swede” Olson / Charles Goodwin, Outrigger Enterprises Group, Penrose / Walsh FBI Honolulu, LLC, Peter Starn / Darrell G. “Buck” Welch, Jr., and Shelley Wilson / Wilson Care Group.

The event also recognized the recipients of two special awards:

Building Bridges Award
Recipient - Military Affairs Council (MAC), affiliate of the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii
The Building Bridges award was established by Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor in 2011. The award recognizes and honors exceptional individuals or organizations that have made significant contributions towards bringing together the civilian and military communities in order to strengthen and promote mutual understanding of the respective communities’ interests, needs, and initiatives. This year’s recipient of the Building Bridges award is the Military Affairs Council (MAC). The MAC is affiliated with the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii and serves as the liaison for the State in matters relating to the military for the benefit of all of Hawaii’s businesses, institutions, and residents.

S.T.E.M. Education Award
Recipient - Marguerite Gambo Wood Foundation
The S.T.E.M. Education Award was also established by Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor in 2011. This award recognizes and honors exceptional individuals or organizations for their outstanding achievements in educating Hawaii’s youth in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. This year’s S.T.E.M. Education award recipient is the Marguerite Gambo Wood Foundation.

Pacific Aviation Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Its mission is to develop and maintain an internationally recognized aviation museum on historic Ford Island that educates young and old alike, honors aviators and their support personnel who defended freedom in The Pacific Region, and to preserve Pacific aviation history..


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