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Be a Sponsor!
Presenting Sponsor $5,000
Program Sponsor $3,500
Corporate Table $2,500
Our Guest Speaker
Dr. Janet Lapp
Join us for our biggest fundraiser of the year!
Our Venue The Thursday Club
The Thursday Club was formed in 1921 as a club that would combine social activities with worthwhile civic and benevolent projects. The Clubhouse is a perfect location for our fundraiser complete with breathtaking sunsets and sweeping coastal views.
EVENT CONTACT: Jill Meyers firstname.lastname@example.org 858-361-6771
Deadline to purchase tickets and sponsorships is May 7, 2019
Anna Couvrette is a live auctioneer who works in partnership with non-profit organizations to help them to raise money.
Anna has worked with numerous clients around San Diego including, Sharp Healthcare, San Diego Air and Space Museum, Social Assistance for Vietnam, amongst others. Trained and mentored by one of San Diego’s most renowned auctioneers, Clint Bell, Anna continues to work closely with Clint Bell Productions.
Anna is a recent graduate of USC where she earned a degree in Theatre and a minor in Business. Learn more about her at annacouvrette.com
We are thrilled to have one of our own chapter members as the guest presenter for the evening!
Dr. Janet Lapp is a licensed clinical psychologist, lifelong Bonanza
aircraft owner and pilot, and a fabulously powerful and humorous
professional motivational speaker.
A former professor, researcher, clinician, and registered nurse, Dr. Janet Lapp has inspired over 2,000 audiences around the world from Russia to Argentina to Hong Kong – with clients such as IBM, AT&T, Allstate, New York Life, Toyota, and Kawasaki – to adopt leadership through disruptive change.
Now a licensed clinical psychologist and author of five books, she is founder of ChangeFit™ Leadership Boot Camps/ChangeFit™ Labs, has been admitted to the Speaker Hall of Fame, and one year was rated by Toastmasters as one of the top three speakers worldwide. She is the creator and host of the Emmy-nominated CBS series ‘Keep Well,’ and has appeared regularly on INN, ABC, CNN, and NBC affiliates.
Pilot and flight instructor, Janet has flown her airplane throughout South America and Africa on medical and rescue missions, and is a long time member of the Flying Doctors of Mercy volunteering in
central México. She currently lives in southern California.
You can learn more about her at Lapp.com.
Leah Keane is a folk singer/songwriter from San Diego, California. Her unique vibrato and soulful delivery lends her an originality and versatility beyond her genre. Playing the guitar, piano and ukulele Leah creates music that is both captivating and relatable.
Leah had the great fortune to grow up in an aviation family, with her mother being a CFI and her father an air traffic controller. Leah earned her Private Pilot’s License while attending college at UCSD. She has had the opportunity to be a part of the Women in Aviation San Diego Chapter and is delighted to be performing for the Spring Gala in support of Girls in Aviation Day.
You can find Leah’s music on Spotify, iTunes, and other major streaming services. To learn more about Leah and her music check out LeahKeane.com.
Gala Ticket Prices
Individuals $275 each Includes 1 seat, appetizers, salad course, plated dinner, dessert buffet, drinks
Couples $450 per couple Includes 2 seats, appetizers, salad course, plated dinner, dessert buffet, drinks
Our Performance Artist
Friday, May 17, 2019
6:00 - 9:00 pm
at The Thursday Club
in Point Loma, San Diego
Benefiting Women in Aviation
San Diego Chapter's Girls in Aviation Day
For WAI San Diego’s GIAD19, we will sponsor up to 200 girls for an overnight, aviation-themed adventure onboard the USS Midway. Many of the girls will be from local youth groups and underprivileged neighborhoods in San Diego County.
The Spring Gala is our main fundraising event of the year and will include a special menu from The French Gourmet, lively entertainment from our guest speaker, Dr. Janet Lapp, a high-end Live Auction with auctioneer Anna Couvrette, a silent auction, and mingling with fellow aviation leaders and influencers.
Our Spring Gala will raise funds for our local Girls in Aviation Dayto be held in October 2019. Worldwide, Girls In Aviation Day events reach over 15,000 girls around the world, encouraging them to explore aviation and aerospace education and careers.
Donations ensure the continued growth of this unique outreach as well as annual scholarships.
We invite you to attend this event, to help us expand our aviation community and support the next generation of our aviation workforce.