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Dahl Fund Gala 2016

Grand Hyatt

1750 Welton St, Denver, CO 80202, USA

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Event Description

The Captain Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund Presents A Celebration of Heroes Evening with United 232 Captain Al Haynes - September 10, 2016

All Gala proceeds to support the 9/11 funds established to honor the pilots of United 93 and 175 – Captain Jason M. Dahl, Captain Victor J. Saracini, First Officer LeRoy W. Homer, and First Officer Michael Horrocks.

The Captain Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund will host a gala event from 5 to 10 pm on Saturday, September 10, 2016. Join us in a celebration of the American spirit and a tribute to heroes in American aviation at the Grand Hyatt Hotel Ballroom in downtown Denver, Colorado. The gathering will bring together aviators past, present, and future as the Dahl Fund honors the heroes of 9/11/2001 while awarding the 2016 Jason Dahl scholarship recipients. The event promises to be a great opportunity for patriots, supporters, aviation enthusiasts, and pilots to meet and greet. Participants can catch up with old friends while making new ones. All will be able to honor the heroic efforts performed  by crew members from such flights like United 93 and United 175 (9/11/2001), United 232 (Sioux City, Iowa), and United 811 (Honolulu, HI).

Captain Al Haynes will be the featured speaker. Captain Haynes was at the controls when United Flight 232, while in-flight from Denver to Chicago, lost an engine and all hydraulic flight controls, forcing an emergency crash landing in Sioux City, Iowa in 1989.

Be on hand to meet Al Haynes and hear the epic tale he has. The entire Flight 232 crew will be the Dahl Fund's honored guests. Some of the 2016 Captain Jason Dahl Scholarship recipients will also be in attendance, and you will have the opportunity to congratulate them as well. Each year the Dahl Fund awards aviation scholarships to bright young aspiring pilots in memory of Jason Dahl. Captain Dahl was the pilot  of United Flight 93 on 9/11/2001, and one of the heroes that prevented the terrorists from completing their attack on our nation's capital that day.

The evening's Master of Ceremony will be aviator, adventurer, and Denver News 9 Reporter Amelia Rose Earhart. Co-hosting along with Amelia will be Captain Denny Flanagan (United Airlines Retired.)

Dahl scholarship awards are determined by a 13 person board. The first award was granted to a Denver Metro student in February 2003. Since then the Dahl Fund has expanded offering scholarships nation-wide. In 2016 $32,000 in scholarships were awarded. To date almost $200,000 in aviation scholarships have been awarded to over 100 individuals from 26 different four year aviation degree school programs.

For more information on the fund or to make a donation visit

Individual donations can also be made to The Captain Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund
9956 West Remington Place Unit A-10 Suite 93 Littleton, Colorado 80127.


Evening schedule

- Cocktail time from 5-7 pm – Early arrivals have the opportunity to socialize and review silent auction items

- Live music from 6-7 pm - The fabulous Spinphony Strings Quartet will perform.

- Silent Auction from 6-10 pm

- Dinner from 7 to 8 pm

- Speaker hour from 8 to 9 pm

- Live Auction from 9 till?

 Dress:     Black Tie Optional

Ticket price options

$93                  single               price honors the heroes of UAL Flight 93

$175                couple              price honors the heroes of UAL Flight 175

$811                table for 10      price honors the heroes of UAL Flight 811

$232         Al Haynes table      price honors the heroes of UAL Flight 232

 Also get your reduced rate Grand Hyatt hotel room via 

Become a sponsor and help the future of aviation!


GOLD SPONSOR                          $2000


- Admission for 8 to the Gala            


- Logo with Company Website Link on The Capt Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund website

- Recognition in all  Event Communications

- Gala Event Signage and Program


SILVER SPONSOR                         $1000


- Admission for 6 to the Gala

- Logo with Company Website Link on The Capt Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund website

- Recognition in all Event Communications


BRONZE SPONSOR                       $500


- Admission for 4 to the Gala

- Logo with Company Website Link on The Capt Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund website


Map of Event Location
Saturday, September 10th, 2016 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm