Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation (TASF) Celebrates Innovation Through Education at Its Gold Medal Gala

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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, Caltech President Dr. Jean-Lou Chameau and NASA Administrator Major General Charles F. Bolden, Jr. will be honored and Clay Lacy is Honorary Chair

On Thursday evening October 4, 2012, The Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation will hold its Gold Medal Gala at the Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049. Thirteen-time Emmy Award winning KABC News Anchor David Ono will serve as Master of Ceremonies for this much anticipated event which will be well attended by distinguished members of the educational, social and philanthropic communities. Jazz Legend Barbara Morrison and the Charles Owens Band will provide outstanding musical entertainment. National Aviation Hall of Fame pilot, Clay Lacy, Founder and CEO of Clay Lacy Aviation, serves as the Honorary Chair. The “Ultimate Mistress of Ceremonies”, Terry Scott-Mitchell will host the event.

In the past three months Americans and the world have experienced remarkable achievements in science and the great promises of future space exploration. On May 22, 2012 a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched the Dragon spacecraft, successfully connecting with the International Space Station on May 25th, and returning safely to Earth on May 31st.

In honoring TASF’s three deserving honorees – SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, receiving the Distinguished Achievement Award, Caltech President Dr. Jean-Lou Chameau, receiving the Gold Medal Education Award, and NASA Administrator Major General Charles F. Bolden, Jr., receiving the General James H. “Jimmie” Doolittle Memorial Award – The Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation salutes all that makes America great in education and the resulting leadership it produces.

The Gold Medal Gala VIP Reception begins at 6 PM and the dinner and program begins at 7 PM. All monies raised through the Gala will directly benefit TASF. The Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation was established in 1978 to promote education by providing college scholarships. TASF is a non‐profit 501(c) (3) organization located in Los Angeles, California.

To purchase tickets contact event Coordinator Hallie Walker: 818.789.7400 or Host Terry Scott-Mitchell: 323.933.0399 for press info. About TASF please visit: http://www.taisf.org PLEASE CHECK 405 ROAD CONDITIONS: http://www.metro.net/I-405 or call 213.922.3665

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