Rowland Freedom Center

80th Anniversary Doolittle Raid Gala

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Saturday, April 16th 2022
5pm-10pm – Dinner, Auction

Guest Speaker: Jonna Doolittle Hoppes

On Saturday, April 16th, we will host a Gala dinner celebrating the 80th Anniversary of the Doolittle Raid. Jonna Doolittle (Jimmy’s granddaughter) will be our guest speaker and various World War II era planes will be on display. The event begins at 5:00 pm and includes cocktails, dinner and a brief auction.

Jonna Doolittle Hoppes

Jonna Doolittle Hoppes grew up an Air Force Brat and developed a passion for preserving military and aviation history. The granddaughter of General James H. “Jimmy” Doolittle, she has written three books: Calculated Risk, a biography/memoir about her grandparents, Just Doing My Job, a collection of 19 stories from World War II and The Wrong Stuff, the biography of General William Lyon. Her lecture series keeps her busy touring. Jonna retired from the Department of Defense at Los Angeles Air Force Base. She has appeared on numerous television programs including the History Channel’s Man, Moment, Machine and a special documentary on Jake DeShazer. Jonna lives in California.


Please click here to register and purchase tickets for the event

       You may also mail a check payable to Center for Freedom and Flight at                       300 County Airport Road, Suite C4 Vacaville, CA 95688


 $200 ($175 for seniors 55 and up, Active Duty and retired military).


Four Star Sponsor– $10,000 includes private pre-event reception with Jonna Doolittle Hoppes, program and event recognition, two tables for eight.

Three Star Sponsor – $7,500 includes private pre-event reception with Jonna Doolittle Hoppes, program and event recognition, one table for eight.

          Two Star Sponsor – $5,000 includes program and event recognition, one table for eight.

          Once Star Sponsor – $2,500 includes on table recognition, one table for eight.

*Please contact Paul Mirich at for sponsorship inquiries

Thank you for helping us fulfill our mission to honor those who defend our freedom and educating future generations about why we’re free and promote patriotism. We appreciate your support.



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Board of directors
  • Herm Rowland – Co-Chair
  • Sandy Person – Co-Chair
  • Len Augustine – Vice-Chair
  • Jim Dunbar – Treasurer
  • Kelly Nice – Secretary
  • Nancy Krystal - Board Counsel
Staff leadership
  • Paul Mirich – General Manager
Volunteer Opportunities
Hours of Operation
  • 10AM-4PM, Daily

300 County Airport Rd. Ste. C4
Vacaville, CA 95688
Phone: (707) 449-3402
501 (C)(3) Non-profit: Tax ID 68-0479628

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