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Ticket Price: $250 Per Person

Tables - $2300 for Ten People

Purchase Tickets by April 19, 2019

All proceeds benefit the Tuskegee NEXT Foundation.

Black Tie Recommended | Festive Attire Optional


When: Saturday, April 27

Where: DuPage County Airport, PlaneMasters Hangar, 32 W 611 Tower Road, West Chicago, IL 60185


6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception, Hors D’Oeuvres, Open Bar & Silent Auction Open

7:30 p.m. Dinner, Program & Live Auction

9:00 p.m. Entertainment & Dancing


Tuskegee NEXT is proud to welcome Hotel Arista as our preferred accommodation for the Red Tail Ball.

Mention Tuskegee NEXT and receive a special rate, including complimentary breakfast for two the morning after the ball.

Contact us for more information: | 630.359.8289


tuskegee next trailblazer award

At this year’s Red Tail Ball we will proudly present the second annual Tuskegee NEXT Trailblazer Award.

This distinguished award is given in recognition of a lifetime commitment to embody the spirit of the Tuskegee Airmen: Determination, Excellence, Perseverance and Integrity. The award honors distinguished leadership in breaking down barriers, increasing access, and providing new opportunities for all people.

We are honored to present this year's Trailblazer Award to Captain Albert T. Glenn, retired FedEx 777 pilot.

From mentoring younger pilots to leading aviation education programs, Captain Glenn has shared his zeal for flying and the commercial airliner cockpit, where fewer than two percent of American pilots are African-American.

Please watch the video below to learn more about this remarkable Trailblazer.

Presenting Captain Glenn with this award will be an incredible honor, guaranteed to make this year's event a night to remember.

Milton Williams Jr. / Popovich Memorial Scholarships

The Milton Williams Jr. / Popovich Memorial Scholarship is awarded to students with strong interests in aviation and aerospace careers. Recipients receive training from the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP) Solo Flight Training Program and will have the opportunity to develop their skills as a step toward becoming Tuskegee NEXT cadets.

We are proud to announce the following scholarship recipients:

Jada Roberson

Praise Wright

Naftali Mora

Isaias Toledo

Carolyn Bailey

Thank you for your support in making their future dreams a reality. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet them yourself at the Red Tail Ball!


Presenting Sponsor: $50,000

Gold Level: $10,000


Silver Level: $5,000


Bronze Level: $3,000

Venue Sponsor


Invitation Sponsor