Presented by the National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) and hailed as one of the most magical events of the year, the Angels of America’s Fallen Angel Gala was a memorable and heartfelt evening celebrating the positives and possibilities in the lives of the children of our fallen military and first responders.
Held at the world-renowned Broadmoor in the International Center, the Denver Metro Fire Pipes and Drums performed America the Beautiful and the Fort Carson Color Guard entered the room before 8 year old Emma Loughmiller sang the National Anthem all by herself.
Powerful and patriotic opening remarks were delivered by Army LTC Allen West (retired). KKTV’s Dianne Derby was the master of ceremonies for the evening, which included a red carpet entry and over 150 silent auction items. A very moving keynote was delivered by Dr. Alyssa Gavulic as she spoke of the loss of her Air Force Special Operations husband, then her daughter just 13 months later to a tragic drowning accident, and how her family embarked on their healing journey. Her sons played guitar and did Jiu Jitsu performances, and her youngest daughter performed dance; all activities supported by Angels of America’s Fallen.
The children performances were rounded out with a beautiful hula dance performed by Emma Dwyer. A rousing live auction followed with amazing items including an African Safari, the exclusive use of a private island in Belize, an Aspen getaway and more. Over $230,000 was raised to support children of our fallen military, fire, police, and EMS personnel.