MAC Luncheon with Blue Angels Pilot, Captain Katie Higgins

  • Union League Club of Chicago 65 W Jackson Chicago, 60604

The Metro Advancement Council is pleased to welcome Captain Katie Higgins as the Keynote Speaker at this year's MAC Luncheon to support the 4th-12th grade girls at Metro Achievement Center for Girls. Download the invitation.

Enter to win one of these 4 great raffle prizes at the link above. Winner need not be present to win! Tickets will also be available at the luncheon:

Sponsorship Levels

PRESENTING SPONSOR: $10,000

Includes the purchase of one V.I.P. table for eight, recognition displayed in Metro Achievement Center for 2016 year, recognition on the MEF website, presenting sponsor recognition on cover of event invitation, event signage and verbal comments during event presentation. 

GOLD LEVEL SPONSORSHIP: $5,000

Includes the purchase of one V.I.P. table for eight, recognition on the MEF website, sponsorship recognition in event invitation, event signage and verbal comments during event presentation.

SILVER LEVEL SPONSORSHIP: $2,500

Includes the purchase of a prime table for eight, sponsorship recognition in event invitation, event signage and verbal comments during event presentation.

BRONZE LEVEL SPONSORSHIP: $1,000

Includes the purchase of a premium table for eight and recognition of support through event signage.

Individual Ticket: $75

Please contact Jody Madler for questions and sponsorship details: 312.738.8302

Captain Katie Higgins Bio

Captain Katie Higgins is a native of Severna Park, Maryland, and graduated from W.T. Woodson High School in 2004. She attended the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science in 2008, and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps. Katie then attended Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., and graduated with a Masters of Arts in International Security in 2009.

Katie reported to Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola, Florida, for aviation indoctrination in November 2009. She completed primary flight training in the T-6B Texan II at NAS Whiting Field, Florida, and completed intermediate and advanced training in the T-44 Pegasus while assigned to Training Squadron 31 (VT-31) at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas. She received her wings of gold in October 2011.

Katie then reported to 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point, North Carolina, for initial training in the KC-130J Hercules. She reported to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR-252), "Otis," at MCAS Cherry Point, in May 2012, to begin training in the KC-130J Harvest Hercules Armament Weapons Kit. While assigned to VMGR-252, Katie deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, and to Africa with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis-Response in support of contingency operations.

Katie has flown almost 400 combat hours in support of numerous operations and exercises in Afghanistan, Djibouti, France, Greece, South Sudan, Spain, and Uganda.

Katie joined the Blue Angels in September 2014. She was the first female pilot to join the Blue Angels. She has accumulated more than 1,200 flight hours. Her decorations include five Air Medals, and various unit and personal awards.