Third Annual Chicago Gala
When: Oct. 19, 2019, 5 p.m.
Where: Hyatt Regency O’Hare 9300 Bryn Mawr Ave Rosemont, IL 60018
Our flagship event, the Third Annual Chicago Gala, will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2019 in Chicago, IL at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare. The Gala has been designed as a key 2019 fundraiser for the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation – a foundation dedicated to restoring military and first responder communities by keeping families together.
Executive Director at Chris Kyle Frog Foundation
Taya Kyle is the driving force behind, and Executive Director of, the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation. Determined to continue Chris’ legacy of service, and their joint passion for helping others, Taya has built the foundation on the spirit she and Chris shared. One of the main tenets of the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation is the undeniable truth: when one person serves in the military, police, fire or paramedic unit, the entire family serves. A woman of strength, Taya is an inspirational leader in bringing understanding and comfort with the fight for military and first responder marriages and families. With the help of the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation team, she has created a network of families and organizations that will continue to support marriages and families of our servicemembers in unique and powerful ways. Taya Kyle is an American Daughter, American Mom, and an American Wife who will continue to forge ahead with Chris’ spirit.
Tom Hruby served 9 years in the US Navy as a member of SEAL Team 1 with deployments in Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon and the Philippines. His primary SEAL team role was Lead Breacher. In Afghanistan, his SEAL platoon worked in tandem with other Special Forces Units on direct action missions. On December 18, 2011, Hruby participated in the full withdrawal from Iraq as one of the last U.S. boots-on-the-ground. Back on the home front, he was the Lead Petty Officer Instructor to over 1,600 trainees at the Naval Special Warfare Preparatory School, training the next generation of Navy SEALs. In 2013, as an active duty instructor, Hruby enrolled in full-time courses at Northwestern University and played D1 football for the Wildcats as a 32-year-old preferred walk-on. He now resides at his Northwest Indiana family ranch and training grounds, where he is focused on raising his four young sons.