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Black Tie & Burgers Gala Benefits Local Boys & Girls Club

First published in the Oct. 21 print issue of the Pasadena Outlook

The 13th annual Black Tie & Burgers gala, with a “Passport to Italy” theme benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena, recently brought more than 250 people together in the Italian-inspired backyard of Connie Holguin. Guests were treated to burgers from the Habit, an auction and entertainment during the night which raised more than $250,000 for club programs focused on academic success, healthy lifestyles, and good character and leadership development. “Our work right now is about the 3 R’s – we are helping kids recover academic loss, recharge with their favorite physical activities, and rebuild their college and career pathways,” said Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena CEO Lisa Cavelier. “This includes going deeper — deeper with how we think about our programs, with our relationships with kids and families, with how we work to retain great staff, and with how we measure our impact.” Melina Montoya, the event’s chair, added: “Everyone was so happy to be together and it was a great evening for the club.” The top-level sponsors included CIT Bank, the Spaulding family, Lisa and Michael Burke, Capital Group Companies, the Clayton family,, Margaret and David Mgrublian, Moon Realty, Preferred Bank, the Pyle Family, Carl and Jan Siechert, Mary and John Snider, and Alyce deRoulet Williamson.

  • Mitch and Susan Sawasy with Marissa and Randy Galang
  • Lisa Cavelier, Event Chair Melina Montoya, Simon Waters and Sara Langley
  • DSC_ Diane and JP Harris, Melina Montoya and Lisa Cavalier 1665
  • Dan Pendergast, Glen Falchino, Jennifer Lee-Dick and Nathan Dick
  • DSC_ Carl Siechert, Craig Stewart and Chris Wood 1668
  • DSC_ Brian Henderson, John Clayton, Simon Waters and Todd Turner 1693
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  • Alvin Yang, Ondi Sweetman, Kenneth So and Jason McClain from Moon Realty
  • Bill-and-Patti-Jameson-Leslie-Clayton-and-Rashmi-Turner
  • DSC_ Brandon and Kiki Joel with Brandy and Mark Mayer 1697
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  • DSC_ Tori McCullough, Chris and Barbara Wood and Melina Montoya 1663
  • DSC_ Todd and Denise Walkett 1673
  • DSC_ Tim Delaney, John Mauro and Judi and Ted Snyder 1689
  •  Rob and Beth Hansen with Jennifer and John Berger
  • Eric Johnson, Melina Montoya and Lisa Cavalier


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