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Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena’s 13th Annual ‘Black Tie & Burgers’ Gala

The 13th annual Black Tie & Burgers gala benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena will take place in-person on Saturday evening, Oct. 9. Themed “Passport to Italy,” the event will transport guests to a quaint Italian village while including merriment and delicious burgers from The Habit.
The evening will include an auction and fundraising opportunities to benefit BGCP programs focused on academic success, healthy lifestyles, and character and leadership development. The club’s programs are more in need of support than ever, as the post-COVID rebuilding effort continues.
“We are excited to host our event outside and in-person this year,” said event chair Melina Montoya. “We really leaned in to the ‘Passport to Italy’ theme as we all continue to want to experience new environments outside of our homes. To ensure our event is as successful and safe as possible, we will adhere to all local and state guidelines regarding COVID-19. We are blessed with an amazing backyard, a generous host, and a long history of a festive event enjoyed by all who attend. Facciamo festa – let’s party!”
“Super-sized” sponsors of the gala event include CIT Bank and the Spaulding Family. “Rare” sponsors include 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. “The Works” sponsors include BDO, Cynthia and Jim Keltner, Tori and Mike McCullough, and the Montoya Family. “Well Done” sponsors include Christina and Tom Altmayer, James and Cynthia Bonaccorso, Morgan Kim, AJ Longo and Associates, Candace and Eric McMullin, Joel and Peggy Pena of Choice Pest Control, John Stipanov and Cynthia Sherman, Judy and David Van Wyk. “Special Sauce” sponsors include Dottie & Rob Bohrer, Catherine “Tink” Cheney and Barry Jones, Leslie Cross Town Square Real Estate, Susan and Tim Delaney, Jeannie DeLaura of Bolton and Company, Terri and Mark Forbes, Carmen Farmer, Bob and Joan Harper, Maria Nazario and Armando Castellvi, Lola Osborne, Lonnie and Lorraine Schield, Judi and Ted Snyder, and Cyril and Lucy Vergis.
For additional details about this year’s “Passport to Italy” Black Tie & Burgers event, visit
Since 1937, the Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena has enriched the lives of young people, enabling them to reach their full potential as productive, caring, healthy, and responsible citizens. Serving more than 2,000 youth (ages 6-18) annually, BGCP focuses on academic success, healthy lifestyle, good character and leadership.
“The club experience fills the gap between school and home – year-round – providing a welcoming, safe and positive environment in which kids and teens have fun, participate in life-changing programs, make friends and find encouragement with caring adults,” a spokesperson said.
The club operates four locations in Pasadena: Slavik Branch on E. Del Mar Boulevard, Mackenzie-Scott Branch on N. Fair Oaks Avenue, and two new locations at Odyssey Charter Schools’ North and South campuses.

  • Sponsoring Organization: Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena
  • Location or Venue: 271 Markham Place, Pasadena, CA, USA

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