2017 Dinner & Auction Gala

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our 14th Annual Dinner & Auction gala at The Castaway on Friday, March 3, 2017!

The evening began with cocktails, while guests bid on silent auction items as they mixed and mingled. In addition to the silent auction, guests enjoyed an opportunity drawing and a Wine Pull. The pull featured 90+ point wines, including wines valued up to $100! The Hawaiian-themed awards dinner and program followed the opening reception, honoring Mike Thomas and Jamie Keyser Thomas with the 2017 Burbank Top Award for Citizenship.

For more photos and details on the evening, read the article at myburbank.com.



Thank you to our sponsors for making the evening possible!



  • Warner Bros.


  • Cusumano Real Estate Group
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Worthe Real Estate Group


  • Dave and Pat Augustine
  • Burbank Water and Power
  • Entertainment Partners
  • Logix Federal Credit Union


  • Burbank Town Center
  • Comcast NBCUniversal
  • Jenny Bales Photography
  • Nickelodeon


  • Arte de Mexico
  • Belmont Village
  • Brad Korb Real Estate Group
  • Providence High School
  • Providence St. Joseph Medical Center

Very Special Thanks

  • Master of Ceremonies: Michael Hastings
  • Centerpieces: Bardwell’s Florist, Jocelyn Paris
  • Invitations: Logix Federal Credit Union
  • Tribute Journal: Patterson Graphics
  • Wine: Handy Market
  • Volunteers: Disney VoluntEARS
  • Dinner Committee: Andrea Alejandre, Jennifer Bender, Alethia Calagias, Kimberley Clark, Darryl Forbes, Jessa Freemyer, Maddy Horne, Barbara Howell, Courtney Korb, Nancy Gams Korb, Linda Noel, Leslie Smith, Lauri Veverka, Alyson Westfall, and Vicki Williams.

Auction, Drawing, and Wine Donors

Our heartfelt thanks to the many businesses and individuals who so graciously donated to our auction, wine pull, and opportunity baskets. Please support these businesses and individuals who helped make our Dinner & Auction Gala possible and so successful!

  • ACME Archives Limited
  • AIM Therapy
  • Autry Museum of the American West
  • Glenn Bales
  • Barragan’s Restaurant
  • BeaBea’s
  • Jennifer Bender
  • Besame
  • Beverage Brothers
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Brad Korb Real Estate Group
  • Burbank Bar and Grill
  • Burbank City Federal Credit Union
  • Burbank Police Department
  • Dee Call
  • Canyon Grill at DeBell Golf Course
  • Castaway Restaurant
  • Kimberley Clark
  • Ron Cogan
  • Michael Cusumano
  • DeBell Golf Course
  • Ellen
  • Entertainment Partners and Central Casting
  • Darryl and Penny Forbes
  • Jessa Freemyer
  • Friends
  • Sarah Fulton, Fulton and Co.
  • Gary Bric’s Ramp
  • Geeky Teas
  • Barry Gussow
  • Handy Market
  • Paul Herman
  • Maddy and David Horne
  • Hotel Amarano
  • Barbara Howell
  • Sandra Howell, MojiLife
  • Jet Blue
  • Kids Community Dental Clinic
  • Klean Spa
  • Roger Koll
  • Nancy Gams Korb
  • Krimson Hair Studio
  • Logix Federal Credit Union
  • Magic Castle
  • Silvia Mancini
  • Ma’s Italian Kitchen
  • Miceli’s
  • Michelle Bouse’s Beauty Boutique
  • Mom
  • Moore’s Delicatessen
  • NCIS
  • Linda Noel
  • Pickwick Recreation Center
  • Poquito Mas
  • Porto’s Bakery
  • Priscilla’s Coffee
  • Prosecco
  • Pure Cycles
  • Pam Rappel
  • Michael Rofail
  • Romancing the Bean and The New Deal
  • Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
  • Gema and Rey Sanchez
  • Simmzy’s
  • Leslie and Ken Smith
  • Teri and Javier Suarez
  • Drew Sugars
  • Tallyrand
  • Tiki Paws
  • Tonga Hut
  • Total Wine
  • Lauri Veverka
  • The Voice
  • Michael Walbrecht
  • Walt Disney Company
  • Warner Bros.
  • Alyson and Tom Westfall
  • Jean Wiegman
  • Vicki and Jeff Williams
  • World Empanadas
  • Yoga Blend
  • Yummy Cupcakes