Thank you, Lisa & Michael Burke Thank you, Clayton Family Thank you, First Citizens Bank Thank you, Debra & Brian Spaulding Thank you, Supervisor Kathryn Barger Thank you, Thank you, Margaret & David Mgrublian Thank you, Melina & Barry Pyle, Entertainment Sponsor Thank you, Jan & Carl Siechert Thank you, Mary & John Snider Thank you, Christina & Thomas Altmayer Thank you, Lisa & Bruno Cavelier Thank you, Comerica Bank Thank you, Dermatology Arts Thank you, Jennifer & Nathan Dick Thank you, Diane & JP Harris Thank you, Lagerlof, LLP Thank you, Tori & Mike McCullough Thank you, Melina & Phil Montoya Thank you, Lola & Deven Osborne Thank you, Barbara & Chris Wood Thank you, Alyce Williamson Thank you, Cynthia & Jim Keltner Thank you, Capital Group Companies Thank You, Preferred Bank Thank you, Payden & Rygel Thank you, Ann Jackson Family Foundation Thank you, Johnson & Rawi, PC

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Thank you for supporting Black Tie & Burgers, benefitting the Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena!

The night of October 7, 2023, was a fun-filled event to celebrate the Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena, the kids we serve, and our friends and supporters. We feasted on Habit burger meals, held live and online silent auctions, drew the winner of the Wine Wagon raffle, watched performances from the Stars of the Club - our very own Club members, and offered opportunities to support the Club and the kids we serve.

The evening was filled with inspirational moments, including remarks by America's Got Talent host and actor Terry Crews. Mr. Crews encouraged us all to invest in our youth and the community while recalling his own positive experiences participating in after-school programs as a child in Flint, Michigan. Additional memorable speakers included BGCP's 2023 Youth of the Year, Kafshi B., and Willard Elementary School Principal and former Club parent Maricela Brambila. Both shared their personal stories about the impact that the Club has had on their lives and in the community. 

On this incredibly special night, we raised over $310,000 for life-changing programs for kids and teens in the greater Pasadena community. We deeply appreciate all those who continue to support this event year after year and those of you who attended for the first time. The Club is needed more than ever as we continue to expand and go deeper in helping our members in all aspects of their lives

Black Tie & Burgers was held this year at a private residence in the Caltech area of Pasadena, and it was a beautiful night filled with fun, laughs, and generosity.

Very special thank you to the Black Tie & Burgers Committee and its Chair, Melina Montoya, for planning this beautiful 15th Black Tie & Burgers!


Black Tie & Burgers 2023 Schedule:

October 4 at 5 pm: Silent Auction opened on GiveSmart

October 7: Black Tie & Burgers! Our program was as follows:

  • 6:00 pm: Cocktail Hour Reception, Silent Auction, and Wine Wagon Ticket Sales
  • 7:10 pm: Dinner, Club Member Performances, Keynote Speakers, Live Auction, "What Talent Do You Want To Bring To the World" video, Opportunities to support the Club, Drawing of the Wine Wagon Raffle
  • 9:15 pm: Silent Auction Closed
  • 9:20 pm: Dancing Under the Stars

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Boys and Girls Club of Pasadena
Questions? Please contact Sara Langley, Development Associate, at


587 South Hill Avenue, Pasadena, CA, USA

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Thank You To Our Additional Patrons!

7-Eleven | A.J. Longo & Associates | Laura & John Babcock | James & Cynthia Bonaccorso

Trina Davidian, King Henry's Inc. | Maria Isaza, Elite Class Realty | Morgan C. Kim | Wende Lee, Print Spot

Rick Lieber & Robb Mills | The Nazario/Castellvi Family | Mr. & Mrs. Pasqualetto, Jr. | Pasadena City College

Pasadena Tournament of Roses | Gioia & Larry Pastre | Peggy & Joel Pena, Choice Pest Control

Priscilla & Roger W. Stephens | Cynthia Sherman & John Stipanov

Elayne Techentin | Lucy & Cyril Vergis | Denise & Todd Walkett


Robert & Dottie Bohrer | Leslie Cross, Town Square Real Estate | Representative Judy Chu

Jeannie DeLaura - Bolton & Company | Terri & Mark Forbes | Joan Harper

Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Matthews | Michael Oran & Judith Alvarado

Karin & Jon Primuth | Lonnie & Lorraine Schield | Judi & Ted Snyder | Joanne & Rick Wilson