Join us for the 10th Annual Denim & Diamonds Gala Dinner and Dance presented by Pacific BMW on Friday, March 3rd. This is a great opportunity for you to again be a part of a truly outstanding evening. In addition to a wonderful dinner, we will have a fun, five piece band for dancing and entertainment. And don’t forget about our unique opportunity to win a diamond ring! As we did last year, we encourage you to wear western-themed attire to the event – cowboy hats, boots, even jeans are acceptable at this event! A nice change from the dressy affairs to which we are all accustomed. The evening also celebrates GEF, honors the work we do and those who have benefitted from an education in the Glendale Unified School District (GUSD). Every year we honor outstanding alumni from GUSD who have gone to excel in their chosen professions.
DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT IN HEALTH & FITNESS: Awarded to an individual who has made significant contributions in the area of health and fitness.
Dr. Patrick M. Nemechek – Practicing medicine for over 28 years; has pioneered innovative medical treatment in protocols in the areas of HIV and the autonomic nervous system. Crescenta Valley High School, 1978
PREMIER ROSE DIAMOND AWARD: Awarded to an individual who has distinguished service and/or philanthropic efforts.
Christine Walters – Board of Education Member of the Glendale Unified School District since 2009 and has served as President twice during her two terms. Glendale High School, 1982
HOPE DIAMOND AWARD: Awarded to an individual who has made significant achievement early in their career.
Ardashes (Ardy) Kassakhian – City Clerk for the City of Glendale on his third term; youngest person ever elected to public office in Glendale. Glendale High School, 1994