Join us for the 11th Annual Disco and Diamonds Gala Dinner and Dance presented by Pacific BMW on March 2nd. This is a great opportunity for you to take part in a groovy evening for a good cause! In addition to a fabulous dinner, we will have disco dancing lessons and music from the 70’s. And don’t forget about our unique opportunity to win a diamond ring and this year a Staples Center Suite at a live auction! We encourage you to wear your 70’s best attire to the event – bell-bottomed pants, tube tops, leisure suits, maxi dresses, and platforms! The evening also celebrates GEF, honors the work we do and those who have benefited 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.
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Disco and Diamonds
March 2, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
2018 DIAMOND AWARDEES
Distinguished Achievement in the Arts
Awarded to an individual who has made significant contributions in the area of visual and performing arts.
Ralph Winter – Hollywood film producer known for such blockbuster movies as the X-Men, Fantastic Four, Planet of the Apes, and Star Trek series. Most recently, he produced “The Promise,” the first mainstream, American film to depict the Armenian Genocide.
Glendale High School, 1970
Distinguished Achievement in the Science and Technology
Awarded to an individual who has made significant contributions in the area of science and technology.
Doug Dall – 36-year educator in Glendale Unified and founding principal of Clark Magnet High School. Under his 18-year leadership as principal at Clark, the school earned regional, state and national recognition.
Crescenta Valley High School, 1971
Distinguished Achievement in Health & Fitness (Presented Posthumously)
Awarded to an individual who has made significant contributions in the area of health and fitness.
Phyllis Campbell – Co-Founder with her husband, Jerry, of The Campbell Center (formerly GAR Services), in honor of their daughter, Janice Elaine. Since 1954, the organization has grown to providing employment, community integration and residential services to 135 clients through six programs that empower adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Hoover High School, 1943
Paragon Diamond Award
Awarded to an individual who has demonstrated innovation excellence.
Ara Mahdessian & Vahe Kuzoyan – Founders of Service Titan, a mobile, cloud-based software platform that helps home service companies streamline operations, improve customer service, and grow their businesses. They were recently honored as Rising Star in Forbes Cloud100 Top Companies.
Clark Magnet High School, 2003
Hope Diamond Award
Awarded to an individual who has made significant achievement early in their career.
Armen R. Panossian – Managing Director with Oaktree Capital Management, a leading global alternative investment management firm with expertise in credit strategies. Armen was the first student appointed to the GUSD Board of Education.
Glendale High School, 1994
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For questions about the event including sponsorships, tickets and diamond opportunity tickets, please contact Elsa Chagolla at 818.247.0466 or firstname.lastname@example.org.