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THANK YOU to the more than 400 guests who joined Burbank Arts for All Foundation

at our 6th annual

Party for the Arts Gala on Friday, April 21, 2017!

Special thanks to our Master of Ceremonies,
Weathercaster NBC4 Southern California’s

Fritz Coleman

Fritz Coleman

This year’s gala celebration was held at The Globe Theatre at Universal Studios Hollywood and included hosted cocktails and a silent auction followed by a three course dinner prepared by Wolfgang Puck Catering, awards presentation, and dancing to the rhythmic sounds of award winning, ultimate party band, SPLASH!

All proceeds from the Party for the Arts gala celebration benefited Burbank Arts For All Foundation, a nonprofit organization that has worked in partnership with Burbank Unified to further creativity and innovation for every student in Burbank public schools through a quality arts education.


Interested in supporting the Party for the Arts Gala in 2018?

For sponsorship opportunities or with any questions, please contact Trena Pitchford, Executive Director, at

To donate a luxury package, VIP experience, or item to our silent auction, contact Caitlin Wheeland, Special Events Manager at


Thanks to the 420 business leaders, civic leaders, citizens, who attended the event including our sponsors, guests and volunteers. There are so many that help us host a successful event. Take a look at our Digital Journal to see just a handful of our contributors:

2016 Digital Tribute Journal


In 2017, we were honored to celebrate three exemplary stewards of arts education for Burbank public schools:

Woodbury University was honored with the Patron of the Arts Award

Christine DeMore Vocal Music Director, David Starr Jordan Middle School was honored with the Arts for All Educator Award

Brenda Burroughs was honored with the Champion of the Arts Award

Many thanks to the amazing team at mOcean for donating their services and helping to produce these videos!

Thank You to our Sponsors:

sponsors as of 4.10


Contributor Sponsors: 

Carrie and W. Earl Brown

Burbank Water and Power

Charter Communications

Community Chevrolet

Crown Realty/Burbank Town Center

Ernest and Judy Dellinger

Jack O’Neill

Worthe Real Estate Group

Special, Special THANKS to the Event Committee


Joan McCarthy, The Walt Disney Company  

Cathy Stevens, Real Value Properties, Inc.

 Committee Members

Carrie Brown

Christina Ellixson

Craig Murray

Karen Volpei

Ian Waterhouse

Suzanne Weerts


Burbank Arts for All Foundation Honorary Advisory Board

    Dr. Gregory Bowman     Michael Cusumano

 Sue Georgino     Don Hahn

   Michael Hastings     Tate Holland

 David Shannon


Burbank Arts for All Foundation Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Carrie Brown, Chair

Bob Mohler, Vice Chair

Freddy Jarjour, Treasurer

Jill Vander Borght, Secretary

Alexandra Helfrich

Craig Murray

Tom Vice

Board Members

Barbara Beckley

Karen Broderick

Mauro Diaz

Debbie Kukta

Kevin McCarney

Joan McCarthy

Lili Rossi

Carson Smith

Caroline Ross Solberg

Cathy Stevens

Heidi Trotta

Karen Volpei

Suzanne Weerts


To take a look at our Party on the Plaza in 2016 click here