2nd Annual Guide Dogs of America
“Partner’s” Awards Dinner
August 18, 2007
A great time was had by 300 guests who attended our 2nd Annual Partner’s Awards Dinner and Casino Night held on August 18 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Air Force One Pavilion.
Jacque & Jack Butler and Teri & Jerry Dillingham were this year’s recipients of this prestigious award for their many years of volunteering and puppy raising. Also, Larry Grooms, District Director for Assemblywoman Sharon Runner & State Senator George Runner presented both couples with State “Resolutions.”
Recipients of the 2007 ‘Partner’s’ Awards pictured with GDA president, Jay Bormann:
Jay with Jack & Jacque Butler
Jay with Teri & Jerry Dillingham
Debbie Sands, Dinner Chair reported that proceeds from this event netted $70,000.00, all going to the training program at GDA.
We can’t thank our sponsors enough for their support of this dinner….Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC, The Morton Family, Mrs. Macki Singer, Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Kidushim, Mrs. Eleanor Hughes, Scott Wealth Management Group of Wachovia Securities, Mr. & Mrs. Edwin Elliott, Sepulveda Building Materials, Mr.& Mrs. Steve Gettleman and Animal Specialty Group, Inc.
Additional thanks go to Tammy (& Mark) New for designing and donating the table décor and personalized casino chips and Judy Reilly and her team for the silent auction item presentation.