2017 BCE Dinner Dance and Auction

2017 DDA

BCE and the Dinner Dance and Auction team thank you!

BCE “A Fire and Ice Gala” was an unforgettable evening as the community came together to dine, dance and celebrate in support of all TK-8th grade Burlingame public schools!  Thank you to those who attended and supported this year’s annual BCE Dinner Dance and Auction. Check out the incredible photos of the evening right HERE!

BCE’s biggest fundraiser of the year could not have happened without the MANY Volunteers!

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who has volunteered, donated and coordinated the many aspects of this event.

Dinner Dance Team CHAIRS:  Jaime Burton and Fabiola Price (Auction Co-Chairs), Kate Reed (Dinner Dance Chair), Kim Cannon Doren (Marketing Chair), Phuong Tran (Graphic Design Chair), Karen Lynch (Registration Chair), Lisa Hong (Registration Admin Assistant), Karen Lynch (Registration / Seating Chair), Erica Carmel and Eugene Podkaminer (Wine Coordinator Co-Chairs)

Volunteer Team:  Felynn Haberecht (Volunteer Coordinator), Mark Haberecht (Volunteer Registration), Errica Lee (“Day of” Event Manager)

Fund-A-Dream Team:  Hildur Carlen, Penny Crespo, Cam Daly, Angela Dubovsky, Jennifer Kulin, Sari McConnell, Christine O’Brien, Gaird Schlesinger, Michele Tatos, Katie Ward, Kendra Wehmeyer

Marketing Team:  Jennifer Kulin, Ann Townsager, Amanda Rogowski, Liane Louie-Badua, Andrea DeMichele, Winnie Wong, Jennifer Colvin

Auction Team:   Tram Nguyen (Live Auction Chair); Molly St. Clair (Silent Auction Chair); Stacy Nawrocki (Online Auction Chair); Amy Johnstone (Auction Clearing Chair); Kevin Lafferty and Arvind Raghavan (Auction Clearing Room); Alix O’Brien, Lisa Mudd, Gaby Nejasmich (Creative Writers); Erica Jackson, Meredith Dunn (Greater Giving Data Entry Team); Sanchita Shetty, Kyong Yi (Physical and Virtual Packaging Co-Chairs); Liz Anderson (Program Coordinator/Editor); Karla Cahue (Program Graphic Designer)

Auction – Site Teams:  Tania Forrest and Betsy Kitchens (Franklin Auction Reps); Nirmala Brandapali (Lincoln Auction Rep); Liz Anderson and Judy Gum (McKinley Auction Reps); Gena Dalziel and Michelle Roberts (Roosevelt Auction Reps); Jennifer Ellison Paz (Washington Auction Rep); Malinda Pauley (BIS Auction Rep); Ariane Trimuschat (Hoover Auction Rep)

Business Solicitation Team: Quynh Trinh, Liz Anderson, Emily Brady, Jamie Burton, Annette Doherty, Judy Gum, Amy Johnstone, Jennifer Kulin, Kate Reed, Paola Lancellotti, Irby Morvant, Tram Nguyen, Sari McConnell, Fabiola Price, Molly St.Clair, Kendra Wehmeyer, Alix O’Brien

Night of Event Volunteers:  Lisa Janosky, Errica Lee, Anne Soler, Joscelyn Voegeli, Sabrina Jorgensen, Carol Palacio, Jimmy Aliaga, Mina Cima, Betsy Kitchens, Ipek Tunca, Deniz Tunca, Kara Gardner, Lesley Bowler, Amanda Rogowski, Rachell Kim, Michele McIlwain, Erica Carmel, Eugene Podkaminer, Deepika Ahuja, Elizabeth Wrotniewski, Winnie Wong, LinLin Ma, Maya Scofield, Kali Taylor, Katie Ward, Alan Skokan, Delyn Simons, Amy Grenier, Anita Huang, Michael Dybbs, Amna Mahmood, Natalie DeRanieri, Jill Johnson, Ginger Penn, Gary Andreacchi, Olivia Canniffe, Claire Cintel, Adel Sabirova, Evan McCulloch, Jen Liebhaber, Debbie Sodini, Gianluca Biccari, Elliott Margulies, Mike Reed, Abby Edling, Matt Edling

Dinner Dance Auction Item Pick-Up Details

If you won an item in the online auction, silent auction or live auction, congrats!  Didn’t get your item(s) at the event’s Clearing Room on the 22nd?  No sweat…you can pick up your item(s) at the Burlingame School District office – 1825 Trousdale, Burlingame, CA – on the following dates/times:

  • Wednesday, April 26 from 5:00pm-7:00pm
  • Friday, April 28 from 9:00am-11:30am
  • Monday, May 1 from 3:30pm-5:30pm
  • Thursday, May 4 from 1:00pm-3:00pm

If you cannot personally pick up your item, you may designate someone else to pick up for you. Please have them bring a printed or emailed proof of your winning item with your authorization so that we can release your item to them.  For any questions, please call BCE at (650) 766-8969 or email info@bcefoundation.org.  Any item not claimed by May 30, 2017 will be forfeited and non-refundable.

Thanks to our sponsors!

Title Sponsor

Principal Sponsor

Scholar Sponsors



Supporting Sponsors


Contributing Sponsors

Alain Pinel Realtors, Burlingame
Arts Ed Matters
Boston Private Bank and Trust
Burlingame Education Association
Councilmember Emily Beach
Dreiling Terrones Architecture Inc.
The Garland Company
Peninsula Health Care District
Redwood Debris Box Service
Timberline Tree Service, Inc.
TRG Architecture + Interior Design


Last year’s BCE Dinner Dance and Auctions total net revenue exceeded $500,000 for BCE Foundation and the students of Burlingame School District.  To get a taste of what this incredible night is like, check out photos and videos of the evening HERE.

2016 BCE Dinner Dance and Auction