Fire and Ice Gala was a Sizzling Success

The hottest ticket in Burlingame was the BCE Dinner Dance and Auction this year, sold out for the fourth consecutive year with more than 450 supporters!

Check out the photos from the event.

BCE President Angela Dubovsky and President Elect Sari McConnell

Thank you to the donors and sponsors who supported BCE’s annual Dinner Dance and Auction, and all of the dedicated volunteers who made it happen. On behalf of the TK-8th grade students of Burlingame School District who directly benefit from your generosity, we thank you.

Dinner Dance Auction Item Pick-Up Details

If you won an item in the online auction, silent auction or live auction, congrats! If you didn’t get your item at the event, you can pick it up at the Burlingame School District office, 1825 Trousdale Avenue, on the following dates:

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

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 Any items not claimed by May 30, 2017 will be forfeited and non-refundable.

Thanks to Our Volunteers

A large team of volunteers worked this entire school year to bring the event to life. Thank you for all of your time and effort!

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 Rep), Jennifer Ellison Paz (Washington Auction Rep), Malinda Pauley (BIS), Ariane Trimuschat (Hoover)

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