SPEF Parti Gras 2024 | Bootleggers Ball

South Pasadena Educational Foundation presents annual fundraising gala, Parti Gras, on May 18, 2024.

South Pasadena Educational Foundation (SPEF) is proud to announce the return of their annual fundraising gala, Parti Gras.

The theme for 2024 is “Bootleggers’ Ball”, a prohibition style speakeasy taking place Saturday, May 18, 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at the Arroyo Seco Golf Course.

Each year since 1985, SPEF has hosted the event to  raise funds and celebrate our local public schools. From live and silent auctions, delicious fare from incredible local restaurants, drinks, and dancing, an amazing time is had by all in the name of supporting public education in South Pasadena.

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SPEF Parti Gras 2024 event at golf course. tickets and sponsorships click here

There is still time to join us as a sponsor or donate an auction item.
Please visit our event page for details. (click here)

Parti Gras is a community-wide fundraising event to support the public schools of South Pasadena. All guests must be 21 years or older to attend.

Individual tickets are on sale now. Prices increase on 5/1/2024 and then again at the door. We cannot wait to celebrate with you!

For more information and to purchase tickets visit
Visit SPEF online: SPEF4KIDS.ORG
(click here)

South Pasadena Educational Foundation
1100 El Centro St., South Pasadena, (626) 441-5810

Thanks its Sponsors

Parti Gras 2024 Sponsors
(*2023-2024 Business Alliance Members)

~ The Great Gatsby ~
Pacificwest Energy Solutions, Inc.
Ritchie & Keri Tuazon

~ The Bee’s Knees ~
Joe & Jean Zenas

Jon & Karin Primuth

Michele Downing
Compass Real Estate*

The City of South Pasadena

~ The Flapper ~

Alap & Ann Shah Lori & Sean Hunter
Bob & Eileen O’Leary Madeleine & Matt Horton

Calibrate Grooming
Jonathan Raju &
NIC Partners
Nil & Bhumi Radadia

Lani Hashimoto-Raju Panda & Lowell Korman

Ellen Pansky & Lee Reicher

South Pasadena Arts & Music Academy*

Aldana Chiropractic / Compass Real Estate
Joe & Emilia Aldana 

South Pasadena Eye Care Optometry
Jamie & Jason Claypool Justin & Tinna Hu

Jean Yu & Matt Hubbard
Southland Industries

~ The Cat’s Meow ~
Andrea & Brandon Fox Marilyn & Don Conlan

Becky & Ben Chuen

Michael Tulin & Cheryl Simmons

Beth & Chris Wu

Nantalie & Young Song

BrightView Landscape Services, Inc.*

Rachel & Braden Criswell

Erik & Samantha Gammell

Rachel & Bradford Walsh

Gilda & Jeff Shantz

Sanly Yuen & Kenny Li

Gloria & Bob Zappaterreno Shirley Chan Lee & Michael Lee

Greg & Jackie Howorth SmileHaus Orthodontics / Dr. Karla 

In honor of Michael & Barbara Klein Thompson*

by Michael Miele & Anne Esbenshade Susan ten Grotenhuis 

Janis Ortega & Xavier Gomez Suzanne & Pete Davison

Katy & Dave Nielsen Tarina Kang & Brian Mahler

Lawrence Ng Family Foundation* The Chou Team | KW Executive*

Leila Darki & Mehdi Asgharzadeh William Suter

Lena Ajamian & Skulpan Asavasopon Yvonne & Stanley Pine

~ The Charleston ~

Alan & Lin Vlacich Kevin Bourland, Compass Real Estate*

Alex & Grace Kung Kristen & Mark Swift

Alex Waidley- Compass / Kristin & Lawrence Wingard

Joshua & Alex Waidley Lorena Meza & Maria Martin

Andrew & Gabriela Berk Lorraine Wong, Realtor – Berkshire Hathaway*

Russell & Angela Kerwin Mathnasium*

Bill & Anne  Michels Matthew & Liz Dubeck

Carolyn Lamb Megan & Sam Ernst

Chris & Amy Bresnahan Megan Gardner & David Schwartz

Christian & Camille Schrader Morrow & Holman Plumbing*
Dennis & Suzette Shults Nick & Karen Taylor

Foothill Federal Credit Union * Right At School

Gitanjali Mohindra & Chris Zafra Roseanne Orello – Carol Anderson, Remax

Hands On Painting / Kim & Roy Panares & Kimberly Chan

Armando Ruiz Rupal & Andrew Bain

Harvest Architecture* Sarali & Nirav Mehta

Heidi & Michael Mayne Schools First Federal Credit Union

Helen Pekny Senator Anthony Portantino

Hodis Learning & Music* Sheila & Stephen Rossi

Insight Collective* Supervisor Kathryn Barger*

Jill Anderson & James Nunan The Meng Group*

Karen Tamis & Eric Vandevelde The Middleman Team*

Parti Gras 2024 Restaurant Sponsors

38 Degrees Alehouse & Grill Mike & Anne’s

ARO Latin Nothing Bundt Cakes

Cafe X2O Patakan Thai Restaurant

Charlie’s Trio Radhika Modern Indian

Cos & Pi Rice & Nori

Heirloom Bakery & Cafe The Daily by HC

Huntington Catering Twohey’s Restaurant

Jones Coffee Roasters Sichuan Impression

Kon-Tiki Taco Catering Yuca’s Pasadena

La Fiesta Grande

Parti Gras 2024 Beverage Sponsors

Dulce Vida Organic Tequila Prime Hydration / Alani Nu

Grocery Outlet South Pasadena San Antonio Winery

Guayaki Yerba Mate Tito’s Handmade Vodka

Knox & Dobson

~ Parti Gras 2024 In-Kind Service Sponsors ~

Athens Services

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