Our Sponsors

Thank you to all of our sponsors! 


Byron Lichtenstein
Managing Director

Robert (Bob) Reppa
Senior Vice President, Strategy and Innovation

Wendy and Johnny Hou

Thomas and Jin Oh

Kenneth and Michelle Hirschman


Ransom & Baker Publishing House, and
Adrian and Kimberley Guillemet

Anthony Azevedo and Marina Gershberg (Adam Azevedo)

Sophia Bernazzani Barron and David Barron

Li Yan and Quoqiang Chen

Michael Grebe

The Orum Family


Gary and Teresa Godfrey

The Hwang Family

Christina Hyun and Richard Chin

Neal and Helene Jenkins

Elizabeth Jones

Elizabeth and Darell Krasnoff

Lisa and Jason McDonell

Chris and Abby Newman


Orsus Gate logo
Nabil Bisharat

Marlborough School logo

Grace Fisher-Adams and Mark Adams

Seoung Jin An and Ha Yeon Lee

Anne Marie Burgoyne and
Brad Roberts

Mandar and Sangeeta Dange

Dennis and Nancy Finnerman

The Miller Family – David, Sarah, Clare, Lucy and Paul

George and Bella Morris

John and Gail Nackel

Leanna and Marc Primiani

Dr. Quoc & Huyen Truong

Urvashi and Shishir Tyagi 

Ying Wan and Xiang Gao

Fang Zhu and Qian Zou


Esther An

Candace M. Hilk, CPA

Eun Jeong and Sungim An

Margie Kirschbaum

The Smale Family

Andrew Yeh & Angela Wu

Dan Tichenor and Michele Kane


As of September 12, 2023

The Bernazzani Family 

Tricia Foster and Harold Bernstein 

Judi and Robert Bikel 

Dina Brulles 

Andrea Debroka-Lob and Sergio Lob 

Driver/Thew Family (CDB 2005)

IEA Academy Student Family 

Constantine Kanellos and Hariklia Karis 

Tammy Kulkarni and Family 

Katherine Homoelle and Horace Marks 

Brian and Cindy Malouf  

Pie 'N Burger logo

The Petrosky Family 

Tony Qian and Cheryl Dong 

Linda and Fernando Roth 

Smart & Final Charitable Foundation 

Charles Stedman 

Pamela Hillings Tegtmeyer and

Coldwell Banker Realty Logo


Lily Wu and Leon Liao 

Kishore and Padmaja Yalamanchili  

Cecilia Zhao 


Rena Aldrich 

Angel City 

Aquarium of the Pacific 

Autry Museum 

Ashleigh Bergman 

Bristol Farms 


Wendy Brown 

Carnegie Observatories 

Quinn Cummings 

El Portal 

First American Trust and Scott Laudeman 

Green Street Café 

Heard Museum 

Huntington Library and Gardens 

Zadra Ibañez

Institute for Educational Advancement 


Ted Mergenthaler 

Merle Norman Cosmetics 

John Nackel 

Natural History Museum of LA County 

New Moon 

Once Upon a Time Bookstore 

Polo Ornelas 

Pasadena Playhouse 

Bonnie Raskin 

Skirball Center 

South Coast Botanical Gardens 

Theatre at Boston Court 

Timoko Design 

Universal Orlando Florida 

Universal Studios Hollywood 

Victoria and Michael Hooks 

Wags & Walks 

Yard House 

Other ways to support our 25th Anniversary: Donate | Become a Sponsor | Get Gala Tickets

Questions? Contact Jane Laudeman: JLaudeman@EducationalAdvancement.org | (626) 403-8900

For more information about our 25th Anniversary Celebration Gala, visit our event page

For more information about the Institute for Education Advancement, visit our website.

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