History Makers Gala

Since 2000, Pasadena Museum of History has honored Contemporary History Makers for their contributions to our cultural community. On October 28, our 2017 Contemporary History Makers were honored at the California Club with a black tie cocktail reception and silent auction followed by a three-course seated dinner. More than 200 guests including business and community leaders, civic officials, educators, and friends attended this celebration.

Saturday, November 10, 2018


6:30 pm

Cocktails & Silent Auction

7:30 pm

Fine Dining & Program at the landmark California Club


Contemporary History Makers

John & Ginny Cushman

Judy Wilson

Bill & Judy Opel

Contemporary History Makers

Each year the Museum honors select individuals, businesses, or corporations whose civic passion, innovative design, or charitable interests continue to shape Pasadena’s unique and rich heritage.

View the complete list of History Makers

Our Honorees

2018 Contemporary History Makers

Photo by Aaron Gil

Thank You to Our Event Sponsors

Sommelier Sponsor

Lagerlof Senecal Gosney & Kruse logo

Media Sponsor

Pasadena Now

Music Sponsor

Vince & Karen of Art Deco Entertainment

Auction Sponsor

Innovative Marketing Group

Event Chairs

Bill & Carol Thomson

Gold Sponsors

Joan J. Branin, PhD

Karen & Steve Craig

John & Ginny Cushman

Richard A. McDonald, Esq

Dr. Dennis O'Leary & Linda Davis-O'Leary

Bill & Judy Opel

Pasadena City College Foundation

Pasadena Tournament of Roses®

Primuth, Driskell & Terzian, LLP

Bill & Carol Thomson

Judy & Randy Wilson

Silver Patrons

Acker & Whipple

David M. Davis

Julie Gallant

Dr. & Mrs. Michael Kadin

Lorenzen & Noll, CPAs

Joyce McGilvray

Pasadena Community Foundation

Penny Plotkin

Joel & Jil Sheldon

Elizabeth Smalley, MD & Garth Gilpin

Stanislawski & Company, Inc.

Betsy Tyler

Whittier Trust Company


Austin & Marilyn Anderson

Don & Julie Fedde

Brad & Lynn Macneil

Mona & Frank Maple

Don & Nancy McIntyre


Norah Morley & Anthony Koerner

Northern Trust

Eileen White Read & Charles C. Read

Marsha V. Rood

Andrea L. Van de Kamp

Reflects gifts received as of September 18, 2018