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, October 28, 2017

6:30 pm

Cocktails & Silent Auction

7:30 pm

Fine Dining & Program at the landmark California Club


Contemporary History Makers

Ken & Tracy McCormick

Penny Plotkin


Arroyo Seco Awardees

Don & Nancy McIntyre

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

Arroyo Service Award

The inaugural Arroyo Service Award will be bestowed on Don & Nancy McIntyre for their extraordinary impact on our community. PMH created this award for those whose leadership has made a lasting positive effect on Pasadena and its environs.

About Our Honorees

Contemporary History Makers

Ken & Tracy McCormick

Penny Plotkin

These extraordinary individuals were honored as 2017 Contemporary History Makers for their shared commitment to our community in the areas of philanthropy and education; civic involvement; and their significant contributions to the preservation of Pasadena and its rich history.

Arroyo Service Honorees

Don & Nancy McIntyre

The inaugural Arroyo Service Award was presented to this remarkable couple for their dynamic civic leadership; unrelenting commitment to the arts and education; and devoted efforts to preserve and share the history, culture, and natural beauty of Pasadena. 

Thank You to Our Event Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Ken & Tracy McCormick

Sommelier Sponsor

Lagerlof, Senecal, Gosney, & Kruse, LLP

Platinum Sponsor

Penny Plotkin

Media Sponsor

Pasadena Now

Music Sponsor

Vince & Karen of Art Deco Entertainment

Auction Sponsor

Innovative Marketing Group

Event Chairs

Bill & Carol Thomson

Gold Sponsors

Acker & Whipple

John & Helen Baatz

Joan J. Branin, PhD

Karen & Steve Craig

Wendy Funkhouser & James Williams

Lucas Horsfall Accountants + Advisors

Richard A. McDonald, Esq

Don & Nancy McIntyre

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

Pasadena City College Foundation

Pasadena Tournament of Roses®

Primuth & Driskell, LLP

Bill & Carol Thomson

Silver Patrons

American General Design

Bill & Claire Bogaard

Ginny & John Cushman

David M. Davis

John & Bonnie DeWitt

Julie Gallant

Hahn & Hahn LLP

Dr. & Mrs. Michael Kadin

Maria Low Way

Joyce McGilvray

Minasian & Associates

Molly Munger & Stephen English

Ed & Sheryl Peters

Jud O. Roberts

Joel & Jil Sheldon

Elizabeth Smalley, MD & Garth Gilpin

Stanislawski & Company, Inc.

Tom & Laney Techentin

Betsey Tyler

The Honorable Richard J. Ward & Ann Ward

Randy & Judy Wilson

Reflects gifts received as of October 24, 2017