Kiwanis Club of Burbank
19th Annual Gala
July 16th, 2016
Honoring Alex Trebek
The Kiwanis Club of Burbank proudly announces its 19th Annual Gala, honoring Alex Trebek, Host of the wildly successful and popular syndicated Quiz Show JEOPARDY! since it’s debut in 1984!
He has won five daytime Emmy awards for Outstanding Game Show Host as well as a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Television Academy. He has been honored with a coveted star on both the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Canadian Walk of Fame. In 2011, Trebek and JEOPARDY! received the Peabody Award for “encouraging, celebrating and rewarding knowledge.”
In 2014, Trebek set a Guinness World Record® for Most Game Show Episodes Hosted by the Same Presenter; he has now hosted more than 7,000 episodes of JEOPARDY!.
Born in Sudbury, Ontario, Trebek moved to Ottawa to attend the University of Ottawa High School when he was 16 years old. He continued on to the University of Ottawa, where he earned a degree in philosophy before embarking on a career in broadcasting, covering national news and special events for radio and television. With the growing popularity of game shows, he eventually segued into the role of JEOPARDY! host and quickly became a pop culture icon.
Trebek has maintained strong ties to his alma mater: he has created scholarships, sponsored a Lecture Series, and supported the construction of Alumni Hall, which, in May 2015, was named in his honor. He was conferred an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Ottawa and he received the Meritas Tabaret Award for Alumni Achievement, the top award bestowed on University of Ottawa alumni.
In addition to his career as a host, Trebek has shown an ongoing commitment to several charities and educational organizations. In 2013, the National Geographic Society awarded him the Alexander Graham Bell Medal for his 25 years as host of the National Geographic Bee. In 2010, Alex received an award from World Vision in recognition of his 25 years of service to that organization.
Trebek lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Jean, and has two adult children: Matthew and Emily.
A donation will be made in Alex Trebek’s name to The Campbell Center by the
Kiwanis Club of Burbank. The Campbell Center’s mission is to “provide developmentally
disabled adults the opportunity to participate in mainstream community
life and attain their highest levels of independence through residential, vocational
and educational programs.” http://www.thecampbell.org/
Platinum Sponsor: $10,000 – Includes Grand Benefactor Items
Plus seat on Gala Committee, Logo on all collateral (anything
printed after donation is made), Banner at Venue.
Gold Sponsor: $5,000 – Includes Benefactor Items Plus Special
Mention, Registration Table Advertisement.
Grand Benefactor: Table of 10- $2,500(Preferred seating– includes a Reverse Drawing Opportunity drawing for each person and a full page ad in program)
Benefactor: Table of 10 $2,000 (Preferred Seating-includes Opportunity Drawing ticket for each person)
Patron: 2 Dinner Tickets- $400 (Preferred Seating and 2 Reverse Drawing Opportunity Tickets)
Reverse Drawing Opportunity Ticket: $100 (Maximum 300 tickets sold, Grand Prize $5000)
General Tickets: $100 per person (Dinner only)
Purchase a Program Ad:
- Inside Front Cover – $800 Full Color.
- Inside Right Front Page – $800 Full Color.
- Outside Back Cover – $850 Full Color.
- Inside Back Cover – $700 Full Color.
- Inside Back Left Side – $700 Full Color.
- Full Page Ad – B/W: $250. Color: $400
- Half Page Ad – B/W: $175. Color: $250
- Quarter Page: $150
- 1/8th of a page (Business Card) – $75
You can also help by donating silent and/or live auction items.
For more information contact:
Luis Centeno (818) 430-7499
Gary Peterson (818) 845-4772
Marsha Jackson – Event Chairwoman (818) 767-7756
We request that guests honor the dress code: business casual, shirts with collars, and no jeans.