Copyright 2001-2012, California Science Center

Discovery Ball 2012

Grateful Recognition

The California Science Center Foundation extends heartfelt gratitude to the following individuals, companies and organizations for sponsoring tables, providing in-kind donations and discounts on services, and generously underwriting key elements of the 14th Annual Discovery Ball.

Gold Sponsors – $50,000+

Edison International

Live Nation

Pierre Habis*
Union Bank

Silver Sponsors – $25,000 to $49,999

@Business, Inc.

Raul A. Anaya*
Bank of America

Edna Anderson-Owens*
The Berry Gordy Family Foundation

Christopher J. Warmuth*
City National Bank

Andrew J. Sale*
Ernst & Young LLP

Northrop Grumman Corporation

Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.

Kent Caldwell-Meeks*
Wells Fargo Wealth Management Group

ZGF Architects LLP

Bronze Sponsors – $10,000 to $24,999

Michael Hessler*

Alan Krusi*


Mrs. Roy A. (Betty) Anderson*

The Arline and Thomas J. Bannan Foundation

Avery and Andrew Barth*

The Boeing Company

Canyon Partners and
Joshua S.* and Beth C. Friedman

The Capital Group Companies


Nanci E. Nishimura*
Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP

Deloitte & Touche LLP

Mr. and Mrs. Adam Duncan*

Ms. Melphine Evans*

Sue and Allan Frew*

Nancy and Patrick Dennis*
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP


G. Bradford Jones*

JPMorgan Chase

Cindy Chvatal-Keane* and John Keane


Michael and Margo O’Connell*
Leonetti/O’Connell Family Foundation

Roosevelt and Paula Madison*

MATT Construction

Deirdra L. Bailey
McDonald’s Restaurant in the California Science Center

Parsons Corporation

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Ronald F. Clark*
Printco Graphics, Inc.

Greg* and Louise Probert

Bob and Kira Lorsch*
Robert H. Lorsch Foundation Trust

Gayle and Edward P. Roski, Jr.*

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Cindy Lee* and John Smet

Southern California Gas Company

Sajan Pillai*
UST Global Inc.

Robert W. Huston*
Watson Land Company

Xerox Corporation

Sponsors – $5,000 to $9,999

The Boston Consulting Group

Marvin Elkin*

Victoria Erteszek Foote*
Erteszek Family Foundation

William R. Barrett, Jr.*
Fiduciary Trust International of California

KST Data Inc.

Codi and Bernard Machlovitch*

Ken* and Hollie McBride

Delores* and Ben Oliver Kerr
Mentors for Youth and Adults Worldwide

Morley Construction Company

Ezekiel Patten, Jr.*
Patten Energy, Inc.

The Pipkin Charitable Foundation

John* and Donna Sussman

Nadine Watt*
Watt Companies

Los Angeles City Council President Herb and Fabian* Wesson

Tony Williams*

In-Kind Donors

Amr Badr
Abercrombie & Kent Egypt

Comcast/NBCUniversal and NBC News’ TODAY

Kensington Caterers, Inc.

Live Nation

Peter and Merle Mullin

Musk Foundation

Princess Cruises

Universal Studios

Roger Waters

Heartfelt appreciation to broadcasting icon Fritz Coleman, NBC4’s Southern California Weathercaster, for generously lending his time and talents as Auctioneer.

Design and printing courtesy of Edison International.

Special thanks to Mohamed Samir Helmy, Consul, Consulate General of Egypt for his support and guidance.


Automation Printing Co.

Bar One

CJ Matsumoto & Sons

Classic Parking

Classic Party Rentals

Cloth Connection

crdzines, inc.

Creative Technology

Dragunara Spice Bazaar

Dwight Kennedy Music

Gitana Events

Go Mobile Commerce

i five design

Images by Lighting

Industry Events

Kensington Caterers, Inc.

Lee Salem Photography

Nadine Froger Photography

PhotoStamps by

Primo XL

Pro One Stage

Rrivre Works, Inc.

Snap Yourself!

Somerston Wine Company

Special Event Contractors

Vibrant Productions

Zen Arts

* Member of California Science Center Foundation Board of Trustees