The City of Irvine
Without the assistance of the City of Irvine, the Community Services Department with Darin Loughery and Mya Sanders, and University Community Park Manager Kurt Linton, this event could not take place. They have been generous with advice and time, as well as the provision of both facilities and equipment.
The Irvine Company
It was thanks to the planning visionaries of the original family owned Irvine Ranch that Irvine was originally developed as a master planned community, and that our early villages had no detail ignored right down to the selection of the original architects of the homes and apartments. How many know that the famous architect Frank Gehry actually was one of the architects of Park West apartments! Every residence in the first phases of University Park Village, for instance, was carefully situated on its lot to maximize both individual privacy, and a connection with the spacious greenbelts that were designed by the best landscape architects available. Innovative concepts like zero lot lines and shared walls were used to design a walkable, livable community that could accommodate everyone from young families to retirees.
The Irvine Company of today has come through with a generous financial support, along with the ongoing personal support of the VP of Community Relations Robin Leftwich, a resident of University Park. Requests for donations from merchants were sent out by Kristine Smith, Sr. Director of Marketing, Irvine Company Retail Properties and Jazmine Garcia, Marketing Coordinator of The Irvine Marketplace. Public relations assistance came from Cornerstone Communications and its CEO, John Christiansen, via the Irvine Company.
Thanks also to Ellen Bell and Janeane Bernstein of KUCI and David Whiting of the Register.
We are also grateful to the community non-profit, Members Speak Out, for its support, and to officers Adele and Valerie Bloom for assistance through the organization's community benefit projects account.
Donors & Volunteers
Thank you to Irvine area merchants and residents
AIM Mail Center
Brown & Bigelow (Adele Bloom)
California Pizza Kitchen
Classic Kids Photography
Core Power Yoga
Cups Frozen Yogurt
Dent-All by Dr. Z
Elite Fitness Taekwando
Event Planners of Orange County, Irene Stockton (and her family)
First Properties (Roberta Dieter)
Fresh Brothers Pizza
Golden Spoon Frozen Yogurt
Sean Healey, The Healey Team
Juice It Up
Kiwanis Club of Irvine
Krisers Natural Pet
Rite-Aid Pharmacy (Thrifty Ice Cream)
State Farm (Stephen Wang)
State Farm (Ray Vermeulen)
Vision Experts Optometry
Wayne L. Dieter Insurance Sales
Thank You to the many generous individuals, organizations and merchants who have donated facilities, equipment, time, services, gift baskets and certificates and cash donations to make this a huge success and enjoyable for all the returning and current residents of the beautiful planned villages of Irvine!
These wonderful residents of Irvine have stepped forward over the weeks to lend their support as committee members, attending weekly meetings, and donating many hours doing everythng needed to make this a success. You'll meet many of them leading events during the weekend. Some have remained in the background, serving as advisors or consultants, while others have been active in meetings, walking door to door or to local businesses, donating supplies or performing the many other tasks required for a community event.
Adele Bloom, University Park (The Terrace & UCA)
Robert Dannenbrink, Rancho San Joaquin
Roberta Dieter, Westpark
Lana Gornostaeva, University Park (Parkside)
Mike and Marshall Hasenbeck, University Park (UCA)
Alan Hess, University Park (Parkside)
Mark Lam, Turtle Rock
Kurt Linton, Manager, University Community Park
Nancy Rielly, Turtle Rock
Alex Sircello, University Park (UCA)
Irina Segal, Park Crest
Carol Slaton, Woodbridge
Sharon Sircello Toji, and Hitoshi Toji, University Park (UCA)
Angelo Vassos, University Park (UCA)
Amy Jo Widmer, Woodbridge
Our first donation!
ADA Sign Products
Designer Ullrich Hepperlin of ADA Sign Products began the process more than a year ago, with an innovative design for the event logo. Ullrich's original design and various other graphics have been donated by ADA Sign Products, owned by residents Tosh and Sharon Toji, but Ullrich has worked above and beyond the call to provide top notch creative work that has provided publicity and branding for our event.