January 28, 2011
Dear Burbank Alumni,
As most of you know, we recently lost our dear friend Bob Holst. Our condolences go out to the entire Holst family. Prior to Bob's passing, a request was made by Bob's friends to the BHS Alumni to gift monies so that Bob could see his children before his passing -- Bob's last wish. Thus, "The BHS Angel Fund" was originated. Gifts poured in, not only from Bob's friends and classmates at BHS, but from Harvard School in Studio City, CA and Lakeside School in Seattle, WA as well. On January 18, 2011, excess funds collected in Bob’s name were released to the SENIOR BULLDOGS FOUNDATION; a check in the amount of $728.28 will act as the seed money to establish the annual ROBERT G HOLST Memorial Scholarship Fund.
The inspiration for creating an Angel Fund in order to help others in similar situations was the brainchild of several BHS Alumni. The project became a community outreach effort. Our thanks go out to all those that opened their hearts to help a friend in need.
In January 2011, Allison & Guy Gingell secured funding to form the Alumni Angel Trust which will help BHS Alumni, as well as our children and grandchildren. The Trust will include BHS, JBHS and other high school alumni associations from classes 1960-1980. Allison will act as Trustee and Guy as President. Board members include: Jim Grasse, Mike Feix, Karlene Patrick and Betty Worland.
Alumni Angel Trust Golf Tournament and Auction: The Charity Golf Tournament is scheduled for August 26th at DeBell Golf course in Burbank, CA. If you are interested in playing please contact Guy Gingell at 206 459-8864.
With that being said, I am asking for your assistance on our upcoming Auction. I need volunteers for our committee, donations, soliciting for donations, locations for storage, and manpower. I support this cause 100% and know our alumni and JBHS alumni feel the same way. Our mission in this life is to help those who are in need. We can make this upcoming event a great success!!! It is a great way to give back to our fellow alumni and our community. I can use all the help I can get. If you would like to volunteer and/or donate, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (928) 404-4838.
Thanking you in advance, for your help and understanding. We can make a difference!!!!
Betty (Wareham) Worland
Board Member of the Alumni Angel Trust
VP Fund Raising -- Southwest