Saturday Saw Begowned, Black-Tied Guest Enjoy Burgers at Mountaintop Estate to Support Pasadena Boys & Girls Club

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Photography by TORI MOCA

5:45 am | October 6, 2019

[Updated] About 290 guests arrived at an expansive Kinneloa Ranch estate overlooking Pasadena Saturday as dusk fell, dressed to the nines and hungry for burgers at the Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena signature annual fundraiser,  Black Tie and Burgers.

David and Margaret Mgrublian’s gorgeous contemporary home with its cactus gardens and rolling lawn was the stage for the successful event.

While enjoying nibbles from Cynthia Brook’s Catering and tasting the latest in spirits from Pasadena’s own Stark’s distillery, guests placed their bids for the various silent auction items.

Later, there were burgers, onion rings and fries from the Habit Burger.

Black Tie and Burgers is a celebration of the Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena and all of their friends who help support and serve more than 2,500 local young people.

Funds raised at Black Tie and Burgers support the programs and activities that help kids build self-confidence, develop character and acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to become caring, compassionate adults.

The Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena promotes the health, educational, social, vocational, and character development of boys and girls ages 6 to 18. Their goal is to improve the lives of children by helping them to build self-assurance and develop leadership skills while reinforcing positive values.

For more information on the Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena and their programs visit