Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver couldn’t have run faster than the Derby Day Committee gals of the Glendale Assn. for the Retarded. Auction Chairwoman Suzanne CoscarelliSuzanne Coscarelli and winner of the Campbell Award of Excellence led her committee well past the starting gate to accrue thousands of dollars’ worth of silent- and live-auction items Saturday in Burbank’s Pickwick Banquet.
Honoree Coscarelli, whose award was presented by Glendale Councilman Dave Weaver, has continuously chaired Derby Day since its inception 19 years ago. Her committee of sleek fillies included Dianne Endsley, Lili Joseau-Simpson, Carol Jouroyan, Karen Pagliuso and foundation Director Sharon Roth.
Association Executive Director Sandy Doughty welcomed more than 400 supporters, who watched the Kentucky Derby, live from Churchill Downs, on 10-foot-high screens. Many wagered “Derby Dollars” on the race. But it was the live auction that garnered all the attention.