Guests at the Dancing with Diamonds gala rocked the night away on Friday at the Glendale Educational Foundation's annual ball. Representing the diamond theme, two half-carat diamond rings were given to drawing winners, who purchased champagne flutes for a chance to win.
But the three Hope Diamond awardees, all having graduated from a Glendale high school, were the most sparkling diamonds of the evening.
At the Glendale Hilton, some 400 guests gathered to honor Hoover High School 1938 graduate Paul R. Ignatius, Crescenta Valley High School 1974 graduate Ron DePompa and Hoover High School 2003 graduate Shant Sahakian.
Eric Hamilton, foundation vice president and master of ceremonies, welcomed his audience and introduced Foundation President Lynn Miyamoto, who began her remarks by announcing that the foundation has contributed $3 million to Glendale Schools.
"Save the Music" is the foundation's primary project for 2014. Members hope to raise $150,000 to place musical instruments in every Glendale elementary school. The ball's proceeds are earmarked for the project.