Raising Laughs

Joy Escalante & Jeff Carlon take the stage to organize the auction items.

Joy Escalante & Jeff Carlon take the stage to organize the auction items.

Some of us are still laughing after the "Laughs for Leadership Burbank Comedy Night" earlier this month.  The Class of 2014 held the fundraising event at Flappers Comedy Club in Burbank to benefit Joslyn Oasis. The event was produced by class members David Freedman and Jeff Carlon, with lots of family, friends, and community leaders in the audience. 

Making the night even more memorable was our classmate Anna Varnon-Grier, a standup comedian who ably took to the stage and showed us a side of her we had never seen in class.  We know she's funny, but that night - she was hilarious. 

The fundraiser was a big success: we raised more than $4,000 between ticket sales, the opportunity drawings, and the silent and live auctions!  It all came together thanks to the hard work by our class members, volunteers from past Leadership Burbank classes,  and the many businesses who donated items for the opportunity drawings and auctions.  Thanks to everyone who supported our big night!