Jessica Lu, staff writer
The Beverly Hills Education Foundation (BHEF) hosted its annual Apple Ball Thursday, May 2 at the Beverly Hilton. Principal Carter Paysinger, Music Dept. Director Bill Bradbury and English teacher Minna Kim were among the Apple Award Recipients.
As part of a tradition, the Apple Ball honors at least one teacher from each of the K-8 schools, a BHUSD administrator and two teachers at the high school, along with two other selections. The principals of all the district schools select the honored teachers; the superintendent selects the administrator.
Individual tickets sold for $350, while two premium tables with VIP privileges sold for $25,000. The packages were named after beaches to go along with the theme, “Noche De Playa.” Parents and other community members were able to purchase tickets for the teachers for $100.
The event honored Michael J. Libow, a lifelong Beverly Hills resident involved with education, the police and fire departments, and other city services. He may be recognized as the owner of the Witch’s House on Walden Drive, a historic landmark he helped to restore.
BHEF hosts the Apple Ball as its biggest annual fundraiser.