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Beverly Hills Athletic Alumni Association (BHAAA)

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Founded in 2006 by passionate and committed alumni, the Beverly Hills Athletic Alumni Association (BHAAA) emerged as a beacon of support for the student athletes of Beverly Hills High School. Recognizing a critical need for funding to address the immediate requirements of current athletes, BHAAA has played a pivotal role in shaping the athletic landscape of the school. 

 

BHAAA's commitment to excellence is evident in its multifaceted support for the athletic department. The association purchases uniforms across all sports and levels, ensuring that every student athlete has the resources they need to thrive. From essential equipment to facility enhancements, BHAAA has been instrumental in bringing about improvements such as new lockers, a state-of-the-art cross country timing system, updated scoreboards, and cutting-edge sound systems.

In 2007, BHAAA established the Athletic Alumni Hall of Fame, a prestigious platform that recognizes the extraordinary athletes of the school's past. This initiative immortalizes the achievements of those who have brought glory to Beverly Hills High School through their athletic prowess, inspiring current and future generations.

BHAAA has actively sought fundraising opportunities, collaborating with the Beverly Hills Education Foundation (BHEF) to secure naming opportunities that directly benefit athletics. Notable contributions from benefactors like the Nazarian and Konheim Families, specifically for the Swim Gym Basketball Court, exemplify the impact of philanthropy in advancing the athletic pursuits of the school.

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Beverly Hills Basketball League

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Founded in 1998, the Beverly Hills Basketball League (BHBL) stands as a testament to the power of sports in fostering inclusivity, sportsmanship, and personal growth. As a distinguished recreational league, BHBL has evolved beyond being merely a sports organization, transforming into a thriving community hub that resonates with the shared values of its diverse participants. BHBL strives to offer an inclusive space where young athletes not only participate in recreational basketball but also form lasting friendships, build character, and develop crucial teamwork skills.

Understanding the profound impact of youth sports, BHBL goes above and beyond to keep the community's children and parents active, engaged, and socially connected. The league's commitment to creating an environment filled with fun, smiles, and camaraderie is a cornerstone of what makes the BHBL community unique. BHBL believes in the importance of shared experiences and lifelong connections, recognizing that the impact of youth sports extends far beyond the final buzzer.

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Beverly Hills High School Class of 1956

Sought fundraising for naming opportunities through BHEF for naming opportunities to benefit athletics, such as the donations received from Nazarian and Konheim Family for the Swim Gym Basketball Court

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Beverly Hills High School Class of 1964

Sought fundraising for naming opportunities through BHEF for naming opportunities to benefit athletics, such as the donations received from Nazarian and Konheim Family for the Swim Gym Basketball Court

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Beverly Vista Class of 2018

Sought fundraising for naming opportunities through BHEF for naming opportunities to benefit athletics, such as the donations received from Nazarian and Konheim Family for the Swim Gym Basketball Court

Lili and Jon Bosse

Lili and Jon Bosse

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Jon and Lili Bosse with their two sons, Andrew and Adam

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Lili with Superintendent Bregy at the opening of Beverly Vista Middle School

Meet Lili and Jon Bosse, a dynamic couple whose unwavering support has made a profound impact on the Beverly Hills Unified School District. Lifelong advocates for education, Jon and Lili have not only raised their two sons, Andrew and Adam, in this community but have also actively contributed to its growth and prosperity. Their dedication to the public schools in Beverly Hills is a testament to their belief in the transformative power of education.

Lili, the only child of Holocaust survivors, has roots deeply embedded in Beverly Hills. Her educational journey, from Beverly Vista to Beverly Hills High School and the University of Southern California, shaped her perspective on the value of learning and community engagement. As the president of the Beverly Hills Education Foundation, Lili received the Spirit of Philanthropy Award, recognizing her exceptional commitment to supporting educational initiatives.

Known for her accessibility and effectiveness, Lili has become one of Beverly Hills' most esteemed community leaders. Her service on the City Council has been marked by an exemplary work ethic, thorough preparation, and a genuine commitment to listening and responding to the needs of residents and local business owners.

Jon Bosse, a portfolio manager at Nuveen, brings his financial expertise and dedication to community causes. Previously serving as the Co-Head and Chief Investment Officer of NWQ Investment Management Company, LLC, Jon is also a member of the Equities Investment Council (EIC) with a focus on value investing. His financial acumen is matched by a deep commitment to community well-being.

Together, Jon and Lili Bosse have emerged as among the largest donors to the Beverly Hills 9/11 Memorial Garden, embodying their commitment to honoring the past and creating spaces for reflection and remembrance. Beyond this, their philanthropy extends to the Simon Wiesenthal Center, where they donated $100,000 to the Moriah Films division in honor of Lili's mother's 90th birthday in 2013.

Jon and Lili Bosse's legacy is not just financial; it is deeply rooted in a shared vision of education, community, and global responsibility. Their substantial contributions and active involvement in various charitable endeavors make them prominent figures in the philanthropic landscape of Beverly Hills and our district.

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Ron Brown

Ron Brown, a remarkable educator, left an enduring legacy as a 21-year teacher at Horace Mann Elementary School in Beverly Hills. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Brown's educational journey began at Los Angeles High School, where he laid the foundation for a lifelong commitment to learning and teaching. He furthered his academic pursuits at the University of Southern California (USC), where he honed the skills and passion that would define his impactful career.

Brown's teaching career commenced at Weigand Elementary in Los Angeles, where he dedicated himself to shaping young minds. His exceptional teaching abilities and commitment to education soon caught the attention of the Beverly Hills community, leading him to Horace Mann Elementary School. Over the course of 21 years, Brown became one of the district's most talented and popular teachers, leaving an indelible mark on generations of students.

In 1992, Ron Brown's exceptional contributions to education were officially recognized when he was named the Beverly Hills Education Foundation Teacher of the Year. This accolade spoke to the depth of his impact, not only in the classroom but also within the broader educational community. Brown's commitment to excellence, passion for teaching, and ability to inspire were qualities that set him apart.

As a social studies instructor, Brown brought history and the world to life for his students. His dynamic and engaging teaching style resonated with learners, making him a beloved figure in the educational landscape of Horace Mann Elementary. Beyond the curriculum, Brown instilled a love for learning and a sense of curiosity that transcended the classroom.

Ron Brown's untimely passing at the age of 51 left a void in the hearts of the Horace Mann community. His impact extended far beyond the school walls, reaching the lives of countless students and colleagues. In his memory, an auditorium at Horace Mann Elementary School was named, serving as a lasting tribute to his dedication, talent, and the positive influence he had on those he taught.

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Jon Cherney

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Jon Cherney in high school

Jon Cherney, a distinguished individual, embarked on his journey at Beverly Hills High School, where he graduated in 1985. Recognizing his passion for the arts, Jon continued his education at New York University Film School's Tisch School of the Arts, solidifying his commitment to the world of film and media. Armed with a profound education, Jon entered the entertainment industry, working in various capacities that allowed him to explore and contribute to the dynamic realm of film and media. His experiences in the professional arena shaped his understanding of the industry and set the stage for the impactful chapters of his later career.

Jon's path led him back to Beverly Hills High School, where his educational journey had begun. Drawn by a deep sense of gratitude and a desire to give back, he returned to assist his mentor, Dave Stiles, in running the very media department that had initially inspired him as a student. This decision marked the beginning of Jon's legacy as a dedicated teacher and mentor.

Jon Cherney's impact at Beverly Hills High School transcended the role of a teacher. He became a compassionate mentor and true friend to students and staff alike. His genuine care for others, combined with his passion for education, created an environment where individuals thrived not only academically but also personally.

Before passing, Jon emphasized the significance of one's words and actions, urging others to make a difference and be original rather than blending in.

To honor Jon's memory, the Jon Cherney Humanitarian Award, a $2,500 college scholarship, is presented annually. This scholarship serves as a tribute to Jon's enduring legacy and recognizes individuals who embody his spirit of compassion, originality, and the pursuit of making a meaningful difference in the lives of others.

The lecture hall named in honor of Jon Cherney stands as a lasting tribute to a remarkable individual who, in his brief time, left an indelible mark on the educational landscape of Beverly Hills High School. As individuals consider naming opportunities, Jon's story serves as an inspiration to continue his legacy of compassion, education, and positive influence.

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Garland Family

Meet Peter Garland. His father, Monty, was an auctioneer and a liquidator, and his mother Paula, owned a retail-clothing store in Beverly Hills. His mother’s store was open for 30 years or so in Beverly Hills.

Peter Garland's journey from a career in public relations to the founder of Porta Via exemplifies the entrepreneurial spirit and vision. In 1994, he made the bold decision to venture into the restaurant industry, recognizing an untapped opportunity on the quiet Canon Drive in Beverly Hills. Leveraging his insight into the local scene, he identified the potential in catering to the clientele of four renowned hair stylists in the area.

With the support of his family, he secured the necessary resources to bring his vision to life, transforming Porta Via into a cherished establishment within the Beverly Hills community.

Peter's decision marked the inception of Porta Via, setting the stage for its evolution into a beloved neighborhood restaurant and bar. 

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Alan and Joan Goldstein

Sought fundraising for naming opportunities through BHEF for naming opportunities to benefit athletics, such as the donations received from Nazarian and Konheim Family for the Swim Gym Basketball Court

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Konheim Family

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Lyn Konheim featured in the Los Angeles Times as a BHHS freshman

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Lyn Konheim with his wife, Laurie Konheim, 36th Annual Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show at Otis College of Art and Design

The Konheim family legacy began with George Konheim, born in Akron, Ohio, in 1917. In 1947, George founded Buckeye Construction Co., a real estate development company headquartered in the heart of Beverly Hills, California. Beyond his accomplishments in real estate, George Konheim became a luminary in philanthropy. His generosity extended to causes close to his heart, including the Boy Scouts of America, the Child Welfare League of America, the City of Hope National Medical Center, the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). As a co-founder of the Los Angeles Music Center, George laid the foundation for a family tradition of giving back to the community.

Following in his father's footsteps, Lyn Konheim emerged as a dynamic force in real estate and community service. A 1966 graduate of Beverly Hills High School, Lyn was not only inducted into the BHAAA Hall of Fame but also became a dedicated contributor to the thriving community he called home. After attending the University of Southern California and serving in the U.S. Navy, Lyn became a principal in many notable real estate projects across Beverly Hills, the West side, and Malibu.

As the president and owner of Buckeye Properties, Lyn has dedicated over 35 years to shaping the landscape of the city he holds dear. His commitment goes beyond bricks and mortar; Lyn Konheim has invested his time, resources, and passion into enhancing and preserving the community. His philanthropic spirit is evident in his ongoing contributions to projects that elevate and sustain the cultural and social fabric of Beverly Hills.

In 2014, the Konheim family marked a new chapter when they purchased the Beverly Hills Land Company. Their involvement in this acquisition marked the beginning of a legacy that extends beyond real estate to community enrichment. Notably, they have contributed to transformative projects, including the Creative Offices in Beverly Hills. Lyn Konheim has played a pivotal role in this endeavor, collaborating with his son, David Konheim, to bring innovation and creativity to the heart of Beverly Hills.

As residents deeply rooted in the community, the Konheim family's commitment to enhancing the educational and cultural landscape is further exemplified by their donation to the BHHS Swim Gym Basketball Court. This act of generosity speaks to their dedication to fostering the growth and well-being of future generations.

The Konheim Family, spanning generations, has left an indelible mark on Beverly Hills through their visionary leadership, philanthropy, and commitment to community.

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Sam Nazarian

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Sam Nazarian

Born in Tehran in 1975, Sam Nazarian embarked on a journey that would intertwine his roots with the vibrant tapestry of Beverly Hills. A proud graduate of Beverly Hills High School in 1993, Sam's formative years were marked by his prowess on the basketball court as a member of the Beverly High basketball team, under the mentorship of Coach Jason Newman. This early exposure to teamwork and leadership would sow the seeds for his future endeavors. Post-high school, Sam continued his educational journey at the University of Southern California, where he honed his skills, both academically and personally. 

Sam Nazarian is widely recognized as the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the SBE Entertainment Group. With an entrepreneurial spirit and a vision for transforming the hospitality and entertainment industry, Sam has played a pivotal role in establishing SBE as a global leader in lifestyle hospitality. Under his leadership, SBE has created iconic establishments, including renowned hotels, restaurants, and entertainment venues. Sam's commitment to innovation, coupled with an unwavering dedication to excellence, has positioned SBE as a trailblazer in the world of hospitality and entertainment.

Sam Nazarian's ties to Beverly Hills and education have remained steadfast throughout his life. As a grateful alumnus of Beverly Hills High School, Sam recognizes the profound impact of quality education on shaping individuals and communities. His commitment to giving back is evident in his philanthropic endeavors, particularly in supporting educational initiatives.

In recognition of his enduring connection to Beverly Hills High School, Sam Nazarian has become a pivotal figure in advancing athletic opportunities within the district by contributing to the BHHS Swim Gym Basketball Court. Sam's legacy is etched into the fabric of the educational landscape, symbolizing his dedication to empowering future generations.

Paysinger Family

Paysinger Family

The Paysinger family's connection with Beverly Hills High School spans generations, rooted in the commitment of Donald Paysinger. Donald's coaching journey commenced at Santa Monica High School, where he took the reins of the football program. This early venture into coaching set the stage for a remarkable career.

Despite not pursuing a playing career, Donald found his true calling in coaching. His coaching odyssey took him to San Jose State University before he returned to his alma mater, Beverly Hills High School, as an assistant coach. For an impressive 32 years, Donald served as the assistant head coach, leaving an indelible mark on the football program. His dedication to coaching was a testament to his love for the game and commitment to nurturing young talent. In 2013, Donald Paysinger bid farewell to the coaching arena, retiring from the sports scene. However, his journey was far from over. His transition from coaching to supporting his son's journey as a linebacker marked the beginning of a new chapter in the Paysinger family legacy.

The Paysinger legacy continued with Spencer, Donald's son, who attended Beverly Hills High School and left an indelible mark on the football field. As a standout player, Spencer's athleticism and skill garnered attention, leading him to play for the New York Giants in the NFL. Donald Paysinger, not just a coach but a supportive father, accompanied Spencer throughout his high school career. Donald's coaching journey at BHHS continued even after Spencer graduated, as he assumed the role of head coach.

The Paysinger family's enduring connection with Beverly Hills High School is a testament to their commitment to education, athletics, and community. From coaching to playing, from the sidelines to the field, the Paysinger family has woven a tapestry of dedication and excellence that continues to inspire generations at BHHS.

Paysinger is a longtime family, they've been in the district and very involved in sports. Vonzie, Carter, and Donald are all brothers and Spencer is Donald's son.

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Karen Richards and David Sachs Family

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