Most people do a little something to celebrate their birthday, with the emphasis on day. Others stretch the celebration through a weekend, or even a week. Then there's Sue Ann Gordon, who, thanks to her family and friends, is currently in the midst of the “Sue Ann Gordon 75th Birthday Tour.” A three-week odyssey that began with a May 24 party at the clubhouse at DeBell Golf Course will continue on through August 16, when it will culminate in box seats at the Greek Theater as Neil Diamond takes the sage to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the live recording of his legendary “Hot August Night” album at the Griffith Park amphitheater.
The mother of four and step-mother of three, Gordon's track record of service to the Burbank community began when she served as the PTA president at Theodore Roosevelt School. An usher at Emmanuel Church, she is perhaps best known for her work with the La Providencia Guild of Children's Hospital Los Angeles where, since 1993, she has chaired the guild's thrift shop, annual fashion show, cotillion and summer fundraiser event. She has also served as the guild's historian, public relations and membership chair, and in 2009 was elevated to serve as the organization's president.