PACEF Hosts Annual Luncheon, Fashion Show May 20

Kevan Hall
Kevan Hall

The Pasadena-Altadena Community Endowment Fund will host its 9th Annual Scholarship Luncheon and Fashion Show, “Hat-ti-tude with Attitude” on Saturday, May 20, to help benefit its scholarship endowment.
Ladies (and privileged gentlemen) will be swanking and swooning over haute couture ensembles and fabulous chapeaux. The highly-anticipated affair encourages guests to “wear a hat like you mean it: With attitude.” The event will highlight fashions by award-winning designer Kevan Hall. Tickets are now available.
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Masters of Taste to Raise Funds for Homeless May 7

Photo by Staci Moraza / OUTLOOK Liz Trussell, Margaret Sedenquist, Nancy Naecker and Jan Sanders were among those who enjoyed last year’s Masters of Taste fundraiser to benefit Union Station Homeless Services. This year’s event will be held on Sunday, May 7, at the Rose Bowl. There will be food from more than 40 top cocktail bars, California wineries, local craft breweries, pressed juices and hand-roasted coffee. For tickets, visit MastersofTasteLA.com/Tickets.
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Liz Trussell, Margaret Sedenquist, Nancy Naecker and Jan Sanders were among those who enjoyed last year’s Masters of Taste fundraiser to benefit Union Station Homeless Services. This year’s event will be held on Sunday, May 7, at the Rose Bowl. There will be food from more than 40 top cocktail bars, California wineries, local craft breweries, pressed juices and hand-roasted coffee. For tickets, visit MastersofTasteLA.com/Tickets.

Horse Show to Benefit Huntington Hospital

Flintridge La Cañada Guild is partnering again with West Palms Events for the annual Flintridge Horse Show. The event will be held at the Flintridge Riding Club Friday, April 28, and Saturday, April 29.
Friday’s tasting event, sponsored by Allen Lund Co. takes place from 6-8 p.m. and will feature tacos with tequila, wine and beer tastings provided by Rosso Wine Shop.  Tickets are $50 per person with complimentary valet parking included. Continue reading “Horse Show to Benefit Huntington Hospital”

Young Life Hosts Annual Dinner and Auction

Photo by Erin Rodick / OUTLOOK Pam Gang, Jennifer Genske and Cathy and Edward Yu enjoyed the annual Greater Pasadena Young Life fundraising banquet and auction as nearly 300 guests enjoyed a program filled with laughter and touching stories from Young Life staff, students and leaders. The dramatic impact of Young Life was palpable, and the influence of leaders in the lives of students was clearly evident. Dave Avramovich, the area director, shared about the hope for continued development of Young Life in the surrounding communities. In order to do so, they hope to raise even more money to continue their work impacting more than 2,000 kids weekly around the Pasadena area. Since 2007, Young Life has grown from two to 15 schools, from 10 to 74 volunteer leaders and from 200 to 2,000 students reached.
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Pam Gang, Jennifer Genske and Cathy and Edward Yu enjoyed the annual Greater Pasadena Young Life fundraising banquet and auction as nearly 300 guests enjoyed a program filled with laughter and touching stories from Young Life staff, students and leaders. The dramatic impact of Young Life was palpable, and the influence of leaders in the lives of students was clearly evident. Dave Avramovich, the area director, shared about the hope for continued development of Young Life in the surrounding communities. In order to do so, they hope to raise even more money to continue their work impacting more than 2,000 kids weekly around the Pasadena area. Since 2007, Young Life has grown from two to 15 schools, from 10 to 74 volunteer leaders and from 200 to 2,000 students reached.

Shriners Celebrate Opening of New Medical Center

Photo by Carin Yates / OUTLOOK Joy Cho, Shriners Imperial Potentate Chris Smith, County Supervisor Kathryn Barger, Board Chairman Jerry Gantt, Medical Center CEO Lou Lazatin and Chief of Staff Robert Cho celebrate Shriners Hospitals for Children-Los Angeles moving to a new state-of-the-art medical center in Pasadena.
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Joy Cho, Shriners Imperial Potentate Chris Smith, County Supervisor Kathryn Barger, Board Chairman Jerry Gantt, Medical Center CEO Lou Lazatin and Chief of Staff Robert Cho celebrate Shriners Hospitals for Children-Los Angeles moving to a new state-of-the-art medical center in Pasadena.

Cancer Support Community Angel Gala

Photo by Toni LeBel / OUTLOOK Michael Healy, the board president of Cancer Support Community Pasadena, is joined by Angel Gala honoree Liz Rusnak Arizmendi of Rusnak Auto Group during CSCP’s 25th annual gala, which was one of the most successful fundraisers in the organization’s history.
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Michael Healy, the board president of Cancer Support Community Pasadena, is joined by Angel Gala honoree Liz Rusnak Arizmendi of Rusnak Auto Group during CSCP’s 25th annual gala, which was one of the most successful fundraisers in the organization’s history.

Villa Esperanza’s Blue & White is May 20

Photos courtesy Villa Esperanza Services Blue & White Committee members preparing for Villa Esperanza’s May 20 fundraiser include (from left) Maryann Seduski, Dr. Lori Levi, Jenny Seto, Janet Louie, Jeri Wright, Annissa Deshpande, Marcie Robinson and Melissa Wu.
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Blue & White Committee members preparing for Villa Esperanza’s May 20 fundraiser include (from left) Maryann Seduski, Dr. Lori Levi, Jenny Seto, Janet Louie, Jeri Wright, Annissa Deshpande, Marcie Robinson and Melissa Wu.

Villa Esperanza Services Blue & White fundraiser, “Leave an Impression,” takes place Saturday, May 20, at the Langham Huntington Hotel.
Villa will recognize Lisa and Tim Sloan with Villa’s Guardian Angel Award for the tremendous impact they are making in the lives of children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Both honorees have supported Villa for many years as donors and Lisa as a committee member and current board member.
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Junior Women’s Club Holds Free Eye Screenings at Local Preschools

The La Cañada Junior Women’s Club will hold free eye screenings for amblyopia, commonly known as “lazy eye,” at local preschools this April.
About 3% of children have some form of this condition. It is not an eye disease and is fully curable if detected early. Amblyopia is when the vision in one eye does not develop properly. Standard eye tests for 3- and 4-year-olds do not test for this condition, which is one reason these eye screenings are so important. The good news is that amblyopia is curable until approximately age 6. After that age, the child’s brain learns to ignore the blurry image from the weaker eye and amblyopia becomes almost impossible to reverse.

The La Cañada Junior Women’s Club members include (from back, left) co-chair Stephanie Ryan, Christy Ferguson, Gayle Hagegard, Georgina Mueller, Karen King, Libby Shiner, Maria Strong, Laura Ploude and co-chair Kyle Grimes. In front are Lincoln Rowan and Derek Grimes.

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Leadership Pasadena to Help Law Enforcement, Special Needs Interaction

Capt. Tim Sell, Chief Bertral Washington, Cindy Bengtson and Michelle Cox, Villa Esperanza director of development, will attend the Leadership Pasadena event on Apri 24.

Leadership Pasadena, in partnership with Villa Esperanza Services, Ability First and Professional Child Development Associates, is presenting a free 90-minute seminar for families, caregivers or staff caring for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) on how to work with law enforcement and first responders.
The event is Monday, April 24, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Ambassador Auditorium, 131 S. St. John Ave.
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