Christopher and Anna-Christine Rising and Heather and Matthew Lillard were among those who enjoyed a recent Foothill Family benefit. This year’s annual fundraiser, the Black & White Masked Ball, will be held Saturday, March 18, at the California Club in downtown Los Angeles. The event raises unrestricted funds for the organization’s life-changing programs and services aimed at empowering families and strengthening communities. Annelise Dachel and Vivian Godoy Rodriguez are serving as the event’s co-chairs. For event information, visit foothillfamily.org.
Philanthropy and generosity run in Justene Pierce’s genes. Orchestrating charitable acts since the tender age of 5 and following decades of volunteering on behalf of dozens of causes and organizations, Pierce will be honored with the prestigious President’s Award at the annual National Charity League Juniors of San Marino gala Saturday, March 11, at the Jonathan Club in downtown Los Angeles. The gala will benefit Huntington Memorial Hospital’s Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Units.
Pierce, who served as president of NCL Juniors of San Marino during 2012-13, credits her philanthropic achievements to her family, which was very active in religious, political and charitable groups.
“When life opens a door for us, you have to have the courage to walk through it,” she says.
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In honor of Women’s History Month and in partnership with the Women’s City Club of Pasadena, Mariachi Women’s Foundation and Soroptimist International Altadena/Pasadena are hosting a Mariachi Women in History Fundraising Fiesta and cultural celebration to be held on Friday, March 3, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the historic 1906 Blinn House. Continue reading “Mariachi Women in History Fundraising Fiesta”
Friends of Foothill Family, a volunteer guild of more than 100 local women supporting the work of Foothill Family, is
hosting its annual benefit on Saturday, March 18, at the California Club in downtown Los Angeles.
“The theme this year is a Black & White Masked Ball, inspired by Truman Capote’s Black & White Ball of 1966, where the collision of art, high society and fashion lit up the Plaza Hotel’s Grand Ballroom for a legendary night, dubbed ‘The party of the century,’” according to a Foothill Family spokesperson.
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Tammy Godley and Emily Wang have been elected to Muse/ique’s board, it has been announced.
“Tammy and Emily are two dynamic women who profoundly inspire me,” said Muse/ique Artistic Director Rachael Worby. “In each of their professional lives and in their volunteer work, they are addressing vital issues of equity and access in our community. Their values are well aligned with those of Muse/ique and I know we will benefit from our collaboration with these deservedly well-respected leaders.”
Godley is a litigation partner with Munger, Tolles & Olson, and handles complex business litigation disputes and specializes in entertainment litigation and advising. She serves as counsel to the major studios, networks, recording companies and music publishers, including Turner Broadcasting, Cartoon Network, Warner Bros., Sony Pictures, Warner Music Group and more. Godley has been recognized as a leading lawyer by Chambers USA. In 2012, she received a California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year Award for her representation of Warner Bros. in its highly publicized dispute with Charlie Sheen.
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The 2017 edition of cycling’s Tour of California will end in front of the Pasadena Convention Center on May 20, according to organizers.
The race’s final 77-mile stage is billed by organizers as a “quick tour of the Angeles National Forest.” It will begin at the Mountain High ski resort and descend into La Cañada Flintridge. The finish will feature a long straightaway.
The 2014 race also concluded in front of the Pasadena Convention Center.
This will be the fifth time in the race’s 12-year history that it will come to Pasadena.
The seven-stage race will also include a second stage in Los Angeles County. The race’s fifth stage on May 17 will take cyclists 100.3 miles from Santa Barbara to Santa Clarita.
The seven-stage 575.9-mile race will begin May 14 with a 104-mile stage in Sacramento.
For more information, visit: amgentourofcalifornia.com.
Principal guest conductor Nicholas McGegan returns to lead the Pasadena Symphony at Ambassador Auditorium on Saturday, March 18, with a European tour of musical masterpieces, featuring Felix Mendelssohn’s “Scottish Symphony,” inspired by the picturesque and romantic landscapes of the north and Schubert’s “Overture in the Italian Style.” Virtuoso violinist Rachel Barton Pine will transport the audience with Mozart’s Turkish Violin Concerto No. 5 with performances at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Continue reading “Pasadena Symphony Plays the European Masters”
The United Methodist Children’s Center held its first Father-Daughter Sock Hop. The attendees decorated cupcakes, danced to ’50s classics, and indulged in root beer floats and popcorn. This was a memorable event for both fathers and daughters. All attendees went home with a souvenir Polaroid and a decorated album frame. This is the second major fundraiser where all proceeds are allocated to the artificial grass fund.
The school is in the middle of installation, with a projected completion date of early March.