Coldwell Banker Honors Top-Tier Performers

Bruce Zipf, president and CEO of NRT, along with Lori Ramirez, the current manager of one of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s Premier offices, recently congratulated the brother-sister team of John and Marion Fairbanks for exceptional sales performance throughout 2016 and their tenure of more than 30 years as top performers in the real estate industry.

Bruce Zipf (from left), Marion Fairbanks, Laurie Ramirez and John Fairbanks

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Foothill Family Benefit March 18

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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.

Americana at Brand to Award Scholarships; Apply Now

The Spirit of American Youth Scholarship presented by Caruso’s the Americana at Brand in Glendale, will be awarded to two graduating high school seniors who reside in or attend a public or private school in the San Fernando or San Gabriel valleys. Qualifying students are those who exhibit academic potential and provide examples of how they’ve contributed to the betterment of their communities. The value of each scholarship is $10,000.
All completed Spirit of American Youth Scholarship applications with essays and teacher recommendation forms must be submitted in person by April 30 to Concierge Services, 889 Americana Way, Suite 330, in Glendale. Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted by June 1. Scholarship recipients will be announced in August with recipients honored at a special luncheon at the Americana at Brand.
For more information, visit americanaatbrand.com.

Pierce to be Honored by NCL Juniors at Gala

Justene Pierce

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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PAL to Host Golden Badge Awards Dinner on March 30

Steve Brockmeyer

The Pasadena Police Activities League will hold its 15th annual Golden Badge Awards Dinner on Thursday, March 30, at the Pasadena Convention Center. This year’s commemorative “Through the Years” event, which celebrates the 20th anniversary of PAL, will honor Steve Brockmeyer of Bolton & Co. with the Golden Badge Award for his commitment to supporting the youth of Pasadena.
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SADA and Children’s Hospital Receive Innovation Awards

Dr. Thomas Lee

SADA Systems has been named a recipient of Microsoft’s 2017 Health Innovation Awards for a pioneering telemedicine project implemented with the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Medical Group. The initiative, led by Dr. Thomas Lee, director of the Vision Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, delivers remote training for eye surgeons in Armenia in partnership with the Armenian EyeCare Project. The goal is to help reduce rates of infant blindness, which occurs three times as often in Armenia as in the United States and other Western countries.
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New Board Members Join Cancer Support Community

Cancer Support Community Pasadena recently elected three new members — Megan Reed, Bradley Talt and Charles Wood — to serve on its board of directors.
“I am excited to welcome them to the board of directors,” said Michael Healy, president of the organization’s board. “Each of them brings a passion for the work of CSCP and a desire to continue to strengthen our programs and services for individuals facing cancer.”
Reed currently serves as the executive director of the Sheriff’s Youth Foundation, which provides programs and services to at-risk youth in 17 youth centers throughout Los Angeles County. In 2013, Reed served as campaign manager for the Rose Bowl Legacy Connections Campaign, for the renovation of the Rose Bowl Stadium. A 1985 graduate of the University of Virginia, Reed lives in Pasadena and has three children, Chase, Blake and Lindsay. “As a breast cancer survivor, I am eager to serve on CSCP’s board to help expand our reach and enhance our programs for individuals impacted by cancer,” said Reed.
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Foothill Family Benefit is March 18

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Ezra and Marisa Callahan and Stephanie and Greg McLemore enjoyed last year’s 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.

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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Huntington Hospital Named One of America’s 50 Best

Huntington Hospital has received the Healthgrades 2017 America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award for the fourth year in a row. The distinction makes Huntington Hospital among the top 1% of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide for its consistent, year-over-year superior clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.
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