Maryvale Honors Local Resident With Hope Award

Pasadena resident Jacquie Dolan, a 48-year member of Maryvale’s Los Angeles Orphanage Guild and foster child advocate, receives the Restoring Hope Award at the fourth Annual Golf Classic.
Pasadena resident Jacquie Dolan, a 48-year member of Maryvale’s Los Angeles Orphanage Guild and foster child advocate, receives the Restoring Hope Award at the fourth Annual Golf Classic.

Maryvale honored Jacquie Dolan, Pasadena resident and longtime member of Maryvale Los Angeles Orphanage Guild, with the fourth annual Restoring Hope Golf Classic recently.
Dolan was recognized for her long-term commitment to Maryvale’s children and her advocacy work for foster children spanning more than four decades. The tournament was held at Angeles National Golf Club.
Dolan joined Maryvale’s Los Angeles Orphanage Guild in 1968, where she and her fellow members have been responsible for raising money to provide opportunities for children that have helped them heal and move beyond the trauma that defined their young lives.
“Jacquie has a heart of gold. She is the ultimate benefactor,” said Carole Tremblay, vice president of Maryvale development and communications. “Not only has she helped raise funds so we can continue our programs, but she has also assumed a leadership role on our board and works directly with the children offering love, encouragement, and mentorship.”
Founded in 1856 by the Daughters of Charity, Maryvale is the oldest children’s charity in Los Angeles County and the first orphanage in the region. Maryvale now cares for traumatized youth in the foster care system, with an intensive residential treatment program for severely abused girls, ages 13 to 18; a nurturing emergency placement center for boys and girls, ages 6 to 12; a family resource center for vulnerable children and families; and two early education centers.

PCDA to Hold ‘Russian Nights’ Black Tie Event

Professional Child Development Associates will hold its second annual “Russian Nights: A Black Tie Affair” on Saturday, May 20, at the home of Carolyn and Craig Watson in South Pasadena. Proceeds from the event will benefit PCDA, which provides therapies and services for children, teens and young adults with autism and other developmental disabilities and their families.
The Russian-themed evening is highlighted by a cello quartet chamber music recital featuring cellist Ruslan Biryukov. Biryukov will be joined by equally talented cellists Anne Sudu, Efrain Del Pilar and Bryant Golzali. A limited seating of 80 guests will enjoy dinner catered by Chef Claud Beltran of Bacchus’ Kitchen, including a premium seating with specialty caviars and rare delicacies. Following dinner will be an array of auction lots, including rare wines, Willet Bourbon, Russian art pieces and private catered dinners by Chef Beltran.
For more information, contact Robert Bain at (626) 793-7350, ext. 281 or email robertb@pcdateam.org. For online event registration or to learn more about PCDA, visit pcdateam.org.

Huntington Hospital Senior Care Network Receives $200K

Cathy Goyette (front row, from left), Chet Rondinella, Link Dickman, Diane Martin and Betty MacInnes. Middle row: Jesse Ruiz, Neena Bixby, Linda Bolton, Trish Bredesen, Ginny Lechler, Linda Stephens, President and CEO Steve Ralph, Cathi Chadwell, Carl Vail, Kathy Kobayashi and John Simon Taylor. Back: Eileen Koons, Kathleen German, Babs Stewart, Lisa McWaters and Patty Watson Wood.
Cathy Goyette (front row, from left), Chet Rondinella, Link Dickman, Diane Martin and Betty MacInnes. Middle row: Jesse Ruiz, Neena Bixby, Linda Bolton, Trish Bredesen, Ginny Lechler, Linda Stephens, President and CEO Steve Ralph, Cathi Chadwell, Carl Vail, Kathy Kobayashi and John Simon Taylor. Back: Eileen Koons, Kathleen German, Babs Stewart, Lisa McWaters and Patty Watson Wood.

A check for $200,000 was presented April 19 to Huntington Hospital’s Senior Care Network by the Huntington Collection.
The Senior Care Network is a nationally recognized program that helps older and disabled adults and their families remain healthy and independent. The Huntington Collection is a retail shop that sells merchandise through consignment and qualified donations to benefit the Senior Care Network.
The Huntington Collection has contributed more than $8 million to the Senior Care Network since 1984.
For more information about the Senior Care Network and the Huntington Collection, visit huntingtonhospital.org and click on “Community.”

Hillsides Receives $5 Million Grant

Petersen Foundation Director Kevin Strauch, Petersen Foundation President Galeta (Gigi) Carleton, Hillsides President and CEO Joseph M. Costa, Hillsides Board chair Donna Ford and Hillsides Campaign Cabinet co-chair Donald P. Clark.
Petersen Foundation Director Kevin Strauch, Petersen Foundation President Galeta (Gigi) Carleton, Hillsides President and CEO Joseph M. Costa, Hillsides Board chair Donna Ford and Hillsides Campaign Cabinet co-chair Donald P. Clark.

The Margie & Robert E. Petersen Foundation has awarded a $5 million grant to Hillsides for at-risk teens and young adults. It is the largest grant ever received in the foster care charity’s 104-year history.
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New Leadership at Pasadena’s Collaborative

Photo by Shel Segal / OUTLOOK Former Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard (left) is joined by Bruce Blomstrom and Robert “Bud” Bishop, the incoming president of the Pasadena Bio Collaborative Incubator.
Photo by Shel Segal / OUTLOOK
Former Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard (left) is joined by Bruce Blomstrom and Robert “Bud” Bishop, the incoming president of the Pasadena Bio Collaborative Incubator.

As the new president of the Pasadena Bio Collaborative Incubator, Robert “Bud” Bishop will have some pretty big shoes to fill.
Recently named the new top executive at a ceremony at the organization’s headquarters on Foothill Boulevard in Pasadena, Bishop will be taking over from longtime chief Bruce Blomstrom. Continue reading “New Leadership at Pasadena’s Collaborative”

Bridging the Gap Between First Responders and the Disabled

Photo by Shel Segal / OUTLOOK Local first responders from the Pasadena Police and Fire Departments were joined by senior leaders from Villa Esperanza Services, AbilityFirst and Professional Child Development Associates during a recent seminar at Ambassador Auditorium.
Photo by Shel Segal / OUTLOOK
Local first responders from the Pasadena Police and Fire Departments were joined by senior leaders from Villa Esperanza Services, AbilityFirst and Professional Child Development Associates during a recent seminar at Ambassador Auditorium.

Emergencies can happen without warning. And although first responders do their best, there are times they come across situations that make the emergency even more challenging, including communicating with individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Continue reading “Bridging the Gap Between First Responders and the Disabled”

Maranatha Students Lend Assistance to Harambee Ministries

Photo by Shel Segal / OUTLOOK Maranatha High School students (from left) Joseph Brumfield, Ashley Oki, Alle Wei, Benjamin Smith and Patrick Lee spent their recent spring break volunteering at Harambee Ministries in Northwest Pasadena.
Photo by Shel Segal / OUTLOOK
Maranatha High School students (from left) Joseph Brumfield, Ashley Oki, Alle Wei, Benjamin Smith and Patrick Lee spent their recent spring break volunteering at Harambee Ministries in Northwest Pasadena.

Whereas most teenagers wouldn’t consider giving up any part of their spring break, a group of students from Maranatha High School simply aren’t ordinary kids.
More than a dozen spent part of their free time assisting the children at Harambee Ministries, helping the youngsters with their studies and acting as big brothers and sisters. Continue reading “Maranatha Students Lend Assistance to Harambee Ministries”

Historic First Lutheran Celebrates 125 Years

Historic First Lutheran invites the community to celebrate its 125th anniversary on Sunday, April 30, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. R.Z. Meyer of Pacific Palisades as guest preacher. A taco bar will follow worship.
Historic First Lutheran, located at 808 N. Los Robles Ave., is one of the oldest churches in Pasadena and the “Cathedral Ministry or Mother Church” of Lutheranism in North Los Angeles County. Historic First Lutheran has planted daughter churches from Van Nuys to San Bernardino. Meyer served as assistant pastor from 1953-1958.
For more information, call (626) 793-1139 or visit historicfirstlutheran.org.

Geranium Society Holds Flower Show, Sale May 13-14

The Geranium Society will hold its annual Show and Sale to show off the beautiful flower and foliage of geraniums and pelargoniums on Saturday and Sunday, May 13 and 14, from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., in Ayres Hall at the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia.
Entrance to the show and sale is free with admission to the Arboretum.
Geraniums and pelargoniums are drought-tolerant, lush, florific and great smelling. At the show, Geranium Society members will have their prize plants on display, showing off the wide variety of colors, textures, scents, shapes, and flowers that the genera has to offer. At the sale, unusual plants — not available at any box store — will be available. Noted nurseries bringing special sale items include: Robin Parer of Geraniaceae, John Schoustra of Greenwood Daylily Gardens, Matt-Dell Tufenkian of Dominus Plantarum, as well as Geranium Society members with their private collections.