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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.
Hall redefined fashion for the House of Halston. His designs have been worn by a distinguished coterie of celebrities including Vanessa Williams, Celine Dion, Tarji P. Henson and Alfre Woodard. Expect to see sophisticated, elegant fashions, worn gracefully by a diverse group of professional models. Hall will be interviewed to share his inspiration for his Couture Collection before the show.
The luncheon will be held at the Pasadena Hilton Hotel, 168 S. Los Robles Ave. The festivities begin at 11 a.m. with a reception and boutique shopping, followed by a delectable lunch at 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $100 per person and VIP tables are available for $1,500 (VIP tables seat 10 people and guests receive complimentary champagne). Valet and self-parking are available.
The co-chairs, Debbie Williams and Jeane Ward, have planned the fabulously fun event with a delicious luncheon, exotic hats and accessories, engaging fashion show, music, shopping and a lot of camaraderie. For those who love to shop, a boutique of vendors will be featured with engaging and exotic
accessories, clothes and hats.
Expect to see fashionable and distinctive hats of all sizes and styles worn by guests.
Proceeds from this benefit will help fund PACEF’s Scholarship Endowment, which provides financial support to deserving school graduates from the Pasadena Unified School District. Recognizing that scholarships were not enough to make an impact on the rising costs of college, the group decided to strengthen its support and increased financial scholarships in 2007 for talented and skilled minority youth that needed substantive support to attend college.
The directors recognized that ongoing, four-year scholarships will allow graduates to become contributing adults. This type of financial commitment requires larger sums of money and a source for continuous financing of the endowment. The directors of PACEF are African American women who are successful in community service. The directors have pledged to donate more than $5,000 each to the endowment fund. The fund has raised about $220,000 by January 2016, with the generous support of PACEF’s friends and sponsors. PACEF expects the fund to reach its goal of $250,000 by the end of 2017.
For more information about the event or PACEF, contact co-chairs Debbie Williams at (626)797-0410 or Jeane Ward at (626)798-2989.

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