Pasadena Guild of Children’s Hospital President Sarah Shelton and Ball chairwomen Dianne McGee and Cathy Woolway welcomed more than 300 guests to the event. Jacob Maarse Florist transformed the Langham Huntington Ballroom with a modern twist to an elegant, timeless look.
John Rouse presented each debutante as she appeared in the middle of the stage. After each of them was presented and escorted on the arm of her father, she returned to the center of the ballroom with her fellow debutantes to curtsy in unison to the applause of the Guild members and guests. The debutantes’ fathers then joined their daughters on the dance floor for the first waltz of the evening, “The Sleeping Beauty Waltz,” played by the band Rembrandt.
Established in 1947 by a small group of dedicated hospital volunteers, the Pasadena Guild has raised more than $30 million for CHLA, completing eight Guild endowments in the areas of pediatric eye cancer, pediatric surgery, adolescent medicine, bone and soft tissue research, developmental biology and Regenerative Medicine.
Additionally, the Guild has made developmental biology endowments in partnership with the Saban Research Institute and funded one capital campaign.