Pasadena Senior Center Holds Zest Gala Oct. 28

Honoree Scott Jenkins
Honoree Scott Jenkins

The Pasadena Senior Center’s annual Zest Gala on Saturday, Oct. 28, will honor R. Scott Jenkins, a prominent local attorney and community leader whose good works in Pasadena, surrounding areas and abroad have impacted the lives of thousands.
Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction will be held at 5 p.m., with a dinner and program following at 6 p.m. Akila Gibbs, executive director of the Pasadena Senior Center, will serve as master of ceremonies. In addition to the silent auction, two tickets to the Tony Award-winning musical “Hamilton” at the Pantages Theater will be awarded to the winner of an opportunity drawing.
For more information on the Zest gala, email pamk@pasadenaseniorcenter.org, call (626) 685-6756 or visit pasadenaseniorcenter.org. Tickets are $200 per person. Proceeds will help fund the Pasadena Senior Center’s enrichment classes and social service programs.

Jenkins to Be Honored at Zest Gala on Oct. 28

Then-Tournament of Roses President Scott Jenkins (left) poses with Vin Scully, who was grand marshal of the 2014 Rose Parade. Jenkins, a San Marino resident, is being recognized by the Pasadena Senior Center at its Zest Gala later this month for his volunteerism.
Then-Tournament of Roses President Scott Jenkins (left) poses with Vin Scully, who was grand marshal of the 2014 Rose Parade. Jenkins, a San Marino resident, is being recognized by the Pasadena Senior Center at its Zest Gala later this month for his volunteerism.

Scott Jenkins laughed and offered up a jocular answer when asked about what drives his volunteerism.
“I try to stay out of trouble,” he said in a phone interview. “If I stay busy, I tend to stay out of trouble.”
In reality, growing up and having a career in Pasadena had planted and nurtured the seed of volunteerism and giving back. For his efforts and successes, Pasadena Senior Center is spotlighting Jenkins at its annual Zest Gala on Saturday, Oct. 28. Continue reading “Jenkins to Be Honored at Zest Gala on Oct. 28”