Fellowship Monrovia Leadership to Steer Pasadena’s Harambee Ministries

Outlook photo Fellowship Monrovia’s Rev. Albert Tate (left) will take over as Harambee executive director in August for Harlan Redmond (right), who will attend Princeton Theological Seminary in the fall.
Outlook photo
Fellowship Monrovia’s Rev. Albert Tate (left) will take over as Harambee executive director in August for Harlan Redmond (right), who will attend Princeton Theological Seminary in the fall.

For some time now, Fellowship Monrovia’s Rev. Albert Tate and Harambee Ministries and Preparatory School Executive Director Harlan Redmond have been travelling a trajectory of intertwined fate.
The two long-time friends both hail from the South, relocating to Southern California around the same time (“We could have been on the same plane,” noted Tate). Both men are fathers with new babies on the way, and both have been greatly influenced by the life’s work and ministry of John M. Perkins, a Christian civil rights activist and community developer who founded Harambee in 1982.
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Pasadena Heritage Set for Spring Home Tour March 25

Pasadena Heritage will present a Spring Home Tour and lecture in March celebrating architectural and landscape design spanning more than 130 years.
Inspired by the legendary magazine that has epitomized American living since 1922, the Spring Home Tour, “Better Homes and Gardens,” allows guests to experience noteworthy architecture and landscape design that influence each other and combine to create perfect harmony.
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ChapCare Awarded $75,000 From Taper Foundation

Community Health Alliance of Pasadena (ChapCare) has been awarded a $75,000 grant by the S. Mark Taper Foundation, a private family foundation dedicated to enhancing the quality of people’s lives by
supporting nonprofit organizations and their work in local communities.
The grant award will support the provision of more than 490 high-quality medical visits to at-risk and uninsured patients in the San Gabriel Valley over a one-year period.
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Hillsides Gala is Feb. 24

Photo by Staci Moraza / OUTLOOK Hillsides CEO Joseph Costa and co-chairs Joan McCarthy and John Gong are preparing for this year’s Hillsides gala, which will be held on Saturday, Feb. 24.
Photo by Staci Moraza / OUTLOOK
Hillsides CEO Joseph Costa and co-chairs Joan McCarthy and John Gong are preparing for this year’s Hillsides gala, which will be held on Saturday, Feb. 24.

Hillsides annual gala, La Nuit des Rêves — the Night of Dreams — will be held on Saturday evening, Feb. 24, at the Langham Huntington Hotel. Proceeds of the gala, which is Hillsides’ largest fundraiser of the year, benefit the 14,000 children, youth and families who Hillsides serves throughout Southern California.
The gala co-chairs are Joan McCarthy and John Gong. The committee consists of Armida Baylon-Stelzer, Cathy Brennan, Kelly Chamberlain, Donna De Mond, Shelly and Mario Fiumani, Megan Foker, Donna B. Ford, Gina Guerra, Stacey Hoppe, Dr. Judith Oh Kim, Ana Maarse, Pamela Mahon, Judy Kenyon Martin, Susan Noce, Susan Pinsky, Courtney Saavedra, Robert and Deborah Simpson, Sara J. Simpson, Maureen Staley, Rebecca Trail and Kim Weleba.
Major sponsors of the gala include Mario and Shelly Fiumani – Pin USA, Jacob Maarse Florists, Kaiser Permanente, Rusnak Auto Group, Sherm and Marge Telleen, The Havner Family Foundation, The Walt Disney Company, Western Asset Management, and Willis Towers Watson.
For tickets or more information, visit hillsides-3700.wedid.it/ or contact Bernie Gore at bgore@hillsides.org.

Alzheimer’s Advocates Speak to USC Trojan Affiliates March 1

Former Pasadena area residents May Gonzalez and Ray Wells will join Maureen McNulty, executive donor advisor of Alzheimer’s Association, for a discussion on “Ray’s Personal Story of his Alzheimer’s Journey” to the USC Trojan Affiliates on Thursday, March 1, at a private home in San Marino. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Former Pasadena area residents May Gonzalez and Ray Wells will join Maureen McNulty, executive donor advisor of Alzheimer’s Association, for a discussion on “Ray’s Personal Story of his Alzheimer’s Journey” to the USC Trojan Affiliates on Thursday, March 1, at a private home in San Marino. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Advocates for the Alzheimer’s Association will speak to the USC Trojan Affiliates on March 1, sharing a personal story of two former Pasadena-area residents who have experienced the ravaging effects of the disease.
Ray Wells, 57, was diagnosed with Young Onset Alzheimer’s at the age of 55. As a parent of two, ages 21 and 17, he had been a Realtor in the Greater Pasadena community for nearly 30 years. Much of his career was spent mentoring and training new recruits as a manager for Dilbeck Realtors and later, Teles Properties. He served as the 1997 president of the Pasadena-Foothills Association of Realtors, as an officer for the California Association of Realtors and as the long-time Master of Ceremonies and leader of the weekly “pitch” meetings, and as the annual Master of Ceremonies for the awards banquet at the Langham Hotel. He and his wife, May, a fellow Realtor, formed a dynamic and successful real estate team.
His life was also filled with being a great dad, participating in all his children’s activities, serving on various boards and as San Marino Tennis Board President.
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Heart Month Comes With Warnings

Lilly Rocha
Lilly Rocha

Lilly Rocha of Pasadena was 37 and at the height of her career when, one morning, she awoke with pain in her arm, jaw and chest. Despite her discomfort, Lilly went to work because “I didn’t have a clue what was going on,” she said.
When a co-worker suggested she could be having a heart attack and should go to a hospital, she didn’t believe him. A heart attack survivor himself, he didn’t take no for an answer and drove her to the ER.
Lilly knew her grandfather died of a heart attack, but she did not realize it happened when he was 37 —the same age she had her heart attack. She also learned that nearly everyone in her mom’s family had heart disease and was struggling with high cholesterol and high blood pressure.
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Pasadena Playhouse Launches ‘Community@Play’ Initiative

Cast members perform at the Pasadena Playhouse’s current production of “Pirates of Penzance.”
Cast members perform at the Pasadena Playhouse’s current production of “Pirates of Penzance.”

Pasadena Playhouse is introducing “Community@Play,” a new free ticket initiative allowing thousands of area students and residents to enjoy the transformative power of live theatrical performances at the playhouse. This initiative is sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank, an active supporter of the Pasadena Playhouse for more than 19 years.
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Veterans Get Golf Lessons From First Tee of Pasadena

The First Tee of Greater Pasadena recently welcomed injured veterans to the Brookside Golf Club in Pasadena to teach about the benefits of golf. Thirty-six men and women representing the Wounded Warrior Project participated in a morning that included brunch, golf clinics and camaraderie.
During the golf clinics the First Tee of Greater Pasadena coaches, volunteers and youth demonstrated how the First Tee programming has a positive impact on today’s youth. This event introduced the veterans to the youth programs offered by the First Tee of Greater Pasadena and volunteer opportunities available.
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Young & Healthy Gala is Jan. 27

Darrell Done
Darrell Done

Young & Healthy, a community-based nonprofit that provides access to medical, dental, mental health and other health services free-of-charge to uninsured and underinsured low-income children, will hold its annual benefit gala on Saturday evening, Jan. 27. The fundraiser will be held in the heart of downtown Los Angeles’ fashion district at City Market Social House.
Darrell Done, the former board chair of Young & Healthy, will be honored with the Alliance Award, and All Saints Church and Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church will receive the J. Donald Thomas Award. These honorees are those whose “dedication, perseverance and selfless devotion to the wellbeing of children exemplifies the spirit that led to the founding of Young & Healthy” nearly three decades ago.
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