Despite a year of hardship, Pasadena Community Foundation was able for the 26th consecutive year to bring the magic of Christmas to a number of area charitable organizations, thanks to grants from its Yes, Virginia Fund.
In 1897, New York Sun editor Frank Church responded to 8-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon, who wrote to the newspaper to ask, “Is there a Santa Claus?” More than a century later, the reply remains the most reprinted editorial ever to run in any newspaper in the United States. In 1994, the story inspired PCF supporters to establish the Yes, Virginia Fund to provide annual grants to local nonprofit agencies so that Pasadena-area children in need could receive toys, books, gifts and special experiences for the holidays.
“Location, location, location.”
A real estate tycoon might typically utter that phrase, but this time it was Margaret Martinez, CEO of Community Health Alliance of Pasadena, or ChapCare, on the opening of its new, cutting-edge health-care facility in the heart of northwest Pasadena. Continue reading “ChapCare Zones In on Local Health Care for Uninsured”
Community Health Alliance of Pasadena has been awarded $25,000 by CIT Bank N.A., the parent company of Southern California’s OneWest Bank.
The generous grant award provided to ChapCare will support the organization’s Care Coordination program, in which high-risk, high-cost patients with chronic health issues receive systemic coordination of their general and behavioral healthcare for improved outcomes. CIT has a longstanding commitment to social responsibility and corporate citizenship, exemplified by its support of a diverse range of nonprofits. Continue reading “ChapCare Receives $25K Grant From CIT Bank”