Elizabeth House Holding Virtual Gala This Week

Rene and Jean Fradet and Kathy and Curt Gibson were among those who attended Elizabeth House’s 2019 gala. This year’s event is a “virtual” auction fundraiser being held this week.

Elizabeth House’s annual gala, which is the organization’s largest fundraiser and last year netted more than $165,000, has been converted to a virtual gala, with a “Together We Care” theme. Instead of a single night, Elizabeth House will have a week of silent auctions from April 19-25, with a live auction on the final day. (The new format is a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.)
Executive Director Debbie Unruh has asked supporters to “invite the friends that you would have invited to attend the gala to participate in this exciting week leading up to April 25.”
Including supporting the auction week, anyone may donate the cost of seats and give additional support at ehgala2020.givesmart.com.
Elizabeth House is a nonprofit that serves pregnant and parenting women and their children experiencing homelessness.
Through the generosity of sponsors and donors, Elizabeth House will offer many wonderful packages, including stay at a vacation home in Sonora, Mexico, with plenty of travel date flexibility. Other high-profile auction items include premium seats at Dodger Dugout Club with full-service dining and drinks, fine jewelry like a trillion cut tanzanite and diamond ring, desirable fine wine packages, and a private tour for four of the Getty Center or Villa .
“The planned gala theme, Together We Care, is fitting during this time of crisis, loss and despair for many, including for some Elizabeth House families,” an event spokesperson said. “It highlights how much working together for a common cause matters to the most vulnerable.”
For more information on the gala or how to donate to the mission of Elizabeth House, visit elizabethhouse.net or call (626) 577-4434.

Elizabeth House Gala is April 28

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Bill and Noli Caswell, Susan and Bruce Dodge, and Kristen and Dave Mickelson were among those who enjoyed a previous Elizabeth House Gala. This year’s event is being held on Saturday, April 28

Elizabeth House, based in Pasadena, is hosting its annual gala on Saturday evening, April 28, at Oakmont Country Club in Glendale. The reception and silent auction begin at 5:30 p.m.; the dinner and program are at 7 p.m.
Dr. Lisa Masterson of “The Doctors” television show will be the honoree at this 15th annual gala.
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Elizabeth House Gala is April 28

Photo by Carin Yates / OUTLOOK David and Mary Sue Scheidler were joined by Janet and Jack Orswell at a previous Elizabeth House Gala. This year’s event is being held on Saturday, April 28.
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David and Mary Sue Scheidler were joined by Janet and Jack Orswell at a previous Elizabeth House Gala. This year’s event is being held on Saturday, April 28.

Elizabeth House, based in Pasadena, is hosting its annual gala on Saturday evening, April 28, at Oakmont Country Club in Glendale. The reception and silent auction begin at 5:30 p.m.; the dinner and program are at 7 p.m.
Dr. Lisa Masterson of “The Doctors” television show will be the honoree at this 15th annual gala.
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Beloved Volunteer Shines for Elizabeth House Shelter

Photo courtesy Elizabeth House Elizabeth House Executive Director Debbie Unruh (left) was among those celebrating Kate Rhymer’s contribution to the organization at this year’s gala.
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Elizabeth House Executive Director Debbie Unruh (left) was among those celebrating Kate Rhymer’s contribution to the organization at this year’s gala.

It’s not unusual for first-time visitors to miss the Elizabeth House because they’re expecting some type of facility or some place more clinical.
They’re not looking for a house that matches all the others in its central Pasadena neighborhood, the place where La Cañada Flintridge’s Kate Rhymer has always felt right at home among women who are receiving not only much-needed shelter, but equally important support and love.
Since 1994, the two-story residence has served as a safe spot for the region’s homeless women and their children. Rhymer — who was honored at the organization’s annual gala this spring — has been integral to its function. Continue reading “Beloved Volunteer Shines for Elizabeth House Shelter”

Elizabeth House Gala Set for April 1

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Bill and Noli Caswell, Susan and Bruce Dodge, and Kristen and Dave Mickelson were among the La Cañada Flintridge residents who attended a prior gala for Elizabeth House, which provides shelter and services for homeless pregnant women. This year’s event will be held Saturday, April 1.

Elizabeth House is hosting its annual gala on Saturday evening, April 1, at Oakmont Country Club in Glendale. The reception and silent auction begin at 5:30 p.m.; the dinner and program are at 7 p.m.
“This year’s gala will be a lot of fun,” said Elizabeth House Founder and Executive Director Debbie Unruh. “It is a celebration of the organization’s foundation of the past 23 years. It is giving us the ability to expand and take us to a new level.”
Some of the auction items include a fishing vacation to British Columbia, a one-week stay in Newport Beach, vacations to Mammoth and Palm Desert, and tickets to theater and sporting events. John Cervenka is the auctioneer.
Tickets are $175. For event information, call (626) 577-4434 or visit elizabethhouse.net.