Las Madrinas Debutantes

Photo courtesy Nick Boswell
Local residents Caroline Finnegan, Kristina Turicchi, Betsy Foker, Caroline Tilton, Ellie Watkins, Michaela Gallo, Chloe Baker, Brooke Snaer and Katrina Pyle were recently honored for their service to the Southern California community and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles at the Las Madrinas Ball.

Las Madrinas honored 26 families and their daughters for their service to the Southern California community and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles at the Las Madrinas Ball held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel during the holiday season. More than 800 guests from the Greater Los Angeles area and beyond gathered to celebrate with the members of Las Madrinas. Continue reading “Las Madrinas Debutantes”

Las Madrinas Ball Benefits Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Photo courtesy Nick Boswell Photography The Las Madrinas Debutantes include (front row, from left) Caroline Williams, Lauren Cord, Margarita Higgins, Sofia Bennett, Lucy Harvey, Rubina Garland, Mary Kruberg and Katherine Harrison. Second row: Ava Adams, Gillian Yang, Kelly Morgan, Jennifer Rokus, Grace Ewell, Olivia Matthiessen, Carolyn Pasqualetto, Jessica Yang and Christine Babcock. Third row, seated: Lauren O’Brien, Penelope Brittingham and Liliane Eichler. Back: Katherine MacPherson, Elizabeth McKenzie, Darby Read, Jacqueline Baggott, Claire Chapus, Phoebe Brooks, Quincy Foster and Paige Thompson. Not pictured: Bridget Kolsky.
Photo courtesy Nick Boswell Photography
The Las Madrinas Debutantes include (front row, from left) Caroline Williams, Lauren Cord, Margarita Higgins, Sofia Bennett, Lucy Harvey, Rubina Garland, Mary Kruberg and Katherine Harrison. Second row: Ava Adams, Gillian Yang, Kelly Morgan, Jennifer Rokus, Grace Ewell, Olivia Matthiessen, Carolyn Pasqualetto, Jessica Yang and Christine Babcock. Third row, seated: Lauren O’Brien, Penelope Brittingham and Liliane Eichler. Back: Katherine MacPherson, Elizabeth McKenzie, Darby Read, Jacqueline Baggott, Claire Chapus, Phoebe Brooks, Quincy Foster and Paige Thompson. Not pictured: Bridget Kolsky.

During the holiday season, Las Madrinas honored 28 families and their daughters for their service to the Southern California community and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles at the Las Madrinas Ball at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. More than 800 guests from the Greater Los Angeles area, including 28 debutantes, their families and friends, gathered to celebrate with the members of Las Madrinas.
Las Madrinas President Lisa Brandt formally welcomed the families and guests in attendance and thanked everyone for joining Las Madrinas in its support of the research programs at CHLA. She spoke of the current project, the Las Madrinas Endowment for the chief of neurology chair and the Neurological Institute Epilepsy program. She also recognized ball chair Kelly Rouse for the success of the evening.
Local members of the Ball Committee include assistant chair Tricia Fink, Shannon Williamson, Lisa Dick, Anne Ryan, Alison Knoll, Courtney Hotchkis, Christina Hoffman and Andrea Bland. Local members of the debutante committee include Emily Hancock, Liz Algermissen, Katie High and Linda Breen.
Las Madrinas was established in 1933 as the first Affiliate Group of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and has been supporting pediatric medicine for 84 years. Since 1939, Las Madrinas has honored families who have demonstrated a commitment to the civic, cultural and philanthropic life of Southern California by presenting their daughters at the Las Madrinas Ball.
Donations made in honor of the young women, together with the annual support of Las Madrinas members and friends, have enabled Las Madrinas to complete nine major projects at the hospital since 1988, including eight research endowments totaling almost $25 million and a capital project on the Cardiovascular Floor. This year Las Madrinas is starting a commitment of a $5 million pledge for the Las Madrinas Endowment for the Chief of Neurology Chair and the Neurological Institute Epilepsy Program.