At the recent annual meeting of Las Madrinas, Pasadena resident Lisa Brandt, president of Las Madrinas, presented Dr. Douglas Nordli, Jr., chief of Neurology at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, with a major contribution to the Endowment for the Chief of Neurology Chair and the Neurological Institute Epilepsy Program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles on behalf of the members of Las Madrinas. Continue reading “Las Madrinas Concludes Year With Major Gift to CHLA”
Friends In Deed, a Pasadena-based organization dedicated to meeting the needs of Pasadena’s homeless and at-risk individuals, will hold its inaugural golf tournament on Monday, May 7, at Glendora County Club.
The event will include lunch, dinner, on-course beverages, tee prizes, an opportunity to win a 2018 Lexus and golf trip to Pebble Beach. There will be silent and live auctions and an opportunity drawing.
Friends In Deed is an interfaith organization that provides supportive services to meet basic human needs, so local homeless and at-risk individuals (including women and children) can rebuild their lives. The 124-year-old organization was founded in 1894.
Individual golfer registration is $225. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For further information, contact event chair Pat Wickhem at (626) 416-8824. To register, visit fidgolfclassic.com.
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. Continue reading “Elizabeth House Gala is April 28”
The Pasadena Symphony 2018-19 season was announced with seven concerts for its 91st season. Concerts commence on Oct. 20 with Mozart’s Requiem through a May 4 finale featuring Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. Other highlights include Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 “Titan,” a tribute to Leonard Bernstein and a Tchaikovsky Spectacular. Continue reading “Pasadena Symphony Announces New Season of Classics”
Joe has always known he’s top dog, but now he’s got a Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show ribbon to prove it.
The cold-nosed, warm-hearted Brittany came home to Pasadena last week with a blue ribbon for “Select Dog” and proud fans who praised owner Nancy Reardon with the exciting win from America’s biggest dog show.
The feat was even more impressive, given Reardon considers herself a bit of a dog-show novice.
“I’m not big time at all,” said Reardon with a laugh. Joe’s main job, she said, is being loved as the family pet, unlike many professional show dogs who live with their handlers, and whose owners’ livelihood is dog breeding and showing. “I’m very low on the dog-show totem pole.” Continue reading “Local Top Dog Wins Westminster Show Ribbon”
Foothill Family has welcomed Pasadena community members Pin Tai, William Chu, Carlos Schonfeld and Mike Morey to the Foothill Family Board of Directors. They were nominated and elected by the board for their strengths in community and business leadership and are poised to share their time and talent in support of Foothill Family’s mission to build brighter futures for children and families in the community.
Tai is president and CEO of Cathay Bank. He joined Cathay Bank in 1999 as the general manager of New York Region and became executive vice president in 2006 in charge of the Eastern Regions and EVP and chief lending officer in 2013. Tai graduated from the University of Rochester with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and received his MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
Chu is the COO of the Singpoli Group, and president of Invest L.A. Regional Center, a Singpoli-related company. Previously, he served as CEO of First Asian Bank and United Pacific Bank, as well as a senior executive at East West Bank. Chu is a certified public accountant with a master’s degree in business administration from USC.
Schonfeld is a partner at the Capital Group in Los Angeles, where he is both an analyst and portfolio manager. Previously, he worked as a strategy consultant for William Kent International in Washington, DC. Schonfeld is a graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania where he received a bachelor’s degree in economics. He went on to receive his master’s degree of business administration at Stanford University.
Morey is the COO of Bolton & Co. Pasadena Headquarters, and chair of the Bolton Foundation. With more than 25 years of experience in the insurance industry, Morey has held management responsibilities in underwriting, marketing and sales with both carriers and agencies. He sits on the advisory board for multiple national property casualty and health insurance carriers and serves on the Azusa Pacific University School of Business Advisory Board.
“Foothill Family is thrilled to have these accomplished and committed individuals on our board of directors. They bring remarkable leadership and expertise, which will help us to better serve the children and families in our communities through our life-changing programs,” said Steve Allen, CEO of Foothill Family.
At the celebrated start of 2018, the world focused its attention on Pasadena Monday morning with the 129th Rose Parade rolling past millions of television viewers and hundreds of thousands of people along the parade route. Continue reading “Pasadena Stars on New Year’s Day”
Actor/producer Cleo King will perform at First African Methodist Episcopal Church in Pasadena on Saturday, Jan. 13. She and The Love History Workshop will be featured during the annual Rev. Martin Luther King Breakfast.
King played the sassy grandmother in CBS’ television show, “Mike & Molly.” She is currently working on “Transformers 4” with Mark Wahlberg, director Michael Bay and executive producer Steven Spielberg.
The upcoming event is hosted by the Olivia Wilson Women’s Missionary Society, First African Methodist Episcopal Church, which is located at 1700 N. Raymond Ave. in Pasadena. Tickets are $15 per person, with proceeds benefiting missionary units’ funding in order to assist more underserved people in the community.