Giving Back
Wells Fargo Announces Million Dollar Donation to Villa Esperanza Services

Detail of Campus Entry for Villa Street This Autism Awareness Month, Wells Fargo announces a million dollar grant to Villa Esperanza Services for the most urgent needs of their $18 million capital campaign. Villa Esperanza Services is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the care and education of children, adults and seniors with developmental, intellectual and other disabilities. The announcement comes during the month of April,…

50th Pasadena Showcase House of Design Now Open

  It sits nestled in the Arroyo, deep in Pasadena, the product of more than two dozen local designers, and the organizational work of many more volunteers, to ensure that Pasadena’s school children all have…

Wells Fargo and Professional Child Development Associates Renovate Playground for Children with Disabilities

Steve Mann, Wells Fargo Private Bank regional managing director, presenting a check to Dr. Diane Cullinane, PCDA executive director, for the $7,500 Wells Fargo playground matching grant challenge. Photo credit Wells Fargo Wells Fargo and…

Hathaway-Sycamores Receives Generous Donation from Pasadena Whole Foods

(l-r) Cindy Estorga, Andi Sica, Heather Anderson, Joe Ford and Mike Gutierrez. Photo courtesy of Hathaway-Sycamores A Pasadena partnership has been forged between Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services (which is headquartered in Pasadena) and the…

Young Leaders Mix It Up for Philanthropy

YLS Executive Officers from left to right: Rachel Wang, Michelle Lou, Rick Wiechmann, Grace Kim (President), David Solares. Missing: Jennifer Chao. Photo credit: Mitchel Wu Photography Union Station Homeless Services’ group, the Young Leaders Society…

Saturday, April 26

Los Angeles Walk Now for Autism Speaks Announced

50,000 community autism supporters are expected to unite for a single cause at the 12th annual Los Angeles Walk Now for Autism Speaks at the…

Saturday, April 26

Foothill Unity Center Golden Plate Awards to Honor Former City Manager Cynthia Kurtz

Cynthia Kurtz, President and CEO of the San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership, will receive the 2014 Heart in Hand Humanitarian Award at Foothill Unity Center’s…

Sunday, April 27

Special Story Time and Give Back Event with Sydney Paige

On Sunday, April 27, 2:00 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse hosts a special story time with Courtney Brockmeyer, a La Cañada resident, social entrepreneur and…

Sunday, June 08

Hillsides Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for Recreation Equipment

Recreation staffer Steven Cole plays the guitar with a client. Hillsides has launched a campaign through the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo to raise $5,000 to furnish…

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Villa Esperanza Guild Wins with A Day at the Races

Villa Esperanza Guild held their 16th annual ‘A Day of Thoroughbred Racing’ benefiting Villa Esperanza Services on Saturday, February 22, 2014. Over 170 guests joined together at the Santa Anita Racetrack, Club House Terrace and enjoyed lunch, raffle and prize drawings in addition to a fantastic day of racing. The event generated over $55,000 to support Villa’s Hjelte-Phillips Speech and Language Center and Residential and Independent Living programs. Villa would like to thank and acknowledge the hard work and dedication of the Guild members for coordinating this event each year. They also wish to thank Tom and Mary Bristow of…

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