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Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts Awards 67 Gifts and Grants Totaling $630,000

L-R: Eileen Reilly, PSHA Gifts & Grants Chair, Marcos Arizmendi and Marleena Barber of the Braille Institute, Katherine Watkins, PSHA President On a beautiful afternoon earlier this month, Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts (PSHA) held their annual Gifts & Grants Awards reception at the 51st Pasadena Showcase House of Design. This year, PSHA awarded 67 gifts and grants totaling $630,000 to non-profit organizations, including…

Union Station Homeless Services Receives $1,000 Grant from the Yard House to Advance Community Meals Program

Union Station Homeless Services, San Gabriel Valley’s largest social service agency helping men, women, and children rebuild their lives and end homelessness, today announced it has been selected by the Yard House in Pasadena to…

Bloom Again Foundation Receives $50,000 Grant from the California Wellness Foundation

Bloom Again Foundation, an organization dedicated to supporting economically vulnerable working women faced with health crises, today announced a new grant of $50,000 from the California Wellness Foundation. The Foundation’s generous contribution supports Bloom Again’s…

AbilityFirst 2015 Stroll & Roll Raises $575,000 To-Date for Programs Benefiting People with Disabilities Los Angeles

The AbilityFirst 2015 Stroll & Roll fundraiser, held on the legendary Universal Studios backlot, raised $575,000 to date to help provide quality programs and services to children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities. The…

First Choice Bank Provides Financial Literacy Program to Over 500 Students, Honors Graduates at Pasadena High School

First Choice Bank will honor 35 students at Pasadena High School for completing a financial literacy program designed to prepare students for their financial futures on Thursday, May 14. First Choice Bank has partnered with…

Women’s Civic League Honors Exceptional 8th Grade Middle School Girls

L-R: Brenda Rosales, Washington Middle School; Ahnika Follett, Sierra Madre Middle School; Christal Sierra Lee, Elliott Middle School; Sein Kim, McKinley Middle School; Karla Delgado,…

AbilityFirst Reveals its Future Plans at Reception for Community Leaders

Board members of AbilityFirst, the nearly 90 year old Pasadena-based charity, held a reception for community leaders to update them on their services, leadership and…

Pasadena Rotary Club Sponsors 10 High School Students for a Weekend at Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Camp

Albert Hernandez, Pasadena Rotary Club RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) co-chair pictured with Giselle Salas of Blair High School at the camp. On the weekend…

Hillsides Supporter Thomas Safran & Associates Wins Prestigious Child Welfare Award

Thomas Safran & Associates (TSA) provided a “Big Give” for Hillsides in the fall of 2014 that included raising more than $96,000 for Hillsides. TSA…

The Pasadena Playhouse Selected for Wallace Foundation Audience-Building Initiative

The Pasadena Playhouse has been selected for the New York-based Wallace Foundation’s Building Audiences for Sustainability effort – a new, six-year, $52-million initiative aimed at developing practical insights into how exemplary performing arts organizations can successfully expand their audiences, the foundation announced today. The Playhouse will receive $460,000 for the first cycle of work plus additional support from the Wallace Foundation for preliminary audience research. As part of the Wallace initiative, The Pasadena Playhouse seeks to develop stronger ties to Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders of the Southern California region through the production of main stage performances that resonate with…

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