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Test Your Ping Pong Skills and Help Children in Foster Care on April 6

David Shlomi was the winner of the 2015 Battle of the Paddles and took home the coveted “Costa Cup” named after Hillsides President and Chief Executive Officer Joseph M. Costa. Hillsides, a Southern California foster care charity, is putting its own spin on fundraising by hosting the third annual Battle of the Paddles ping pong tournament  on April 6  at the SPiN Standard in Downtown…

Panda Express Co-founders Give $30 Million to Caltech for Medical Engineering

For the Cherngs, making a $30 million gift to name and endow the Andrew and Peggy Cherng Department of Medical Engineering at Caltech was a matter of heart and mind. During more than four decades…

Mike Kelley Foundation Awards Artist Project Grants Including Pasadena Arts Council/Volume

Ron Athey "Messianic Remains" 2014. Spill Festival. Photo by Manuel Vason The Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts announced today the 2017 recipients of its Artist Project Grants, an initiative in its second year which…

Trojan Alumni Give Back to Hillsides During USC International Day of SCervice

Left to right: Co-chairs Brianna and Rosanne Berlen. For the fourth year in a row, an alumni support group of the University of Southern California, the Trojan Affiliates, organized an afternoon of art for the…

Mark Taper Foundation Makes $50,000 Grant to Cancer Support Community-Pasadena

Cancer Support Community-Pasadena (CSCP) is pleased to announce that it has received a $50,000 grant from the S. Mark Taper Foundation. The S. Mark Taper Foundation, founded in 1989, is a private family foundation dedicated…

Thursday, March 30

Local Community Groups Help Feed Hungry Pasadena Unified Students

Several community organizations, including the Pasadena Rotary Club, will be giving away kid-friendly meals among students of Pasadena Unified School District elementary schools in a…

Saturday, April 29

Professional Child Development Associates Stages Benefit Concert to Fund the Creative Arts Team Teaching Tour in Japan and Taiwan

Professional Child Development Associates (PCDA) will host a benefit concert in support of its Creative Arts Team’s upcoming Teaching Tour in Japan and Taiwan; the…

Sunday, April 30

Handmade Shopping With A Cause This Spring at Jackalope Pasadena

Photo credit Erica Hsu Pasadena’s Central Park will play host for a third year to local handmade design as the Jackalope Indie Artisan Fair makes…

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National Charity League Juniors of San Marino 2017 President’s Award Honoree is Justene Pierce

Philanthropy and generosity are in her genes. Justene Pierce has been orchestrating charitable acts since the tender young age of five. And following decades of volunteering on behalf of dozens of causes and organizations, she will be honored with the prestigious President’s Award at the annual National Charity League Juniors (NCL Juniors) of San Marino gala benefiting Huntington Memorial Hospital’s Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Units on Saturday March 11th at the Jonathan Club in Downtown Los Angeles. Justene served as the President of NCL Juniors of San Marino during 2012-13. She credits her philanthropic achievements to her roots including…

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