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Liz Rusnak Arizmendi and Susan Noce Honored By Hillsides for Their Work with Children in Foster Care

Longtime Hillsides’ supporters Liz Rusnak Arizmendi and Susan Noce received Hillsides Lifetime Achievement awards at the foster care charity’s annual Circle of Excellence Dinner held on October 12. They were two of six individuals or organizations honored during an evening that recognized Hillsides major donors and volunteers. Arizmendi, vice president of public relations at Rusnak Automotive Group, was honored for her 20-plus years of involvement…

Rowe and Gayle Giesen Trust Holds Fundraiser

The Rowe and Gayle Giesen Trust held a fundraiser on Oct. 13 at the Pasadena home of Board Member, Dr. Drew Pinsky. The Giesen Trust gives grants to local organizations to bring art into the…

Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation’s Inaugural Gala

On Saturday, September 16, 2017, the Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation held its Inaugural Gala, which featured NBC’s The Voice finalist and The Phantom of the Opera Star Chris Mann. The VIP Red Carpet Club featured…

Five Acres’ 30th Annual Golf Classic and Mad for Plaid Par-Tee Raises Funds for Children

Five Acres, San Gabriel Valley’s oldest nonprofit, celebrated its 30th Annual Golf Classic and Mad for Plaid Par-Tee on September 18,  at a private golf club in Pasadena. The event raised critical funds to support…

Pasadena Heritage Toasted 40 Year Anniversary Saturday with Celebration Gala

Pasadena Heritage held its 40 Years anniversary celebration Saturday, October 7 in the historic Exhibition Hall (Hall C) at the Pasadena Convention Center For 40 years the organization has been an active participant in shaping…

Hillsides Volunteer Group Celebrates 30 Years Helping Children in Foster Care

Many past presidents of the Hillsides Guild attended a 30th anniversary dinner held in Pasadena. From left to right: Hillsides President and Chief Executive Officer…

American Cancer Society Delivered Hope at its Annual Gala

The American Cancer Society hosted the San Gabriel Valley Hope Gala, a premiere fundraising event in the fight against cancer on Saturday, September 16. Founded…

Somebody to Love

On Saturday, September 9, 2017, agents and staff of the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Pasadena office rallied in support of their 3rd annual Homes for…

Stark Spirits Hosts Intimate, Surprising ABC Project Performance

Stark Spirits had the fun and excitement of providing a setting for the ABC Project, an artistic creation of Annie Lesser. Performances took place August…

Cancer Support Community Holds Successful Poker Bowl

The 7th Annual Poker Bowl Tournament was on Friday, June 23rd at The Flying A Garage in support of Cancer Support Community, Pasadena. 186 guests attended the event, and over 100 men and women played Texas Hold em and Blackjack surrounded by a spectacular private collection of antique and perfectly restored automobiles, owned by car collectors Valerie and Aaron Weiss. Dinner was provided by Son of a Bun and Tacos Chihuahua, and dessert was donated by Nothing Bundt Cakes. The event raised over $52,000 for Cancer Support Community. The Raffle prize was his/her Baume & Mercier Watches donated by Mimi…

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