Published : Monday, April 2, 2018 | 11:17 AM
On Saturday, April 21, 2018, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., the Pasadena-Altadena Community Endowment Fund (PACEF) will host its 10th Annual Scholarship Luncheon and Fashion Show themed “Hat-ti-tude with Gratitude.” Ladies and privileged gentlemen will be treated to a delicious luncheon. Come wearing a hat like you mean it with “Hat-ti-tude, ” as the highly anticipated affair will highlight hats, attitude, engaging models and fashionable ensembles.
The luncheon will be held at the Westin Hotel, 191 N. Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena. The festivities begin at 11:00 am with a reception and boutique shopping, followed by a delectable lunch at 12:30 pm. Tickets are $100 per person and VIP Tables are available for $1,500 (VIP tables seat 10 and guests receive complimentary champagne.)
This year’s event is dedicated to its founder and previous PACEF president, Dr. Floraline I. Stevens. ‘Flo’ Stevens passed away in January 2018 and will be forever missed by many. Flo was a true leader and teambuilder. She suggested the idea of an annual luncheon to highlight PACEF’s goals of providing scholarship assistance to deserving graduates from the Pasadena Unified School District. The first benefit luncheon was attended by 100 guests. From there it has grown to over 300 guests.
The 2018 Benefit Co-Chairs are Debbie Williams and Jeane Ward. They along with PACEF Board of Directors and the Friends of PACEF have worked tirelessly to provide guests with an afternoon of fun, friendship, shopping, stylist hats of all sizes and beautiful fashions, both on the runway and throughout the ballroom.
Proceeds from this benefit will help fund PACEF’s Scholarship Endowment Fund. PACEF recognized that one year scholarships were not enough to make an impact on the rising costs of college. In 2007 PACEF strengthened its support and increased financial scholarships for talented and skilled minority youth that needed substantive support to attend college. The directors recognized that ongoing four year scholarships would allow graduates to become contributing adults. This type of financial commitment requires much larger sums of money and a source of continuous financing of the endowment. In 2016 PACEF realized its full potential as a 501 c (3) charitable foundation managed by the Pasadena Community Foundation. With the community support, the fund has raised approximately $300,000 to date.
For additional information about this event and PACEF, contact Co-Chairs Debbie Williams at (626) 797-0410 or Jeane Ward at (626) 798-2989. You may visit the PACEF website to purchase tickets online at https://www.pacef.net/events/2018-annual-scholarship-benefit/