Pasadena Ronald McDonald House Exceeds Fundraising Goals with More Than $390,000 Raised at Annual Gala

Pasadena Ronald McDonald House Exceeds Fundraising Goals with More Than $390,000 Raised at Annual GalaPasadena Ronald McDonald House Exceeds Fundraising Goals with More Than $390,000 Raised at Annual GalaPasadena Ronald McDonald House Exceeds Fundraising Goals with More Than $390,000 Raised at Annual GalaPasadena Ronald McDonald House Exceeds Fundraising Goals with More Than $390,000 Raised at Annual GalaPasadena Ronald McDonald House Exceeds Fundraising Goals with More Than $390,000 Raised at Annual GalaPasadena Ronald McDonald House Exceeds Fundraising Goals with More Than $390,000 Raised at Annual GalaPasadena Ronald McDonald House Exceeds Fundraising Goals with More Than $390,000 Raised at Annual GalaPasadena Ronald McDonald House Exceeds Fundraising Goals with More Than $390,000 Raised at Annual GalaPasadena Ronald McDonald House Exceeds Fundraising Goals with More Than $390,000 Raised at Annual GalaPasadena Ronald McDonald House Exceeds Fundraising Goals with More Than $390,000 Raised at Annual GalaPasadena Ronald McDonald House Exceeds Fundraising Goals with More Than $390,000 Raised at Annual GalaPasadena Ronald McDonald House Exceeds Fundraising Goals with More Than $390,000 Raised at Annual GalaPasadena Ronald McDonald House Exceeds Fundraising Goals with More Than $390,000 Raised at Annual Gala

Photography by TORI MOCA

12:47 pm | November 18, 2019


Local dignitaries, business leaders join forces at the Langham Huntington Hotel Pasadena to support families with seriously ill children.

Over 330 of Pasadena’s finest gathered to honor Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger at the 15th Annual Shine Gala “Through the Looking Glass: Celebrating 15 Years of Wonder”, hosted by and benefiting the Pasadena Ronald McDonald House (PRMH) on Saturday, November 9 at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena. Lead by gala chair Kera Saenz de Maturana, this record-breaking event raised more than $390,000 to support the organization’s mission of serving as a “home away from home” for families with critically ill children, keeping them close to the care they need.

“It was incredible to see our greater Pasadena community turn out to support our mission of keeping families together during their toughest times,” said Megan Foker, Pasadena Ronald McDonald House Board Co-Chair. “We could not do this important work without the help from our donors, hospital partners, volunteers and the generosity from so many supporters in the community.”

The evening was emceed by Los Angeles Dodger Broadcaster Jorge Jarrin. Notable attendees included California Senator Anthony Portantino, Congresswoman Judy Chu, Assembly member Chris Holden and Pasadena Fire Department Chief Bertral Washington.

Highlights from the live auction included the opportunity to experience a Dodger game from the Announcer’s Booth, a 7-day Hawaii excursion and an extended weekend in Vail, CO. The Langham Huntington Hotel catered the food and the wine was graciously donated by the Riboli Family of San Antonio Winery.

The more than $390,000 raised at this year’s Gala will help fund 2,600 room nights. Since first opening its doors in December 2004, PRMH has served more than 23,000 families in their time of need. The 12-room House was built on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on the health of their child – not where they can afford to stay, where they will get their next meal or where they will lay their head at night. The House is a program of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California (RMHCSC). More information is available at www.rmhcsc.org/Pasadena