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Articles and photography of benefits and fundraisers held by local cultural and philanthropic groups


Guests Par-Tee'd for Children's Healthcare at the Young & Healthy Gala

Monday, January 28, 2019 | 6:06 pm

On Saturday, January 26, guest party in Caddyshack style at the Young & Healthy Gala held at the La Canada Flintridge Country Club. Guests dusted off their argyle sweaters, pulled out their Lilly Pulitzer and donned their best plaid to benefit Young & Healthy ... More »


Jesse A. Cripps Named Chair of Hillsides Board of Directors

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 | 10:39 am

Hillsides, a Southern California foster care and mental health charity, has named Los Angeles attorney Jesse A. Cripps to a two-year term as the new board of directors chair. He replaces outgoing chair Donna Ford, who served on the board for 13 years and will ... More »


Five Acres Celebrates 130 Years at Diamonds and Roses Gala

Monday, June 25, 2018 | 5:32 am

More than 300 guests gathered at the private home of Tom and Mariann Nolan in support of at-risk families and foster youth at Five Acres’ Diamonds & Roses Gala. The event coincided with the nonprofit’s 130th anniversary and featured George Gray of The Price is... More »


Kidspace’s “Vegas Baby” Benefit Raised Funds and the Roof

Monday, February 6, 2017 | 11:45 am

  The Circle of Friends Vegas Baby! themed Benefit on February 4, 2017 was held at Annandale Country Club where guests were treated to dinner, dancing and a live auction.   Guests were met with Martini’s and Cosmopolitans and arrived dressed as showgirls, brid... More »


Young & Healthy Makes Waves with Gala, Matching Gift

Sunday, January 29, 2017 | 4:52 pm

Young & Healthy, a community-based nonprofit that provides access to medical, dental, mental health and other health services free-of-charge to uninsured and underinsured low-income children, held its 2017 benefit Gala on the evening of January 28, 2017. With ... More »


Foothill Family Benefits from Community Bank Food Drive

Sunday, December 4, 2016 | 2:40 pm

Community Bank continued its November food drive tradition with collection boxes at each of the Bank’s 17 locations plus the headquarters in Pasadena. The food was donated to various organizations throughout Southern California with each business center choosi... More »


Unite for a Cause Kickoff Exceeds Goals

Monday, November 14, 2016 | 7:32 pm

Unite for a Cause’s benefit event for Leadership Pasadena at the Western Justice Center on November 1 exceeded all goals for its inaugural event. Founded by Carla Buigues and Josh Driskell together with Vanessa Terzian and Anthony Guthmiller, Unite for a Cause... More »