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Junior League Honors Patrons, Preps for Upcoming Gala

The Junior League of Pasadena hosted a pre-party to celebrate and honor donors and committee members ahead of upcoming annual fundraiser

Published on Monday, April 8, 2013 | 11:41 am

Being a patron for philanthropy has its benefits.

Last Friday, April 5th, key patrons and committee members were honored in an informal gathering for their support of the Junior League of Pasadena’s upcoming gala, “Roaring Since the 1920’s.”

“Our mission is to develop the potential of women, improve communities and promote volunteerism; but our vision statement right now is nurturing children through family support. So we are focused on a lot of early childhood health and education programs,” Sandy Roberts, President of the Junior League of Pasadena, explains.

Hosted by the ever-gracious Corina Madilian at her exclusive Single Stone jewelry boutique on Mission St. in San Marino, the intimate soiree had patrons and guests try out various jewelry pieces on display as they enjoyed hors d’oeuvres, wine and each other’s company.

“This is our time for celebrating. This is our VIP patron party for our largest donors and we are just celebrating what we do, and the help and support that we get,” Roberts says.

The event was also graced with the presence of past League presidents, Rita Bristol and Pamela Hillings-Tegtmeyer.

The League’s annual gala is set for April 13th amnd will be held at the San Gabriel Country Club. This year’s fundraiser will feature an evening of dinner, dancing and casino games to raise funds to support the League’s community programs.

The yearly shindig will also give guests the chance to win the special Golden Ticket Drawing for a luxurious two-week vacation in Portugal.

The week after the annual fundraiser, on April 20th in the afternoon, the Junior League of Pasadena will hold a one-day “Kids in the Kitchen” event.

It “is a program [where] we join in about 250 other Junior Leagues around the world to help fight childhood obesity and promote health and fitness and healthy families lifestyles,” Roberts says.

To be held at Madison Elementary school, Roberts adds that “it’s free and it’s going to be a lot of fun with games and activities to help educate kids, and families, how to eat healthy easily.”

For more information on the Junior League of Pasadena or to find out more about their fundraisers and sign up, visit

To learn more about Single Stone, visit


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