Tournament of Roses Foundation issues $200,000 in grants to

local organizations

Thirty-three civic, educational and cultural organizations in the San Gabriel Valley recently received grant awards totaling $200,000 from the Tournament of Roses Foundation. Two of the organizations funded — K9 Youth Alliance and the San Gabriel Valley Choral Co. — are first-time grant recipients.

Since its inception, the foundation has funded over $3 million in charitable contributions on behalf of the Tournament of Roses Association. The foundation assists charities in the greater Pasadena area by funding sports and recreation, visual and performing arts, and volunteer motivation and leadership development.  These grants will help support new and ongoing programs benefiting children, teens, adults and seniors.

See the complete list of grant recipients at  tournamentofroses.com/foundation.

Additionally, the foundation elected Robin Flynn, Paige Parrish, and Rob Woolley to the 2018-2019 Board of Directors. These new members replace outgoing board members Mitchell Ing, Norma Garcia Kachigian, Michael Riffey, Libby Evans Wright and Amy Wainscot.

 The foundation board also elected officers: Maxine Harris, president; Diana Petersen- More, vice president; Shannon Boalt, treasurer; and Mark Harmsen, secretary. Members continuing to serve on the board are Nancy Neal Davis, Jerri Price Gaines, Phil Orozco, and Alex Aghajanian. Tournament of Roses Association member Ed Morales will be transitioning in to replace Association member Amy Wainscott.


Chamber of Commerce Inaugural Gala celebrates business community and Chair Karl Bird of JPL

Pasadena Chamber of Commerce members, community leaders and guests will celebrate the city’s business community at the annual Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Inaugural Gala on June 29. The hosted cocktail reception and silent auction begins at 6 p.m. at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena.

Karl Bird of Jet Propulsion Laboratory will be honored as board chair for 2018-19. The chamber will thank and recognize Robin McCarthy of Ste. Marie Specialists, who served as chair in the 2017-18 fiscal year, and will also install new officers and board members for the year.

 Incoming Board members are Nerissa Sugars of Hollywood Burbank Airport, Patricia Breen of Pacific Oaks College and Children’s School, Betty Ma of Pacific Starr Group and Jesse Dillon of the Pasadena Independent/Beacon Media News.

The evening will feature the presentation of scholarships to local students. The Pasadena Chamber will also recognize a small member business, Pasadena Ronald McDonald House, and a large member business, California Linen Services, as Corporate Citizen of the Year.

Contact Leanne at (626) 795-33555 or leanne@pasadena-chamber.org for more information.


A Treatment Center wins Pasadena Award Program honor

The A Treatment Center has been selected for the 2018 Pasadena Award in the Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy, Coaching & Counseling Services category by the Pasadena Award Program. The Pasadena-based center offers services ranging from solution-focused cognitive behavioral therapy to hypnosis, mindfulness, family systems and more.

The Pasadena Award Program identifies companies that it believes have achieved exceptional marketing success in the local community and their business category. Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category.

Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Pasadena Award Program and data provided by third parties. The mission of the award is to recognize the small business community’s contribution to the overall economy.

The A Treatment previously won the 2015 Best of Pasadena award for Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy, Coaching & Counseling Service.

The center is located at 127 N. Madison Ave. No. 302, Pasadena. Call (626)304-4690 or visit theatreatment.com. n