First published in the Jan.13 print issue of the Pasadena Outlook.
Local nonprofit Lagerlof Cares recently donated $15,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena after hosting their inaugural golf tournament fundraising event.
“We are so pleased to be able to support the Pasadena Boys & Girls Club,” said Joshua Driskell, managing partner of Lagerlof, LLC. “The work that this group is doing absolutely has a positive impact on Pasadena and its youth.”
The funds raised will be used to support the Boys & Girls Club in their continued efforts in serving Pasadena youth through their variety of services, including transportation; replenishing of equipment, school supplies and other necessary items; and providing tutoring for students.
The golf tournament included nine holes of golf, games and a reception. At the reception, the Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena CEO Lisa Cavelier shared what a typical day at the Club looks like and how what they do impacts the lives of youth in the Pasadena community. Attendees were able to hear from two youth members of the Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena and hear how the Club has made a difference in their lives.
“The Club has taught me a lot, it’s taught me how to make friends and how to grow as a human being,” said Isabela Cruz, 13, who has attended the Club for eight years. “I’ve been there forever, and the Club is full of love. You can tell the staff there, really cares about you. It’s really fun there, and I’ve learned so much there. I’ve learned some of my favorite sports and I’ve made some of my best friends there.”
This was Lagerlof Cares first fundraising event. They plan on making this golf tournament fundraiser an annual event to continue supporting organizations that serve local Pasadena youth.
Lagerlof Cares is a nonprofit and is the charitable extension of Lagerlof, LLP, the largest law firm in Pasadena. Lagerlof, LLP believes that, as a prominent leader within the community, they have the responsibility to give back to their neighbors beyond the boundaries of their standard business practices. They have focused their corporate social responsibility, and philanthropic initiatives, to serve their community in the areas of youth development and family wellbeing by investing in local programs focused on supporting children and teenagers.