First published in the April 7 print issue of the Pasadena Outlook.
During the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic, the women of the Pasadena Guild of Children’s Hospital had to cancel or modify many of their fundraising activities.
Although they still were able to make a sizable donation to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles at their annual meeting on Feb. 17, they are looking forward to getting back to the full slate of traditional activities and events planned this year.
One of those events included the Guild’s recent welcome to new members at their annual meeting. The group’s new members are Leslie Clayton, Lynn Hatashita-Jung, Page Malloy, Elizabeth Serhan and Toi Treister, and new associate members are Kristin Smith, Jeri Wright and Katie King.
These new members are committed to help ensure a successful future for the Guild’s mission.
“The Guild is a strong group of supremely capable and committed members who strive to bring hope and compassion to the young patients of Children’s Hospital and their families,” Guild President Cathy Woolway said.
This year’s debutantes are also preparing for the return of the June Ball. The young ladies gathered during their college winter breaks for a reception along with their families at the La Canada Guild member home of Paulette Geragos. This was followed up by a debutante mothers’ dinner on March 9 at Woolway’s Pasadena home.
The other primary fundraiser for the Guild is the Treasures & Trivia Rummage Sale, which will return on Oct. 27-29. The location of the event will be determined at a later date.
With the return of these beloved activities, the Guild is on track to have a stellar fundraising year for CHLA.
“Our support will allow future generations of children to live happier and healthier lives,” Woolway said.