AbilityFirst Festival Has Food, Wine Galore

AbilityFirst board chair David Saeta, CEO Lori Gangemi and event chair Steve Brockmeyer helped the organization host a successful Food & Wine Festival at Pasadena’s historic Laurabelle A. Robinson House.

First published in the June 16 print issue of the Pasadena Outlook.

Photos by Zane Caselles
The Outlook


Nearly 400 guests celebrated this year’s AbilityFirst Food & Wine Festival at the historic Laurabelle A. Robinson House.
Guests enjoyed delicious dishes and drinks from more than 25 top restaurants, cocktail bars, wineries and breweries.
Neftali Beltran received a standing ovation following a presentation about the ways he has benefited from the College to Career program.
The event raised more than $200,000 for AbilityFirst programs, serving children and adults with developmental disabilities.
The event was presented by Chubb, a property and casualty insurance company, and additional sponsors included Bank of America, GHJ & Advisors, the Hartford and Longo Toyota-Longo Lexus, among others.