First published in the July 28 print issue of the Pasadena Outlook.
Photos by Larissa Althouse
Coldwell Banker Realty in Pasadena recently held its happy hour fundraiser at Gaucho Grill.
Lori Ramirez, who is manager of Coldwell Banker’s Pasadena and La Cañada Flintridge offices as well as a chairperson for Southern California, explained the organization’s philosophy of “giving back” to the community. She also told attendees about the local office’s commitment to support this goal by hosting small, monthly fundraising events for local charities.
CB Cares Foundation, the charity branch of this national realty group, also contributes to each branch’s chosen charitable organization. This month, the Pasadena office raised funds for STEAM:Coders, a Pasadena-based group which focuses on “the needs of disadvantaged K-12 students throughout Los Angeles County who are interested in developing STEAM-related skills, but who have limited or no access to key resources, equipment, instruction and the internet.”
STEAM:Coders Executive Director Raymond Ealy expressed his organization’s desire to “restore the dream.” The funds raised at the event will go toward student field trips, interns working with the program and underserved youth who need internet service.