Celebrating Children Award Reception

Posted by on Aug 25, 2011 in Events, Featured Slider | 0 comments

Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services hosted the third annual Celebrating Children Awards Reception on Thursday, September 22, 2011. The cocktail reception held at the home of Sonia and Neil Singla, raised over $85,000 to help fund the programs at Hathaway-Sycamores.

The event featured an array of epicurean delights prepared by Pasadena’s Noir Food & Wine. Among the event’s highlights was a performance by the Hathaway-Sycamores’ and Pasadena Unified School District’s Children’s Choirs, led by MUSE/IQUE Artistic Director Rachael Worby.

The Celebrating Children Award is presented to individuals who exemplify the values of integrity, leadership and commitment to the wellbeing of children, adults, families, and communities. For over 100 years, these values have served as the foundation for the compassion and care that each and every child receives at Hathaway-Sycamores. The year’s event honored Kathy and Tim MacDonald along with the Parsons Corporation for their tireless dedication and unyielding commitment to improving the lives of children.

State Assemblymember Anthony Portantino, who represents the 44th District, was on hand to present the Parsons Corporation with its much-deserved award. In making the presentation to Parsons’ Vice President of Corporate Relations Erin Kuhlman, Portantino explained that Parsons has a more than three-decade history of supporting Hathaway-Sycamores. Not only has Parsons generously donated funds in the past, but for more than 35 years the company has hosted an annual holiday party for Hathaway-Sycamores’ nonpublic-school students and for youngsters in residential treatment at the agency’s El Nido campus in Altadena.

Last year’s “Celebrating Children” Award winners, Annette and Michael Madden of Pasadena, made the evening’s second presentation to Kathy and Tim MacDonald. The MacDonalds—who’ve continued a family tradition of philanthropy within the community—have been longtime supporters of Hathaway-Sycamores. In fact, Kathy MacDonald has been a member of Hathaway-Sycamores’ Los Altos Auxiliary since 1990, serving as president in both 1999 and 2003.

Thank you to everyone who made the evening wonderful success!


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