Dinners from the Heart 2013 Raises Over $54,000

Posted by on Mar 12, 2013 in Events, News | 0 comments

Thank you to everyone who took part in our annual “un-black-tie” fundraiser, Dinners from the Heart! Over 300 Hathaway-Sycamores’ supporters took advantage of the opportunity to both enjoy a superb meal at one of more than 30 popular, participating restaurants, and at the same time raise money for youngsters in need.

hathaway-Sycamores Dinners from the Heart 2013
This year’s fundraiser also included a series of dinners featuring special guests. Specifically, diners had the opportunity to sit down with: MUSE/IQUE violinist Julie Rogers at Vertical Wine Bistro; sculptor and teacher Christopher Slatoff at Roy’s Restaurant; playwright Paul Kikuchi at Briganti Restaurant; winemaker Shawn Guilliams and chef Claud Beltran at Noir Food & Wine; International Wine & Food Society Chairman Dave Felton at Patina Restaurant; and Los Angeles Times sports reporter Sam Farmer at Smitty’s Restaurant. The event raised more than $54,000.00. All proceeds from the dinners will help fund Hathaway-Sycamores’ comprehensive continuum of services for children and families struggling with serious life challenges.

Since its inception in 1991, the event has brought in more than $665,000. Special thanks for this year’s Dinners from the Heart go to event co-chairs Bob and Gregg Smith of Smith Brothers Restaurant Corporation (Arroyo Chop House, Café 140 South, Cheval Blanc, Parkway Grill, Smitty’s Grill, Vibrato) along with the Los Altos Auxiliary.

“On behalf  of our entire organization – and on behalf of all the children and families we serve – I thank everyone who was kind enough to take part in this year’s Dinners from the Heart,” said Hathaway-Sycamores’ President and CEO William Martone. “The Pasadena-area community is extremely supportive, and we could not be more appreciative.”

Visit our facebook page to see more photos from Dinners from the Heart 2013.



Bob & Gregg Smith of Smith Brothers Restaurant Corporation
The Los Altos Auxiliary


Platinum Patrons
Penny Kirby
Renee LaBran & Malcolm Boyd
Paulette & Bob Lang

Gold Patrons
 Nancy Fairchild & Gregy Boreham
Laura & C. Dana Hobart
Paulette & Henry Matson
Eugene & Nancy Thomas
Larry Webb

Silver Patrons
Julie & David Battaglia
Jeanie & Terry Kay
Drs. Patricia & Allan McDonald
Wendy & Phil Wyatt

Bronze Patrons
Bradford & Barthel, LLP
Elizabeth Hunt & Bill Price
Carolyn Ingram Seitz
Rary Simmons

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