Disney Executive Receives Angel Award at Hillsides Circle of Excellence Dinner Held on October 22

first_imgGatherings Disney Executive Receives Angel Award at Hillsides Circle of Excellence Dinner Held on October 22 From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 | 3:32 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Sue Tutt, the winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award for her efforts teaching the boys and girls of Hillsides sewing and cooking, along with her work in the Hillsides Guild, said that volunteering at Hillsides was “the best part of her life.” Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena First Heatwave Expected Next Week Left to right: John Gong, the vice president of global events and show production at Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media, was awarded the Hillsides Angel Award, by Hillsides Chief Executive Officer Joseph M. Costa at Hillsides Circle of Excellence Awards held on October 22. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Hillsides, founded in 1913, serves more than 6,200 families and children throughout Los Angeles County. For more information, please visit www.hillsides.org. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. During the event, Hillsides Chief Executive Officer Joseph M. Costa gave a heartfelt farewell to Nancy Garni, Hillsides chief advancement officer who passed away on October 9 after a long and heroic battle with leukemia, including a stem cell transplant. Garni had worked in Hillsides advancement department for 26 years. The Circle of Excellence Dinner was held at The Rococo Room in Old Town Pasadena. Hillsides, a nonprofit child welfare organization serving children in foster care and families in crisis, honored three individuals and one organization for their contributions to the agency. Community News Business News Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday John Gong, the vice president of global events and show production at Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media, was awarded the Hillsides Angel Award. Gong brought the crowd to tears with his emotional speech about his involvement with Hillsides since 1997. He talked about how important it was for him to be inside Hillsides “circle of compassion” and how he has gained more than he has given during his years serving as a board member, rebranding advisor, and Hillsides Volunteer Network member, among many other duties. More Cool Stuff Also honored was the Friends of Foster Children, who won the Community Angel Award. Friends of Foster Children supports children in the foster care system and emancipated youth. As just one example of their good works, this year gave away $25,000 worth of school supplies. In addition, Edward Patterson was awarded the Special Recognition Award for his many years of service to Hillsides Volunteer Network, which raises funds for and organizes activities for children who live at Hillsides Residential Treatment Services program. Patterson and his wife Lori have been so inspired by volunteering at Hillsides that they have become foster parents, with the intention of ultimately adopting a child. Subscribe Community News The keynote speaker of the evening was Dr. Anissa McNeil, the chief executive officer of Education Works Consulting Firm, Inc. She spoke of overcoming homeless and the foster care system as a child and how she went on to receive two master’s degrees and a doctorate of education in organizational leadership. She spoke about her own journey – recounting how as a six-year-old girl sleeping on the streets she was shocked to find that people stepped right over and kept on going — and of her volunteer work with children in foster care, urging the audience to “stay a part of the solution.” Dr. McNeil is also co-chair for Glamour Gowns, a yearly event that provides prom dresses and suits to children in foster care. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyEase Up! 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Deadline for Riverfest’s new Busking Competition extended

first_imgNewsDeadline for Riverfest’s new Busking Competition extendedBy Staff Reporter – April 28, 2015 767 Previous articleFunding appeal for earthquake victimsNext articleJan to get Limerick kids running Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Calling Limerick’s Creative Kids! TAGSartsBuskers competitionDolansDolans Warehousegigsgreat limerick runlimerickmusicRed door productionsriverfest2015Steamboat music Advertisement Limerick Artist Receives Arts Council Next Generation Award worth €20,000 Belltable:Connect invites applications for Translating Live to Online Workshops this Autumn Facebook Mick Flannery’s Virtual Tour of Ireland in Dolan’s tonight Printcenter_img by Aoife [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE deadline for application to the Busking Competition, , has been extended to Wednesday evening April 29.  The competition will host some of Limerick’s talented street musicians as they sing their hearts out, performing for some top quality prizes. Buskers will be located throughout Limerick’s pedestrianised streets, through designated pitches on Cruises street, Todds Bow, Chapel Street and Denmark Street. Music from the buskers will kick-off at 6pm on Sunday May 3, with judges visiting each pitch, adjudicating on performance, instrumental, vocal skills, passion and interaction with their audience. Two finalists will then be chosen to perform on stage at Upper Denmark Street, where the winner will be announced. Prizes include €500 worth of recording time with Red Door Productions, €750 worth of vouchers towards music equipment from Steamboat Music and opportunity to play in Limerick’s award winning music venue – Dolans Warehouse. To apply got to www.limerick.ie/festivals/riverfest/whatson/2015-05-03-riverfest-busking-competition to download an application form. Linkedin Twitter Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Post Show | Ham Sandwich Arts Council congratulates three Limerick artists on Covid-19 award WhatsApplast_img read more

Seventh place finish sign of future for Women of Troy

first_imgThe No. 9 USC women’s swimming and diving team spent its spring break racing against the best of the best during the 2010 NCAA championships at Purdue in West Lafayette, Ind., from Wednesday to Saturday.The women finished strong, posting a seventh place overall finish.“We nearly achieved our goal for this year, which was to make top five,” senior co-captain Dina Hegazy said. “We got top seven, which was still amazing.”The Women of Troy had six All-American (top-eight) finishes: juniors Presley Bard and Lyndsay DePaul, sophomores Katinka Hosszu and Victoria Ishimatsu, and freshmen Haley Anderson and Jessica Schmitt. All of the women besides Anderson and Schmitt were All-Americans in 2009.DePaul was the top qualifier in the 100-yard butterfly going into the final, with a time of 51.67, breaking the school record in the event for the third time in a month. In the final, DePaul fought for first place until the last inch, where she was out-touched by Stanford’s Elaine Breeden (51.43) and finished second with a time of 51.72.Hosszu became the first Trojan to earn back-to-back All-American honors in the 400-yard individual medley since Kaitlin Sandeno in 2002-2004. After taking second place in this event last year, Hozzsu touched third in the final with a time of 4:03.65. Stanford’s Julia Smit, the American record holder in the event, came first (4:00.90).In the 200-yard butterfly, the Women of Troy sported two women in the final and two in the consolation final: Hosszu and DePaul made the final, ranking second and third.Hosszu and DePaul took second and third respectively. Breeden once again claimed first in the butterfly and touched in 1:52.39, with Hosszu finishing at 1:52.52. DePaul touched shortly after for third in a personal-best 1:53.19.“The butterfly races were really fun to watch,” Bard said.Anderson just missed out on a medal by finishing fourth in the 1650-yard freestyle with a time of 15:59.99, breaking her personal best of 16:02.53.“I think that [the] freshmen really stepped it up, especially Haley,” Bard said. “To make top eight as a freshman is a really big deal.”Ishimatsu became USC’s first two-time All-American diver since Blythe Hartley in 2006. She took fourth on three-meter and fifth on one-meter. Freshman Ariel Rittenhouse scored her first NCAA individual points by finishing fourth in the three-meter consolation final (12th overall).After an exciting week, the Women of Troy hang up their suits after another long, but progressive, season. It will be the last time this group of women swims as a team before they welcome their new freshmen teammates in the fall. There is no doubt, however, among any of them that, with such a young team, this is only the beginning.“Throughout the whole meet, all we kept talking about was next year, neat year,” Bard said. “Watching the top-four teams, and watching them battling it out for first place — I can’t wait to be in the mix of that next year.”last_img read more