Mardi Gras benefit
helps Childrens Hospital
The second annual benefit for Friends of Childrens Hospital was Feb.
24 at the Valley Hunt Club in Pasadena, with more than 100 guests
attending the Mardi Gras Gala.
Friends of Childrens Hospital is a group of women who have have come
together to support the Children's Center for cancer and blood diseases
at the hospital.
Local members are Ashley Fong of La Canada Flintridge and Kara Ebright
Proceeds from the event will benefit the center for cancer and blood
disease, directed by Dr. Stuart Siegel. The group's support has allowed
certain programs within the center to continue offering the same level of
service to their patients.
Good Shepherd group
installs new officers
The Auxiliary for the Good Shepherd Center for Homeless Women will
install officers on May 17, in the garden of Gerry Kimbrough in Hancock
Mary Wight of Glendale will be installed as first vice president,
responsible for fund-raising. Traditionally, the Annual Forget-Me-Not
Awards Luncheon has been the major fund-raiser for the auxiliary. Wight
has served in this capacity previously, and as president of the
A check will be presented to Sister Julia Mary, director of the Good
Shepherd Center for Homeless Women. Recently, Sister Julia Mary accepted
an award in recognition of her service to the community from the office
of Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke.
Donald Youpa takes reins
of L.A. Zoo association
The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Assn. officials have announced Donald G.
Youpa has been named president of the nonprofit organization that raises
funds to support the Los Angeles Zoo.
Youpa, 63, of Whittier, started as president of GLAZA, which was
established in 1964, shortly before the zoo opened. He held several
positions at KCET public television prior to his retirement as executive
vice president for institutional advancement.
He spent 19 years with Sears, Roebuck and Co. before joining KCET in
1978 as vice president of development.