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Beastly Ball raises $600,000 for L.A. Zoo...

Beastly Ball raises $600,000 for L.A. Zoo

The 33rd annual Beastly Ball raised more than $600,000 for the Los

Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens. More than 800 guests of the

Greater Los Angeles Zoo Assn. roamed the zoo grounds and tasted


dishes created by chefs from top Los Angeles restaurants.

A highlight of the auction was the posh pads for pets created by

10 noted interior designers. The environments were made to pamper

pets of guests who bid the highest on them.


Cabrini Literary Guild donates funds

Cabrini Literary Guild presented donations to its philanthropies

at the club’s final meeting of the year at the Oakmont Country Club

in Glendale. Money was raised by the spring luncheon.

The organizations receiving donations were: Catholic Charities’

Glendale Loaves and Fishes; Christian Youth Organization Youth

Services of Glendale; Salvation Army Meals on Wheels of Glendale;

Good Shepherd Center for Homeless Women; Shield of Roses-Our Lady of


Refuge Chapter; Glendale YWCA Shelter for Battered Women; Glendale

Public Library Literacy Program; and the Glendale Community

Foundation Cabrini Fund.

The guild also sponsors an annual writing contest for Catholic

high school students in the Los Angeles Archdiocese.

Cabrini Literary Guild financially supports Catholic and other

charitable organizations and philanthropies and stimulates interest

in literature, culture and philanthropy, primarily in the community.


Members are from Glendale, Burbank, La Canada-La Crescenta and the

Los Angeles area. The guild provides a fund through the Glendale

Community Foundation.

Patrons Club presents scholarships

The Patrons Club presented scholarships to students during a

luncheon at the Los Robles Building of Glendale Community College.

President Betty Musacco welcomed the guests and students.

Scholarship consultant Angela Battaglia was acknowledged for helping

students apply for scholarships, and scholarship chairwoman Lois

Edwards presented the scholarships.

Funds for these scholarships were generated through the

organization’s annual fund-raiser. The next event is planned for Nov.

7, at The Castaway in Burbank.

Chapter names Business Associate of the Year

Seta Javor has been named 2003 Business Associate of the Year by

the Verdugo Glen Chapter of the American Business Women’s Assn. Javor

was nominated by Burbank resident Nancy Johnson, the chapter’s


Judges were Susan Hunt, Glendale YWCA president and Associate of

the Year 1999-2000, Bob Lemke, Glendale planning commissioner, and

Jeff Vander Borght, Burbank councilman and architect.

Selection is based on the nominee’s career and goals, educational

advancement, community involvement and contributions to mentoring

women in the business world.

In 1978, Javor traveled from Beirut, Lebanon to the United States,

where she continued her education. She has had a variety of

employment opportunities since completing her education, and in 1993

she became a U.S. citizen. Seta is executive assistant to the

President of Woodbury University.