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
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.