The Pasadena Guild of Childrens Hospital Los Angeles Pasadena Guild of Childrens Hospital Los Angeles held its 48th Annual June Ball on June 20 in the Crystal Ballroom of the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. One young woman from La Cañada Flintridge was among the 21 presented.
Proceeds from the June Ball will support the Pasadena Guild’s current project, The Pasadena Guilds Endowment for Program Enhancement and Faculty Retention in Developmental Biology.
Started in 1947, the Guild has raised close to $25 million throughout the years with endowments in pediatric surgery, adolescent medicine, bone and soft tissue tumor research and in developmental biology through the Saban Research Institute.
Guild President Mrs. Edward Raymond Grace III (Marcia) and Ball Chairmen, Mrs. George Harris Bristol (Rita) and Mrs. James Nelson Shelton II (Sarah) and their husbands greeted guests prior to the ball. Each debutante was presented by Mr. Dennis Byron Kneier as she stepped through a floral archway of peonies and roses accented with bridal wreath spirea. The debutantes made their curtsies and returned to the dance floor for the first waltz with their fathers or presenters to the music of That Vibe.
Kimberly Anne McCutchan of La Cañada Flintridge was among the debutantes. Those from Pasadena and other neighboring communities were Cristina Marie Aguirre, Sarah Elizabeth Ball, Madeline Lloyd Banta, Emily Carmen Barth, Ariana Huguette Basseri, Christine Anne Blauvelt, Katherine Zofia Bukowski, Anne Hunter Bures, Katherine Mayo Corradini, Alexandra Marie Ferraco, Mary Elizabeth Hasbrouck, Kristina Lee Kupka, Amy Katherine Leos, Megan Christine O’Toole, Bridget Gillard Read and Katherine Churchill Read, Carrie Harper Ryan, Molly Catherine Taylor, Carter Anne Vettese and Louisa Van Aarle Williams. Debutantes that were presented in absentia were Erika Linn Hennon, Amy Therese Sinclair and Anna Elise Vaughn.