ThePasadena Guild of Childrens Hospital Los Angeles held its 49th JuneDebutante Ball on Saturday, June 19, 2010 in the Ballroom of the LanghamHuntington Hotel in Pasadena. Over 600 members and guestscelebrated the presentation of 34 young women who, together with theirfamilies, have supported the important work of Childrens Hospital Los Angeles.
This year,the Guild is celebrating its 63rd year. Established in 1947 by a small group ofdedicated hospital volunteers, the Pasadena Guild raises funds for Childrens Hospital’s research, education andpatient services programs. The Guild has raised almost $25 million throughoutthe years, successfully completing six Guild endowments in Pediatric Surgery,Adolescent Medicine, Bone and Soft Tissue Tumor Research and DevelopmentalBiology through the Saban Research Institute as well as one capital campaignproject. Proceeds from this year’s June Ball will support the Pasadena Guild’s currentproject, The Pasadena Guild Endowment for Program Enhancement and FacultyRetention in Developmental Biology.
GuildPresident, Mrs. William John Garnett, III (Becky) and Ball Chairman, Mrs.Dennis Byron Kneier (Liz) and their husbands greeted guests prior to the ball.The presentation began at 8:00pm with welcome remarks by Mrs. Garnett and alsoby Dr. David Warburton, who oversees the Guild funded project in DevelopmentBiology at Childrens Hospital.
The LanghamHuntington Ballroom was transformed into a beautiful floral arena of roses, hydrangeas,peonies, and cymbidium and dendrobium orchids in sherbet tones, all beautifullydone by Jacob Maarse Florists. Mr. RichardWarren Dalbeck presented eachdebutante as she stepped through an eleven foot floral archway of erimuris,delphinium, allium, hydrangeas, peonies and roses and roses. After each young ladywas presented and escorted on the arm of her father or presenter, she returnedto the center of the Ballroom with all fellow debutantes to curtsy in unison tothe applause and acceptance of Guild members and guests. Their fathers orpresenters on the dance floor then joined the debutantes for the first waltz tothe music of Rembrandt.
Thefollowing debutantes were presented: Lauren Wilde Ascher, daughter of Mr.Stephen Yount Ascher Jr. of Mammoth Lakes and Mrs. Byron Roth (Susan) of Coronadel Mar (Lauren’s grandmother is Guild Member Catherine Ascher); Ellen AnnBenuska, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kalman Van Benuska (Carrie) of San Marino;Abigail Colleen Brogan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Herbert Brogan (Nena) ofSan Marino; Mary Katherine Buckingham, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James OtisBuckingham (Mary) of Newport Beach; Diana Elizabeth Burge, daughter of Mr. andMrs. Steven William Burge (Laurie) of San Marino; Shelby Nerissa Carroll, daughterof Mr. and Mrs. Charles Edward Carroll (Diane) of Pasadena; Kelsey Ann Collins,daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Hutton Collins (Ann) of San Diego (Kelsey’smother is a Guild Member as was her grandmother, the late Charm Robinson);Jamie Marie Conzonire, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Conzonire (Janice) ofSan Marino; Roxanne Debra Cook, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Webster Cook (Bonnie)of La Canada Flintridge; Kathleen Elizabeth Cox,daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Marvin Cox (Laurie)of Arizona(Kathleen is the granddaughter of Guild Member Marie (Sis) Jones); KendraMaarse Delahooke, daughter ofMr. And Mrs. Scott Douglas Delahooke (Mona) of SanMarino; Patricia Marcella Dobson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas WilliamDobson (Patti) of La Canada Flintridge; Teny Rose Geragos, daughter of Mr. andMrs. Mark John Geragos (Paulette) of La Cañada Flintridge, Tracy Marie Giesler,daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Howard Giesler (Ann) of Altadena; AllisonMarie Guthrie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Scott Guthrie (Elizabeth) of LaCanada Flintridge; Elizabeth Kathleen Haralambos, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.Anthony Haralambos (Kathie) of San Marino; Holly Katherine Higgins, daughter ofMr. and Mrs. Christopher Alden Dewey DeWolf Higgins (Annie) of Pasadena (Holly’smother is a Guild Member); Hayley Cynthia Hoffman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.Thomas Randolph Hoffman (Debbi) of South Pasadena (Hayley is granddaughter ofGuild Member Cynthia Yost); Catherine Winter Hough, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.Stuart Lachlan Hough (Vicki) of Carpinteria; Jennifer Burket Lamb, daughter ofMr. and Mrs. David Adolfo Lamb (Amy) of Pasadena; Jennifer Laurel Love (in absentia),daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Barry Love (Stephanie) of La Canada Flintridge;Hayley Anne Lyddon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Arthur Lyddon (Susan) of Pasadena;Kelley Lynne McCloskey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kevin John McCloskey(Joanne)of San Marino; Kathryn Taylor McGee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. MichaelVictor McGee (Olga) of San Marino; Sarah Elizabeth Miller (Eliza,)daughter of Mr.and Mrs. Eric Bruce Miller (Sarah) of San Marino; Megan Victoria Mutch,daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Lynn Andrew Mutch (Ileana) of San Marino; HilaryChristine Perry (in absentia), daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Wayne Perry(Nancy) of San Marino; Madeleine Grace Renee Russak, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.Kenneth Neil Russak (Grace) of Pasadena; Annabel Atkins Starratt, daughter ofMr. Richard Winfield Starratt (Devin) of Pasadena and Ms. Margaret Ann Latimer(Mr. Frank B. Ramme) of Ontario (Annabel is the granddaughter of Guild Member MimiHowes as well as great granddaughter of past Guild President the late Maxine Howes);Katherine Elizabeth Staunton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Lachlan Staunton(Cammy) of Rancho Santa Fe (Katherine is the granddaughter of Guild MemberPatty Duckett); Megan Ryan Sweeney, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen RyanSweeney (Karen) of San Marino (Megan’s mother is a Guild Member as was her greatgrandmother, the late Josephine Sweeney); Abigail Elizabeth Ulf and Amanda JaneUlf, daughters of Mr. Brian David Ulf of Los Angeles and Ms. Susan Ulf of LaCañada Flintridge; Eleanor Barnum Walper, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas BradleyWalper (Maritia) of Pasadena(Eleanor’s mother is a Guild Member as was her grandmother, the late MurielBarnum).
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