Cynthia Kurtz, President and CEO of the San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership, will receive the 2014 Heart in Hand Humanitarian Award at Foothill Unity Center‘s 15th Annual Golden Plate Awards on Saturday, April 26, at The Trinity Ballroom in Pasadena, co-chaired by Arcadia Mayor Mickey Segal with his wife Lee. The award, the Center’s highest accolade, honors local people who have made an outstanding impact on the quality of life in their communities and beyond.
Tickets to the 6 to 9 p.m. event are $150 per person. The evening’s “Fabulous ’50s” theme will include a showing of classic cars, silent and live auctions, and oldies music. Sponsorship opportunities start at $2,000, with special recognitions including ads in the Tribute Program. Ads may also be purchased separately. The Center is seeking items for the evening’s silent and live auctions. Donations valued at $100 or more will be acknowledged in the program. For more information plus sponsorship, program advertising and auction item donation forms, visit www.foothillunitycenter.org.
2014 Golden Plate Awards Honorees
- Heart in Hand Humanitarian: Cynthia Kurtz, president and chief executive officer, San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership
- Neighbors Helping Neighbors/Volunteer: Colleen McEvoy, longtime Center supporter and annual holiday benefit party host
- Neighbors Helping Neighbors/Faith Based: Jewish Federation of the San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys, Temple Beth David, Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center, Weizmann Day School
- Neighbors Helping Neighbors/Corporate: Simplicity Bank
2014 Golden Plate Awards Honorary Committee
Co-chairs are Mickey and Lee Segal. Committee members are LA County Supervisor Michael Antonovich, Peter Amundson, Bob Bartlett, Fred and Diane Bowden, Michael and Annie Cacciotti, Charles and Diane Carroll, John and Kris Fasana, George Haines, Peter and Toni Hoffman, Monrovia Mayor Mary Ann Lutz and Corey Lutz, Betty Sandford, Pete Siberell, Don and Maria Schweitzer, and William and Linan Ukropina.
About Foothill Unity Center
Founded in 1980, Foothill Unity Center is the primary provider of food, case management/crisis help, and access to health care resources across eleven San Gabriel Valley cities. As the federally designated Community Action Agency for the Foothill Area, it operates two locations, in Monrovia and Pasadena, serving clients in Pasadena, Altadena, South Pasadena, Sierra Madre, Arcadia, Monrovia, Bradbury, Duarte, Azusa, Baldwin Park and Irwindale. 77% of clients are at or below the National Poverty Level. The number of people it serves has more than tripled over the last five years, making community funding contributions and volunteer support more critical than ever.