Please join us in celebrating our 25th Anniversary of the Yes, Virginia Fund!

10:30 am to 2 pm Luncheon
Altadena Town & Country Club

Tickets are $70 per person and can be purchased (along with sponsorships) by clicking here.YV_Assets-05Wednesday, November 7, 2018

For Philanthropic Shopaholics: Boutique Shopping!
10:30 am to 12:20 pm

List of Boutique Vendors is below!

12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

There will be a cash bar.

Altadena Town & Country Club
2290 Country Club Drive, Altadena, CA 91001
Directions to the Club may be found here.

Bring your girlfriends, book club, bridge group, golf buddies, walking pals…
The more the merrier! And you and your friends might just start an annual tradition.

DONATIONS: if you cannot attend the event and would still like to show your support, we’d be grateful if you would consider making a donation to the Yes, Virginia Fund.This is a fun event for a great cause — to raise money on behalf of the Yes, Virginia Fund!

This year is the 25th Anniversary of the Yes, Virginia Fund! The Yes, Virginia Fund awards grants to local nonprofit agencies to provide children in need with toys, books, gifts, and special experiences during the holidays. To date, the Fund has granted out almost $300,000 to organizations serving the greater Pasadena area youth.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact
Lauren LeBer at or
626-796-2097 x3.

2018 Yes, Virginia Luncheon Sponsors

25th Anniversary Sponsor & Honoree

Michelle Tyson, MD.

Special thanks to the Tyson Family for their generosity.

Gold Sponsor

Dr. Lisa Krueger
Lily Lee, MD -Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Venue Sponsor

Altadena Town & Country Club

Gift Bag Sponsor

Gingi Inc.

Event Sponsors

Mariann & Tom Nolan
Max Studio
Anita Handojo – Bazic Products
Wells Fargo Private Mortgage Banking Group

Community Sponsors

Jan Thornton & Shereen Kelly – Berkshire Hathaway
Law Offices of Makupson & Howard
Rita Diaz – Hahn & Hahn LLP
Naomi Farley – Wells Fargo Private Mortgage Banking

Supporting Sponsors

Gina Ammon – Douglas Elliman
Diane Balsamo – Prime Lending
Janet Cerswell – Intervalley Escrow
Cambry Curry – Homeowners Financial Group
Pretam Fuqua – Coldwell Banker
Jules Ibrao – Podley Properties
Bobbi Martinez – State Farm
Steven & Angela McLaren
Diana Rafeedie-Nofal – North American Title
Romy Rahmanian – Attorney at Law
Concetta Smarius – Umpqua Bank
Harlan & Jeane Ward

2018 Boutique Vendors

Accessories for Divas
Exquisite handmade jewelry by French and local designers with 14K and Swarovski crystals

AnKara Designs
One of a kind jewelry designs

Art Couture
Artistic, urban, contemporary outerwear

Belle’s Nest
Candles, soaps, journals, apothecary items

Dan Olivo, Crooner
Jazz Singer, specializing in The Great American Songbook

Hazels Bagz
Beautiful, colorful and unique handbags, and ladies clothing at affordable prices

Hostess Gifts to Go
Melamine serving pieces, Toss Design insulated bag, lunch & overnight bags –
“it’s not your mother’s melamine”

J. Mclaughlin
Lovely fall ponchos, scarfs and wrap dresses

Keiki Co
 A luxury line of specialty gifts such as faux fur throws, pillows, robes, travel sets, stroller sets and neck warmers

Lacuna & Sheet Guys 
Providing relaxation and health products to enrich your life and high-quality bedding at affordable prices

O Dream Factory
Original paintings with art reproductions (prints, cards, and coasters)

Port O’ Call
Holiday decor, home and personal accessories

Soho Style
Distinctive, premium quality hair jewelry and hair extensions

Veronica’s Garden
Floral inspired home and garden decor

2017 Yes Virginia Fund Grantees

In 2017, the Yes, Virginia Fund supported the following organizations, helping to provide toys, gifts, and special experiences for undeserved children and families.

With your help we hope to increase our support this year!

Two boys get gifts at Friends Outside's Christmas party!
Two boys get gifts at Friends Outside’s Christmas party!

Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena
After school programs

Medical and dental health care provider that serves under- and un-insured residents of Pasadena and beyond

Door of Hope
Shelters and serves homeless families

Elizabeth House
Shelters and serves homeless, pregnant women

Families Forward
Champions two generation learning for mothers and their pre-school childrenShelters and serves homeless, pregnant women

Flintridge Center
Mentors at risk teens in partnership with local fire fighters and police

Friends Outside in LA County
Serves families with an incarcerated family member

Harambee Ministries
Builds community and hope through indigenous leadership in Northwest Pasadena

Impact House
Rehabilitates addicts through residential care and outreach services

The Links, Inc. – Pasadena/Altadena Chapter
Volunteer service women’s organization that serves the African American Community at large, including youth.

Pasadena Child Development Associates
Provides services for children with developmental or behavioral concerns

Treasure Little Children
Volunteers take on projects targeting low income families through local agencies including an annual holiday party

2018 Yes Virginia Committee

The 2018 Yes, Virginia Fund Committee thanks you for your support of needy children this holiday season!

Diana Rafeedie-Nofal

Gina Ammon
Cambry Curry
Marcia Hoffer
Jules Ibrao
Shereen Kelly
Jenny Lim
Bobbi Martinez
Angela McLaren
Michelle Tyson, MD
Jeane Ward
Courtney White

Sarah Rothenberg


Rita Diaz
Naomi Farley
Lisa Krueger
Kathleen Shannon
Gretel Stephens

Tickets and Sponsorships can be purchased by clicking here.

Title Sponsor (10 Tickets) $5,000
Grand Sponsor (6 Tickets) $3,000
Gold Sponsor (4 Tickets) $2,500
Event Sponsor (3 Tickets) $1,000
Centerpiece Sponsor (2 Tickets) $750
Community Sponsor (2 Tickets) $500
Supporting Sponsor (1 Ticket) $250 
Single Ticket $70