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

We’re SOLD OUT! Thank you so much for your support!

If you would like to be placed on the wait list, please contact Lauren Le Ber at or 626-796-2097 x3.

DONATIONS: though the event is sold out, 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!

Established in 1994, the Yes, Virginia Fund awards grants to local nonprofit agencies to provide needy local children with toys, books, gifts, and special experiences during the holidays. To date, the Fund has granted out more than $270,000.


Wednesday, November 8, 2017

For Philanthropic Shopaholics: Early Bird Shop!
10:30 am to 11:00 am

11:00 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.

Can’t wait to get tickets or make a donation?
See below for more information!



We are grateful to be sold out for this year’s Yes, Virginia Luncheon! Thank you!

If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please contact Lauren LeBer at or 626-796-2097 x3.

DONATIONS: If you cannot attend the event, please consider making a donation to the Yes, Virginia Fund.

2017 Yes, Virginia Luncheon Sponsors

Grand Sponsors

City National Bank
Dr. Han Lee – Comprehensive Dermatology
Law Offices of Makupson & Howard
Lily Lee, MD – Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Michelle Tyson, MD & Kevin B. Tyson, MD – Crown City Medical Group
M. Amber Tyson, MD – Crown City Rehabilitation
Melissa A. Tyson, DVM – Crown City Veterinary Medical Group

Special thanks to the Tyson Family for their generosity.

Venue Sponsor

Altadena Town & Country Club

Gift Bag Sponsor

Gingi Inc.

Event Sponsors

Leon Max, Inc.
Naomi Farley & Wells Fargo Private Mortgage Bank

Centerpiece Sponsor

Phil Rapa – Rapa Management Consultants

Community Sponsors

Jan Thornton & Shereen Kelly – Berkshire Hathaway
Jim & Priscilla Gamb
Nicholas Rodriguez & Patricia Jazmines
Rita Diaz – Hahn & Hahn LLP

Supporting Sponsors

Gina Ammon – Podley Properties
Diane Balsamo – Prime Lending
Janet Cerswell – Intervalley Escrow
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

2017 Boutique Vendors

36° Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Handcrafted, robust and simply beautiful, you’ll savor every nuance of 36° Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

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

AnKara Designs
One of a kind jewelry designs

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

Classy Bag Lady
Fashionable leather and non-leather handbags

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

Dichro Duo
Beautifully designed necklaces made of dichroic glass that are both unique and glamorous

Hostess Gifts to Go
Melamine serving pieces, Toss Design insulated bags, lunch and overnight bags

J. Mclaughlin
Lovely fall ponchos, scarfs and wrap dresses.

Lloyd and Lane Found Objects
Carefully selected vintage furniture, decorative items, candles, books, pillows and party supplies

Nothing Bundt Cakes
Delicious cake samples, unique party ware, and advanced orders for your holiday parties

Peeonies Fashion Accessories
Handcrafted artisan accessories for infants, girls, teens and women.

Petunia’s Pickens
Eclectic mix of vintage goodies such as furniture, art, clothing and jewelry

Soho Style
Distinctive, premium quality hair jewelry and hair extensions

Veronica’s Garden
Floral inspired home and garden decor

Your Sweet Temptations
Beautifully homemade sweet specialties and delicious chocolate favors


2016 Yes Virginia Fund Grantees

In 2016, 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

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.

Mother’s Club Family Learning Center
Champions two generation learning for mothers and their pre-school children

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

2017 Yes Virginia Committee

The 2017 Yes, Virginia Fund Committee thanks you for your support of needy children this holiday season!

Diana Rafeedie-Nofal

Gina Ammon
Naomi Farley
Marcia Hoffer
Jules Ibrao
Shereen Kelly
Jeannine Lee
Jenny Lim
Bobbi Martinez
Angela McLaren
Michelle Tyson, MD
Courtney White

Design and

Cynthia H. Cohn
Sarah Rothenberg


Rita Diaz
Lisa Krueger
Kathleen Shannon
Gretel Stephens