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The Friends of Foothill Family is a philanthropic group of more than 100 amazing women from Pasadena, Altadena, San Marino, La Cañada and surrounding areas who dedicate time, energy, and resources to Foothill Family.

The group was founded in 2000 by civic leaders Lori Winters Samuels and Shannon Seiter Williamson. The Friends of Foothill Family plan and coordinate Foothill Family's annual benefit, which has raised more than $2 million for Foothill Family since 2001, as well as participate in the agency’s Backpacks for Brighter Futures program during the summer and the annual Holiday Program in the fall and winter.

For more information about the Friends of Foothill Family, please contact Development Department, (626) 993-3636 or friends@foothillfamily.org.


To join the Friends of Foothill Family or to renew your membership, please click here.

Upcoming Friends of Foothill Family Events

End of Summer Mahjong Buy Party - Saturday, August 28, 2021

Click here for more information and to sign up

Whiskey Tasting Buy-In Party - Thursday, October 7, 2021

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Friends of Foothill Family events are social in nature and meaningful in purpose. Many gatherings are open to non-members who are welcome to attend and learn about Foothill Family. Some events are free, while others are ticketed fundraisers for the organization. Get to know the Friends and join Foothill Family in building brighter futures for children and families in our communities!


The Friends of Foothill Family Outreach Committee is Adopting-A-Classroom as a side project separate from the Backpacks program, to give back to 18 high school students that we provide counseling, educationally-related mental health care and community resources to in the La Puente community. To cover supplies needed, we are asking the greater Friends group to adopt a student or students at $40 per student. Supplies include basic school necessities (pens, pencils, markers, etc.), a blanket, and a gift card. Your support is greatly appreciated to assist students in need during the ongoing pandemic stressors. We are grateful for our Friends!



Friends of Foothill Family Members

Christine Villalpando-Escobar, President
Vanessa Wolf Alexander, Vice President
Chelby Crawford, Past President
Melissa Wu, Membership Development
Tina Chiou, Communications & Social Media

Sheela Gade, Community Outreach
Priscila Stanton, Community Outreach
Becky Chuen, Gala Co-Chair
Wende Lee, Gala Co-Chair
Julia Almanzan, Holiday Program
Courtney Cassidy, Holiday Program



Nicole Adrien
Hilary Anzalone
Jeanne Beckman
Regina Cabrera
Marisa Callahan
Goli Compoginis
Rachel Criswell
Annelise Dachel
Tina De La Torre
Brenda Dieck
Margaret DiZerega
Michelle Guerra
Liz Hall

Helen Poplock
Vivian Godoy Rodriguez
Carin Salter
Lori Samuels
Lauren Savarese
Arianne Shapiro
Rochelle Siegrist
Sarah Soifer
Amelia Swabb
Christine Tarr
Beatrice Usher
Nicole von Thaden
Valerie Yee
Kristin Harrison
Hilda Hernandez
Katie High
Anita Lawler
Lily Lee
Marie Levenick
Eileen Lu
Amy Massino
Patricia Moad
Tori Mordecai
Christine Muller
Julietta Perez
Britta Piotrowski
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Administrative Office

(626) 993-3000
(626) 993-3084
2500 East Foothill Boulevard, Suite 300, Pasadena, CA 91107

Administrative Office

(626) 993-3000
(626) 993-3084
2500 East Foothill Boulevard, Suite 300, Pasadena, CA 91107

Foothill Family

(626) 993-3000

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