On Thursday, November 14, 2019, Foothill Family held its second annual Tip Your Cap & Pass the Hat luncheon at Noor at The Paseo in Pasadena. Two inspiring community philanthropists, Mike and Jeanne Beckman, were honored for their long-standing partnership and investment to Foothill Family. “Family is everything to us, and family is the foundation of our society,” said Jeanne. “We support Foothill Family because it is an organization that works very hard to make struggling families strong.”
In addition to moving, personal remarks made by the honorees, Teen Family Services graduate and Brighter Futures Scholarship recipient Emily Luna shared her empowering story with nearly 200 guests in the room. Delivering moments of passion and strength, Emily said, “I hope one day I can sit where you are and have the opportunity to pass the hat and give to these great programs that have encouraged me to be whom I am and see that there is a future.”
Emcee John Cervenka and CEO Steve Allen inspired Foothill Family’s community through lively jokes, acknowledgment of key leaders in the room, and guided guests through a fast-paced fundraising challenge. More than $41,000 was raised in just 4 minutes, supporting Foothill Family’s mission of empowering children and families to achieve success in relationships, school, and work through community-based services that advance growth and development.
Thank you to Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek for closing the afternoon with encouraging remarks about Foothill Family’s deep presence in the Pasadena and surrounding cities of the San Gabriel Valley. Playful music was provided by Quintessential Winds to round out the day.