On Saturday, December 9, at Warner Brothers Studio, Partners Trust, and John Aaroe Group, soon to become part of Pacific Union International, toasted the season and an auspicious year. Beyond the accolades achieved by Partners Trust associates and the brokerage as a whole, the evening also honored the charitable efforts of the 2017 Partners Trust Charitable Giving Fund, culminating in a check-giving ceremony that kicked off the grand event.
Charitable Giving Fund contributions were given to representatives of the fund’s six most recently-named charitable partners. This year, the Charitable Giving Fund surpassed last year’s total, with more than $100,000 raised.
Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestra
Composed of high school students from over 30 different schools of Los Angeles County, the the Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestra is tuition-based, with financial assistance for those in need of it, and provides curriculum and learning as an extension of in-school music programs for rising young musicians. President and CEO Lora Unger accepted the check on behalf of the organization.
A Place Called Home
A Place Called Home is a non-profit youth center that seeks to foster a sense of home for 8-21-year-old children and teens by creating an environment of love, support, and opportunity. Executive Director Jonathan Zeichner accepted the check on behalf of his organization.
The Gumball Foundation is dedicated to engaging middle and high school students by providing them with the opportunity to learn business and entrepreneurial skills through an extracurricular, hands-on business program. Gumball Foundation Founder Ezequiel Olvera accepted a check on behalf of his organization.
Beauty Bus Foundation
The Beauty Bus Foundation is a Los-Angeles-based, non-profit organization that follows the motto “look good, feel good,” by seeking to bring hope, happiness, and confidence to chronically and terminally ill patients. Beauty Bus Foundation board member Jay Halaby and his wife Alex, accepted the check on behalf of his organization.
San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity
This amazing organization is devoted to ensuring everyone has a decent place to live, by engaging the volunteers in the community to build better neighborhoods and provide affordable housing for all. San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity’s Director of Resource Development Frances Hardy accepted a check on behalf of her organization.
Charlotte and Gwenyth Gray Foundation to Cure Batten Disease
The Charlotte and Gwenyth Gray Foundation was founded in 2015, to fund research for a cure and support patient rehabilitation therapies for those affected by Batten Disease. While not pictured, this wonderful organization will also receive funds from the 2017 Partners Trust Charitable Giving Fund.
Thank you to all who shared in this incredible milestone. We are looking forward to serving six new charitable partners in the first half of 2018 and engaging our expanded community in charitable efforts to come.