Women At Work Presents its 2013 Annual Gala “Pasablanca”

first_imgBenefits Women At Work Presents its 2013 Annual Gala “Pasablanca” From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, September 30, 2013 | 5:42 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Herbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? 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This year’s annual gala pays homage to the iconic film “Casablanca” and transports you to 1942 as you enter the upscale Rick’s Café Americain. Pose for photos with Humphrey Bogart, sing along with Sam, sway to World War II-era music and join in with the Arthur Murray dancers as you enter the intrigue of Morocco.The honorees are:Trailblazer Award: Cynthia Kurtz, CEO, San Gabriel Valley Economic PartnershipImagine someone spending her entire career in non-traditional roles for women. For decades Cynthia Kurtz has worked in leadership positions related to transportation, economic development, public works and city management. Since 2009 she has been president and CEO of the San Gabriel Valley EconomicPartnership, which fosters the success of businesses to enhance the economy and enrich the quality of life in the San Gabriel Valley.Heritage Award: Carol Liu California State SenatorChoosing the field of public service, Carol Liu began her career as an educator and school administrator before serving as a legislator. After serving eight years on the La Cañada Flintridge City Council, she was elected in 2000 to the California State Assembly. Since 2008 she has been a member of the California State Senate, where she is the chair of the Education Committee. A member of the California Commission on the Status of Women, she has been a strong advocate for Women At Work.Accolade Award: Wendy Welch-Keller, First Vice President, Community BankThe inaugural Accolade Award will be presented to Wendy Welch-Keller for providing exceptional leadership on the Women At Work Board in a variety of ways. Professionally she is first vice president of Community Bank in Pasadena. The Accolade Award has been created to recognize someone whose efforts to further the Women At Work mission have gone far beyond expectations.This Annual Women At Work Gala will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2013, 5:00 p.m. at the University Club, 175 N. Oakland, Pasadena. Reception is at 5:00 p.m. and silent auction, 7:00 p.m. dinner and program, 8:45 p.m. dessert reception. Ticket costs $150 per person and $1,350 per table of 10. To order tickets or for more information go to www.WomenAtWork.org or call (626) 796-6870. The event will benefit Women At Work.Women At Work, a non-profit organization founded 34 years ago, provides assistance to people in all financial situations. Over the past year our clientele has increased 55 percent. In 2012 we provided career counseling, resume critique, job leads, job skills training and more to over 6,100 clients who visited the center. Now we are asking for your help!In this challenging economy more clients are struggling to find work and keep their confidence going strong. Services provided by Women At Work, from weekly Job Club meetings and tools for job seeking, to career counseling and resume critique help them while continuing their search for a better future. Women At Work has proved to be a lifeline for thousands of women and men, with a helping hand in a time of need. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena More Cool Stuff 23 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Community Newslast_img read more