Who We Are
The Pasadena Guild of Children’s Hospital was founded in 1947 for the purpose of raising funds for the Hospital’s research, education and patient services programs. Nearly 80 years later, the Pasadena Guild has unwaveringly continued this mission by successfully raising more than 43 million dollars for the Hospital. In 1989, the Guild elected to launch and fund specific endowments addressing critical needs at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Since that time, the Pasadena Guild is proud to have completed nine significant endowments, two capital campaigns, and to have provided funding for vital services and breakthrough research that give children a better, brighter future.
The generosity of our donors and our committed membership, in combination with our two successful fundraisers, the Treasures and Trivia Sale and the June Debutante Ball, has contributed to the extraordinary support we proudly give to Children’s Hospital. It has been our privilege and honor to provide essential funding to CHLA so that the youngest and most vulnerable of our population, the children, can lead healthier lives.
Then and Now
The Pasadena Guild is proud to have raised millions of dollars in support of Children’s Hospitals in its rich 76-year history supporting CHLA. Begun in 1947 as a small group of women who volunteered at the Hospital, the Guild has grown into one of the strongest and most successful philanthropic auxiliary groups on behalf of the CHLA. The Pasadena Guild is proud to have completed numerous multimillion-dollar endowments, including critical endowments for Developmental Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Pediatric Eye Cancer Research, Pediatric Surgery, Adolescent Medicine, Bone and Soft Tissue Tumor Research and Developmental Biology though the Saban Research Institute, as well as a Suite in the Center for Newborn and Infant Care of the New Hospital Building. Most recently, the Guild has just completed the $3 million dollar endowment of the “Pasadena Guild Chair for the Pediatrician-in-Chief and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs of Children’s Hospital.” We are proud to fund this critical and important leadership position at CHLA. Now, we are excited to select a new project for the future.
In our early history, the Guild held a number of fundraisers, ranging from Auctions to Teas to Tennis Tournaments to Doll House Sales. However, the Guild eventually created two signature fundraisers that have crystalized to become a respected part of the fabric and history of Southern California. Our two fundraisers include the massive 3-day “Treasures and Trivia” Rummage Sale, normally held in late October, and the beautiful June Debutante Ball, held in June. Diverse in nature, both fundraisers are highly successful and popular events embraced by the greater Southern California community. Over the years, the Guild is pleased to serve as a trusted and valued shopping resource for high end fine arts, household goods and clothing, and to have honored well over 1,500 outstanding families and young women in the Los Angeles and San Gabriel Valley. Our devoted following of generous patrons and committed community members look forward to supporting each of our events annually, which allows us to fund the extraordinary research of Children’s Hospital.
Founded in 1901, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has been treating the most seriously ill and injured children in Los Angeles and beyond for more than a century. CHLA is acknowledged throughout the United States and around the world for its leadership in pediatric and adolescent health. Because of its 85-year association with the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Children’s Hospital is one of America’s premier teaching hospitals. The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is a national leader in Pediatric Research.
Since 1990, U.S. News and & World Report’s panel of board-certified pediatricians has named Children’s Hospital Los Angeles as one of the top pediatric facilities in the nation.
Please join the Pasadena Guild in supporting Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’ critical research and outstanding work. Your generosity brings hope and compassion to the young patients at CHLA and their families.