Zest Gala for Pasadena Senior Center
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Pasadena, CA 91105
The Pasadena Senior Center’s annual and elegant Zest Gala honors Rosemary “Rary” Simmons, a long-time community volunteer whose good works have impacted thousands in the greater Pasadena area.
Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a silent auction during a 5:00pm reception will be followed by dinner and the program at 6:00pm. Dr. Drew Pinsky, known to international television and radio audiences as Dr. Drew, will serve as master of ceremonies. He is a prominent Pasadena physician who is an addiction specialist and media personality.
Rosemary “Rary” Simmons was born and raised in the Los Angeles area, graduated from Occidental College, and is a longtime resident of San Marino. She serves on the advisory committee for the Pasadena-based Cancer Support Community; serves on the board of directors for Hill-Harbison House, which primarily benefits San Marino Girl Scout troops and City of San Marino Recreation Department programs; and is the only emeritus member of the Huntington Hospital board of directors, where she chairs the Philanthropic Committee.
She previously served as board chair for the Sycamores Boys’ Home in Pasadena (now Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services) and has served on boards and committees for the Los Angeles Music Center, Hillsides home for foster children, and Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts. She served for 10 years on the San Marino City Council, was its first female member and went on to become the first female mayor of San Marino.
For more information or to receive an invitation to the Zest gala, email the Pasadena Senior Center or call 626.685.6756. Proceeds will help fund the Pasadena Senior Center’s enrichment classes and social service programs.