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May 12, 2001

Mardi Gras benefit

helps Childrens Hospital

The second annual benefit for Friends of Childrens Hospital was Feb.

24 at the Valley Hunt Club in Pasadena, with more than 100 guests

attending the Mardi Gras Gala.

Friends of Childrens Hospital is a group of women who have have come

together to support the Children's Center for cancer and blood diseases

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at the hospital.

Local members are Ashley Fong of La Canada Flintridge and Kara Ebright

of Glendale.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the center for cancer and blood

disease, directed by Dr. Stuart Siegel. The group's support has allowed

certain programs within the center to continue offering the same level of

service to their patients.

Good Shepherd group

installs new officers

The Auxiliary for the Good Shepherd Center for Homeless Women will

install officers on May 17, in the garden of Gerry Kimbrough in Hancock

Park,

Mary Wight of Glendale will be installed as first vice president,

responsible for fund-raising. Traditionally, the Annual Forget-Me-Not

Awards Luncheon has been the major fund-raiser for the auxiliary. Wight

has served in this capacity previously, and as president of the

auxiliary.

A check will be presented to Sister Julia Mary, director of the Good

Shepherd Center for Homeless Women. Recently, Sister Julia Mary accepted

an award in recognition of her service to the community from the office

of Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke.

Donald Youpa takes reins

of L.A. Zoo association

The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Assn. officials have announced Donald G.

Youpa has been named president of the nonprofit organization that raises

funds to support the Los Angeles Zoo.

Youpa, 63, of Whittier, started as president of GLAZA, which was

established in 1964, shortly before the zoo opened. He held several

positions at KCET public television prior to his retirement as executive

vice president for institutional advancement.

He spent 19 years with Sears, Roebuck and Co. before joining KCET in

1978 as vice president of development.

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