Thank you to our 2022 National Adoption Month donors

November was National Adoption Month, and HFS marked this annual celebration with the publication of our annual Gratitude Report and end-of-the-year solicitation.  Thank you to board member Elaine Tumonis who wrote the compelling letter that accompanied the 6-page Gratitude Report (Fiscal Year 2021 – 2022 Annual Report) that went out to over 1,300 of our…

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Donor of the Month: Ken Robbins

Thank you to Ken Robbins, our “donor of the month.”  We’re highlighting Ken, not only for his generosity to HFS during our National Adoption Month campaign, but for his generosity in donating his time and expertise through Raymond James, a financial services firm.  Because of Ken’s efforts, supporters of HFS can now make a gift…

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Board President’s Message

Our 2022 Gratitude Report reflects our Fiscal Year July 2021 – June 2022.  Let me take this opportunity to thank our Board of Directors for their support and hard work on behalf of HFS:  Vice President Joseph Zanetta, Board Secretary The Rev. Nathan Biornstad, and members of the board in no particular order: The Rev. Guy Leemhuis, Paula Kendrick, Sithy Farook, and Elaine Tumonis.  The Rev. Thomas Quijada-Discavage and Maura Lemon filled out their terms on the board, and we reluctantly bid them farewell as of June 30, 2022.  

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Message from the Board President

Circle of Hope 2022 On behalf of the Board of Directors and Staff of HFS Adoption and Foster Care, thank you to all our supporters who participated in our “Circle of Hope Love Grows Here” online auction and in-person celebration on May 19th at the University Club in Pasadena. We are thrilled that you joined us to…

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A Message from the Board President: Fall 2021

Marianne Wright with her mother Nancy Kearney Our 2021 Gratitude Report reflects on the Fiscal Year July 2020 – June 2021, and so I share this column with outgoing HFS Board President Susan Chakmakian, who was not only president of the board during the past fiscal year, but also ran a business, was raising a…

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Message from the Board President: Fall 2020

Hello HFS supporters and families! It’s not a stretch to say that 2020 has been an incredible year; incredibly difficult but incredibly fruitful as well. As Martin Luther King Jr. said, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of…

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The 2019 Roy Emerson Classic

The Adoption Guild of Southern California has been supporting HFS Adoption & Foster Care for over 58 years through hosting fundraising events to benefit HFS Adoption and Foster Care. We are so proud to have such a wonderful, long-time supporter of our work. This year, their annual Roy Emerson Tennis Classic was held over Memorial…

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