Pasadena Museum of History Honors 2013 Contemporary History Makers

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REYNOLDS/JOANNE WILBORN/MARLYN WOO Published on Monday, October 14, 2013 | 4:41 pm More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. On Saturday, September 28, Pasadena Museum of History celebrated the achievements of its 2013 Contemporary History Maker honorees at a festive benefit dinner and silent auction in the museum’s Fenyes Estate gardens. Hahn & Hahn LLP, the Dorothy Trask Clune Murray Foundation, Nat B. Read, and Marilyn & Jud Roberts joined an elite roster of individuals and organizations honored with this designation since the award was inaugurated in 2000. A Contemporary History Maker is defined as an individual, business, or corporation whose civic passion, innovative design, or charitable interests continue to shape Pasadena’s unique and rich heritage.The black tie soiree featured a gourmet dinner created by Chef Joachim Splichal of Patina Restaurant Group and a quartet of outstanding wines selected by Guest Sommelier Chris Meeske of Mission Wines (South Pasadena) with assistance from the event’s Sommelier Sponsor, Lagerlof, Senecal, Gosney & Kruse LLP. More than 250 guests enjoyed passed hors d’oeuvres:• Blini with smoked salmon, lemon crème fraiche• Beef sirloin crostini, tapenade, Parmigiano-Reggiano, baby arugula• Brioche, goat cheese, grilled pear chutney• Bamboo-spiked king trumpet mushrooms, garlic, parsley• Farinettes – roasted chicken, shallot and blue cheese griddle cakesand cocktails, including the specially-selected wines (2012 Domaine Sigalas, Assyrtiko/Athiri, Santorini, Greece; 2012 Meiomi, Pinot Noir, Monterey, Santa Barbara & Sonoma Counties) during the reception and silent auction prior to dinner. The dinner menu featured:• A starter of roasted beets, aged goat cheese and hazelnut-cavolo nero pesto on little gem lettuce with shaved black bread, paired with a 2012 Francois Chidaie, Touraine Sauvignon, Val de Loire, France• The entrée of braised short rib with red wine reduction & fennel pollen accompanied by potato confit, rainbow chard, & caramelized French butter pear, paired with a 2010 Bodega, Teso La Monja Romanico, Temperanillo, Toro, Spain.• Dessert was a decadent triple chocolate mousse cake with crème brulee center served with caramel sauce & hazelnut crisp.Biographies of the 2013 HonoreesHahn & Hahn LLPFounded in 1899, Hahn & Hahn LLP is one of the oldest law firms in California and is the largest general practice firm in Southern California’s San Gabriel Valley. The firm retains its century-old tradition of commitment to intellectual and professional excellence and unsurpassed integrity in the practice of law. At the same time our practice reflects the vitality of the rapidly evolving Pasadena community of which the firm is an integral part.Dorothy Trask Clune Murray FoundationBegun in the early 1970s, the Dorothy Trask Clune Murray Foundation supports Pasadena public education, leadership, health, and museums under the leadership of trustees Jim B. Boyle, Jr., A. William Olson, and Edward O. Robinson. The Foundation has been a major donor to the Museum for more than fifteen years.Nat B. ReadNat Read is a public relations practitioner, author, songwriter, and stand-up comic. Through his public relations consultancy, Read Communications, he provides counsel on government relations and crisis management. He is the author of Don Benito Wilson: From Mountain Man to Mayor, Los Angeles 1841 to 1878; The Jonathan Club Story; and Poet Cop. Nat served on the Museum’s Board of Trustees in the eighties.Marilyn & Jud RobertsEnriching the local community through their philanthropic endeavors and volunteerism, long-time patrons Marilyn and Jud Roberts hold a dear place at PMH. Marilyn is the author of A Journalist’s Journey: Harold Norwood Hubbard, which features oral histories from her father’s life. Their recent donation and cataloging of Hal Hubbard’s papers is avaluable addition to the Museum’s collections.Sponsors & PatronsChartreuse SponsorsAvery DennisonHahn & Hahn LLPWells Fargo Private BankSommelier SponsorLagerlof, Senecal, Gosney & Kruze LLPMarketing SponsorsTHE DREAMS MagazinePasadena Now.comEvent SponsorsPatina CateringMission WinesYour Great EventOleg CassiniFuchsia SponsorsJohn & Helen BaatzCity of Pasadena City Manager’s Office & Department of Libraries & InformationKaren & Steve CraigWendy Funkhouser & Jim WilliamsLegacy PartnersAmy & Johannes MassererDon & Nancy McIntyreDr. Dennis O’Leary & Linda Davis-O’LearyPasadena City College FoundationNat B. ReadMarilyn & Jud RobertsLaura & Jon ThompsonBill & Carol ThomsonPasadena Tournament of RosesAquamarine PatronsAnonymousJulie GallantRon & Nadya GustafsonRuss & Norma HanlinDr. & Mrs. Michael KadinSteve & Helen KersteinChuck LivingstoneJay & Penny LuscheJoyce McGilvrayPenny PlotkinRosemary SimmonsElizabeth Smalley, M.D. & Garth GilpinStanislawski & Co., CPAsSid & Betsey TylerJim WattersonJudy & Randy WilsonMaria Low WayList as of 9/28/13For additional information, please visit www.pasadenahistory.org or call (626) 577-1660.last_img