- Business Advocacy
This year’s YMCA of West San Gabriel Valley Heart of the Community luncheon will be held Tuesday, March 24. A reception begins at 11:30 a.m. followed by luncheon at noon. It will be held in the Lakeview Room at Almansor Court, 700 S. Almansor St., Alhambra.
The Heart of the Community luncheon is celebrating the 108th year of the YMCA in this area and will raise money to support programs such as summer day camp, weekly field trips, Camp Ta Ta Pochon, a Basketball League, swim lessons and water activities, weight room, exercise classes, and the increasingly popular After-School Program.
The Heart of the Community Awards Dinner was first held in 2009. It was named by the planning committee with the goal of gathering friends and supporters of the Y to recognize those who whole-heartedly serve the community through their dedication to YMCA of West San Gabriel Valley. In that first year, the committee also recognized the need to raise money for Camp Ta Ta Pochon in the San Bernardino Mountains that has served generations of children with an outdoor mountain camping experience. Despite the state of the economy in 2009, the dinner was sold out, and the generosity of the supporters was boundless.
Last year’s honorees were The Alhambra Educational Foundation, Reyna Del Haro Kaiser Permanente Foundation, SCE Foundation, and Nicole Tilley and the William H. Tilley Foundation. All of them have been generous in their support of the community service to the residents of West San Gabriel Valley through the programs of the YMCA.