Friends in Deed

2016 Jazz On The Green

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We are thrilled to be returning to Historic Castle Green for the third year in a row for our annual Jazz On The Green event.  There’s no better spot to spend a September evening listening to live jazz, meeting old friends and making new, enjoying good food & drink, and most importantly, supporting Friends In Deed.  



Tickets: $95 



This fundraising event provides support for Friends In Deed to continue our mission to alleviate the effects of poverty and to encourage self-sufficiency through the collective efforts of congregations, individuals and community organizations.  This event will directly benefit all of our programs which include The Bad Weather Shelter, The Women’s Room, The Food Pantry, and Norma’s Nook.


Event Details:  September 28, 2016, 6:00pm – 9:30pm at Castle Green – 99 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105
For more information, please call 626-797-2402 or email


Our Jazz On The Green evening wouldn’t be complete without some live jazz music. And again this year, we will be featuring music on the lawn of Castle Green and indoors too.

On the main lawn, we are pleased to once again feature “The Music of Michael Haggins” (  Michael Haggins is a Contemporary Bassist Songwriter born in Pasadena.  The Music of Michael Haggins has been featured on Network Television and in Feature Films.  With three Smooth Jazz CD’s; Daybreak, Traffic, and Dare to Dream, Michael’s compositions guide you along a luminous journey and leaves you hungry for the next destination.  “Michael Haggins Band” includes a family of professional musicians – J Michael O’Neal (Keyboards), David Scott (Guitar), Lance Beckford (Drums), Gary Metz (Sax), Tony Pulizzi (Guitar), Jerohn Garnett (Drums), and Jimmy Roberts (Sax).

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Inside Castle Green, live jazz music will be provided by the Father/Daughter team of Tom Armbruster & Jane Friday.  Tom, a lifelong musician, is the choir director at the Pasadena Church of Truth and can be seen each and every Tuesday night singing and playing at Colombo’s Italian Steak House and Jazz Club in Eagle Rock.  Jane has been performing music and theater since a young age. She currently plays throughout Northern and Southern California in a novelty folk ensemble and performs weekly in the Pasadena Church of Truth Choir. For a taste of Tom & Jane performing “Lullaby of Birdland” together, please click here.





This year, Friends In Deed is excited to be able to honor

The legacy of Norma Marx

The Pasadena California Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Kaiser Permanente




If you are interested in being a “Presenting Sponsor“, we will work with you to craft a custom sponsor package which includes the following:
• Prominent Signage and recognition at the event
• 20 complimentary tickets
• Name listed on printed materials and website
• Mention in all social media and printed communications
• Full page ad in Program Book



Celia Leaver

Pasadena Methodist Foundation


If you are interested in being a “Platinum Sponsor“, you will receive the following:

• Signage and recognition at the event

• 14 complimentary tickets
• Name listed on printed materials and website
• Mention in printed and online communications
• Full page ad in Program Book



Kaiser Permanente

Rusnak Auto Group Pasadena

Jacqueline Knowles


If you are interested in being a “Gold Sponsor“, you will receive the following:

• 10 complimentary tickets

• Mention in online communications
• Full page ad in Program Book



Pasadena Star News

Fifth District Supervisor Michael Antonovich

Debra Mansfield & Pam Marx

Ann Patterson

Dorothy Keane

Stacy Santeramo

Dan & Sandra Bane

Richard Cheung


If you are interested in being a “Silver Sponsor“, you will receive the following:

• 6 complimentary tickets
• Mention in online communications
• 3/4 page ad in Program Book



Bolton & Company

Campbell/Altice Family

Eliza Schafler

Margaret Leong Checca Trust

Dorothy Christ

Glenda Hale

Gerry Poulin & Meg Middleman

Don and Lori Meaders

Samina North America

Don and Gloria Pitzer

St. Elizabeth Church

Law Offices of Makupson & Howard, APC

Ben and Mishele Myers


If you are interested in being a “Bronze Sponsor“, you will receive the following:

• 4 complimentary tickets
• 1/2 page ad in Program Book



Anthony Delling & Kathy Simpson

Cynthia Luczyski-Deasy Penner

First United Methodist Church

Gavigan & Co.

Ann Hight

Anna Bresnahan

Evelyn Hoffman

Kara & Luis Montes

Louise Yount

Debby Singer

Russ Ferrante and Gerry Puhara


If you are interested in being a “Friends Sponsor“, you will receive the following:

• 2 complimentary tickets



• Full Page—$1,000
• 1/2 Page—$500
• 1/4 Page—$250



We are very happy to have Pasadena Now as our Media sponsor for this year’s event.pnlogosocial


Silent Auction

At this year’s Jazz On The Green, we will be having a Silent Auction with many different items to bid on.  Here are just a few of those items to think about.

Laughing Gull Villa, from Altez Vacations (Siesta Key, FL) – Find yourself in the relaxing comforts of Siesta Key’s Laughing Gull Villa.  This is a single-story stand-alone villa, located in the beautiful private community of Polynesian Gardens, on the tropical barrier island of Siesta Key, Florida. Up to a 5-day stay at a $1,500 value to be used within one year of auction (October 1, 2017)


The Aerie, from Altez Vacations (Sylva, NC) – See the Blue Ridge Mountains like never before.  Perched atop Rocky Face Ridge overlooking the city of Sylva, it is easy to get lost in the beauty of The Aerie and Western North Carolina. Up to a 5-day stay at a $1,500 value to be used within one year of auction (October 1, 2017)


OUE Skyspace LA (2) Flex Skyslide Combos (Los Angeles, CA) – Each ticket provides guests a specific dated admission to ride the Skyslide.  OUE Skyspace LA boasts a thrill experience unlike any other: Skyslide is an outdoor glass slide, positioned nearly 1,000 feet above downtown Los Angeles.  The Skyslide is forty-five feet long, approximately 4 feet wide and made entirely with 1-1/4 inches thick glass.  Visitors will experience Skyslide’s unparalleled views in a whole new way as they glide from the 70th to the 69th floor of the U.S. Bank Tower.




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