The Friends of Foothill Family is a philanthropic group of amazing women from Pasadena, Altadena, San Marino, La Cañada and surrounding areas who dedicate time, energy, and resources to Foothill Family.

The group was founded in 2000 by civic leaders Lori Winters Samuels and Shannon Seiter Williamson. The Friends of Foothill Family plan and coordinate Foothill Family’s annual benefit, which has raised more than $5 million for Foothill Family since 2001, as well as participate in the agency’s Backpacks for Brighter Futures program during the summer and the annual Holiday Program in the fall and winter.

For more information about the Friends of Foothill Family, please contact Development Department, (626) 993-3636 or

Friends of Foothill Family in the Community


Priscila Stanton, President

Stefani Freeburg, Vice President/Social Media and Communications

Sheela Gade, Past President

Vanessa Wolf Alexander, Friends Special Advisor

Jennie Chang and Alex Wu, Buy-In Parties Co-Chairs

Peony Cai and An Na Liang, Membership Development Co-Chairs

The Friends: 


Nicole Adrien
Vanessa Wolf Alexander
Julia Almanzan
Lisa Austin
Jeanne Beckman
Liz Cabot
Peony Cai
Marisa Callahan
Jennie Chang
Yvonne Cheng
Kristin Chapman
Tina Chiou
Jessica Connolly
Rachel Criswell

Nellie Duran
Julia Edwards
Stefani Freeburg
Sheela Gade
Vivian Godoy Rodriguez
Diana Gonzalez
Liz Hall
Patricia Han
Daryll Hinckley
Allyson Thomas Holliday
Denise Lam
Dori Larsuel
Anita Lawler
Lily Lee

Marie Levenick
Anna Liang
Jerilyn McAniff
Karen Mondanlou
Christine Muller
Dana O’Neill
Julietta Perez
Susan Price
Betty Rabadi
Nicole Rabaudi
Shelly Reisch
Estelle Reyes Madrid
Lori Samuels
Lori Sheikh
Rochelle Siegrist

Karen Stalick
Priscila Stanton
Amelia Swabb
Christine Tarr
Quinn Taylor
Kristin Techentin Harrison
Christine Villalpando-Escobar
Sherry William
Melissa Wu
Alexandra Wu
Heidi Xue
Valerie Yee
Katrina Yullie