Community Leaders Association

2015 Hats and High Tea

The 5th Annual Hats & High Tea was a great success raising over $25,000 for student scholarships and faculty grants. It was held at Cal Lutheran overlooking beautiful Kingsmen Park on April 26.

The event included a champagne reception, high tea, musical and theatrical entertainment, silent auction along with table decoration and hat contests.

All funds raised go towards student scholarships and faculty grants.

Thank you to Deborah Sweeney, CEO of MyCorporation, for chairing the tea, Willa Sandmeyer, former television news reporter who emceed, Vonette Yanaginuma who played the harp and student Megan McDonald who sang.

Please save the date for the 6th annual Hats & High Tea to be held on April 17, 2016. For more information and sponsorship opportunities, please contact University Relations at 493-3084.

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Hat Winners

  • Mad Hatter: Patricia Parham
  • Peacock's Feathers: Jean Amador
  • Queen's Bonnet: Larane Nesbit
  • Judges' Best: Michaela Beck
  • Group Theme: Pirates of the Carribean

Table Winners

  • Centerpiece Excellence: Downton Abbey
  • International Merit: Marrakesh Sunset
  • Teapot Enchantment: Tiki Tea Table
  • Theme Distinction: Rock & Rollin Teacups
  • Victorian Masters: English Garden
  • Judges' Choice: It's a Honey Rooster Day

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