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4th annual CLU tea to fund scholarships

Hat-themed event also raises money for grants
March 24, 2014

Multiple generations come together to raise money for CLU scholarships and grants at the annual Hats and High Tea.

Photo: Brian Stethem

(THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – March 24, 2014) The California Lutheran University Community Leaders Association will hold its fourth annual Hats and High Tea to raise money for student scholarships and educational grants from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 13.

For the first time, the event will be held on the grounds of the university, overlooking Kingsmen Park. Guests will enjoy high tea with sandwiches and other light fare in a garden-party setting. The afternoon will include a beverage reception and musical and theatrical entertainment by CLU student Patricia Jaramillo of Van Nuys and harpist Vonette Yanaginuma. A silent auction and raffle will be held. Willa Sandmeyer, a broadcast news anchor, will emcee.

Attendees are encouraged to wear their finest tea party attire capped off with a fancy hat. Table sponsors and party hosts will decorate each table in a festive theme. Awards will be presented in categories including most creative table setting and wildest and most elegant hats.

CLA was founded in 1963 to stimulate community interest in CLU’s academic, athletic and cultural programs. Members organize fundraising and social events throughout the year to support academic departments and student scholarships. The organization has provided more than $1.8 million through the years.

Scholarship recipients are selected for their community service, leadership potential and academic achievement. The grants purchase classroom materials, equipment and technology.

Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center, MyCorporation, University Village and Town & Country Travel are premier sponsors. Deborah Sweeney, a CLU regent and CEO of MyCorporation, is the event chair.

Tickets are $50. Sponsorships are available. For reservations or for more information, visit www.callutheran.edu/cla or contact the University Relations office at 805-493-3151 or fielding@callutheran.edu.

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