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A Place to Call Home

May 10, 2014 @ 5:30 pm


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A Soirée Benefitting Union Station Homeless Services    

May 10, 2014 ♦ Langham Huntington, Pasadena CA ♦ Hosted by John C. Reilly ♦ Honoring Gerry Puhara & Russell Ferrante and Betsey & the late Sid Tyler

John C Reilly Actor/Musician John C. Reilly will emcee A Place to Call Home.

The event will include a reception, silent auction, dinner and program.

To send your contribution via mail, download the Sponsorship Form. 
To sponsor or purchase your tickets online, click here.
Do you have valuable items to provide for our silent auction? Please use our Auction form.

For questions, comments or donations call (626) 240-4559 or email giving@unionstationhs.org today!

We will honor Gerry Puhara, Russell Ferrante and Betsey & the late Sid Tyler for their incredible support of Union Station Homeless Services. 

Betsey and the late Sid Tyler

Since moving from Philadelphia in 1969, Sid and Betsey Tyler displayed extraordinary leadership as vibrant members of the Pasadena Community.  After a career in marketing and management, Sid joined the Pasadena City Council in 1997 and became Vice-Mayor in 2005. He served his community as a trustee/board member of  CHAP Clinics, Eastern Sierra Land Trust, Pacific Asia Museum, and Pasadena Community Foundation. Betsey served as a Union Station Board member, as well chair of our Program Committee. In addition, she has provided volunteer leadership at Huntington Hospital, Huntington Library, Southwest Chamber Music, and Pasadena Beautiful. They have supported Union Station since 1986. They shared a passion for their Pasadena community, for the outdoors, travel and watching their eight grandkids grow up. Sid unexpectedly passed away in March 2014.  He will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered.

Gerry and Russ

Russ and Gerry Ferrante are a creative force. Russ is a founding member and keyboardist of the Grammy Award Winning band, Yellowjackets. He has worked with Bobby McFerrin, Al Jarreau, Diane Reeves and many more. He also works as an adjunct professor of Jazz Studies at USC, Azusa Pacific, and Musicians Institute. Gerry enjoyed a lucrative career as a  costumer/stylist on Annie, La Verne and Shirley, and Fantasy Island, and more. She is now the owner of Tender Treasures, a successful retail/internet clothing store for women. In addition to serving as a Union Station Board member and chair of our Personnel Committee, Gerry has provided volunteer leadership for the La Canada PTA, Children’s Music Workshop, La Canada Childcare Roundtable, Assistance League of Flintridge, Episcopal Communities and Services, and All Saints Church. Gerry and Russ founded An Evening for the Station, an annual jazz fundraiser benefitting Union Station.

2014 Sponsors*


Andrew & Avery Barth
Judith L. Chiara Charitable Foundation
Shaw Wagener & Deborah Heitz


Bank of the West
Capital Group Charitable Foundation
Harvey & Ellen Knell
Bradley & Victoria Schwartz
Eugene & Marilyn Stein
Liz & R. Rhodes Trussell
Wells Fargo Foundation


Bank of America Charitable Foundation
John T. & Joy Beaty
Charlie & Rene Chiara
Rob Floe
Paul & Heather Haaga
Jim & Tina Hart
Terry & Teresa Krupczak
Philip & Nancy Naecker
Office of Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich
Gloria & Don Pitzer
Betsey & the late Sid Tyler


Dianne & Walter Bukata
Russell Ferrante & Gerry Puhara
Jill & John Fosselman
David Kamansky
Grace Kim
Russel & Hannah Kully
Rob & Leslie Levy
Ooty Moorehead Graphic Design Group
Elliot & Marcia Sainer
Randy & Mona Shulman
Pam & Bart Wald
Westport Construction, Inc.


Arroyo Insurance Services
Mayor Bill & Claire Bogaard
Congresswoman Judy Chu
Marshall & Shirley Cohen
Kitty & Jim Dillavou
Chester & Joy Everline
Fierstadt & Mans, LLP
Fletcher Jones Foundation
Haley & Anita Fromholz
Margo & Ralph Kidushim
Grace & Jack Hou
Alan & Gail Maltun
Beverly Marksbury
Jeffrey & Joan Palmer
The Printworks

Susan & Wayne San Filippo
Karen I. Shanbrom & Dr. Marilyn Ader
Arnold Siegel & Susan Futterman
Garrett Bell & Catherine Simms
Greg & Randalyn Stanislawski
Janie Steckenrider
Charles & Octavia Thuss
Rebecca Winthrop
Women’s Community–All Saints Church


The Outlook
Pasadena Star-News
Pasadena Magazine
Pasadena Independent (Beacon Media)
Pasadena Now

*As of April 17, 2014

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