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Sue Mossman Retirement Dinner

The Athenaeum at Caltech

Saturday, May 4, 2024
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Thank you to all those who supported this sold out send off to Sue.

If you would like to support our benefit and the retirement celebration of our cherished outgoing Executive Director, please consider a contribution to
The Sue Mossman Historic Preservation Fund, our newly created endowment to support Pasadena Heritage into the future.

Sue Mossman Retirement Dinner

Sue Mossman

After an illustrious career spanning nearly five decades, our Executive Director of 30 years and Pasadena Heritage employee of 45 will be retiring.

Please join us as we celebrate the career of Sue Mossman at The Sue Mossman Retirement Dinner, Saturday, May 4, 2024, from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM at The Athenaeum at Caltech.  

As Sue retires, she will be leaving an unparalleled legacy in shaping our organization, the City of Pasadena, and the field of preservation. Under Sue’s tenure, Pasadena Heritage has saved countless Pasadena landmarks from demolition and has grown to become one of the most successful and respected preservation organizations in the country.

We will be celebrating Sue’s invaluable leadership and career dedicated to preserving the best Pasadena has to offer with a cocktail reception, dinner, live entertainment, and heartfelt farewells at the prestigious Athenaeum on the Caltech campus.

We sincerely hope you will consider joining us as a Sponsor at the Corporate or Individual Level in honoring Sue’s legacy and ensuring the continued success of our preservation efforts.

The Athenaeum at Caltech

The Athenaeum at Caltech serves as one of Pasadena’s finest examples of the remarkable historic buildings and sites that grace our beloved city. With its elegance, historical significance, and exceptional architectural design, it stands as a testament to the priceless heritage and architectural treasures that Pasadena is fortunate to be home to and that Sue has dedicated a career to protecting.

Built in 1930 by William C. Crowell (Huntington Library, Scottish Rite Cathedral), landscaped by Florence Yoch and Lucile Council (Howard Huntington Estate, Getty House), and designed by noted architect Gordon Kaufmann (Hoover Damn, Greystone Mansion) The Athenaeum at Caltech has played host to some of the greatest minds in history, including Albert Einstein.

45 Years, Countless Memories

Our Sponsors








Brian & Barbara Baker
Bill & Claire Bogaard
Judy Gain
Mic Hansen
Harvey & Ellen Knell
The Kulli Family
Ethan & Joanne Lipsig
Michael & Eileen Williamson



John B. Dean
Christy McAvoy, Peyton Hall, Historic Resources Group
Cathy & Lew Phelps



Mark & Rosalie Baker
Annaly Bennett
Wendy Lees & Tom Boyle
John & Sally Howell
Francine Tolkin Cooper & Suzanne Marks
Penny Plotkin
Betsey Tyler
Andy & Liz Wilson



Los Angeles County Supervisor, Kathryn Barger
Robert & Vicki Bond
Terri Colpo
Susan A. Frank
Judy Gain
Jim & Tina Hart
Joan & Ed Hearst
Christine & Curtis Hessler
Assemblymember Chris Holden
Cal & Jeanette Hollis

Patty Judy & Juan Dela Cruz
Joe & Elaine Kilanowski
Carol Soucek King
Tracy & Ken McCormick
Tom Marble & Pae White
Suzanne Marks & Tony Nino
Ellen Brown Merewether
Norah Morley & Dr. Anthony Koerner
The Mossman Family

Janny Mulholland
Steve Preston & Janet Whaley
John Ripley
Bob Ritter & Paul Jacoy
Marsh V. Rood
Annette Serrurier & Terry Perucca
Arnold Siegel & Susan Futterman
Blair Smith & Andrey Andreev
Peggy Stewart
Brad & Cynthia Thiel

as of May 4, 2024


Annaly Bennett
Suzanne Marks
Cathy Phelps
Kyle Grimes
Michael Lichtman

Athenaeum SponsorMargaret McVey Thomas
Music – Art Deco Entertainment
Florals – Kyle Grimes and Nick Giovanazzi
Celebration CakeTakes the Cake
Dinner Chardonnaydonated by Cindy Wenzlau, Wenzlau Vineyard
Invitation PhotographyTavo Olmos
Event PhotographyRichard Anthony Photography
Invitation and Program DesignDavid Ensz, Some Culture
SlideshowKristen Norton
Video ProductionGary Jones
Audio Visual CoordinationIan Galindo, Orion Audio Visual
And many thanks to Samantha Sisk and The Athenaeum

Gary Jones
Cindra Barnes
Lee Allen
Janny Mulholland



Please contact us with any questions at  (626) 441-6333 x110 or email at [email protected].

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