Persimmon Donor Circle

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Named after YWCA’s signature color, the Persimmon Donor Circle is the leadership giving society of YWCA Glendale and Pasadena, a collective of individuals who are dedicated to advancing our organization’s mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. The unrestricted funds raised through the Persimmon Circle allow YWCA Glendale and Pasadena to be nimble and responsive to the needs of our community. Circle donors will be invited to private events to learn more about how we are stewarding their funds and innovating within our core programs to address the most pressing issues that survivors, young girls, and our community are facing. 


  • Join a community of engaged supporters with a shared vision of creating change and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all

  • Invitations to private Persimmon events

  • Receive curated updates and sneak peeks into program expansions, trends and innovations

  • Listing on website, annual report and YWCA Glendale and Pasadena event materials

By contributing $500+ in a fiscal year (July – June), you will automatically become a member of the Persimmon Donor Circle. As a Persimmon member, you will be invited to special events featuring civic and business leaders, recognized in our annual reports and on our website, and provided with advance ticket sales for our major events.

Thank you to our inaugural members; we are so grateful for your support.


Bonnie & Daniel James 


Alexa & Scott Rousso • Alexandra McIntosh • Ani Adjemian • Anita Gabrielian • Arlene Vidor • Ayana Rose • Barry Bradley • Bill & Sharon Weisman • Bonnye LaPenotiere Sirk • Carol Ann & Alasdair Burton • Christina Marie Cella • Christine Wilkes • Cynthia Foullon • Elizabeth Vitanza • Ellyn Semler • Heather Masterton • Jeri Peterson • Jerome French • Jessica First • Jill Welton • Kathleen Gavin • Kathryn Van Houten •  Kimberly Roffler • Linda Hoban • Louie & Tamar Sadd • Lusine Simonyan • Mane Khachatryan • Marion Seman • Ellyn Semler • Mary Jane Leland • Michael & Kristine Eller • Pamela Spiszman Patricia Lock • Pauline Callahan • Phyllis Kim • Priscilla Muschamp • Randy & Suzonne Slaughter • Richard & Carol Bennett • Rima Cameron • Robbie L. Carlton • Rosie Ter-Matevosyan • Sara Hollar • Savannah Dooley • Sharon & Robert Veeh • Shirley Ann Hill Shushan Barsegyan • Silvana Arzeno Toledo • Susan Hunt • Suzanne McConnell • TC Kim • Tara Peterson • Toni & Vince Espinoza • Tori Fisk • Valerie & Bruce Merritt • Victor Jackson • Wesley Walton

Thank you to Bill Weber Studios for the Persimmon logo design.