One Heart Celebration Dinner 2019
Thank you to everyone who made this a success
The Guibord Center’s Celebration Dinner
April 30, 2019
The Guibord Center Annual Fundraising Celebration Dinner offers a taste of our accomplishments throughout the year. Our mission is to help bring a deeper understanding of different faith traditions through programs and experiences that open hearts and minds.
The Guibord Center is bringing the missing and much-needed perspective of the larger faith community to timely issues through our initiatives.
Current initiatives address
Photo Gallery from the evening: Click on any image to enlarge and start a slide show.
The Rt. Rev’d John Taylor, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles with Rev’d Michael Bell, Chaplain at Good Samaritan Hospital, and Deacon Fernando Valdez
Canon Robert Williams (Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles) with friends and colleagues Nirijan Singh Khalsa and Tahil Sharma
L-R Advisors Nirinjan Singh Khalsa (Sikh), Sura Das (Krishna),Rev. Dr. Guibord, Sister Gita Patel (Brahma Kumaris), Rini Ghosh and Swami Mahayogananda (Vedanta Society) and their guest Swami Tadananda)
Rabbi Neal Comess-Daniels, center, Rabbi Suzanne Singer and the Very Rev’d Canon Mark Kowalewski, Dean of St. John’s Cathedral
Staffing for the dinner came from the Maria Suarez Foundation to End Human Trafficking and Emanate Health
Awarding special recognition and gratitude to Citrus Valley Health Parthers (becoming Emanate Health) left to right: Angana Shah,Emilio Gonzales, Mary Kirchen, Ray Mattis, Charles “Chip” G. Riddle III, and Dr. Gwynne Guibord
L-R Venerable Miao Hsi, Dr. Guibord, Dr. Sprague, Venerables Hsi Xing and You Heng from Fo Guang Hsi Lai Buddhist Temple in Hacienda Heights
L-R Peter Kretzmann (Ananda Los Angeles), Dr. Lisa Patriquin, Keshava Betts (Ananda Los Angeles) and Riyana Roy (Hindu Middle Schooler)
L-R Brahma Kumaris Sister Gita, Dr. Rini Ghosh, Claudine Shiva and Annette Wolas share a light moment
L – R Dr. Lo Sprague, Annette Wolas, Dr. Gwynne Guibord, Claudine Shiva (Girls’ Academic Leadership Academy), Dr. Lisa Patriquin (TGC Youth Programs Director)
Banners on the stage represent the religious communities represented by Advisors to The Guibord Center, attending the One Heart Celebration Dinner
President and Founder, the Rev. Dr. Gwynne Guibord welcomes everyone to the One Heart Celebration Dinner
Transformative Engagement: Lighting individual candles that together bring light to the entire group.
Zoroastrian Yekta Hormozdiari speaks about her participation in the Children, Youth and Young Adults initiative
L – R TGC Youth Advisor Tahil Sharma, TGC Youth Advisor Samia Bano, Riyana Roy and Yekta Hormozdiari speak about their participation in the Children, Youth and Young Adults Initiative
Animal Defenders International VP Tim Philips, film-makers John Collin and Emily Hyman, ADI President Jan Creamer, Humane Society’s Deanne Thompson
Thank You to Our Sponsors
James Baer & Lisa Van Eyssed
Rev. Dr. Gwynne Guibord
Dr. Lois M. Sprague
Whittier Trust Company
Paul & Teddie Foreman
The Center Circle