5th annual Hats and High Tea slated
Photo credit: Brian Stethem
Photo credit: Brian Stethem
Cal Lutheran event raises money for scholarships

THOUSAND OAKS, CA - The California Lutheran University Community Leaders Association will hold its fifth annual Hats and High Tea to raise money for student scholarships and educational grants from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 26.

The event will be held on the grounds of the university, overlooking Kingsmen Park. Guests will enjoy high tea with sandwiches, fruit and desserts in a garden-party setting. The afternoon will include a champagne reception.

Vonette Yanaginuma will play the harp and music major Megan McDonald of Moorpark will sing. 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 Cal Lutheran’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, DJ’s Catering and Lister Party Rental, Inc. are premier sponsors. Deborah Sweeney, a Cal Lutheran regent and CEO of MyCorporation, is the event chair.

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