Community Leaders Association

2014 Hats and High Tea

The 4th Annual Hats & High Tea was a great success raising over $25,000 for student scholarships and faculty grants. It was held at CLU overlooking beautiful Kingsmen Park on April 13. For 2015 opportunities, contact University Relations at 493-3151.

Thank you to Deborah Sweeney, CEO of MyCorporation, for chairing the tea and to Willa Sandmeyer, former television news reporter, who emceed.

We would also like to thank performers CLU student Patricia Jaramillo and harp music by Vonette Yanaginuma.

Finally, thank you to our judges: Bernie Bauer assisted by Sue Bauer and photographers for capturing this special event: Brian Stethem assisted by Andy Horan.

Please save the date for the 5th annual Hats & High Tea to be held at CLU on April 26, 2015!

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Hat Winners

  • Mad Hatter: Jessica Dorsey & Jake Walden
  • Peacock's Feathers: Pauline Naterra
  • Queen's Bonnet: Betsy Ortiz
  • Judges' Best: Elisa Ballestas
  • Group Theme: Ms. Saigon

Table Winners

  • Centerpiece Excellence: Peacock Paradise
  • International Merit: Ms. Saigon
  • Teapot Enchantment: Tea Tuscany
  • Theme Distinction: Gone With The Wind
  • Victorian Masters: Victorian Lace & Roses
  • Judges' Choice: A Christmas Story in April



Thank you for your generous donations!

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