Saluting Superheroes Ken & Freddi Hill

This October 7, in the evening beauty of the gardens, we’ll honor two superheroes. And I don’t mean Wonder Woman and Captain America, though these monikers could easily apply.

Undeniably, Ken and Freddi Hill bring their own brand of “superhuman” activity.   Through years of dedicated service, they helped the Arboretum to forge an expanded partnership with Los Angeles County, invigorated a summer concert series, and galvanized a new community of support.

From the moment I first met Ken at my initial job interview in 2008, I have known a man who gives ceaseless dedication and brimming talent to help us move forward.   As Arboretum Foundation President, Ken’s inspired leadership realized new levels of partnership between the Arboretum Foundation and L.A. County. His vision for music in the gardens led to the highly successful Pasadena POPS summer series.  And Ken was my perfect business partner as we strengthened programs and businesses through a new strategic plan, the Arboretum’s very first.

As my wife says, behind every successful man, is a more successful woman.  Freddi Hill, an accomplished community leader, contributes her talents as a trustee with the Pasadena Symphony and POPS.  In addition, she is actively involved with the Altadena Guild and its support of the Huntington Medical Research Institutes. An avid walker and garden lover, you can see Freddi enjoying the Arboretum with friends on any given morning.

Over the past decade, Ken and Freddi have been at the center of positive change at the Arboretum.  Please join us in giving them a hero’s welcome on Sunday October 7.

Everyone is welcome. Please join us as we honor Ken & Freddi on Sunday, October 7, from 5pm to 9:30pm. Tickets are $250 each. For more information please contact Brittany Fabeck at 626-821-3237 or

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Trumpet Lily-$10,000
Ken & Freddi Hill

Coral Bells-$5,000
Kathleen Ellison
OffSite IT
Richard Schulhof & Sandra Goodenough
Bob Willett

Baritone Bean -$2,500
Dana M. Baldwin
George & Coleen Ball
Amy & Jules Buenabenta
Dan & Cheryl Foliart
Mary Lou Byrne & Gary W. Kearney
The Harrington Group CPAs, LLP
Doug & Susan Kranwinkle
La Salle College Preparatory
G. Arnold & Gretl Mulder

Soprano Purple Daisy -$1,250
Janet Fairley & David Woodley
Kellogg Garden Products
LDA Design Group, Inc.
Beverly Marksbury
Barbara & Bill Steinwedell
Betsey Tyler

Jill Berry
Christopher Bragg
Tarnie Fulloon
Susan Kranwinkle
Peg Rahn
Annette Castro Ramirez

Mr. & Mrs. Dean Billman
Amy & Jules Buenabenta
Mary Lou Byrne & Gary W. Kearney
Carl & Lynn Cooper
Russ Guiney & Pat Wright
Barbara & Bill Steinwedell

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