About Tip Your Cap & Pass the Hat 2023



Foothill Family was founded in 1926 in Pasadena, California by key community volunteer, Mrs. Josephine Marsh, who “passed the hat” to assist neighbors in need. She became the first director of the agency. To honor this humble origin, we continue Mrs. Marsh’s legacy by “passing the hat” to raise important funds for our client services through a friendly competition between teams. We also continue the tradition of honoring our most gracious community leaders by “tipping our caps” and thanking them for their service to Foothill Family.

This year, we are thrilled to "Tip our Caps" to our Community Leader Mike Buchanan, as he is making a difference for Foothill Family, our clients and our community.

RSVP directly to your Team Captain to attend the in-person luncheon on October 25th!  Enjoy a fun-filled program including lunch, testimonials and highlights from the past year. 

You may give at any time before the event to help your Team get a head start on the BIG WIN!!

The event concludes on October 25th when we "pass the hat" to raise funds for Foothill Family's vital services to continue the ongoing friendly competition between teams. 

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About our Honoree

Mike Buchanan is a Portfolio Manager and Head of the High Yield Team at Western Asset Management, a global fixed-income asset manager headquartered in Pasadena.  Prior to Western Asset Management, Mike was a Managing Director and Head of U.S. Credit Products for Credit Suisse Asset Management in New York City.  Mike has over 16 years of experience in the credit markets, predominately as a High Yield Portfolio Manager. 

In 2006 Mike joined the Foothill Family Board and served as Board Chair from 2012- 2014.  Most recently, Mike served as Co-Chair of the Pomona Campaign Executive Committee and sits on the Foothill Family Advisory Board.

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