Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, October 13, 2018

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Pasadena, CA—The Frostig Center is proud to host 
a screening of the new documentary Intelligent 
Lives, which is shattering stereotypes about what 
it means to be “intelligent” and opening doors to 
more inclusive education and employment.

 The screening will be held at The Frostig Center 
on Friday, Nov. 2 at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome and 
admission is free.

 Intelligent Lives stars three young adults with 
intellectual disabilities who challenge perceptions 
of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, 
and the workforce. Academy Award-winning actor 
and narrator Chris Cooper contextualizes the lives 
of these central characters through the emotional 
story of his son Jesse, as the film unpacks the 
shameful and ongoing track record of intelligence 
testing in the U.S. 

 Following the screening, Executive Producer 
Amy Brenneman will lead a discussion of the film 
and the issues it raises.

 “People with intellectual disabilities are the most 
segregated of all Americans,” said Dan Habib, 
the producer, director and cinematographer of 
Intelligent Lives. “Only 17 percent of students with 
intellectual disabilities are included in regular 
education. Just 40 percent will graduate from 
high school. And of the 6.5 million Americans 
with intellectual disability, barely 15 percent are 

 Advance registration is required due to limited 
seating. Please go to to 
reserve your seat and learn more.

 The Frostig Center, located at 971 N. Altadena 
Drive, is a non-profit organization that strives 
to improve the lives of children with learning 
differences through research, professional 
development for teachers, and Frostig School. 
Frostig also provides services to young adults 
with learning differences who are transitioning 
to college and work. For additional information 
about The Frostig Center, call (626) 791-1255 or 
visit our website at 

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 Recently I had the honor of attending the Foothill 
Unity Center’s 2018 Golden Plate Awards, one of 
the most rewarding experiences I ever had.

 Everyone appreciates Foothill Unity Center, 
serving eleven cities, helping those in crisis attain 
self-sufficiency by partnering with the community 
and using its resources wisely, providing vital 
support services with love and dignity. 

 Many old and new friends attended: From 
Arcadia: Gary Kovacic, Sho Tay, Peter Amundson, 
April Verlato, Gene Glasco; Monrovia: Mary Ann 
Lutz, Tom Adams, Larry Spicer, Becky Shevlin, 
Alice Atkins, Steve Baker, Dr. Katherine Thorassian, 
Terrence Williams; Duarte: Jim Kirchner, Lois 
Gaston, John Fasana, Tzeital Paras-Caraci, 
Margaret Finlay, Karen Herrera, Gordon Amerson, 
Ken Bell and Reyna Diaz. Representatives from 
Senator Portantino, Assemblywoman Blanca 
Rubio, Supervisor Kathryn Barger; Past Executive 
Director Joan Whitenach.

 Mistress of Ceremonies was Channel 7’s Anabel 
Munoz, an inspiration on her own. The child of 
Mexican immigrants, she was compelled to become 
a journalist at any early age-Anabel believes in the 
power of journalism to inspire, change the world 
and become a voice for those most in need.

 The 2018 Award Recipients include: Heart in 
Hand: Gaetano D’Aquino, Neighbors Helping 
Neighbors Business Award: Toyota Financial 
Services, Neighbors Helping Neighbors Non-
Profit Organization: Food Forward, Neighbors 
Helping Neighbors Volunteer Service Award: Villa 
Esperanza Services and the Carl B. Foote Award: 
posthumously to Carl Foote.

 Gaetano D’Aquino’s goal was “To Reach the 
Impossible Dream”. His role models were Frank 
Sinatra, his teenage idol; Pope John Paul II, late 
religious leader, recently canonized; Father Luigi 
Donanzan, an inspiration to charity; and Luciano 
Pavarotti, a uniquely talented opera singer.

 Gaetano realized his dream-he came to 
America, married the love of his life, Sonia, and 
has a successful business; but always has kept his 
deep faith in God (one of the main sources of his 
strength) and commitment to helping others. He 
has always loved his family- his parents, wife, and 
his daughters. Although he lives far from his native 
country, Italy is in his blood: he is a proud Italian; 
but at the same time, he loves his adopted country.

At the Luncheon, we were given copies of Gaetano’s 
inspiring biography, donated by the family. His 
charities are Santa Teresita, Duarte; Cancer 
Research Center, Milan, Italy, and Villa Scalabrini, 
Sun Valley, California. Many non-profits such as 
Foothill Unity Center and Friends of the Duarte 
Library benefit from Gaetano’s generosity. 

 The late Carl B. Foote was the epitome of 
volunteerism and service to others. It is only fitting 
an award in his name was begun this year and 
he posthumously received the first award. It was 
accepted by his wife, Claudia.

 This wonderful Luncheon could not happen 
without its many sponsors. The main sponsors 
were Wells Fargo, PARTYWORKS, TJX, CVS 
and micro JOINING Solutions. Media sponsors 
include Mountain Views News and Beacon Media 
News. Photography was provided by Lyd and 
Mo Photography, Those of the Opportunity and 
Silent Auction includeD’Aquino Italian Imports, 
Danny Jones Photography, Distinguished Speaker 
Series, DusitD2 Hotel Constance Hotel, Ferrante 
Music Academy, Foothill Credit Union, In-N-Out 
Burger, Irwindale Speedway, Tennis Arcadia, J & 
A’s Café, Kathy Kirchner, LA County Arboretum 
Foundation, LA Galaxy, Lorin Backe Photography, 
Lyon Air Museum, OC Zoo and OC Parks, 
Pasadena Ice Skating Center, Pink’s Hot Dogs, 
Roclord Studio, Santa Anita Golf Course, Santa 
Anita Park, Talbot Insurance Agency, and Wine of 
the Month Club. 

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