The publisher of LA Focus, Lisa Collins, hosted its 22nd First Ladies High Tea on September 14 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
The afternoon tea attracted over 1000 patrons where they were served with a traditional Afternoon Tea Menu.
Sponsors of the event included: Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, 2nd District, Prudential, Walmart, BLACC and AHF. The First Ladies High Tea awarded scholarships to at-risk girls.
Legendary Actress Marla Gibbs received the Legacy Award at this year’s event. Other honorees included: LA County Supervisor Janice Hahn, Erica Campbell, Grammy-winner of Mary Mary, R&B music artist and radio host, Actress Essence Atkins, starring in OWN’s Ambitions, and renowned Dr. Kristi Funk, MD, breast cancer surgeon, First ladies honorees Melinda Campbell from First AME Pasadena, Junita Edwards from Pasadena Community Christian Fellowship and Barbara
Hendricks from Church of the Living God. Performance by multi Award-winning Anthony Brown & Group therAPy.
This year co-hosts included Actress Wendy Raquel Williams starring in ABC’s Grand Hotel and Apostle Beverly “BAM” Crawford, Pastor, Bible Enrichment Fellowship International Church.
Photo Credit: Melissa Diaz Photography