On Thursday, Oct. 13 Assemblymember Laura Friedman honored Descanso Gardens as Non-Profit of the Year in Assembly District 43. The organization was presented with a resolution and all staffers – a total of 68 employees – and 22 Descanso Gardens Guild board of trustees members received a certificate of recognition from the Assemblymember.
“During the COVID-19 pandemic, these grounds were such a respite for my family. It was one of the only places that my daughter could just stretch out, run around and feel safe,” said Assemblymember Friedman. “Descanso Gardens has brought so much comfort during trying times. This recognition is very personal to me, and I know the experience has been similar for so many other families in the district. Thank you to the Descanso Gardens Guild, Juliann Rooke, Donald Voss and everyone who helps makes this place great.”