Our Non-Profit Beginnings
The Maxwell House is operated by the Western Justice Center, a non-profit serving youth and educators in Southern California since 1987.
By booking the Maxwell House, you are assisting valuable programs that promote conflict resolution and social justice and fight bullying, racism, homophobia, sexism and other forms of hate, bias and oppression. Thank you for your support.
Thank You Donors
The transformation of the Maxwell House, from abandoned and trash-strewn building in the 1980s to Western Justice Center headquarters and sought-after meeting space and event venue, is a story of hard work and generous donations of time, expertise and funds. A walk through the Maxwell House reveals tributes to the many gracious donors who helped restore this grand space.
The Ahmanson Foundation Grand Staircase
Caroline Baker Interior Design
The Hugh and Hazel Darling Foundation Library
Judicial figurines: a gift from Honorable Ferdinand E. Fernandez
Elise Mudd Marvin Dining Room
Elise Mudd Marvin Fresco Ceiling
Peter W. Mullin Entry Portico
Alfred C. Munger Foundation Living Room
Pasadena Community Foundation Children’s Workshop
The Rose Hills Foundation Casita Arroyo
The Rose Hills Foundation Elevator
The Dr. Carl M. Franklin and Mrs. Carolyn C. Franklin Conference Room
Sterling C. Franklin, via Morris S. Smith Foundation, graciously launched the Judge James F. Nelson Endowment Fund of the Western Justice Center to celebrate the legacy of Judge Nelson. This fund will, over time, and with additional gifts from other generous donors, provide scholarship support for interns to work on projects at WJC.
To find out more about Western Justice Center, visit our website, www.westernjusticecenter.org.