openPR Logo
Press release

Susan Pinsky Selected as Chair of Hillsides Gala

01-31-2014 06:44 PM CET | Associations & Organizations

Press release from: Hillsides

) The Los Angeles County charity Hillsides has selected podcast host and popular social media personality Susan Pinsky as the chair of its annual gala. The gala, “A Celebration of Art,” will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena.
“I am deeply honored to be this year’s chair,” said Pinsky, who is married to radio and TV celebrity Dr. Drew Pinsky. “My husband and I have been committed to Hillsides for over 10 years. Hillsides is second to none in providing a wide array of crucial resources and programs to children and families in need of support and compassion, and this leadership role is a wonderful opportunity to show my commitment.” Previously, Pinsky chaired Hillsides 2013 Foster Soles event, where celebrities donate items that are auctioned off on-line to benefit the agency. In 2012, she and her family were honored with a Hillsides’ Angel award for extraordinary service and dedication to Hillsides.
Pinsky selected “A Celebration of Art” as this year’s theme to acknowledge that at its heart, Hillsides is an artist. “Hillsides shapes children’s potential and nurtures their well-being,” said Pinsky. “Here, the children are able to discover the ‘art’ of living happily free from pain and trauma.”
The theme also recognizes that Hillsides helps children turn their lives around through creative endeavors. “Art and music are essential tools Hillsides uses to help children express feelings they can’t express into words,” said Joseph M. Costa, Hillsides chief executive officer. “In addition, many children for the first time feel good about themselves through drawing, painting, or making music.”
Hillsides 2014 gala features fine dining, dancing, and a silent and live auction. During the live auction, emceed by NBC4 weatherman Fritz Coleman, guests can bid on spectacular items such as a romantic eight-day cruise along the Danube for two with Viking River Cruises, a New York City package, fine art from some of the most talented local artists, a guitar autographed by “Heart” band member Nancy Wilson, a dinner for 10 prepared by renowned Patina chef Joachim Splichal at his home, a cooking class and dinner for 10 at Bistro 45, a stunning pair of 14k white gold dangle earrings with prong-set diamonds and two Tahitian black pearls from Barbara Poer Designs, and a hand-carved mammoth ivory angel wing pendent with reclaimed vintage diamonds set on 18k gold and sterling silver with a chain of faceted pyrite beads by Sylva & Cie.

The evening’s sponsors include Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, Bolton & Company Insurance Brokers, Don and Sally Clark, Beth Gertmenian, Linda and Stephen Gill, The Havner Family Foundation, Jacob Maarse Florists – Clara Maarse and Hank Maarse, Kaiser Permanente, Susan and Bill Noce, Paul Rusnak- Rusnak Auto Group, Swanton Family Foundation, Sherm and Marge Telleen, Wells Fargo Private Bank, Western Asset Management, and The Walt Disney Company, among others.
Pinsky has been married for over two decades to Dr. Drew, who is the radio host of “Loveline“ and host of both “Dr. Drew on Call“ on HLN and “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.” Her podcast, “Calling Out,” is available on Podcast One. She also has a fan base of thousands on Twitter, who know her as the First Lady of Love. In addition, Pinsky is the mother of college-age triplets.
“A Celebration of Art” is Hillsides biggest fundraiser of the year. Tickets are $300 per person, and sponsorships are also available. To attend or for more information on the gala, please contact Hillsides Director of Development, Carrie Espinoza, at 323-543-2800, ext. 121.

Headquartered in Pasadena, Hillsides is a premier provider dedicated to improving the overall well-being and functioning of vulnerable children, youth, and their families living in Los Angeles. The annual gala raises funds needed to create lasting change in the lives of children in crisis.

Hillsides has four main programs:
Family Resource Centers, which offer numerous community based programs and services that provide parenting classes, mental health support and additional crucial resources for vulnerable children and families throughout Los Angeles County.
Residential Treatment Services, which provide a safe and stable environment where children and youths, who cannot live at home, suffered trauma, or have severe emotional or behavioral challenges, can thrive.
Education Center, a therapeutic residential and day school that offers individualized education for students with social-emotional, learning and/or behavioral challenges for children in kindergarten through 12th grade.
Youth Moving On, which provides former foster youth affordable quality housing and numerous support services to help them become responsible, self-sufficient adults.

Hillsides
940 Avenue 64
Pasadena, CA 91105
323-254-2274
Company Contact/Press Contact:
Marisol Barrios
mbarrios@hillsides.org
323-543-2800 ext 128
815 Colorado Blvd, Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90041

This release was published on openPR.

Permanent link to this press release:

Copy
Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.

You can edit or delete your press release Susan Pinsky Selected as Chair of Hillsides Gala here

News-ID: 280972 • Views: 19362

More Releases from Hillsides

Two Los Angeles Child Welfare Agencies Announce Official Affiliation
(PASADENA, CA, July 6, 2016)—The boards of directors of Hillsides and Bienvenidos announced the creation of a parent-subsidiary relationship as of June 30. Both Hillsides and Bienvenidos will retain their individual names with Bienvenidos becoming the subsidiary and an affiliate of Hillsides. Prompting this initiative is recent legislation, the Continuum of Care Reform (AB 403), that calls for providers like Hillsides and Bienvenidos to develop a comprehensive array of services
Individualized Engagement is Key to Reducing Medicating Children in Foster Care
(PASADENA, CA) Medication should never be used to manage a child but rather to assist with a clearly diagnosed psychiatric disorder, according to Hillsides Chief Executive Officer Joseph M. Costa. “More often than not, what helps reduce the utilization of medication is a greater level of individualized engagement, which includes educating the child and the family on the specific effects of any medication. Education, behavioral supports, and constant monitoring
Hillsides Encourages the Reduction of Medication for Children and Youth in Foste …
(PASADENA, CA) Hillsides encourages the reduction of medication for its clients, Hillsides Chief Executive Officer Joseph M. Costa said in response to an article in the Los Angeles Times addressing the over medication of children in the Los Angeles County foster care system. “The introduction of positive behavior reinforcement, an engaging individualized routine, strengthening of social skills, and cognitive therapies usually result in lessening the need for medication
Hillsides Gives Thanks to Its Nursing Staff in Honor of National Nurses Week
(PASADENA, CA) Hillsides Chief Executive Officer Joseph M. Costa used National Nurses week as an opportunity to thank the Hillsides nursing staff, acknowledging the tremendous contribution they make to assure that those Hillsides cares for are empowered and prepared to make better, healthier choices after experiencing trauma. Costa noted that many children in Hillsides Residential Treatment Services are admitted with some sort of psychotropic medication. A number of effective medications

All 5 Releases


More Releases for Pinsky

Business Travel Insurance Market Will Be Massively Influenced By Macroeconomic F …
Global Business Travel Insurance Market Synopsis: The exclusive research report on the Global Business Travel Insurance Market 2020-2025 examines the market in detail along with focusing on significant market dynamics for the key players operating in the market. Global Business Travel Insurance Industry research report offers granulated yet in-depth analysis of revenue share, market segments, revenue estimates and various regions across the globe. Major key factors driving the growth of the Global
Ten Institutes to Join the Nippon Foundation Nereus Program
Nippon Foundation Nereus Program: Press Release (22 January 2018) Expectations for the Nippon Foundation Nereus Program Grows as 10 New World Class Research Institutes Join the Program The Nippon Foundation Nereus Program is welcoming ten new research institutes from Europe, North America and Australia to its research partnership, bringing the total to 17. The program is an international collaboration between The Nippon Foundation and the University of British Columbia. Launched in September
Local Psychologist Receives the Red Carpet Treatment through Hillsides Gala
Annette Ermshar, Ph.D., is a busy neuropsychologist who doesn’t take a lot of time to pamper herself. But that changed when she was the winning bidder of “The Art of Glamorous Living: Being Susan Pinsky” package auctioned off at Hillsides annual gala held in Pasadena in February. As the winner, Ermshar received the royal beauty treatment from head to toe and the opportunity to walk down the red
Pasadena Charity Hillsides Gala Set for February 22, 2014
Hillsides, a premier provider in Los Angeles County dedicated to improving the overall functioning and well-being of children, youth, and families in crisis, will be hosting its annual fundraising gala. The gala, set to be held on February 22, 2014, is being chaired by Susan Pinsky. She and her husband Dr. Drew Pinsky have been involved with Hillsides for over 10 years. This year’s gala theme is “A Celebration
Donors and Volunteers Honored at Hillsides Children’s Charity Event
(PASADENA, CA)-- For Hillsides, a foster care charity serving children and families living in Los Angeles County, including Pasadena, volunteers continue to support the charity through time, talent, and treasure. At its first annual Circle of Excellence Dinner, Hillsides honored its donors and celebrated volunteers who have exceeded the agency’s expectations and contributed so much of their resources to ensure that the mission of creating safe places continues for vulnerable
Pasadena Children’s Charity’s Benefit Takes Gold at Annual Benefit
(PASADENA, CA)— Hillsides, a foster care children’s charity, takes gold at its annual gala, netting $375,000 for programs and services to benefit vulnerable children and their families. With an All-Star Honorary Committee bringing golden accolades to “The Midas Touch,” the children’s charity’s anticipated annual benefit reached the gold standard, again. Honorary committee included Chairman and Emcee Fritz Coleman of NBC, Elizabeth Rusnak Arizmendi, Peter Arkley, Frank and Penny Burkard, Rosemary Casey