Hillsides Virtual Gala Raises More Than $470,000

Hillsides Board Chair Debbe Booth, President and CEO Emeritus Joseph Costa and Hillsides President and CEO Stacey Roth enjoyed Hillsides’ Virtual Gala, which recently raised in excess of $470,000 for the organization.

Hillsides, a Pasadena-based mental health and foster care agency, raised more than $470,000 during its first-ever Virtual Gala, “Raising Hope,” which was live-streamed on Feb. 27 via YouTube.
Hundreds of supporters tuned in to view the live broadcast that benefits the 17,000 children, youth and families Hillsides serves. Raising Hope was chaired by Hillsides’ President and CEO Emeritus Joseph R. Costa, who is retiring in June after more than 11 years of service to Hillsides.
Highlights of the program included a welcome message from Sir Elton John, a live auction emceed by retired NBC4 weathercaster Fritz Coleman, and after-show performances by Nancy Wilson of Heart and Davey Johnstone and John Mahon of the Elton John Band. Costa was also presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his 30-plus years of public service by new Hillsides President and CEO Stacey Roth.

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