Hathaway-Sycamores to Host Spring Gala Fundraiser Virtually

Debra Manners
CEO, Hathaway-Sycamores

Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services 11th Annual Celebrating Children Spring Gala fundraiser will be held virtually this year.
Peter Daut, a television news anchor for the ABC affiliate in Palm Springs and who has also worked at KCBS and KCAL in Los Angeles, will emcee the festivities with inspiring stories, surprise guests and a silent auction all in support of programs and services for the vulnerable population served by the agency.
Guests at the March 13 event will also enjoy a special appearance by Davis Gaines, Broadway actor best known for his performance in Los Angeles’ long-running “Phantom of the Opera.” The event will be held from 6-7 p.m. Free tickets are available to the virtual gala in addition to purchased tickets and sponsorship opportunities.
The centerpiece of Celebrating Children is the presentation of the Hathaway-Sycamores’ Celebrating Children Award. The 2021 Celebrating Children honorees are local philanthropist Elizabeth Hoxworth and Los Angeles City Council Member Mark Ridley-Thomas. They are receiving this honor in recognition of their tireless dedication, leadership and commitment to improving the lives of children, families and adults in the Los Angeles community. Funds raised from this event will help provide critical support to the work Hathaway-Sycamores is doing to address the mental health needs of low-income children, young adults and families — including those who are in foster care or are experiencing homelessness — which have escalated dramatically during the pandemic.
“This past year has been challenging for everyone and we are ready for a celebration,” Debra Manners, president and CEO of Hathaway-Sycamores, said in a news release. “We are truly excited to host this event as a virtual experience this year and share it with a wider community than we would be able to with an in-person gala.”
To purchase Celebrating Children tickets, be an event sponsor, or register for free visit hathaway-sycamores.org/2021/01/virtual-gala/ or contact Melissa Pittson at (626) 395-7100, ext. 2018 or email mpittson@hscfs.org.