Professional Child Development Associates to Celebrate 20 Years at Harvest Moon Gala on Oct. 1

Photo by Susan Bradforth / OUTLOOK Eric Kaufman and Professional Child Development Associates Executive Director Dr. Diane Cullinane were among those who enjoyed last year’s Harvest Moon Gala. This year’s event will be held Sunday, Oct. 1.
Photo by Susan Bradforth / OUTLOOK
Eric Kaufman and Professional Child Development Associates Executive Director Dr. Diane Cullinane were among those who enjoyed last year’s Harvest Moon Gala. This year’s event will be held Sunday, Oct. 1.

Professional Child Development Associates will celebrate 20 years of serving children with autism or other developmental disabilities at its ninth annual Harvest Moon Gala Dinner and Art Auction to be held on Sunday, Oct. 1. All proceeds will benefit PCDA.
Robert “Bob” Joe will receive this year’s PCDA Community Service Award at the event, which will be held at a private South Pasadena home.
The PCDA Community Service Award recognizes a community leader who has generously donated time and talent in service to the community, and particularly to children and families.
Joe, a South Pasadena city councilman since 2011 also served as mayor in 2014-15. He has a long history of community service, including on the City of South Pasadena Transportation Commission, Design Advisory Group, Parks and Recreation Commission and Freeway and Transportation Commission. Joe also has served on the Friends of Chinatown Library Advisory Board, the Chinatown Library Board of Directors, the Door of Hope Board of Directors and the Federal Chief of Engineers Environmental Advisory Board.
He is an elder for the San Gabriel Presbyterian Church, and he has been a coach for AYSO Region 214 and Little League girls’ fast pitch teams for more than a decade. Now retired, Joe had a successful career as an engineer with the Metropolitan Water District and the Army Corps of Engineers, which honored him with a Department of the Army Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service and Superior Civilian Service Award.
Ethan Uy is the recipient of this year’s PCDA Achievement Award. Uy is a freshman at Citrus College with plans to transfer to Cal Poly Pomona and major in engineering. He plays the alto saxophone and was a member of the Arcadia High School marching band all four years, playing at the 2017 Rose Parade and many other venues. His hobbies include movies, video games, hiking and cooking. Diagnosed with autism at age 3, he developed skills while in PCDA’s Teen Club program that helped him to make friends and become more independent.
For more information, visit pcdateam.org. For information on this year’s Harvest Moon Gala, contact Franci Levine-Grater at (626) 793-7350 ext. 289 or franci@pcdateam.org

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