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Hillsides Annual Gala Tickets on Sale now
Left to right:  Gala co-chairs Bill Eichler, Pam Mahon, and Edison Barbosa

LOS ANGELES, January 16, 2019 – Tickets are available for Heart of Brazil, Hillsides annual gala, to be held on Saturday, February 23 at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena. The gala will celebrate the best of what Brazil has to offer, from Brazilian food and decorations to entertainment that showcases the culture’s signature dances, the samba and bossa nova.

Guests will also have a chance to bid on many live and silent auction items. Highlights include a 12-day all-inclusive cruise on board Crystal Serenity, Venice to Barcelona, donated by Crystal Cruises; a Barbara Poer Designs signature jewelry piece artisanally created with gemstones mined exclusively in Minas Geras, Brazil; and a guided tour for four of the revolutionary Telsa Factory.

The gala, Hillsides’ largest fundraiser of the year, is being chaired by three long-time supporters of Hillsides, Edison Barbosa, Bill Eichler, and Pam Mahon. The funds raised will support Hillsides five core programs: a residential treatment program for children in foster care; a program for youth transitioning from foster care; Hillsides Education Center, a nonpublic school for students with academic and/or behavioral issues; family resource centers offering mental health services; and a foster care and adoption program. The charity serves nearly 17,000 children and families throughout Southern California.   

Tickets for Heart of Brazil are $300. Tickets can be purchased online here. To sponsor the gala or if you have any questions, please contact Bernie Gore, Hillsides special events manager, at 323-543-2800, ext. 12253 or

Major donors of the gala include The Donald Zonshine Family Foundation, Willis Towers Watson, Pin USA - Mario and Shelly Fiumani, Sherm and Marge Telleen, The Walt Disney Company, Don and Sally Clark, Jacob Maarse Florists, Kaiser Permanente, Paul Rusnak-Rusnak Auto Group, Rob and Kim Shepherd, Western Asset Management, Bank of the West, Joseph M. Costa, Covington Capital Management, Jesse and Sommer Cripps, Gibson Dunn, Goehner Accountancy, John Gong, Wendy Lees and Tom Boyle, Patty McAllister, Susan and Bill Noce,  PBWS Architects, Joe Regan - RBC Wealth Management, and David and Barbara Scheper.

About Hillsides

Hillsides, with its affiliate Bienvenidos, is dedicated to healing children and young adults, strengthening families, and transforming communities through quality comprehensive services and advocacy. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the agency serves nearly 17,000 children and families in Southern California throughout more than 40 sites, including school-based mental health offices in Los Angeles, Pasadena, and Baldwin Park. Foster care and adoptions services are offered in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties. To learn more about Hillsides, please visit Visit Hillsides on Facebook @hillsideschildren, on Twitter @Hillsides, or on Instagram @HillsidesPasadena.


Alison Bell 

Hillsides is a premier provider dedicated to improving the overall well-being and functioning of vulnerable children, youth, and their families. >
We offer community-based programs and services providing parenting classes, mental health support, and crucial resources for vulnerable children and families throughout Los Angeles County. >
Education Center, a therapeutic residential and day school, offers individualized education for students with social-emotional, learning and/or behavior challenges for children in kindergarten. >

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