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Ice House Fundraiser for Hillsides Raises More Than $10,000
Left to right:  Bob Fisher, owner of The Ice House, and Hillsides President and CEO Joseph M. Costa at The Ice House 58th Anniversary Show.

LOS ANGELES, October 24, 2018 – The Ice House Comedy Club 58th Anniversary Show, held on October 14 benefiting Hillsides, raised more than $10,000 for the Southern California foster care charity. The sold-out event, which included a silent and live auction, supports the Hillsides Volunteer Network, a volunteer arm of Hillsides.  The funds will go towards activities and field trips for the children who live in Hillsides’ residential program.

Each year The Ice House owner Bob Fisher puts on a special anniversary show benefit for Hillsides.  Kicking off the 58th show was KT Tatara, whose numerous television appearances include NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” and CBS’s “How I Met Your Mother.”  Comic Wendy Liebman, who is a regular on late-night television, followed.  The very funny Orlando Leyba, a finalist in NBC’s “Stand Up” Showcase, also performed.  Rounding out the show was Ron Pearson, an Ice House veteran who combines comedy with juggling and unicycle riding.

The Hillsides Volunteer Network is one of three support groups of Hillsides.  The group puts on monthly activities and events for the children, including an annual summer carnival. To learn more about or to join the Hillsides Volunteer Network, please visit

The Ice House, located in Pasadena, was established in 1960 and over the years has featured many of the leading comedians of our time, such as Steve Martin, Lily Tomlin, and Jerry Seinfeld. 

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


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