Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health
Hosts 19th Annual Hope Gala
More than 500
supporters expected at this year’s “Secret Garden” event,
raising critical funds for local individuals living with emotional,
behavioral and cognitive
PA – Oct. 3, 2018 – On Saturday,
November 10, Devereux
Advanced Behavioral Health, one of the nation’s oldest and largest
providers of behavioral healthcare, will host its annual Hope
Gala at Moulin in Sherman Mills (Philadelphia). This year’s “Secret
Garden” theme evokes the uniqueness, beauty and potential of the individuals living
with emotional, behavioral and cognitive differences Devereux serves in
For the past 19 years,
Devereux’s Hope Gala has presented a spectacular evening for its guests, with once-in-a-lifetime
experiences and other extravagant items offered via live and silent auctions. The
thoughtful décor and specially crafted food and drinks are designed to
transport attendees for the night, this year, to a beautiful garden setting.
Most importantly, this black-tie event – expected to draw more than 500 guests
– raises hundreds of thousands of dollars annually to support programs and
services provided by Devereux Pennsylvania for more than 3,500 children,
adolescents and adults in the region.
“Every year at the Hope Gala, we are
overwhelmed by the generosity and enthusiasm of our attendees who give so
willingly to help Devereux continue to advance its mission, which is to unlock
and nurture human potential for people living with emotional, behavioral and
cognitive differences,” said Devereux
President and CEO Carl E. Clark II. “The Gala offers a fantastic opportunity
to thank our donors, friends and supporters with an extraordinary event, and to
share with them the incredibly positive impact their support is making in our
Devereux Pennsylvania’s 2018 Hope Gala is
presented through the collaboration of the Devereux Hope Gala Committee, the
Devereux Pennsylvania Advisory Board and more than 20 corporate sponsors,
including presenting sponsor Independence Blue Cross.
Individual tickets are $400. Limited Young
Friends tickets – for those 40 and under – also are available for $150. Tables,
sponsorships and program advertisements are still available. Please contact
Shamra Spencer via email at SSpencer@Devereux.org for more
Full event details, tickets and advanced
auction bidding are available at hopegala.devereux.org.
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health
Behavioral Health is one of the nation’s largest nonprofit organizations
providing services, insight and leadership in the evolving field of behavioral
in 1912 by special education pioneer Helena Devereux, the organization operates
a comprehensive national network of clinical, therapeutic, educational, and
employment programs and services that positively impact the lives of tens of
thousands of children, adults – and their families – every year. Focused on clinical advances emerging from a new
understanding of the brain, its unique approach combines evidence-based
interventions with compassionate family engagement.
With approximately 7,500
employees working in programs across the nation, it is a recognized partner for
families, schools and communities, serving many of our country’s most
vulnerable populations in the areas of autism, intellectual and developmental
disabilities, specialty mental health, and child welfare. Programs are offered
in hospital, residential, community and school-based settings. They include:
assessments; interventions and support; transition and independent life
services; family and professional training; research and innovation; and
advocacy and public education. For more than a century, Devereux Advanced
Behavioral Health has been guided by a simple and enduring mission: To change
lives by unlocking and nurturing human potential for people living with
emotional, behavioral or cognitive differences. www.devereux.org.
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