Advanced Behavioral Health Hosts
20th Annual Hope Gala
More than 400
supporters expected at the National Constitution Center for fundraising event
to support local individuals living with emotional, behavioral and cognitive
Villanova, PA – Sept. 12, 2019 – On Saturday, November 16, Devereux
Advanced Behavioral Health, one of the nation’s oldest and largest providers of
behavioral healthcare, will host its 20th annual Hope Gala at the National
Constitution Center in historic Philadelphia. This year’s theme, “Fostering
Independence,” celebrates the organization’s commitment to helping the
individuals living with emotional, behavioral and cognitive differences Devereux
serves in southeastern Pennsylvania develop the skills needed to thrive.
For the past 20
years, Devereux’s Hope Gala has been one of the most anticipated black-tie events
in the Philadelphia region, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars annually
to support programs and services provided by Devereux Pennsylvania for more
than 3,500 children, adolescents and adults. This year’s event, which is
expected to draw more than 400 guests, will feature once-in-a-lifetime
experiences and other extravagant items offered via live and silent auctions,
as well as specially crafted food and drinks prepared by Brûlée Catering.
Custom décor with themed accents will accentuate the spectacular backdrop of the National Constitution Center.
“Every year – thanks to the compassion and
generosity of our donors, friends and supporters – we are able to help the
individuals and families we serve achieve more fulfilling and rewarding lives,”
said Devereux President
and CEO Carl E. Clark II. “This year will be particularly impactful, as we focus
on our commitment to foster independence by helping those in our care develop
critical skills that will lead to greater levels of personal accomplishment,
productivity and integration within their communities.”
Devereux Pennsylvania’s 2019 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. Tables,
sponsorships and program advertisements are still available. Please contact Theresa
Russell via email at Theresa.Russell@devereux.org for more information.
Full event details, tickets and advanced
auction bidding are available at hopegala.devereux.org.
About Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health
is one of the nation’s largest nonprofit organizations providing services,
insight and leadership in the evolving field of behavioral healthcare. Founded 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 more than 7,500 employees
working in programs across the nation, Devereux 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, education 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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