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The 4th annual Norma Jean Gala brought out Hollywood stars, organization sponsors and Gala supporters to raise funds for Hollygrove. Presented by JAKKS Pacific, the gala raised $310K for Hollygrove programs, which provide help and hope to some of LA’s most underserved and at-risk children. The night featured a special tribute to actress Busy Philipps and was attended by celebrities including: Katie Aselton, Amy Devers, Chris Diamantopoulos, Angela Kinsey, Kristina Klebe, Neal McDonough, James McTeigue, Becki Newton, Lindsay Sloane and Ian Ziering. Thanks to everyone who attended and supported the Norma Jean Gala and Hollygrove kids!

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From left: Endless Summer Counselor, Leslie Moran-Gonzalez and Estuardo with Norma Jean Gala honoree, Busy Philipps.

Busy Philipps on the red carpet at the
2015 Norma Jean Gala.

Ian and Erin Ziering pose on the red carpet at the
2015 Norma Jean Gala

Huge thanks to James and Sarah McTeigue for their support of Hollygrove!

Chris Diamantopoulos and Becki Newton at the
2015 Norma Jean Gala.

Images by Jodee Debes Photography

Norma Jean Gala 2015 Host Board

Busy Philipps and Marc Silverstein
Busy Philipps is being honored for her continuous volunteer work with Hollygrove.

Colin and Samantha Hanks

James and Sarah McTeigue

Peter and Sheri Weller

Ian and Erin Ziering

The success of this event is crucial to the agency as the money raised fills some of the gap between services covered by public funding and brings specialized privately funded programs individually pioneered by Hollygrove to its families. Specifically, the funds from this year’s gala will go towards:

  • Endless Summer program – a therapeutic afterschool program for children with emotional and behavioral challenges resulting from adverse childhood experiences.

  • Camp Hollygrove – follows Endless Summer experience for children during school breaks who are often not eligible to attend other camps due to behavioral problems.

  • Family Search and Engagement – using internet search technology, we connect children at risk of entering the foster system with safe biological family members to aid their recovery from emotional trauma.

  • Parent Academy – provides parents with a unique support group and parenting education as well as basic needs such as food and clothing.

  • Believe program – a specialized school readiness program for 3-5 year olds with early behavioral problems.

You can help support these programs, please donate.




View the Norma Jean Gala photo gallery

Norma Jean Gala
March 18, 2015

Taglyan Complex

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For more information on the 2016 Norma Jean Gala, contact:
Julia Connolly
(323) 769-7142



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Norma Jean Gala: In the News

The photo above is a collage of Marilyn Monroe made up of hundreds of photos taken by the children of Hollygrove for the 2013 Norma Jean Gala. Image created by Greg Huebner Photography.
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