Norma Jean Gala raises $200,000 for Hollygrove - “Every Child is a Rising Star”
Thanks to all of our wonderful sponsors, donors, volunteers and celebrities who made the first annual Norma Jean Gala a huge success. The night was full of inspiring success stories and beautiful images taken by children enrolled in Endless Summer. Proceeds from the event will support programs teaching academic, social and life skills to local school-aged children.
It’s more than magical when you combine the creative and inquisitive nature of children with a therapeutic program designed to replace traumatic childhood memories with positive new ways of experiencing themselves. The art exhibit was presented by Shannon and Dean Factor and the Max Factor Family Foundation.
Marc Gurvitz and Julianne Phillips
Shannon and Dean Factor
Shannon and Michael Rotenberg
Trudie Styler and Sting
Stella Hall, Sponsorship
Kathy Bergstrom, Art Show & Auction
Mina Trujillo, Outreach
Heather Hope-Allison, TIL Lifestyle Marketing + Events
Endless Summer After School Therapeutic Program
Everything Coming into Focus
Pictured from left: Kim Ulrich, Norma Jean Gala Co-Chair; David Burtka, Emcee; Diane Ladd; Debby Ryan; Darrell Evora, EMQ FamiliesFirst President and CEO; Busy Philipps; Jana Turner, Norma Jean Gala Co-Chair; Neil Patrick Harris; Shawn Caracoza, Hollygrove Executive Director.
Lara Porzak and Greg Huebner who worked with the Hollygrove children on their photography project in front of the Marilyn Monroe mosaic.
The children's art exhibit at Norma Jean Gala. All photographs were available to purchase at the silent auction.
Debby Ryan walks through the children's art gallery at Norma Jean Gala.
Former Hollygrove client, Oscar, speaks to the guests about his life changing experiences.
Pictured from left: Constance Zimmer, Neil Patrick Harris, David Burtka, Cobie Smulders, and Debby Ryan.
Norma Jean Gala Host Board pictured from left: David Burtka, Emcee; Busy Philipps; Debby Ryan;
Diane Ladd; Neil Patrick Harris.
Neil Patrick Harris and Cobie Smulders kicked off the live auction pitching
VIP tours of their show, How I Met Your Mother.
Special thanks to our photographers of the night, Frances Iacuzzi and Katy Winn.