Hollygrove’s Norma Jean Gala is set for May 18

| March 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Save the date for the Norma Jean Baker benefit. Hollie Sheri Weller, with Peter Weller, right.

Uplift Family Services at Hollygrove will hold its sixth annual Norma Jean Gala Thurs., May 18 at the W Hollywood Hotel. Dinner, entertainment and inspiration are on the bill.

Hollygrove’s most famous alumna, Norma Jean Baker, was under the agency’s care as a child before she came to be known as Marilyn Monroe.

Celebrating 150th year

Today, in its 150th year, Hollygrove is one of the largest, most comprehensive behavioral and mental health agencies in California.

Its support group, the Hollies, was conceived in early 2015 by Sheri Weller. The Hancock Park resident now chairs the group which includes some 60 volunteers.

Other local Hollies are:  Monica Corcoran, Raina Dragonas, Frances Gatti, Lenore Douglas, Rachel  Feder and Jeet Sohal.

Honorees at this year’s gala are Hancock Park residents Matt Bomer and Simon Halls. Bomer is a Golden Globe Award-winning actor. Halls is a founder and partner at Slate, an entertainment public relations agency.

Funds raised at the gala benefit programs that provide help and hope to more than 1,200 at-risk children and their families.

A full range of programs provides mental health services and outreach for the entire family to support every aspect of that child’s life.

For tickets and more information contact 323-769-7142 or kathleen.felesina@upliftfs.org.

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