Make a comment People Financial Professional Sara Simpson Selected as Hillsides 2017 Gala Chair From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, November 17, 2016 | 12:44 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe Community News Sara Simpson, a senior managing director at Fidelity Investments in Los Angeles, has been selected to chair Hillsides annual gala, “Las Flores de Hillsides,” to be held on February 25, 2017. Simpson, who has been a gala committee member since 2013, also serves on Hillsides board. In addition, she volunteers for Hillsides Youth Moving On program for youth transitioning from foster care to adulthood.I am thrilled and honored to be given the chance to chair Hillsides gala, which is Hillsides largest fundraiser of the year,” said Simpson. “Ever since I was a little girl, it was instilled in me to help others, and I cannot think of another charity out there that does more to help children and families in need. I hope to use my experience traveling through Latin America as well as my creative vision to make this one of the most enriching and successful galas ever.”Translated into English, this year’s gala theme is “The Flowers of Hillsides.” Simpson selected this theme out of her love of nature and because she believes that as flowers blossom and grow, so do the children of Hillsides due to the care and stability Hillsides provides for them. She has chosen the bougainvillea as the central symbol, which is a flowering vine indigenous to South America that represents protection and welcome. Her interest in Latin American culture is also reflected in the gala name and will be represented in the evening’s cocktails, cuisine, décor, and entertainment.“It is my hope that all of the elements will come together for a fun-filled experience to help Hillsides children prosper and grow and leave a lasting legacy,” said Simpson.Simpson, a Southern California native who resides in Pasadena, has deep roots in the community and is also an avid equestrian and photographer. Professionally, before her current job, Simpson worked for 10 years at as the Senior Vice President and Client Relationship Director with Quintus Investment Counsel in Pasadena, an investment management firm in Pasadena, where she directed the firms’? ongoing relationship with both institutional and corporate clientele as well as the firm’s private clients.“Las Flores de Hillsides” will be held at the Langham Huntington, Pasadena and tickets are $300. There are many opportunities for organizations and individuals to sponsor the event or donate auction packages. Anyone interested in learning more about different levels of support and the benefit of contributing to the gala should contact Bernie Gore, Hillsides special events coordinator at (323) 543-2800, ext. 253 or [email protected] HillsidesHillsides provides high quality care, advocacy, and innovative services that promote safe, permanent environments where children and youth can thrive. Headquartered in Pasadena, the agency and its affiliation with Bienvenidos serves 13,000 children and families in Los Angeles County throughout its 35 sites, including school-based mental health offices in Los Angeles, Pasadena, and Baldwin Park. Foster care and adoptions services in approved resource family homes serve families in Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. To learn more about both agencies, visit www.Hillsides.org and www.Bienvenidos.org. Visit Hillsides on Facebook @hillsideschildren, on Twitter @Hillsides, or on Instagram @HillsidesPasadena. Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Top of the News HerbeautyRemove Belly Fat Without Going Under The KnifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGained Back All The Weight You Lost?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods’ Ex Wife Found A New Love PartnerHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff
The formal lounge features a brick fireplace. Picture: Supplied.The hub of the home is the big kitchen, with the meals area and living room to one side and a formal dining room and lounge to the other. These spaces flow out to the poolside deck and patio, while the living room has a wet bar and the lounge has a fireplace. On the ground floor there is also a study, bedroom, bathroom and laundry, along with a detached office with kitchenette and bathroom. The master bedroom features a walk-in robe and ensuite. Picture: Supplied.“From an early age they had tinnies and, when they were old enough to get jet ski licenses, they would take the jet skis out. “It was great for them to get out, be independent and enjoy the outdoors right at out backdoor.”Ms Temperton said the estate as a whole had a friendly vibe. “All the neighbourhood kids play together and everyone gets along,” she said. The Newport home is being marketed by Danny Mailer and Emma Motteroz of LJ Hooker Redcliffe. It will go to auction on Saturday, February 9 at 1pm. Follow Courtney Todd on Twitter. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours agoThe patio looks out over the canal. Picture: Supplied.Upstairs, the master suite has water views, a dressing room, ensuite and balcony access.The three remaining bedrooms have built-in robes and there is also a bathroom, separate toilet and family room on this level. The home has an inground pool, pontoon and a slipway accessed through a drive-through garage. Ms Temperton said the home was perfect for families. “(My stepchildren) were always embracing the lifestyle,” she said. The home at 155 Griffith Road, Newport, is going to auction. Picture: Supplied.THIS architecturally designed canal home was created for family living and waterside entertaining. Owner Leith Temperton said she worked closely with her architect to create her dream home on the 965sq m block at 155 Griffith Rd, Newport. “Entertainment was number one, and part and parcel of that was a big kitchen with lots of workable space,” she said. “I also wanted specific entertainment areas and kid zones so everyone could have their own space.”
Governor Kim Reynolds has approved the outline for a children’s mental health system in Iowa.“Today marks a major milestone for mental health in our state,” Reynolds said early this afternoon. Reynolds spoke to a large crowd in the statehouse rotunda moments before she signed the bill into law.“Big things happen when people come together for the common good,” Reynolds said. The bill establishes a new 24-hour hotline parents may call to find mental health services for their child. It creates a new state board to oversee development of more options for children who need mental health care. It also serves as the starting point for finding new ways to finance that system.“By signing this legislation into law, we are lifting up Iowa’s young people by standing beside those who love them,” the governor said. Reynolds credited a determined group of advocates for shattering misconceptions about mental illness and lobbying for action.“This was especially true for Mary Neubauer and Larry,” Reynolds said. “Through your love for Sergei and by continuously sharing his story and being his voice, you ensured that his memory lives on through others.” Sergei Neubauer committed suicide in September of 2017. His parents weren’t expecting the governor’s comments.“To think of the impact of this little boy from Russia and everything that his life will have accomplished even though it was only 18 years long is a beautiful thing,” Neubauer said. Sergei moved from a Russian orphanage to Iowa when Neubauer and her husband, Larry Loss, adopted him in 2009.Governor Reynolds told reporters she’s likely to sign another, related bill that lets counties build up cash reserves in order to finance expansion of mental health services.