Devereux celebrates its 100th anniversary at the Museum of Art
December 13, 2012By Caroline Stewart
Devereux Pennsylvania provides mental and behavioral healthcare services to 3,500 special needs children and adults in Pennsylvania, and tens of thousands nationally. On Nov. 10, Devereux celebrated its 100th anniversary at a black tie gala at the Philadelphia Museum of Art where the benefit's 1,000 guests raised more than $1 million for the cause.
The evening began with cocktails in the Cloister and featured dinner on the East Balcony prepared by Starr Events. Guests danced to the sounds of L.A. Starz, and bid on auction items including a guitar signed by the Rolling Stones, a record album signed by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, and an acoustic guitar signed by Jimmy Buffet.
The highlight of the gala was the premiere screening of Devereux, A Centennial History, a short video that was produced and directed by Sam Katz and his son, Phil, of History Making Productions.
Members of the gala planning committee, chaired by Devereux parent Shaye Schloss, were Cheryl Hassman, Mary Anne Hawrylak, Jessica Annas, Taylor Bowes, Lisa Butler, Miriam Deutsch, Helaine Leibowitz, and Nurit Yaron.