The Campbell Center (formerly GAR) Governing Board has elected Wendy Jacoby as President of its Board of Directors, succeeding Eric Hamilton who served in that role from FY2013 through FY2015. Jacoby, a five-year member of the Board, was most recently serving as Recording Secretary. With her family, she has been a strong and long-time supporter of The Campbell Center’s fundraising activities. “I am very pleased by Wendy’s election to the Presidency and know that she will do a stellar job guiding the organization through the next two years,” said Hamilton. “Throughout her tenure on the Board, Wendy has shown a […]
Lt. Lola Abrahamian, President of The Campbell Center Foundation Board, was appointed President of Soroptimist International of Glendale at a Luncheon on Thursday, June 18. Abrahamian, a 15-year veteran of the Glendale Police Department, succeeds Glendale Councilwoman Paula Devine. “Looking at the roster of Presidents who have preceded me I know I have some very big shoes to fill,” said Abrahamian. “I am looking forward to following in the footsteps of my Soroptimist sisters who have been role models for me throughout my involvement with SIG and working collaboratively with everyone in our club toward our common goal.” A life-long […]
By Ruth Sowby Rands The Campbell Center was off to the races earlier this month for its 24th annual “Run for the Roses” Derby Day held during the Kentucky Derby Race, natch. The Royal Crest Room of Burbank’s Pickwick Banquet Center easily held the 250 or so supporters ready to “gamble” with their “Derby Dollars.” That means derby horses could be selected on betting forms supplied by “Roving Bookies.” The bet also had to contain the race number, horse’s number, the selection of “Win”, Place,” or “Show” and the amount of Derby Dollars to be wagered. Derby Dollars started at $5 for […]
Glendale, October 21, 2014 – The Campbell Center (formerly GAR) will hold its annual Bowl-A-Thon at Pickwick Lanes in Burbank on November 2, 2014. Now in its 22nd year, this fun event has become a much-anticipated tradition over the years, bringing together bowlers and supporters from Glendale, Burbank, La Canada Flintridge, Pasadena, Los Feliz and surrounding communities for an afternoon of fun and fundraising. Funds raised will help The Campbell Center to continue to providing its quality programs and services to its developmentally-disabled Client population. The 24 participating bowling teams will compete for several awards, including First Place Team trophy; […]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VoK3WboIt4 The Campbell Center clients enjoy a fun day at work and sing along to the Happy song by Pharrell Williams. The Campbell Center’s mission is to provide developmentally disabled adults the opportunity to participate in mainstream community life and attain their highest levels of independence through residential, vocational and educational programs.
The Campbell Center supporters Deranja Family were honored at our 60th Anniversary Tribute Evening with the Caregiver Family Hero of the Year Award. The Campbell Center’s mission is to provide developmentally disabled adults the opportunity to participate in mainstream community life and attain their highest levels of independence through residential, vocational and educational programs.
The Campbell Center’s Founders Phyllis and Jerry Campbell were honored at our 60th Anniversary Tribute Evening with the Lifetime Achievement Award. The Campbell Center mission is to provide developmentally disabled adults the opportunity to participate in mainstream community life and attain their highest levels of independence through residential, vocational and educational programs.
On Saturday, September 20, nearly 250 guests were in attendance at Oakmont Country Club in Glendale to support and help The Campbell Center (TCC) celebrate the 60th Anniversary of its founding. With actress Mariette Hartley serving as Mistress of Ceremonies and entertainment by Kori Withers, daughter of legendary singer/songwriter Bill Withers, the evening was a huge success. Especially memorable was Todd Withers, son of Bill Withers and a Client of TCC, who accompanied his sister at the mic. The Program included touching tributes to TCC founders Phyllis and Jerry Campbell who received the Lifetime Achievement Award; Western Drug, recipient of […]
By Ruth Sowby Rands From the Glendale Assn. for the Retarded to GAR Services to the Campbell Center, no matter what you call it, this organization has served its clients for 60 years. The Oakmont Country Club was the opulent setting for the center’s anniversary celebration this past Saturday. Some 300 celebrants were also treated to a “Tribute Evening,” honoring those individuals and organizations contributing to the center’s success. Welcoming his audience was Campbell Center Board President Eric Hamilton. VIPs recognized were new Glendale City Councilwoman Paula Devine, Glendale Police Chief Robert Castro and the police department’s young Explorers. Actress […]
By Joyce Rudolph The government board of the Campbell Center (formerly GAR) has appointed Lt. Lola Abrahamian, a member of the Glendale Police Department, as president of the Campbell Center Foundation Board of Directors. “I am very honored to be appointed as president of the Campbell Center Foundation Board and am proud to serve in that role in support of the Campbell Center mission,” Abrahamian said. Members of the board of directors approved the rebranding of the organization and its new name — the Campbell Center — in March, according to Eric Hamilton, board president. “The name change and rebranding […]
A Day of Horsin’ Around… and Fundraising! The 23rd Annual Derby Day event, held on May 3, 2014, at Pickwick Banquet Center in Burbank, was another success for The Campbell Center and, with the generosity of our Sponsors and donors, raised $90,000 for our mission. Former Glendale Police Chief Ron DePompa and the Glendale Police Officers’ Association were the recipients of the Campbell Award of Excellence, the organization’s top honor named for Founders Jerry and Phyllis Campbell and bestowed on those whose service and commitment to our mission sets them apart. On that lovely afternoon, guests enjoyed a delicious buffet […]
By Liana Aghajanian Lt. Lola Abrahamian never intended to become a police officer. She was already enjoying a fruitful and rewarding career she had had since graduating from college, but an interest in criminal law and a chance meeting with the Glendale Police Department led to a ride-along that completely changed the course of her life. “I went out on the ride-along and I thought this is what I want to do. It was just fun and exciting and I thought, well, this is a lot more fun than becoming a lawyer,” she said with the kind of enchanting, contagious […]
By Ruth Sowby Eating for charity is a popular sport among Glendalians. Last Wednesday, some 70 hungry supporters gathered at Dish in La Cañada to do just that. Benefiting from a percentage of the evening’s proceeds was GAR Services, a work-activity program for adults with developmental disabilities. Those familiar with GAR attend its annual Derby Day, presenting the Kentucky Derby live on giant screens at Pickwick Gardens in Burbank. Closer to home, the restaurants in and around Glendale have generous owners who help out financially via their customers who attend GAR’s Charity Nights. Family-friendly Dish was packed. GAR fans chowed […]
By Ruth Sowby Orb won the Kentucky Derby after coming from 17th place on Saturday. It was a gloomy day in Churchill Downs but a bright, sunny day in Burbank. That’s where the Glendale Association for the Retarded celebrated its 22nd annual Derby Day with the use of a giant screen at Pickwick Gardens so members and guests could enjoy the famed horse race in real time. GAR Executive Director Sandy Doughty greeted dozens of visitors. But she was upstaged by client Lynette Sparks in a southern plantation dress. Sparks coyly twirled her umbrella as her “Welcome to Derby Day” […]