How do I participate in the Virtual Gala?
Click on the YouTube Live Stream button under the “Raising Hope” tab. The gala program will start promptly at 6:00 p.m., and a virtual reception will open at 5:30 p.m. to allow everyone time to tune in to the live stream, grab a drink and get comfortable!
Tip: If possible, use two separate screens, one to watch the live stream and one to bid on silent auction items. For example, you can watch the YouTube Live Stream from your desktop computer or Smart TV and do your online bidding on your Smartphone or tablet.
Should I get dressed up?
That is totally up to you! You will not appear anywhere on the screen, as the show is a YouTube Live Stream. So feel free to show up in your favorite lounge wear, or use this as an excuse to break out your evening gowns and suits!
How do I register for online bidding?
On Wednesday, February 17, the online bidding site will open to start registering and previewing auction packages. You will receive a notification to be reminded to register. To register you will:
Once you are registered for the event you will start to get email and text message updates about the online auction.
How do I bid on auction packages?
If I win an online auction package, how will I receive it?
Winning bidders will be able to pick up their auction item(s) at Hillsides Advancement Office in Pasadena, California beginning Monday, March 1 through Friday, March 12. Office hours are open Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If for some reason you are unable to pick up your items(s), please contact Hillsides Advancement Office at 323.543.2800 to make arrangements to have them mailed at your expense. Unfortunately, we cannot ship items outside of the US.
If you have any problems registering or need immediate assistance, please contact
Lisa Zabel at 951.235.7371 or Carrie Espinoza at 626.825.3590
For questions or inquiries, please contact:
Carrie Espinoza, Chief Advancement Officer
323.543.2800, ext. 12221
Lisa Zabel, Events Coordinator
323.543.2800, ext. 12229