Maple Counseling Center to Host 43rd Annual Gala on October 25

Continuing to support its mission of providing mental health treatment services to underserved members of the Los Angles community, The Maple Counseling Center (TMCC) will be holding its 43rd Annual Gala: Access for All at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills (6-9 p.m.) on October 25.

For more than 40 years, Los Angeles-based TMCC has been putting on its annual gala to raise sorely needed funds so it can provide mental health treatment to adults, children, couples and families regardless of their ability to pay.

This year’s theme, Access for All, is symbolic of the broader challenges facing the mental health industry, particularly the fact that more than 40 percent* of Los Angelinos who need treatment do not have access to affordable mental health services.

“We are very grateful for the generous donations we continue to receive at our annual gala event,” said Marcy Kaplan, CEO, Maple Counseling Center. “This year’s theme is all about finding ways to provide mental health care access to everyone, including those with low means, as well as those who feel stigmatized by society. These funds also enable the center to establish new innovative programs to reach and treat more people, while promoting the benefits of mental health care for all.”

Each year, the Maple Counseling Center honors individuals who have made a positive impact in the field of mental health. This year’s gala honorees include: Rick and Kathy Hilton, who will receive the Maple Award for Community Excellence; and Sean O’Donnell and Family, who will receive the Maple Award for Community Spirit.

Reality TV star Michael Moloney will serve as the event’s master of ceremonies. Award-winning TV reporter Julio Cesar Ortiz will provide special remarks relating to his commitment to promoting mental health throughout Los Angeles on camera, as well as his work in the Hispanic community.

Rick Hilton is chairman of Hilton & Hyland, a luxury residential brokerage firm specializing in select properties throughout Southern California. He and his wife Kathy Hilton, an American actress, fashion designer and philanthropist, are active in social and philanthropic circles in Los Angeles and New York.

Sean O’Donnell is a senior vice president with Bank of America Merrill Lynch Wealth Management. He also served as a board member of the Maple…

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