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Fly Me to the Harvest Moon Gala

5:30 PM - 11 PM

November 10, 2019

La Canada Flintridge Country Club

Black tie optional - 1960s cocktail attire encouraged


Proceeds directly support therapy & programs for children with autism & other developmental disabilities.


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The theme of this year's Harvest Moon Gala is the 1960s. Taking a cue from our gala's new surroundings, our gala name is derived from the 1962 version of the song "Fly Me to the Moon," sung by Frank Sinatra. It was the time of the Rat Pack, the space race, and the power of the flower - an era of intense cultural change and new ways of thinking.

At PCDA, we envision a similar revolution - a cultural shift in the way our society cares for children with special needs. We envision a future in which treatment approaches for these children center around social-emotional development, supporting relationships, and working across disciplines in partnership with parents. We work to make this approach the primary way of helping these children achieve meaningful outcomes for life.

Each year, more than 1,000 children and their families seek the services found at PCDA - and it's only through your generosity and that of others in our community that we are able to offer these families the innovative, multidisciplinary care they need as they move forward with their child on a lifelong journey.

2019 Honorees

Greenspan Humanitarian Award

Dr. Diane Cullinane is a developmental pediatrician, board certified in pediatrics and neurodevelopmental disabilities, and PCDA's Executive Director and Co-founder. As Executive Director, she provides assessment and follow-up care for children with autism and other developmental challenges, and is involved with teaching and program development. She holds a certificate in DIRFloortime and is a past president of the DIRFloortime Coalition of California. She is the author of Behavioral Challenges in Children with Autism and Special Needs: The Development Approach and a frequent lecturer on clinical issues.

Mimi Winer, RN, MS, is a child-development specialist and PCDA's Co-founder and Director of Programs & Services. As a nurse, she developed a unique area of clinical specialization, merging her understanding of health and nursing issues with her interest in young children with special needs, child development, and parenting. Mimi's work at PCDA includes management responsibilities, providing child-development specialist services, and providing consultation and training to staff, families, and professionals on topics related to PCDA programs and services.

Community Service Award

Darryl Dunn is the CEO and General Manager of the Rose Bowl Stadium and a man well-known in the community for his civic engagement and charitable works. In addition to overseeing all aspects of the Rose Bowl facility and serving as the primary representative for the City of Pasadena to the American Golf Corporation, Dunn has spearheaded the creation of two nonprofit organizations, Rose Bowl Legacy and First Tee of Pasadena, which have provided support for both the Rose Bowl and the Brookside golf course. He resides in Santa Clarita and is a married father of two.

PCDA Achievement Award

Amanda Arellano is a confident, enthusiastic teen who began her care journey with PCDA in 2008. She has participated in a variety of programs, including Social Skills, Music Therapy, the Teen Club/Teen Buddies program, the NoteAbles choir, and the Young Actors Squad. Amanda's mother shares: "PCDA is like her family. I am thankful that PCDA has pushed my daughter to excel and go beyond my expectations. Amanda has reached more goals than I can ever imagine, such as being social. She went from showing difficulties to now achieving above and beyond what I can imagine."

Hosted By

Professional Child Development Associates
Questions? Please contact PCDA's Development Department:


5500 Godbey Dr, La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011, USA

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