The Campbell Center (Formerly GAR) to Celebrate 60th Anniversary

On the Saturday evening, Sept. 20, The Campbell Center (formerly GAR) will celebrate its 60th anniversary at a tribute event themed “Heroes In Our Midst” at Oakmont Country Club in Glendale.

The evening will include a tribute to founders Phyllis and Jerry Campbell who will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award; Western Drug Medical Supply will receive the Corporate Partner Hero of the Year Award. Receiving the Caregiver Hero of the Year Award is the Deranja family, whose son Peter, born with Down syndrome, is a client of The Campbell Center. Also singled out for special recognition is the agency past executive director Carole Jouroyan as well as past residential administrators Janice and Don Peterson.

“We are truly fortunate to have so many worthy people to honor at our very special evening,” said Eric Hamilton, president of The Campbell Center governing board.  “We are proud of our 60 years of service to our clients and are delighted to share our story with our guests.”

The evening’s mistress of ceremonies will be Mariette Hartley with entertainment by Kori Withers, daughter of singer/songwriter Bill Withers. Bill Withers will be in attendance to deliver special remarks and to introduce his daughter. Kori’s very touching rendition of her father’s hit “Lean On Me” will be a featured part of her set.

There are still a limited number of tickets available. For more information or to reserve tickets, call Rita Tomassian-Hopkins at (818) 242-2434 or email