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Longtime Volunteer Leaves Estate to Uplift Family Services

Los Gatos resident Vera June Gentner donated her $1.7 million estate to Uplift Family Services (formerly EMQ FamiliesFirst) this month. Gentner was a volunteer for the Happy Dragon and the Village House for over 40 years. Gentner died on Feb. 25, 2015 at 92 years old. According to her
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EMQ FamiliesFirst Is Now Uplift Family Services

EMQ FamiliesFirst Is Now Uplift Family Services Uplift Family Services is the new name for EMQ FamiliesFirst, one of the largest, most comprehensive mental health and behavioral health treatment programs in California. The change to the new name and logo better reflects the nonprofit
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Hat’s Off to Carolyn’s Kids!

Elaine Herzig and her foundation, Carolyn’s Kids, continue to help EMQ FamiliesFirst kids returning to school this fall. Elaine, along with her husband Robert, brother Ken, as well as friends and family, hosted an exciting Kentucky Derby fundraiser on May 7, which raised several thous
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Popular Chef Helps Kids Field Their Dreams

On April 24, Nick Difu and his chef de cuisine Ryan Soden, co-hosted a fundraising dinner for EMQ FamiliesFirst at Nick’s Next Door. The purpose was to help kids of all ages discover and pursue their passions and interests, whether it be sports, art, music, science or computers. Nick
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The Stars Come Out for the 5th Annual Norma Jean Gala

Colin & Samantha Hanks, Dr. Peter & Sheri Weller honored as Ambassadors; Mary Brougher receives Lifetime Achievement Award

HOLLYWOOD, CA – Wednesday night, April 20th, celebrities, philanthropists, and supporters alike gathered for the 5th Annual Norma Jean Gala for a glamorous evening to raise money for Hollygrove Los Angeles at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood. The Norma Jean Gala is named in tribute to
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