Ice House Fundraiser for Hillsides Foster Care Charity Raises More Than $12,000
Members of the Hillsides Volunteer Network pose with Bob Fisher, the owner of The Ice House during the annual Ice House comedy show benefit for Hillsides.

LOS ANGELES, October 6, 2017 – The Ice House Comedy Club 57th Anniversary Show held on October 1 benefiting Hillsides raised more than $12,000  for the Southern California foster care charity. The evening, which included a silent and live auction, raised funds for a support group of Hillsides, the Hillsides Volunteer Network, which provides activities and field trips for the children who live in Hillsides’ Residential Treatment Services program.  The event also raised funds for Hillsides Education Center, a therapeutic non-public school, through a paddle auction.

Bob Zany from “the BOB & TOM Show” headlined the show. Other comedians, such as Jackie Fabulous from “StaannDUP” and NBC4 weatherman and Hillsides’ supporter Fritz Coleman, also lent their talents to the evening.

“Each year, The Ice House owner Bob Fisher puts on a special anniversary show and donates the proceeds to Hillsides. He has brought laughter to the community for 57 years, and we are grateful he is extending this joy to the children to help them heal from trauma,” said Hillsides President and Chief Executive Officer Joseph M. Costa. 

The Ice House, located in Pasadena, was established in 1960 and over the years has featured many of the leading comedians of our time, such as Steve Martin, Lily Tomlin, and Jerry Seinfeld.  The Ice House anniversary show is the Hillsides Volunteer Network’s major fundraiser of the year.  To learn more about or to join the Hillsides Volunteer Network, please visit


About Hillsides

Hillsides is dedicated to healing children and young adults, strengthening families, and transforming communities through quality comprehensive services and advocacy.  Headquartered in Los Angeles, the agency serves more than 14,000 children and families in Southern California throughout more than 40 sites, including school-based mental health offices in Los Angeles, Pasadena, and Baldwin Park. Foster care and adoption services are offered in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties. To learn more about Hillsides, please visit Visit Hillsides on Facebook @hillsideschildren, on Twitter @Hillsides, or on Instagram @HillsidesPasadena.

Alison Bell



Family Resource Centers offer numerous community-based programs and services that provide parenting classes, mental health support, and additional crucial resources for vulnerable children and families throughout Los Angeles County, including the San Gabriel Valley and Pasadena. >
Education Center, a therapeutic residential and day school, offers individualized education for students with social-emotional, learning and/or behavior challenges for children in kindergarten through 12th grade. >
Youth Moving On, with support from The Everychild Foundation, provides former foster youth affordable quality housing and numerous support services to help them become responsible, self-sufficient adults. >