Hope Gala at the Crystal Tea Room

Devereux's annual fundraiser makes for a mystical Halloween evening.

Shawn Standen, Stephanie Lee, Thomas McCann and Megan Yarnall

Shawn Standen, Stephanie Lee, Thomas McCann and Megan Yarnall.

On Saturday, Devereux — a leading national nonprofit behavioral healthcare organization — hosted its annual Hope Gala at the Crystal Tea Room in Philadelphia with the theme “Into the Woods,” making a mystical Halloween evening.

The event was a masquerade black tie ball, but if you didn’t have a mask you could have it painted on by Cait’s Faces, and many people did. Proceeds from the Hope Gala benefits Devereux’s programs which serve more than 3,500 children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and behavioral health challenges in southeastern Pennsylvania. The black-tie event included a cocktail reception and a sit-down, buffet dinner by the Finley Catering. After dinner the young friends of Devereux enjoyed an “Enchanted Forrest” afterparty with DJ Jasmine Chess. The gala’s decorations were amazing, with trees, weeping willows and the most magnificent table decorations by Hoffman Design Group, Inc.

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HughE Dillon covers parties, events and more for Philadelphia magazine’s The Scene. You can follow him on Twitter at @iPhillyChitChat and visit his daily online social diary PhillyChitChat.com.