14th Annual Bright Futures Celebration

On May 12, 2012 the Child Abuse Prevention Center hosted the 14th Annual Bright Futures Celebration at the stunning St. Regis Resort in Monarch Beach. The evening was a smashing success! Community leaders and supporters celebrated an “Escape to Wine Country” gathering for an evening of wine tasting, entertainment, and giving. Over 300 guests raised thousands of dollars to help provide families and children in Orange County with necessary child abuse prevention services.

The Child Abuse Prevention Center Board of Directors

Wells Fargo, Littler Mendelson, Haskell & White, Capital Group, Columbia Management, First American Title Company, Howard Building Corporation, Northwestern Mutual, Orange County Association of Realtors, William Blair, US Bank, and De La Rosa & Co. all served as sponsors of the gala event.

Restaurateur Paul Fleming, Bright Futures Celebration Chair, Maria Elena Banks, Restaurateur Brian Bennett and California State Senator Mimi Walters

The Celebration guests were greeted with wine provided by Frog’s Leap Winery, Nicolette Christopher, Kelly Fleming Wines, and Edward Sellers Vineyard and Wines, along with canapés prepared by Paul Martin’s Restaurant. Guests then bid on an array of silent auction items, while the Tijuana Dogs provided musical entertainment throughout the evening.  A spirited live auction was followed by a client video and a Child Abuse Prevention Center presentation, while guests enjoyed a specially prepared dinner by the St. Regis’s own Chef Castan.

A special thank you to our Committee!

Chaired by Board Member Maria Elena Banks and comprised of the following individuals: Katie Aguirre, Bill Blaine (Board Member), Debashis Chowdhury (Board Member), Laurel Chowdhury, Paula Janoski (Board Member), Jan Jewell (Board Member), Jamison Luther (Board Member), Helena Keeshen, Suzanne Miller, Mary O’Brien, Randy Riley (Board Member), Tony Roberts (Business Advisory Board Member), Judy Skelly, Jeff Swartz (Daly-Swartz PR), Carly Ward (Paul Martin’s Restaurant) and Jessica Fernandez (Intern).


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