The Greater Share

2013 Annual Report

2013 Annual Report

Share of warmth

You are part of the greater share

Alex Morales
Roman & Lizbeth
Roman & Lizbeth

Investing in Childhood

On the first day of preschool, Roman came to Children's Bureau with his little hand holding tightly onto his mother, Lizbeth. He was a bit apprehensive but soon discovered a new world of friends and fun activities. Lizbeth smiled as she had found a place where Roman could learn in a safe, nurturing environment within their vulnerable community.

Yet, Children's Bureau became more than just a place for Roman to learn. Lizbeth also discovered her strength as a leader and motivator in the community. Your investment in Children's Bureau — families like Roman and Lizbeth — is an investment in our country's future success. In 2013, you did this by sharing your timeand expertise as volunteers. You shared your financial resources. You shared our important work with others. Our breakthrough model for prevention, Magnolia Community Initiative, continued to spark conversation on a national and international level on platforms like TEDx. We proudly were awarded our first national grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation in support of this initiative and its promising approach to large-scale community change.

All of this happened because of people like you, investing in childhood in your own way, and ultimately, for the greater good of society. As we celebrate 110 years, we hope you continue to be inspired, get involved and be a part of the greater share to prevent child abuse.

NuParent taught my mom PATIENCE and how to understand my needs. When I cry, she soothes me. When I smile, she hugs me. She is LEARNING more about me every day. We also like the SUPPORT and FRIENDSHIPS we've made with other children and their parents in NuParent.

— Anthony, age 14 months

2,500 families helped by our NuParent program

Share of Warmth

Eighty-five percent of who you will be — your intellect, personality and social skills — is developed by the age of five. Investing in the early years begins with the relationship between a parent and their unborn child. Some young children face challenges like poverty or abuse in the family that make their development vulnerable. Your investment in our NuParent program helped 2,560 families to attain the knowledge, resources and support needed to raise their children with care and confidence.

600 children 0-5 prepared for kindergarten

Share of Success

In today's world, a school-ready child needs to be persistent, curious, a problem solver, creative, cooperative, empathetic and confident. Preschool helps children get ready for academic success yet 50 percent of children from low income families are not ready for school. Your investment in our School Readiness and Family Enrichment Programs prepared 600 children ages zero to five for kindergarten and taught parents the importance of their role as their child's first teacher.

My parents really liked having a home visitor come to our house. They taught them HOW TO COMMUNICATE with me and also about important things like having a doctor and making sure that I'm GROWING JUST RIGHT. I like when my parents talk to me and explain what's going on around me.

— Angelina, age five

2,500 families helped by our NuParent program

Share of Health

1.8 million children in California do not receive appropriate preventive medical care. A key component in raising a productive child is a healthy family. Too many vulnerable families do not have access to primary care physicians, child development information or knowledge about child immunization, dental care, healthy foods or the benefits of regular exercises. Your investment in our home-visiting health programs educated 895 at-risk families with children zero to five with vital parent education, developmental screenings, health and safety education, insurance information and community resources.

600 children 0-5 prepared for kindergarten

Share of Dreams

Ninety-two percent of families served by Children's Bureau live at or below the poverty level. A family's financial stability plays a critical role in a child's well-being and ability to achieve positive outcomes. Self-sufficient families also mean that fewer tax monies are needed to provide basic needs and the link between poverty and crime is broken. Your investment in our family resource centers allowed us to connect 65% of our families with experts in finance that offered financial literacy workshops and resources, banking help, earned income tax credit services and financial coaches.

My mom was lost and confused when she found out that I had a brain tumor at seven months. Children's Bureau HELPED ME GROW in a way that my mom never knew POSSIBLE. Being around the kids my age helped me. The teachers also put together a program that my mom and I could also do at home. After a few months, I began to walk, talk, and eat textured foods that had troubled me before. CHILDREN'S BUREAU IS A MAGICAL PLACE.

— Carlos, age four

The Greater Share

Ninety-nine percent of families surveyed agreed the information and skills they learned at Children's Bureau has helped them as a parent. Your investment in Children's Bureau enhanced the lives of more than 28,000 children and parents through innovative child abuse prevention and treatment programs.

Early Years Matter

For every $1 spent on prevention, $4 to $9 is saved in future public spending.

Caring for those
hurt by abuse

Look, we'll have to CONFRONT THE PATHOLOGIES OF POVERTY at some point. We can deal with them cheaply at the front end, in infancy. Or we can wait and jail a troubled adolescent at the tail end. To some extent, we face a choice between INVESTING IN PRESCHOOLS OR PRISONS.

— Nicholas D. Kristof, Columnist, The New York Times

Invested Leaders

Marilyn Stein—Tikun Olam Foundation, Board of Directors, Chair
Marilyn Stein
Tikun Olam Foundation
Board of Directors, Chair
Julia Stewart—DineEquity, Inc., Board of Directors, Chair
Julia Stewart
DineEquity, Inc.
Board of Directors, Chair
Mark Carlin—Lockton Insurance Brokers, Inc., Board of Trustees, Chair
Mark Carlin
Lockton Insurance Brokers, Inc.
Board of Trustees, Chair
Matt Wilson—Oaktree Capital Management, L.P., Board of Trustees, Chair
Matthew Wilson
Oaktree Capital Management, L.P.
Board of Trustees, Chair
David Madison—Color Graphics, Orange County, Board of Trustees, Chair
David Madison
Color Graphics
Orange County
Board of Trustees, Chair
Kevin Yue

I INVEST in Children's Bureau because making a difference in the world by saving children's lives is WORTHY OF MY EFFORTS.

— Keven Yue, Senior Manager Business Development, Ingram Micro, Inc.



Marilyn Stein
Tikun Olam Foundation

Vice Chairs
Alan Berkes
The Ballpark

Ivan Hindshaw
Bain & Company, Inc.

Charles K. Marquis
Civic Leader

Janie Schulman
Morrison & Foerster, LLP

Ana Valdez
The 650 Company

Halbert Washburn
BreitBurn Energy Partners L.P.

Hope Wintner
Civic Leader

Arthur H. Rasmussen, Jr.
CB Richard Ellis

Carrie Tilton
Civic Leader


Juan Alfonso

Neal Aton
Wells Fargo Insurance
Services USA, Inc.

Michael S. Burke

Mark Carlin
Lockton Insurance Brokers, Inc.

A. Redmond Doms
Redmond Doms Company

John Durrant
Paul Hastings

B. James Ford
Oaktree Capital Management, L.P.

Michael J. Fourticq, Sr.
Hancock Park Associates

Christopher M. Frank
Bonk Breaker, LLC

Douglas M. Hayes
Hayes Capital Corporation

Mark Lemons
Mark C. Lemons Foundation

Kristine Losito
Civic Leader

Hasham Mukadam
Occidental Petroleum Corporation

Hector Orci

David Pittman
Union Bank

Michelle Traylor
Civic Leader


Mark Carlin
Lockton Insurance Brokers, Inc.

Vice Chairs
Randy Bort
SandTree Holdings, LLC

Matthew V. Pauley
GE Capital

Matthew Wilson
Oaktree Capital Management, L.P.

Martin Jacobs
Capital World Investors

Shelli Herman
Shelli Herman & Associates, Inc.


Kenneth Baronsky
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP

Bryan Boghosian
Deloitte & Touche LLP

Wallace W. Booth
Ducommun, Inc. (retired)

Stephanie Campbell
DIRECTV, Inc. (retired)

Susan Cheng
Warner Brothers Entertainment

Kenneth J. Chirba
Wachovia Bank, NA (retired)

Cecily Dean
Civic Leader

A. Redmond Doms
Redmond Doms Company

Kathleen Duncan
Civic Leader

Damon Fisher
Kirkland & Ellis, LLP

B. James Ford
Oaktree Capital Management, L.P.

Michael Fourticq, Jr.
Hancock Park Associates

Michael J. Fourticq, Sr.
Hancock Park Associates

Mark W. Gibello
Trust Company of the West

Scott Graves
Oaktree Capital Management, L.P.

Charles Hogan
Radius Financial

Chapin Hunt
LoanCore Capital

Jenny Jones
Elkins/Jones Insurance

Michael Keller
Tiedemann Wealth Management

Jordan L. Kruse
Oaktree Capital Management, L.P.

Roger M. Laverty, III
Farmer Brothers Coffee (retired)

Kelly Masuda
Chief Investment Officer
Caruso Affiliated

Adam Pierce
Oaktree Capital Management, L.P.

Keith W. Renken
Deloitte & Touche LLP (retired)

Clinton R. Stevenson, Jr.
West Coast Housing Partners, LLC

Stuart Taylor
Taylor Realty Advisors

Pieter Theron
Ernst & Young LLP

Michael Traylor
Traylor Brothers, Inc.

Salvador Villar
Mercado Plus

James R. Walther
Mayer Brown, LLP

Scott Witter
City National Bank


David Madison
President & CEO
Madison Strategic Management

Paul Feuerborn
The Capital Group Companies

Jeffrey Fields
Windes, Inc.

Richard Flanagan
R-T Specialty, LLC

Christopher Hutnick
Deloitte & Touche LLP

Lori Irving
QBE Financial Partner Services

Keven J. Yue
Ingram Micro Inc.

2013/14 NEWLY

Board of Directors

Julia Stewart
DineEquity, Inc.

Joel Freedman
Avanti Hospitals, LLC

Martin Jacobs
Capital World Investors

Richard Magnuson
Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors

Sandra V. Naftzger
N3 Cattle Company, LLC

Board of Trustees

Matthew Wilson
Oaktree Capital Management, L.P.

Brad Knyal
Wireless Capital Partners, LLC

O. Jacob Bobek
Avison Young

Shervin Mirhashemi


Alex Morales, L.C.S.W.
President & CEO

Ron Brown, M.B.A.
Chief Program Officer

Sona Chandwani, M.B.A.
Chief Financial Officer

Jacqueline Meek, C.P.A.
Chief Development Officer

Ann Van Winkle, M.A.
Chief Human Resources Officer


Agency Expenses


Program Services


Administration and
Community Relations



Sources of Revenue

Children's Bureau Foundation and Other
Private Charitable Support $2,844,868  
Contributions In-Kind* 1,354,311  
Government Fees & Contracts 15,545,310  
Government Grants 8,539,619  
Total Program Support   $28,284,108
Other Revenue
Rental Income $292,100  
Investment Income 314,336  
Interest Income 277,877  
Realized & Unrealized Gain on Investments 681,007  
Other Income 498,873  
Total Other Revenue   $2,064,193
Total Revenue   $30,348,301
*Donated outdoor awareness campaign and legal services

Program Costs


Prevention Services


Mental Health Services


Family Foster Care
& Adoption Services

Distribution of Expenses

Programs and Services
Prevention $10,362,521  
Mental Health 9,726,899  
Foster Care & Adoption 5,514,608  
Total Programs and Services Expenses   $25,604,028
Support Services
Administration and Community Relations $3,955,097  
Fundraising 787,026  
Total Support Services Expenses   $4,742,123
Total Expenses   $30,346,151
Change in Net Assets   $2,150
Children's Bureau audited financial statements available upon request by calling 213.342.0145.


We deeply appreciate you — our donors and volunteers — for your passion, generosity and commitment to making Children's Bureau a priority in your charitable giving. For a complete list of current donors, visit

  • Allen & Amanda Ebright with Christy & Richard Flanagan

  • Buzz Knyal, Matt Pauley, Geoff Given, and Mark Lemons

  • Bill Toler and Carman Wimsatt

  • Caroline Tilton and friends

  • Cindy Marquis, Richard Levy, Barbara Levy and Charlie Marquis

  • Banamex Volunteer Nancy Young helps children shop for items in a pretend store

  • CBRE Volunteers

  • Disney VoluntEARS

  • Pat Bowie, Stephanie Campbell, Mindy Stein, Mark Carlin and Casey Davis

  • Jackie Hassett, Deepthi Brown,Carleen Riley, Antoinette Joyce and Akieva Jacobs

  • Michael & Eve Ruffato

  • Peggy Goldwater Clay, Brenda Walters and Barbara Eidson

  • Gretchen Smith

  • UPS Volunteers

  • Randy and Lisa Bort

  • Tim Ortman, Hector Orci and Alan Berkes

  • Gene Stein and Rusty Doms

  • Kris Losito and Gina Guerra


As trusted partners in supporting our mission, corporations and foundations enable Children's Bureau to provide quality services, to directly impact families with interactive events, to promote volunteerism and team-building, to leverage their giving through matching gifts and to strengthen our board membership. For a complete list of corporate and foundation partners, visit

QBE employees sponsored a Christmas celebration and a baby shower for our families in Orange County.

Capital Group & The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation provided much needed grants and sponsorships to fund our programs and operations in Los Angeles and Orange Counties while associates from Capital volunteered at several events.

The Angell Foundation funded our early education programs at the Child Development Center at Magnolia Place.

The outdoor advertising industry — including CBS, Clear Channel, EYE, JC Decaux, Lamar, Regency, Titan and Van Wagner — joined together in donating more than $1 million of ad space to promote Children's Bureau's prevention message while Banamex USA sponsored the printing expenses. In 2014, we added outdoor sponsors Martin Outdoor Media, RMG Networks and Summit Media along with Jiffy Lube as the print sponsor. The bold campaign communicates our new The Greater Share social movement message.

Future Shares

Beth Goldfarb has been a part of Children's Bureau for more than two decades as a donor, volunteer and ambassador. She says the agency's passion and forward thinking approach in helping struggling families and communities is appealing and inspiring. In fact, Children's Bureau was the catalyst to change her graphic design agency's primary focus to serve cause-related organizations. Beth hopes her estate gift will allow Children's Bureau to continue its vital work in lifting up those in need in California and even worldwide. Legacy gifts like Beth's are vital to the organization's future stability and program effectiveness. Be a part of our future and become a Kirby Society Member. To learn more, please visit


Children's Bureau is committed to providing vulnerable children — especially in the early years — the foundation necessary to become caring and productive adults.


  • Liza-Mae and Mark Carlin
  • Rhonda Fleming Carlson
  • Ruby and Edmond* Davis
  • Mary Anne and A. Redmond Doms
  • Linda S. Garrison
  • Beth Goldfarb
  • Connie and Doug Hayes
  • Dr. M. Alfred Haynes and Mrs. Hazel Haynes
  • Ambassador James D. Hodgson* and Mrs. Maria Hodgson
  • Tina M. Johann
  • Marvel and Robert* Kirby
  • Judy and Rex Licklider
  • Martha and Alex Morales
  • Dr. James and Judy Nelson, in honor of Jason
  • Royal Radtke
  • Carmine Salvucci
  • Sandy Sladen
  • George A. Studer
  • Ana Lourdes and Salvador Villar
  • Alice Willfong*
  • Three Anonymous Members


Editor/Copywriter: Susan Wirth, Director of Marketing & Communications
Creative Director: Beth Goldfarb, Cause Farm Creative
Photography: Danielle Klebanow
The images of children and parents are of actual Children's Bureau families.
A significant portion of the printing was generously donated by Color Graphics.

Join the Greater Share

The Greater Share is a social movement to prevent child abuse.
By investing in a share of children's success, health, parenting and community, we are investing in the greater good of society. All of this happens because of people like you.
Be a part of the Greater Share.

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Los Angeles, California 90007
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