Sky’s the Limit — Blue Tie Gala

Sky’s the Limit — Blue Tie Gala

Because of YOUR incredible generosity, our first annual Blue Tie Gala soared above expectations and raised over $525,000!

Registration is now closed.

saturday, november 4, 2017  |   6:30pm-10:00pm
VIP pre-reception:  5:30pm-6:30pm
museum of flying  |  3100 airport avenue  |  santa monica, ca 90405

Our first annual Blue Tie Gala was a celebration of children and the importance of family and community to their future success. This inspired evening featured a formal multi-course dinner prepared by acclaimed chefs and paired with world-class wines, an auction like no other, entertainment, dancing and more.

WHY BLUE? It’s the national color that represents child abuse prevention.

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Alex Morales
Children’s Bureau President & CEO
Retiring After 30 Years of Service to the Well-Being of Children

Featured Celebrity Chefs


Kajsa Alger – Blue Window

Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken – Border Grill
Chef Bruce KalmanBruce Kalman – UNION Restaurant, Pasadena Jessie Liu – Providence
Julie Picco – The Restaurant at the Getty Center Joanne Ponvanit – The Restaurant at the Getty Center
Steve Samson – Sotto and Rossoblu

Jane Soudah – Eveleigh

Winner of 2016 Food Network Spring Baking Championship, Author of “Delightful Desserts”

Sukie Sum – Huntington Hospitality

Host Committee

Joan and Mike Burke
Janet and Michael Fourticq, Sr.
Kris and Mark Gibello
Connie and Doug Hayes
Shelli A. Herman and Stewart Gleischman, M.D
Akieva and Martin Jacobs
Rebecca and Pat Niemann
Renken Family
Mindy and Gene Stein
Julia Stewart and Tim Ortman
Carrie and Peter Tilton

Event Committee

Event Chair
Julia Stewart
Executive Committee
Fedele Bauccio
Alan Berkes
Ceci Dean
Kris Galashan
Sarah Geana
Beth Goldfarb
Rusty Hill
Kelley Holmes
Randy Kies
Patrick Lenow
Chad Marting
Tim Ortman
Kevin Prewett
Sarah Richardson
Maureen Trippe



Bon Appetit


Mindy and Gene Stein


Kris and Mark Gibello

Connie and Doug Hayes
Shelli Herman and Associates

Akieva and Martin Jacobs
Julia Stewart and Tim Ortman
The Renken Family
Carrie and Peter Tilton



Martha and Alex Morales

Stephanie and Peter Nolan


The Atlas Family Foundation
Grandpoint Bank

Tina and Ivan Hindshaw
Sandra V. Naftzger

RT Specialty
Union Bank


For more information, please contact Kelli Wirth at 213.342.0149 or