Save the Date for the 2019 Blue Tie Gala!

Saturday, November 2, 2019 | Museum of Flying, Santa Monica

Our 2018 Blue Tie Soared to New Heights!
Because of your incredible generosity, we were able to exceed our fundraising goal and raise $395,000 for child abuse prevention.

Blue & You
Every child deserves to grow up safe, nurtured and full of potential. In reality, child abuse is reported every 10 seconds. Parents need support, guidance, and resources to raise healthy, happy children. That’s where Children’s Bureau comes in. For 114 years, Children’s Bureau has changed the trajectory of children’s lives by building strong families and communities through innovative work in the areas of prevention, treatment, and advocacy.

Our Blue Tie Gala is a celebration of children and the importance of family and community to their future success. This inspired evening will feature a formal multi-course dinner prepared by acclaimed chefs and paired with world-class wines, an auction like no other, entertainment, dancing and more. For those interested in a little pre-dinner fun, there will be an exclusive VIP reception serving up vintage champagne, passed canapés, and mingling with evening’s honoree and special guests.

Why blue? It’s the national color that represents child abuse prevention. Join us for Children’s Bureau’s Blue Tie Gala and be a part of the story to prevent child abuse.


Fedele Bauccio

Chief Executive Officer and Cofounder
Bon Appétit Management Company

CEO Fedele Bauccio cofounded Bon Appétit Management Company in 1987. From that day forward Fedele and Bon Appétit have revolutionized the food service industry. By introducing fresh, made-from-scratch food to the contract market and by pioneering environmentally and socially responsible practices, they have created a better foodsystem . Fedele’s generosity and leadership have enabled Children’s Bureau to raise $2.5 million net for nearly a decade through its Celebrity Chefs & Wine Tasting and Blue Tie Gala events. Every year, Bon Appétit Management Company underwrites the cost of rentals, waiting staff and food which totals well over $300,000 in event-cost savings for Children’s Bureau. Fedele’s goal has always been to ensure that Children’s Bureau raises the essential dollars needed to support its child abuse prevention programs.

Anne Conness-Sausal

Anthony Jacquet

David LeFevre

Gio Lopez

  Mitzi Reyes

  Josh Graves

  Garry Larduinat

  Holly Jivin

  Karla Hoyos

Blú Perfer
Blue Oasis Wines
Chappellet Vineyards
Chateau Ste. Michelle
Cuvaison Winery
E. & J. Gallo Winery
Euclid Wines
Groundwork Coffee Co.
J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines
Joseph Phelps Vineyards
Kobrand Wine and Spirits
Ladera Vineyards
Ramey Wine Cellars
Scheid Family Wines
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Skurnik Wines
Veuve Clicquot

Special thanks to the following funders for providing much needed General Operating support which gives us the flexibility to provide high-quality services in a responsive and efficient manner.

Event Chair
Julia Stewart

Executive Committee
George Barton
Ceci Dean
Jenna Dellamano
Tony Dellamano
Kris Galashan
Sarah Geana

Liz Geavaras
Beth Goldfarb Jackson
Shelli Herman
Rusty Hill
Randy Kies
Patrick Lenow
Tim Ortman
Kevin Prewett
Sarah Richardson

Amanda Ruch
Maureen Trippe

Host Committee
Avery Dennison
Joan and Mike Burke
Shelli Herman and Dr. Stewart Gleischman
Akieva and Martin Jacobs
John C. McNamee
Sandra V. Naftzer
Rebecca and Patrick Niemann
Mindy and Gene Stein
Julia Stewart and Tim Ortman

Last year’s event sold out!

Please make your reservation early.

For more information and sponsorship opportunities, please contact

Kelli Wirth
213.342.0149 /

Children’s Bureau Headquarters
1910 Magnolia Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90007-1220
Tel: (213) 342-0100
Fax: (213) 342-0200