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 over $400,000 for child abuse prevention.
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.
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.
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Habit Restaurants, LLC
Russ Bendel has been the Chief Executive Officer of Habit Burger Restaurants based in Irvine, California, since 2008. His tenure at The Habit has been preceded by an impressive career in hospitality leadership—over the last three decades, Russ has served in C-Suite positions at several popular restaurants, including The Cheesecake Factory, Mimi’s Café and Roy’s Restaurants. As an award-winning trailblazer in his industry, Russ was recognized as the 2004 Restaurateur of the Year in Orange County and received the 2012 Elizabeth Burns Lifetime Achievement Award. Russ is also a Director Emeritus for the California Restaurant Association. As a valued supporter of Children’s Bureau since 2014, Russ contributes big-heartedly to our various fundraising efforts and has also donated The Habit Burger truck as an auction item for our Celebrity Chefs and Wine Tasting, Summer Soirée and Blue Tie Gala events. His hospitality and generosity have been immensely helpful in providing essential programs and services to the 40,000 at-risk children and parents our agency serves annually.
Cristina Álvarez Cox
Beth Goldfarb Jackson
Judy and Russ Bendel
Joan and Mike Burke
Shelli Herman and Dr. Stewart Gleischmann
Akieva and Martin Jacobs
Tom and Maggie Simms
Marsha and Mike Scimo
Julia Stewart and Tim Ortman
Last year’s event sold out!
Please make your reservation early.
For more information and sponsorship opportunities, please contact
213.342.0149 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Children’s Bureau Headquarters
1910 Magnolia Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90007-1220
Tel: (213) 342-0100
Fax: (213) 342-0200