Decades of Hope Gala
Step into the past, revel in today and dance into the future with an enchanting night that honors the 120 years of Children’s Bureau’s steadfast commitment to the well-being of children, families, and communities.
Children’s Bureau was founded in 1904 by Mrs. E.K. Foster, a Los Angeles community leader, and a group of volunteers who shared a concern for the plight of vulnerable children. In 2024, Children’s Bureau continues to be a trusted, innovative leader in child well-being. Click here to learn more about our rich history.
As part of our celebration, we will be offering exclusive naming opportunities for you to support our future in the new Family Resource Center in Palmdale.
We look forward to having you be a part of this historic journey.
This is a formal event. Come dressed in your favorite decade of Children’s Bureau’s history and let the time-traveling festivities begin! Valet Parking.
For event sponsorship, tickets, and building naming opportunities, please contact Christine Cahill via telephone 323.652.0557 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or register below.
Clear Channel Outdoor
Clear Channel Outdoor has partnered with Children’s Bureau for nearly three decades in providing pro-bono advertising space valued at millions of dollars. Digital and print ads are posted annually throughout Southern California promoting various Children’s Bureau messages including the need for foster-adopt resource parents or various prevention programs or the issue of child maltreatment in general. These ads have helped Children’s Bureau expand its reach in the community in a much broader and consistent basis than what the agency could achieve on its own. We are proud to recognize Clear Channel Outdoor as an Honoree for their extraordinary generosity, steadfast partnership, and genuine commitment to making our community a safe place to grow for all children and their families.
The Crean Foundation
The Crean Foundation is one of Children’s Bureau most long-standing and generous private partners. The Foundation donated to Children’s Bureau for the first time in 1983, and has been supporting our Prevention programs in Orange County ever since. Over forty years of partnership, they have granted us a total of $5.6 million. The Creans also leveraged their partnerships to expand our scope in Orange County; in 1993, John and Donna Crean founded the Orange County Division of Children’s Bureau, bringing new friends and resources to our agency. Today, our Orange Country Prevention services support more than 7,500 at-risk children and parents annually, via five Family Resource Centers, our Infant/Toddler Home Visiting Programs, and our place-based program, Network Anaheim.
Beatriz & Jay Fields, Children’s Bureau Resource Parents
Beatriz and Jay Fields embarked on their incredible journey with Children’s Bureau in 2018, driven by their desire to expand their family of three and make a meaningful impact in the lives of vulnerable children. After attending a parent orientation when their biological son, Jacob, was only seven years of age, Beatriz and Jay saw the critical need for foster and resource parents and felt compelled to take part in changing lives. The couple fostered three children that all reunified with their birth families. The Fields family have been able to continue their connection with two of the children, even attending their birthday parties. When looking back at the past six years, Beatriz says, “We have loved with an open heart and have given ourselves to each child that we welcomed into our home. We are better human beings because we have had the fortune to connect with beautiful little beings with big missions, as well as their birth families.”
In September 2021, Beatriz and Jay opened their home once again to a baby girl, Isla, for whom they recently finalized adoption in June of 2023. “Each child that has come into our lives comes with a purpose.” Through love and resilience, the Fields family has not only transformed the lives of the children they have embraced, but they have also become an invaluable resource for the agency and families in need.
As we celebrate 120 years of dedication to children, families, and communities, we invite you to be part of this historic milestone. Let’s honor the resilience of families across the ages and create a legacy of hope for the future. This inspired evening will include a decades-themed cocktail reception, three-course dinner and dessert, a heartfelt program, and dancing through time. We look forward to having you join us.
If you would like to mail a check, please send to:
Christine Cahill / Decades of Hope Gala
1910 Magnolia Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Make checks payable to:
Children’s Bureau | Federal Tax ID: 95-1690975
The amount of your contribution that is deductible for income tax purposes is limited to the excess of your donation over the value of any goods received. The value of goods at the Decades of Hope Gala is $250 per ticket.