Child Abuse Prevention Center Raises $150,000 to Help Children Threatened by Abuse and Neglect

By: Child Abuse Prevention Center
Child Abuse Prevention Center
Child Abuse Prevention Center
ANAHEIM, Calif. - April 20, 2016 - PRLog -- The Child Abuse Prevention Center, Orange County's leading not-for-profit exclusively aimed at preventing child abuse, hosted its 18th Annual Bright Futures Celebration on April 9, 2015 at the St. Regis Resort in Dana Point, California.  More than 300 business and community leaders joined together to raise $150,000 to prevent child abuse for at-risk families living in Orange County.

Littler Mendelson; Jewell Family Foundation; Inco-Check, Inc.; Capital Group; Wells Fargo Private Bank; Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher; US Bank; Wells Fargo Home Mortgage; Crescent Capital Group; Canterbury Consulting; William Blair & Company; Lazard Asset Management; Brandywine Global; Columbia Threadneedle Investments; MAI Capital Management; First American Title Company; TCW Group; Nile Capital Group; Orangetheory Fitness; and Los Angeles Kings all served as sponsors of the gala event.

"We are incredibly thankful for the outpouring of support," said Athena Wong, board chair of the Child Abuse Prevention Center ( "Without the tremendous contributions of so many sponsors, supporters, and volunteers, our Bright Futures Celebration could not have been a success.  As a result of the funds raised, the Prevention Center can continue to provide child abuse prevention education programs to Orange County families who are at the greatest risk of abuse."

The gala also featured presentations to three local Champions of Children honorees:

• Mark Thompson, star of "Mark In The Morning" on 100.3 The Sound, Los Angeles' #1 FM rock station, who has been working in radio for 45 years and hosting morning radio for 35 years.
• Nithin Jilla, a young passionate educator, adventurer and social entrepreneur who champions educating and empowering the next generation of innovators.
• Bill and Bonnie Barrington, a significant and consistent force of good in the Newport Beach area for the past 40 years.

Featured auction packages included:

• St. Regis Resort 2-Night Staycation
• Zov's Bistro Dinner with Wine Pairing
• Palm Desert 3-Night Getaway
• Silverthorne, Colorado Week of Luxury
• 6-Course Dinner and Wine Pairing by Chef David Wilhelm
• Mark in the Morning Experience
• Lakers Package (includes autographed Kobe X Elite Lows, $200 towards Lakers tickets/merchandise, $200 gift card to Fleming's, autographed photo of Julius Randle)

The Child Abuse Prevention Centeris dedicated to serving at-risk children and families with programs that prevent and break the generational cycle of child abuse, teen pregnancy and family violence. Since 1983, the CAPC has served more than 300,000 Orange County children and parents. What's more, 91 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to fund programs and last year, the Child Abuse Prevention Center helped over 40,000 children and parents.

About the Child Abuse Prevention Center

The Child Abuse Prevention Center is dedicated to serving at-risk children and families in crisis.  As Orange County's leading not-for-profit organization focused exclusively on the prevention of child abuse, the early intervention programs of the Prevention Center have a well-documented record of working to prevent child abuse before it occurs.

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