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A Night at Roy’s Raises $55,000 for the Monique Burr Foundation for Children

May 24th, 2017 · Leave a Comment

University of North Florida Kappa Delta Sorority members present a ceremonial check to Monique Burr Foundation for Children founder Edward Burr

The Monique Burr Foundation for Children, Inc.’s (MBF) annual signature fundraising event. “A Night at Roy’s, raised $55,000 for the Foundation.

MG Orender, Roy Yamaguchi and Ed Burr

More than 400 guests recently attended the event at Roy’s Restaurant in Jacksonville Beach, where they celebrated the Foundation’s 20th anniversary while enjoying contemporary, Hawaiian-influenced gourmet cuisine by James Beard Award Winner and world-renowned chef Roy Yamaguchi, tropical refreshments and entertainment by rising country artist Kurt Stevens and songstress Colleen Orender.

Ed Burr, Lakeesha Burton, Molly Curry and Mayor Lenny Curry

The program included a presentation by nationally acclaimed speaker and author Richard Guerry, founder of the Institute for Responsible Online and Cell-Phone Communication (IROC2), a non-profit dedicated to teaching digital safety, responsibility and awareness.

Tammy Long, Lakeesha Burton, Ed Burr, Lynn Layton and Stacy Pendarvis

“We are sincerely grateful to everyone who attended and supported ‘A Night at Roy’s,’ raising vital funds that are essential for continuing our programs and initiatives,” said MBF Executive Director Lynn Layton. “In 20 years, the Foundation has experienced exponential growth while directly impacting the safety of Florida’s children. We are so thankful to all of our supporters for championing MBF’s mission to make a difference and improve the lives of children and families.” 

For more information, visit www.mbfchildsafetymatters.org or call (904) 642-0210.

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