The Monique Burr Foundation for Children Announces “A Night At Roy’s” Special Guests

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (April 26, 2017) – Tickets are on sale for “A Night at Roy’s,” the Monique Burr Foundation for Children, Inc.’s (MBF) annual signature fundraising event. “A Night at Roy’s” will take place on Tuesday, May 16, from 6 to 9 p.m., at Roy’s Restaurant in Jacksonville Beach.

“I am inviting everyone to join us at A Night at Roy’s to celebrate the Foundation’s achievements over the past 20 years,” said MBF Executive Director Lynn Layton. “MBF is dedicated to protecting children from all types of maltreatment and exploitation by providing bullying and child abuse prevention education and resources, and engaging communities. We appreciate our supporters for championing MBF’s mission to make a difference and improve the lives of children and families.”

One of Northeast Florida’s premier charity events, A Night at Roy’s will feature contemporary, Hawaiian-influenced gourmet cuisine by James Beard Award Winner and world-renowned chef Roy Yamaguchi. Guests will enjoy fine wines, tropical refreshments and a live and silent auction.

Musical entertainment will include rising country artist Kurt Stevens with performances by songstress Colleen Orender. Special guests will include 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.

Advance ticket purchase is recommended and tickets are available for $100 per person. To purchase tickets, visit

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact Tammy Long at [email protected] or call the Monique Burr Foundation at (904) 642-0210.


About the Monique Burr Foundation for Children

The Monique Burr Foundation for Children, Inc. (MBF) was founded in 1997 by Edward E. Burr, president and CEO of GreenPointe Holdings. MBF is a nonprofit organization, located in Jacksonville, Fla., with a mission to provide the most effective, comprehensive prevention education programs available to protect children. MBF is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2017.

MBF carries out its mission by providing MBF Child Safety Matters™, a researched, practical and supported series of prevention education programs created in consultation with national experts in the prevention and education fields. These primary prevention programs educate and empower children and adults with information and strategies to prevent, recognize and respond appropriately to the most common types of victimization experienced by children and teens, including bullying, cyberbullying, child abuse, relationship abuse, exploitation, and digital dangers. Elementary school, middle school, and after school editions are available.

To date, MBF has trained more than 2,600 facilitators who have reached more than 1.6 million students throughout Florida. The programs are available outside of Florida and continue to expand nationally.

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



Categorized in:

What They're Saying...

The MBF Teen Safety Matters curriculum hosts an in-depth approach to important social and safety concerns relevant to youth. The program content is age-appropriate with engaging activities, jargon, and realistic situations to positively promote a relatable and impacting learning experience…Teen Safety Matters is an educational benefit to all parties involved – students, parents, facilitators, and schools.

The MBF Child Safety Matters program is impressive. This important information is well formulated and well presented, developmentally appropriate, and based on good understanding of literature.

I heard about the program through my son. He came home…and showed me the safety rules. I cannot thank the Foundation enough; to have other people who are also concerned about my child’s safety and the safety of other kids is wonderful. I especially like the program’s focus on the prevention side.