Los Angeles, CA, April 21, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- The Chauncey F. Lufkin III Foundation was a “Triple Play Sponsor” of the Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation’s “All Star Evening” at the Hotel Bel Air on Thursday, April 20, 2017. About 200 guests attended the dinner, along with Joe and Ali Torre, Bob Costas, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Earvin “Magic” Johnson and James Worthy.
The Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation has served over 60,000 children with their signature “Margaret’s Place” program, named after Joe’s mother. The program offers in school programming, locally and nationally, to children who live in fear and have witnessed violence in their homes, schools and communities.
Guests of The Chauncey F. Lufkin III Foundation included an array of prominent professionals from the digital media, marketing, advertising, medical and real estate industries including John P. Roberts, Christie Kidd Roberts, Greg and Amy Harris, Melissa Roth and Anne Borgman. Please view the photo gallery below.
The evening’s program began with remarks by Co-Founders Joe and Ali Torre: “We got so many calls, and we wanted to say: You’re not alone. We are here to help… that’s how we started Margaret’s Place… Whether children are our responsibility or not, we owe them.”
Following the Torres’ remarks, legendary sportscaster, Bob Costas interviewed the All Star panel of James Worthy, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Earvin “Magic” Johnson, along with Mr. Torre.
Mr. Johnson commended the Torres and their foundation: “What you and your wife are doing is incredible. You're ...saving lives… You know where your dollars are going with Joe. You know where his heart is…God has blessed so many people in this room… Your legacy won't be tied to how much money you make. But it will be tied to how many people you help.”
“We welcome the opportunity to support the Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation in any way we can. We are a strong believer in the need for this kind of programming for kids who experience violence. The profoundly invasive effects of early childhood trauma on the development of our youth is heartbreaking. We appreciate Joe and Ali Torre’s continued leadership and dedication to this cause, and applaud their programs,” said Chauncey Lufkin, Founder of the Chauncey F. Lufkin III Foundation.
“Our congratulations on another successful evening to Joe and Ali Torre, their Executive Director, Yolanda Jimenez, their Vice President of Development, Alan Kornblum, and the rest of the Safe at Home Foundation staff. These gatherings are a powerful way to not only raise programming funds, but to increase awareness of this important issue. And thank you to all of our very special guests for taking the time to show their support of our sponsorship,” said Cara Familet, Foundation Director of the Chauncey F. Lufkin III Foundation.
About the Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation:
The Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation has reached almost 60,000 children who have benefited from “Margaret’s Place,” a program which offers in-school programming locally and nationally to children who live in fear and have witnessed violence in their homes, schools and communities. The Margaret’s Place Room is a dedicated safe room in schools where students can go to talk or “hang out” in a comfortable environment that feels safe to them – a place where respect and confidentiality are the rule.
About the Chauncey F. Lufkin III Foundation:
The Chauncey F. Lufkin III Foundation is a charitable organization founded in 2006 dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals around the world. Our foundation’s focus is on fighting poverty through better education and by finding faster cures for the diseases that affect loved ones. Our strategy is to comb the globe for private independent foundations effectively working on these issues, supporting them with financial injections that make a difference. To date the Foundation has lent their support to numerous organizations including The Robin Hood Foundation, The Milken Institute, The Boys and Girls Club of Palm Beach County, Quantum House of Palm Beach County, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, The Aspen Institute, and BizWorld. Mr. Lufkin has also established The Chauncey Lufkin Endowment for Academic Excellence at Southern Methodist University and is a major contributor to St. Lawrence University. www.cfl3.org