Children’s Bureau Board Chair Patrick Niemann and Children’s Bureau President & CEO Ron Brown at the organization’s 2018 Annual Celebration in Los Angeles.

Children’s Bureau Board Chair Patrick Niemann and Children’s Bureau President & CEO Ron Brown at the organization’s 2018 Annual Celebration in Los Angeles.


Children’s Bureau provides child abuse prevention and treatment services to at-risk children and parents each year through 20 community sites located in Los Angeles and Orange County. Eighty-six percent of the families served are low income.


Protecting vulnerable children through prevention, treatment, and advocacy.


In 2017, Children’s Bureau helped 40,000 vulnerable children and parents gain confidence, develop social connections with others in their community and increased their potential to be a positive force at home and in their neighborhoods.



Patrick Niemann

Chair, Ernst & Young LLP

Mike Burke

Vice Chair, AECOM

Shelli Herman

Vice Chair, Shelli Herman & Associates

Martin Jacobs

Vice Chair, Capital World Investors

Marilyn “Mindy” Stein

Vice Chair, Tikun Olam Foundation

Matt Wilson

Treasurer, Oaktree Capital Management


Lisa Gritzner

LG Strategies

Hasham Mukadam

Occidental Petroleum Corporation (retired)

Sandra V. Naftzger

N3 Cattle Company LLC

Sarah Richardson

DaVita Medical Group

Janie Schulman

Morrison & Foerster LLP

James St. Aubin

MUFG Union Bank

Julia Stewart

DineEquity, Inc. (retired)

Michael Traylor

Traylor Brothers, Inc.

Marc Washington

Irwin Naturals

Hope Wintner

Civic Leader


Volunteers are an important part of Children’s Bureau as they help further the agency’s mission by generously providing their talent and resources while also serving as brand ambassadors. Volunteer opportunities include:

• Read books, tutor and lead educational activities via our library program.

• Enlist your friends and coworkers to volunteer at seasonal family events.

• Actively participate on one of our fundraising event planning committees.

• Become a resource parent to a foster child by giving them a safe and nurturing home.


Children’s Bureau offers donors a variety of ways to invest in our child abuse prevention work including:

• Donate to our Annual Appeal Campaign

• Increase your gift through your company’s Matching Gift Program

• Design a Corporate Partnership with Children’s Bureau that meets your stakeholders and brand objectives

• Ensure Children’s Bureau future stability through the legacy of a Planned Gift

• Attend or sponsor one of our Special Events

• Organize your own fundraising campaign through Team all4kids

• Join our vibrant networking group of Young Professionals


• Ensure up to 400 children annually have safe and nurturing homes through foster care and adoptions.

• Up to 600 children will complete School Readiness programs annually, receive screening for potential developmental delays and referral for more in-depth services as needed.

• Up to 400 parents will participate in family enrichment programming to improve their social supports and resources, family functioning and parenting skills.

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