As the parking lot of Roy’s in South Jacksonville Beach was transformed into a Hawaiian-infused venue, it was evident the Northeast Florida community was there to support the Monique Burr Foundation for Children (MBF) in their efforts to protect children from abuse.

This annual Hawaiian-themed evening allows everyone to be a part of the solution in ending a global epidemic of child abuse, bullying and other types of victimization. It’s our opportunity as a community to make children across America a priority and work to prevent abuse that has become far too prevalent in our communities.

Upon entry into A Night at Roy’s, more than 400 guests were greeted with Kukui Nut Lei necklaces. While the fun continued, attendees were also provided with a variety of ways to support MBF’s mission through a wine raffle, silent auction, and live auction.

The tropical setting, live music, and cocktails were perfectly paired with culinary perfection under celebrity Chef Roy Yamaguchi’s unique menu. “Every year I am astounded at the support this community pours into A Night at Roy’s,” shared Edward Burr, founder of the Monique Burr Foundation for Children. “Having Chef Roy fly in from Hawaii to be with us means so much. And watching the crowds of people generously bid on items and donate money to support our event just shows how passionate the Northeast Florida community is about protecting children from abuse.”

For the 8th year in a row, the University of North Florida Kappa Delta sorority generously donated a check in the amount of $10,000.

A Night at Roy’s is a tremendous success year after year thanks to our generous attendees and sponsors. With their support, we will continue to educate millions of children across the globe with our evidence-based prevention education programs that truly work to keep children safe.


Basham & Lucas Design Group

Becky and Dennis Rosa

Carr, Riggs & Ingram CPAs and Advisors

Christ Episcopal Church

Clockwork Marketing

Community First Cares Foundation


Fifth Third Bank

FMS Bonds

Gartner, Brock and Simon, LLP Attorneys and Counselors

Glenn Layton Homes

GreenPointe Holdings, LLC

Hampton Golf

Intuition Ale Works

iPhoto Booth

Live Oak Contracting

Matovina & Company

Merchandising Plus



PRI Productions

Right Coast Strategies

River Bay Investments

Rizzetta & Company


ruckus advertising +public relations

Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits

Sunbelt Rentals

The Fiorentino Group

Waste Management

As we prepare for next year’s event, we encourage you to consider becoming a sponsor of A Night at Roy’s 2020 to help us raise awareness about child abuse and victimization and continue to provide critical prevention education to prevent it. This annual event makes a significant impact in the work done at MBF and the amount of children we are able to reach. Through a sponsorship, we are able to offer guests a fun and unique event, but more importantly make a real and lasting impact on child safety.

To learn more about the Monique Burr Foundation for Children and A Night at Roy’s, visit our website at wwwstaging.mbfpreventioneducation.org or contact our office at 904-642-0210.



The Monique Burr Foundation for Children (MBF) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1997 by Edward E. Burr in honor of his late wife, Monique Burr, a devoted child advocate. MBF Prevention Education Programs, including MBF Child Safety Matters® for elementary schools and MBF Teen Safety Matters™ for middle and high schools, as well as the newest program, MBF Athlete Safety MattersTMare evidence-based/evidence-informed primary prevention programs that educate and empower youth and relevant adults with information and strategies to prevent, recognize, and respond appropriately to bullying, cyberbullying, digital dangers, the four types of child abuse (physical, emotional, sexual, and neglect), and exploitation. MBF programs have been delivered to over 3 million youth by 3,000 facilitators in the United States since 2010. For more information, visit wwwstaging.mbfpreventioneducation.org.

What They're Saying...

There’s not a child in the world who can’t benefit from this program. There are so many instances where we see children who have been damaged and hurt. Things happened to them and we think, if they’d only had this program, if they’d only had the benefit of this education, that might not have happened to them. If we can prevent that from happening to a single child, then it’s worth all the effort we have put forth.

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.

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.

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