‘A Night at Roy’s’ benefits Monique Burr Foundation for Children


The Monique Burr Foundation celebrated its 20th anniversary May 16 at the nonprofit organization’s annual “A Night at Roy’s” fundraiser, raising $55,000 for its programs.

Held at Roy’s restaurant in Jacksonville Beach, the benefit featured the Hawaiian-influenced cuisine of James Beard Award winner Chef Roy Yamaguchi along with fine wines and tropical refreshments. WJXT News Anchor Mary Baer emceed the event, which included live music from Kurt Stevens and Colleen Orender, and a presentation by nationally acclaimed speaker and author Richard Guerry, founder of the Institute for Responsible Online and Cell-Phone Communication (IROC2).

Proceeds from the event benefit the foundation’s programs, which educate and empower students, parents, educators and professionals with strategies for preventing, recognizing and responding to bullying, cyberbullying, child exploitation, child abuse and more. To date, MBF programs have reached more than 1.6 million students throughout Florida.