KidSafe Foundation Hosts 8th Annual “Shine the Light” Gala at Woodfield Country Club, March 10, 2017

BOCA RATON, FL (Feb. 3, 2017) — KidSafe Foundation will hold its 8th Annual “Shine the Light” Gala on March 10, 2017 from 7:00pm-11:00p.m at the Woodfield Country Club in Boca Raton.

Funds raised at the “Shine the Light” Gala will go towards KidSafe’s extensive programs that will bring direct services to thousands of children and adults in the upcoming year. Guest speakers include national television correspondent Beth Karas and KidSafe will be honoring State Attorney Dave Aronberg as KidSafe Foundation Child Advocate of the year 2017. The Gala Chairs are Karyn Turk (Mrs. Florida) and Nicole Roman. Honorary Gala Chairs include Boca Raton Mayor Susan Haynie, Council Member Robert & Mrs. Pamela Weinroth, and Council Member Scott Singer.  The gala sponsors, the KidSafe Protectors, are The Schmidt Family Foundation, Hotwire Communications and Charles Schwab.

The non-profit organization focuses on prevention education which is a key aspect to protecting children from child sexual abuse, bullying, and internet exploitation. To carry out its mission, KidSafe has created comprehensive safety programs and materials to help empower children in a variety of circumstantial situations. KidSafe believes the most effective way to make a significant difference is through the power of knowledge and that educating children, their parents, professionals and volunteers, is crucial in making communities safer for our children.

The evening will include cocktail attire, a premium open bar, dinner, dancing, silent auction and live auction hosted by Neil Saffer. For more information, including how to become a sponsor, visit

Gala 2017 Tickets

$175 per person
$200 per person after February 20, 2017

VIP Table Reservation

VIP Table for 10-$5,000-Includes a full page color Ad in Gala Journal and swag bag presence.
VIP Table for 8- $3,500-Includes a ½ page color Ad in Gala Journal.
VIP Table for 6- $2,500-Includes a ½ page black & white Ad in Gala Journal.

About KidSafe Foundation

KidSafe Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to protect children by preventing child sexual abuse, bullying and internet exploitation through comprehensive education for children, parents, and professionals.

CONTACT: Elizabeth Kelley Grace


"Thank you for giving us the opportunity to be included in the KidSafe program. I highly recommend this program to other schools. We hope that we will be given the same opportunity for our Kindergarten and 2nd grade students to be a part of this wonderful program during the 2016-2017 school year."

Mrs. Keelyn Meselsohn 2nd Grade Teacher/Team Leader Tradewinds Elementary School

"The Safe and Smart Series Book My Body Is Special and Belongs To Me is kept in my middle school clinic and has been a tool that has opened many conversations for me between students that have experienced a difficult situation and were unable to talk about it. Through the illustrations and nonjudgmental verbiage the author has allowed kids permission to share their feelings about invasion of their personal space. Thank you so much."

Nurse Connie, PBC School Nurse 6.8.2016

"I'm so grateful that KidSafe has partnered with my daughter's school.  I learned so much in the parent training--how to recognize potential sexual predator behavior; how to quiz my child about what they would do in different scenarios; and how to explain safe and unsafe touch.  In addition, knowing that my daughter is receiving weekly trainings on these topics gives me great peace of mind.  I have confidence that I can reinforce what she is learning in school in order to prevent her from ever being a victim of such a heinous crime.  Thank you KidSafe for your dedication to protecting our communities' most vulnerable citizens."

Christina Kranick

“It was a normal Saturday and I was at the rink with my 7 and 8 year old. My son asked me if he could use the Men’s Restroom by himself.  Without hesitation, my daughter said,  Absolutely not! I was in KidSafe today and you cannot go to the restroom alone.  It is very important that Mommy is with you.. with us.   I was so proud of my little girl!  We are so blessed to have Debbie Miller at our school teaching our children the importance of safety. Many thanks to you all!  Your program and instruction is absolutely amazing.  Keep up the great work!"  

Tara Henley Admissions Assistant, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and School, Ft. Lauderdale

I am a parent of two Pine Crest children and I attended your program on Monday night. I just wanted to thank you so very much for the very informative seminar. As hard as it was to hear all of those things, it was very needed. We were thrilled that you were able to come and share that very important information with us and our children. So again...thank you.

Elisa Aronberg

Today’s training was awesome! It was very informative. Sally was a very good resource, she motivated us a lot! We want to pass on this information to parents, teachers and students! Thank you for offering workshops like this. These are tools we use to continue serving our children and families.

Participant from Children’s Services Council of Broward Seminar

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