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Children's Circle

  • Hosts Steven Shafran and CII Trustee Stephanie Booth Shafran with Children’s Circle honorees CII Trustee Christine Newman and Richard Newman.

  • Hosts past and present: Robert and Catherine Beyer with Stephanie and Steven Shafran

  • (r-l) Host Stephanie Shafran with fellow CII Trustee Cara Leonetti Esposito

  • PSLA Founder and CII Trustee Rochelle Gores Fredston with husband David Fredston

  • Kathleen and Frank Kostlan with CII Trustee Marcia Wilson Hobbs

  • CII Trustee Colleen Bell with husband Bradley Bell

  • CII Trustee Todd Rosen and wife Jacqueline

  • Hosts Stephanie and Steven Shafran with guests (l-r) Cara Leonetti Esposito, Kevin James, Bridget Gless Keller, Paul Keller, Dorothy Waugh, Eric Small, Rochelle Gores Fredston, David Fredston, Jaye Rogovin

  • Guests enjoy a beautiful evening under the stars (l-r): 2012 Crystal Leadership Award recipient Nettie Dart, Carla and Fred Sands, Lynn Booth, Susan and Barclay Perry, Alexandra Dwek, Susan Keefer, Angela and BJ Hall

  • Members from CII support group Philanthropic Society Los Angeles

  • Classical tenor Nathan Pacheco serenades the guests after a beautiful dinner from Chef Alan Jackson.

Donors Come Together To Improve the Lives of Thousands of Vulnerable Children

What is Children’s Circle?
Children’s Circle was created to honor the generous friends and supporters of the organization who contribute annual gifts of $2,500 and above. Members build their legacies through annual, major and planned gifts, and by doing so, help to position CII among the nation’s leading children’s charitable organizations. Their generosity impacts thousands of children in the greater Los Angeles area who are innocent victims of community and family violence, abuse and other trauma.

Our Members
Children’s Circle members’ strong commitment to philanthropic service has championed our extraordinary growth and achievement over the past 106 years. This special group turns individual passion into collective action to change the future of our children. They are true visionaries.

Children’s Circle Dinner
Each year, CII honors Children’s Circle members with an exclusive appreciation event. Donors enjoy an evening of entertainment, fine cuisine and recognition for their successful year. Learn more about this annual event.

Children’s Circle – When the Stars, the Moon and $5 Million Aligned – from CII’s Fall 2012 On the Move newsletter

Children’s Circle Honors Above and Beyond Support – from CII’s Fall 2013 On the Move newsletter

Join Us Today
We invite you to become a member of Children’s Circle. You will have the satisfaction of knowing that your annual support will help thousands of children recover from trauma and go on to live healthy, productive lives.

To learn more about joining CII’s Children’s Circle, please email the Development Department at or call 213.260.7622.

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