You are invited to a celebratory evening of delicious dining, great company, lively auctions, special guests, and entertainment, ​all to provide critical surgical care for sick children.

March 18, 2023
5:30 - 10 PM PST

Malibu Jewish Center and Synagogue
24855 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265

Heroes we celebrate
this year

Romina Ubillus

Our inspiring former patient

Chris Cortazzo

Malibu native, Icon & Mending Kids patron

Dr. Robert Cho

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Robert Cho & Shriners Children's Southern California, our longtime mending partners


Mending Kids provides free life-saving surgical care to sick children worldwide; including the United States, by deploying volunteer medical teams and supporting medical communities to become medically self-sustaining.

Sponsorship Opportunities

IMAGINE – Our 18th birthday celebration of saving the lives of children at home and abroad, and gifting them the future and all its possibilities; your support is critical to our mission.

support our
silent auction

Please leave your contact information here and we will reach out within 24 hours to send you an in-kind donation form and the next steps to arrange for item pick-up/delivery.

In-kind contributions, either through products or services, help elevate the event experience for our guests and donors while achieving great exposure for your company. In return for your in-kind contribution, your company name will appear on promotional materials in print, on website, newsletter, and social media.

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Gala Committee

Gala Chair:

Luann Laval Williams

Event Committee:

Susan Booker
Carmela de Brouwer
Kerry Hernandez
Dorothy Lucey
Trisja Malisoff
Melissa Mastrippolito
Mendy Laval

Bobbe Moore
Robyn Ross
Susan Saul
Barbara St-Thomas
Melisa Volpicelli
Mindy Wechsler

Mending Kids Board members

Executive Committee:

Lori Beckwith - President
Carmela de Brouwer - Vice President
Alexis Crump - Treasurer
Richard Tabura - Secretary
Isabelle Fox - Executive Director


Robert Bernstein, MD
Jason Frischer, MD
Dorothy Lucey
Trisja Malisoff

Kevin Plihal
Luann Laval Williams
Ayal Willner, MD
Evan Zahn, MD

Mending Kids is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization registered in California, United States of America.


21255 Burbank Blvd., Ste 120
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
+1 818-843-6363