Enjoying the gala, left to right: Jim Beauvais, SVP Marketing and Merchandising, Albertsons/Vons/ Pavilions; Lori Beauvais; Donald Verleur, CEO, Olive Crest; Hillary Verleur; Dr. Donald and Lois Verleur, Founders, Olive Crest; Bryan Kaltenbach, President, Food4Less; and Mary Kaltenbach.
On February 9, over 300 food industry professionals with a heart for abused children gathered at the Grove in Anaheim for a remarkable Broadway-esque evening. This first Grocery Industry President’s Gala honored Bryan Kaltenbach (Food4Less), Mike Mortensen (Smart & Final), and Jim Beauvais (Albertsons) as past and present Food Industry Round Table presidents, a group formed to partner with Olive Crest five years ago. More than $350,000 was raised to support Olive Crest’s mission to end child abuse forever. Guests were treated to live Broadway acts throughout the evening, as well as testimonials from Olive Crest kids.