Party for a Good Cause
On Saturday June 29th, Gabriel Chiu III known by his parents as Baby G, had his first birthday party at the all-new and highly anticipated Cayton Children’s Museum in Santa Monica.
But Baby G’s birthday party wasn’t just any party.
Baby G happens to be the son of Dr. Gabriel Chiu of Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery, Inc. and Christine Chiu, a philanthropist and noted couture fashion collector and investor. The couple has avidly supported local organizations, including the American Red Cross, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, among others.
For Baby G’s birthday, the couple donated one million dollars on behalf of their son for a dedicated museum wing to support the Chiu Fun-For-All fund which will provide free museum admission to children in underserved communities.
“Baby G, we loved you before you were born and we love you into the future, “ said Christine. And as any parent who loves their child, we want a better future for you…and that starts with investing in today. It starts with investing in the children of today and giving all children equal access to education and creative arts.”
Besides the generous museum donation, the actual birthday party for Baby G was pretty incredible. Christine basically took the Santa Monica Pier to the Cayton Museum with an over-the-top celebration.
There was a custom-built roller coaster, Ferris wheel, carnival games including a claw grabber machine with a wide array of Gucci gifts, entertainers, an arcade, live musical performances, a private showing of Bob Baker’s Marionettes, and a 10-course catering menu. This, of course, in addition to the museum’s existing exhibitions.
The Cayton museum, (formerly the Zimmer Children’s Museum) has been overhauled and moved to its new location in Santa Monica. It offers hands-on play exhibits and will offer cultural programs for children and families.
In her touching speech dedicated to Baby G, Christine Chiu said, “We feel very blessed to be able to have this opportunity, to hopefully teach Baby G, at a very young age, the importance of giving back and the importance of sharing and the importance of equality.”