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Join Us for our 28th Annual Benefit and Auction!

This year we are holding our first ever Family Music Festival with live music, food, fun games, and activities for all ages.

Activities Including:
• JPL Planetarium
• Touch-a-Truck
• Pump ‘n Splash Water Play
• Family Photo Booth
• Bake Sale
• Apple & Paris Raffles


Online Auction

The Online Auction is gearing up to be our best and biggest ever!

We have a great and growing list of items, including 4 nights/5 days at Disney's Aulani Resort on Oahu, a week at a Paris apartment near the Louvre, tickets to the Pantages, Hollywood Bowl, symphony, Disneyland, and Magic Castle, wine tasting, massages, birthday parties at the CEC, and so much more!

All proceeds from the Auction will directly support all our children's programs and our mission of fulfilling the promise of childhood.

The Online Auction will open on Bidding for Good, Friday, May 19 at 8:00 am and close on Sunday, June 4 at 9:00 pm.


Sponsorship Opportunities

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Our Annual Auction + Benefit is made possible by the generous support of the community. Family Music Festival individual/business sponsorships (ranging from $100 to $5,000) provide vital funds to help underwrite the event, and provide the CEC with funds that go right back into the programs and organization. These 'unrestricted' funds support professional development opportunities for the teachers and staff, excellent teacher/child ratios, specific curriculum materials, and therefore the overall enhancement of the program quality.

To top it all off, individual event sponsors receive promotional benefits, and some levels receive raffle tickets, tickets to the Family Music Festival, and more! View all of the specific levels and benefits.

Group/Class Sponsors 

These sponsorships unite our infant, toddler, and preschool families in giving AND bring benefits to your child's room. Help us meet our goal that all 10 of our Infant-Toddler and Preschool Program groups reach $500!  View the specific levels and benefits then contact your room's Fund Development rep to participate. Checks can be dropped off in the office, or you can donate online by clicking the button below.  All size donations are welcome and appreciated. 


A Big Thank You to Our Sponsors & Committees

Individual Sponsors

$5,000 - Orchestra Sponsor
Suzy Lawrence, D.A. Davidson & Co.

$2,500 - Chamber Orchestra Sponsor Arthur, Kathy, and Anthony Marganian

$1,000- Jazz Band Sponsor
Caltech Employees Federal Credit Union

$500 - Concert Band Sponsor
Appaloosa Room Sponsorship
Arthur J. Gallager & Co. Insurance
Daisy Ha and Sam Kim
Elisha & Ryan Mackey
Flying Squirrel Room Sponshipship
John & Sandra Bordi
Katie & Matt Kenyon
Panda Room Sponsorship
Sea Lion Room Sponsorship

$250 - String Quartet Sponsor
American Outdoor Advertising, Inc.
Bob Smith Toyota
Brannon Hollis and Family
Christopher & Sarina Stogel
Gillian Abercrombie Frame, Partners Trust
Jeff and Stacy Weiss
Ray & Cris Morris

$100 - Drum and Bugle Corp Sponsor
Bruce & Joyce Lafko
Ella Cameron & Kirk McKenzie
Laif Swanson
The Kaye Family

Auction Committee

Jennifer Jenkins, Co-Chair
Nichola Walker, Co-Chair

Paula Antoshechkin
Amanda Carter
Karen Yan Hall
Tim Hartley
Jennifer Johnson
Sarah Peterson
Lisa Prince
Basak Alper Ramaswamy
Jade Sealey
Stacy Weinstein-Weiss
Sizhen Yoshida

Festival Committee

Kathy Marganian, Chair
Diana Bao-Hollis
Rachel Bitan
Ella Cameron
Brandi Carrier
Cory Going
Annalise Kordell
Jules Lee
Marisa Palucis
Erin Shih
Jessica Samuels
Michelle Wilby