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 (sign up to donate)
Apple & Paris Raffles


Online Auction

The Online Auction is is now open!

We have a great 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 close on Sunday, June 4 at 9:00 pm.

Be an early bidder and you may receive a free Apple Opportunity Raffle ticket! 
During the first five days of the auction, one lucky bidder will be randomly selected to get a free raffle ticket from us. Apple raffle items include a MacBook Air, iPad, and iPad Mini. The drawing will be held at the Family Music Festival on Saturday, June 3 but your presence is not necessary to win.  

Be our 'top referrer' in the Online Auction and win $25 in Apple Opportunity Raffle tickets!  
Tell your family, friends, and colleagues using the 'refer friends' link under 'Auction Links' for the chance to win five Apple Raffle tickets. The Apple raffle includes a MacBook Air, iPad, and iPad Mini. 

Sponsorship Opportunities


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. 

Paris Extravaganza & Apple Raffles

Tickets for our annual Apple electronics and Paris Extravaganza raffles are on sale now!

Paris Extravaganza Tickets are $100 each and enter you to win a 7 night stay at a Paris apartment near the Louvre, including an airfare voucher (up to $1,000). Travel must be completed by June, 2019. Only 100 Paris tickets will be sold, increasing your odds of winning.

Tickets for the Apple raffle are $5 each and enter you to win one of three different Apple products: a Macbook Air, iPad Air, and iPad Mini. 

To make your ticket payment online, contribute $100 via our giving portal under the "Additional Funds to Support:" section. Please specify "Paris" in the explanation box. Once your transaction is complete, we will reach out to you directly with your ticket information.

Tickets may also be purchased at the CEC Oak Grove office, or by contacting hhight@caltech.edu or calling (818) 354-3418.

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

$1,500 - Marching Band Sponsor
Sea Lion Room Sponsorship

$1,000- Jazz Band Sponsor
Bunny Room Sponsorship
Caltech Employees Federal Credit Union
Dan and Andrea Jeffries
Ellen's Silkscreening
Flying Squirrel Room Sponshipship
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Koala Room Sponsorship

$500 - Concert Band Sponsor
Appie Room Sponsorship
Arthur J. Gallager & Co. Insurance
Bronwyn Pollock & Michael Berg
Daisy Ha and Sam Kim
Dolphin Room Sponsorship
Eagle Room Sponsorship
Elisha & Ryan Mackey
Green Hasson Janks
Hershey Cause/Chris Hershey
John & Sandra Bordi
Katie & Matt Kenyon
Panda Room Sponsorship
Unicorn Room Sponsorship
Zebra Room Sponsorship

$250 - String Quartet Sponsor
American Outdoor Advertising, Inc.
Bob Smith Toyota
Brannon Hollis and Family
Caltech Women's Club
CEC Administrative Team
Christopher & Sarina Stogel
Gillian Abercrombie Frame, Partners Trust
IT-Training and Consulting, Inc.
Jeff and Stacy Weiss
Ray & Cris Morris

$100 - Drum and Bugle Corp Sponsor
Bruce & Joyce Lafko
Ella Cameron & Kirk McKenzie
Judy Kenyon & Dick Martin
Kristina Bell & Andrei Marinescu
Laif Swanson
Roberta Liao & Christopher Rivas
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
Adrien Theuer
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