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Thank You for supporting the Family Music Festival & Online Auction!

Thanks to our generous Benefit sponsors, our online auction donors, all who bid on auction items, and everyone who attended our 3rd Annual Family Music Festival!

Meals & Activities

There will be fun activities for all ages at the Family Music Festival!

Included with your admission ticket is access into the Festival to enjoy the live music and atmosphere, plus fun activities like our family photo booth, treasure dig, touch-a-truck, and arts and crafts activities. 

Special activities include:

  • Kidspace Planetarium

  • Face Painting

  • Pump and Splash Water Play


This year, we are excited to bring two new food truck options to the festival. Please reserve your meal with your admission ticket order.


The In-N-Out Food Truck will be serving:

  • Double-Double with Bagged Chips

  • Cheese Burger with Bagged Chips

  • Hamburger with Bagged Chips

  • Grilled Cheese with Bagged Chips

  • Protein Style Hamburger with Bagged Chips


Sticky Rice

The Sticky Rice on Wheels Thai Food Truck will be serving:

  • Pad Thai with Chicken, Beef, or Tofu (Gluten Free)

  • Pad See-Ew with Chicken, Beef or Tofu

  • Pineapple Fried Rice (Vegetarian & Gluten Free)

  • Chicken Fingers and French Fries (Gluten Free)

  • Chicken Noodle Stir Fry with Vegetables (Gluten Free)

Online Auction

The Child Educational Center's Annual Online Auction is NOW LIVE! 

Bid on some amazing auction items, including a complete IVF treatment, a week's stay in Paris, local get-a-ways to the Channel Islands, San Diego and Palm Springs, gift certificates to local restaurants, and more!

Browse our auction of MORE THAN 300 ITEMS!

The Auction closes at 9:00 pm on Sunday, May 5.

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

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Become a 2019 Annual Benefit Sponsor!

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.

The CEC’s Family Music Festival’s sponsorship opportunities offer local businesses and families great promotional value with ad space, signage, social media mentions, tickets to the Family Music Festival, and more!  View all of the specific levels and benefits.

A Big Thank You Our 2019 Sponsors

Annual Benefit Sponsors

Marching Band - $1,500
The Christen C. and Ben H. Garrett Family Foundation
Suzette Lawrence, D.A. Davidson & Co.

Jazz Band - $1,000
Caltech Employees Federal Credit Union
The Kenyon Family

Concert Band - $500
AJ Gallagher Insurance
Green Hasson Janks
Daisy Ha & Sam Kim
IT-TC, Inc.
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
La Canada Eye Care Optometry
The Mackey Family
The Moles Familly
Eric & Elyssa Nelson
Melanie Sauer & Luther Beegle
The Upton Family

String Quartet - $250
Bacio Design & Marketing, Inc.
Caltech Women’s Club
Cantu Graphics
CEC Administrative Team
The Kaye Family
Ray & Cris Morris
The Pisano Family
Vince’s Auto Service
The Weiss Family

Drum & Bugle Corp - $100
Dinosaur Coffee
The Ferraz Family
Kira & Erik Johnson
Dr. Romney Katti
James O’Dea
The Paller/Gordon Family

Room/Group Sponsorships

Thank you to our generous Infant-Toddler, Preschool, and Co-op families who together raised more than $22,500 to support the CEC and our Annual Benefit!  All 10 rooms, plus the Cooperative Preschool at Caltech, will be serving as Annual Benefit Room Sponsors!

$3,000 Sponsors
(will receive $300 in new books and new classic wooden toys)
Eagle Room
Cooperative Preschool at Caltech

$2,000 Sponsors
(will receive $300 in new books and new classic wooden toys)

Appie Room
Zebra Room
Bunny Room
Dolphin Room
Flying Squirrel Room

$1,500 Sponsors
(will receive $300 in new books)
Unicorn Room
Panda Room
Koala Room

$1,000 Sponsors
(will receive $200 in new books)
Sea Lion Room

A Big Thank You Our 2019 Annual Benefit Committees

Festival Committee

Elisha Mackey, Co-Chair
Sarah Garrett, Co-Chair
David & Sarah Bekaert
Donna Chung
Katie Feige
Mitch Ingham
Amy Lieberman
Katya Migacheva
Meghan Shea
Erin Shih

Join the Family Music Festival team! Click here to see open volunteer coordinator positions that earn all parent participation hours.

Auction Committee

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

Paula Antoshechkin, Input Co-Chair
Meagan Heirwegh, Input Co-Chair

Rachel Abercrombie
Rachel Angones
Caitlin Bogert-Upton
Morgan Des Groseillers
Brian Gunn
Meagan Heirwegh
Kerri Hendry
Amy Higgins
Young Kim
Laura MacPherson
Ari Padilla
Basak Alper Ramaswamy
Umaa Rebbapragada
Rebekah & Gordon Siegfriedt
Ian Trettel
Stacy Weinstein-Weiss