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Save The Date and support the Festival & Online Auction!

It's Annual Benefit time! Our extensive Online Auction and the Third Annual Family Music Festival are coming up soon!  Please mark your calendars for our Online Auction, launching Friday, April 19 and closing Sunday, May 5 at  And be sure to bring your friends and family to our Family Music Festival on Saturday, May 4 from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm here at the beautiful CEC Oak Grove campus.

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 opportunities. 

Special activities include:

  • Kidspace Planetarium

  • Face Painting

  • Pump and Splash Water Play

This year, we are excited to bring new food truck options to the festival, including the In-N-Out Truck. Check back soon for more details.

Now Accepting Your Donations to our Online Auction!

Gifts cards to your favorite restaurants, trips to exotic or local get-aways, sporting events, concerts, and more — these are just some of the more than 300+ items that helped make the CEC’s 2018 Online Auction so successful! We are now soliciting for auction items for our bigger-and-better-than-ever 2019 Online Auction. To donate an auction item of any type, please complete our form, and email it to Jael at the CEC. Thank you for supporting the CEC and the more than 900 children we support every day.


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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.

Room Sponsorships

Would you like to contribute to a specific Infant-Toddler, Preschool or Co-op room’s sponsorship to earn new books for that room? Click the button to learn more and contribute to a Room Sponsorship.

A Big Thank You Our 2019 Sponsors

Festival Sponsors

Chamber Orchestra - $2,500

Marching Band - $1,500
The Christen C. and Ben H. Garrett Family

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

Concert Band - $500
Daisy Ha and Sam Kim
La Canada Eye Care

String Quartet - $250
The Pisano Family
Ray & Cris Morris

Drum & Bugle Corp - $100
Kira & Erik Johnson

Room/Group Sponsorships

Thank you to our generous Infant-Toddler, Preschool, and Co-op families who together raised more than $14,500 to support the CEC and our Annual Benefit!  All ten 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

$1,500 Sponsors
(will receive $300 in new books)
Unicorn Room
Panda Room
Bunny Room
Koala Room
Dolphin Room
Flying Squirrel 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
David Camacho
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
Adriana Padilla
Basak Alper Ramaswamy
Umaa Rebbapragada
Rebekah Siegfriedt
Ian Trettel
Stacy Weinstein-Weiss