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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.

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.

A Big Thank You Our 2018 Sponsors

Festival Sponsors

Chamber Orchestra - $2,500
Art, Kathy & Anthony Marganian/VAM Law Group

Marching Band - $1,500
Suzy Lawrence, D.A. Davidson & Co

Jazz Band - $1,000
Caltech Employees Federal Credit Union
Michele Downing, Founding Partner, Pasadena,    Pacific Union International
The Christen C. and Ben H. Garrett Family Foundation
The Kenyon Family
Dan and Andrea Jeffries
Keith Schwab and Sarika Garg-Schwab

Concert Band - $500
Athens Services
Arthur J. Gallagher & Company
John and Sandy Bordi
Cushman & Wakefield
Ellis and Janice Choi
Green Hasson Janks
The Higgins Watts Family
The Hollis Family
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Sam Kim and Daisy Ha
La Canada Eye Care
The Mackey Family
Melita and Stuart Riddle
Wang Law Corporation

String Quartet - $250
Bacio Design + Marketing, Inc.
Caltech Women's Club
CEC Administrative Team
IT-TC, Inc.
Kira and Erik Johnson
The Kaye Family
Judy Kenyon & Dick Martin
The Pisano Family
Gamer Vartanian & Edith Navasargian
Vince Auto Service

Drum & Bugle Corp - $100
Germaine Defendi and Keith Novak
The Kalasapur Family
Romney Katti
Dhurva Narasimhan's Family
Melanie Sauer and Dr. Luther Beegle
Mike and Meghan Shea
Laif Swanson

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!

$1,500 Sponsors (will receive $300 in new books)
Panda Room
Sea Lion Room
Cooperative Preschool at Caltech

$1,000 Sponsor (will receive $200 in new books)
Zebra Room
Appie Room
Dolphin Room
Eagle Room
Flying Squirrel Room

$500 Sponsors (will receive $100 in new books)
Unicorn Room
Bunny Room
Koala Room

A Big Thank You Our 2019 Annual Benefit Committees

Festival Committee

Elisha Mackey, Co-Chair
Sarah Garrett, Co-Chair
David Bekaert
David Camacho
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 Chair
Rachel Abercrombie
Rachel Angones
Caitlin Bogert-Upton
Morgan Des Groseillers
Brian Gunn
Meagan Heirwegh
Kerri Hendry
Amy Higgins
Young Ki
Laura MacPherson
Basak Alper Ramaswamy
Umaa Rebbapragada
Rebekah Siegfriedt
Ian Trettel
Stacy Weinstein-Weiss