Children’s Museum Drums Up Support at Annual Gala

Posted By on April 30, 2019

The Event: And The Beat Goes On, the 11th Annual Children’s Museum Gala

The Cause: Children’s Museum of Phoenix

Program Funded: Proceeds benefitted the Museum’s Every Child Program which provides free or reduced Museum admission to at-risk children and their families. This program serves over 50,000 children and their famailies each year.

Co-Chairs: Cathy Brown & Rebecca Light

Honorary Grandparent Chair: Deborah Carstens

“Kids at Heart” Award: John Bomhoff

Presenting Sponsor: The Carol Critchfield Foundation

Date held: March 9, 2019

Venue: The Children’s Museum of Phoenix

Program highlight: Frank Thompson from AZ Rhythm Connection led guests in a 400+ drum circle that included bongo drums, rhythm sticks and shakers for all guests to participate under his whimsical direction.

Dollars raised: Over $200,000

Photo credit: Sandra Tenuto Photography and Ricky Zhou

  • Kate Wells, Rebecca Light, Tina Critchfield Huber & Cathy Brown
  • Kate Wells, George Poste, Deb Carstens
  • Jaime Casap and Jennifer Vollmann
  • Diane Noonan Eichler and David Eichler
  • Brian and Amber Campbell
  • Amy and Brad Vynalek
  • Caroline and Joseph Conner
  • Morgane and Conrad Diven, Leigh and Pat Fisher
  • Rendee and Lincoln Combs
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