“And the Beat Goes On …”

Children’s Museum of Phoenix Gala supports Every Child Program

“And the Beat Goes On …” raised more than $200,000 on March 9. A record attendance of 440 guests attended the event at the Children’s Museum of Phoenix, enjoying food, drinks, silent and live auctions, and entertainment during the interactive fundraising program.

Funds raised will be dedicated to the Museum’s Every Child Program, which provides free or reduced admission to children and their families who are struggling with financial, emotional or circumstantial challenges.

During the event, guests sampled an array of hors d’oeuvres, enjoyed dinner under the stars and bid on live auction items, including Carrie Underwood concert tickets, a Golfer’s Getaway to Pebble Beach, a trip to Paris, and Garth Brooks concert tickets.

John Bomhoff was presented with the Museum’s Kids at Heart” award, honoring his ongoing commitment to strengthening children’s learning through play, and helping to make additional and better play possible to enrich the lives of children. Another highlight of the evening was when Frank Thompson from AZ Rhythm Connection led guests in a 400-plus drum circle. Following dinner, guests enjoyed dancing, dessert and coffee in the Museum’s event space, The Monroe.

Cathy Brown and Rebecca Light co-chaired the evening, with Honorary Grandparent Chair Deb Carstens.

PHOTOS COURTESY CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF PHOENIX

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