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Paint the City is the theme and mantra of the 12th annual Children's Museum Gala. We hope to inspire our gala guests the same way young children are inspired the first time they hold a paint brush in the Museum's art studio or take center stage at the Museum's Dramarama exhibit.

All event proceeds support our Every Child program, which strives to include every child in the critical learning experiences at the Museum, regardless of their family's circumstances. That is why Every Child partners with more than 70 social service organizations and Title I schools to provide admission and memberships to low-income and underserved families. This program also allows the Museum to open its doors, free to the public, during the First Friday night of most months, and for hundreds of children with special needs during our “Special Night of Play” events.

Annually Every Child reaches more than 50,000 individuals, almost 20% of our total attendance.

2020 Gala Committee

Co-Chairs: Deanna Sheedy and Jennifer Vollmann

Honorary Grandparent Chair: Jan Lewis

Rebecca Light Cathy Brown
Mary Landau Jessica Martinez Emes
Sara Mayer Michael Mazzocco
Jocelyn McCanse Abigail Olaya
Sammy Glassman Grace Mellen
Ashley Montanaro Alyssa Vance
Christine Faber  


Cannot attend but still want to support Every Child?

Thank you so much for your generosity! Whether or not you're at the Gala in-person, it takes a community of people like you to ensure our most vulnerable children in Arizona have access to a safe place where they can learn and grow. Please click here to make a donation to the Gala in your absence.

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