• Our philanthropic events have become some of Orange County’s most celebrated social events where we come together for fun and networking to celebrate Pretend City while raising significant funds benefitting young children. Thank you to the many supporters who have participated in our events as guests, individual donors, and corporate sponsors. 

  • Poker Tournament  

    Our annual Poker event invites guests to go big or go home. It’s a night of all-around fun, lively antics, and the chance to strike it big for early childhood education. Many thanks to our generous players and donors who have supported us over the past 10 years. Please click here to join us at our 2020 tournament on May 7 at Big Canyon County Club, Newport Beach.

  • Start Smart Luncheon 

    Our annual Start Smart Luncheon held each fall brings together Pretend City champions, early childhood experts, and other community leaders in conversation on our community’s collective work to advance early learning to ensure our children’s healthy future. In 2019, 140 generous sponsors and friends of the Museum came together to raise net $117,000 for early childhood educational programming. Please view the photos from the 2019 event here!