Start Smart Luncheon


  • Friday, October 12, 2018 @ Noon 

    Lido House, Newport Beach

    The Event

    The Start Smart Luncheon is one of our two annual fundraising events. It brings together 150 champions – corporate and community leaders, education experts, and donors – who understand that healthy child development, early intervention, and play are critical for school readiness and a thriving workforce and community.

    Our Presenters

     Dr. Laura Jana, MD [Read Bio]

     Gregory Washington, Ph. D. [Read Bio]


    Our Vision

    To ensure every child is ready for school success by providing immersive learning experiences that children need to develop essential foundational learning skills

    The Need

    Only 50% of Orange County’s children across all socio-economic levels are developmentally on-track when they enter kindergarten and studies show that many don’t catch up by third grade.

    Our Approach

    Designed by child development experts and business leaders, Pretend City is an interactive child-sized Orange County for kids and their parents. But it is more. The Museum is a thriving educational community with a full slate of programs making us a hub for early childhood support. Here, play has a purpose, important concepts are learned, and memories are made.

    Why it Matters

    The importance of investing in children before they reach school is critical. With a sustained and comprehensive effort to optimize the development trajectories of all children, they can succeed in school, form strong social and family relationships, and live productively.” Neal Halfon, MD, MPH; founding director of the UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities.

  • Presenting Sponsor Champion $25,000

    • Recognition as Presenting Sponsor
    • Premier Seating for 20
    • Champion Testimonial from Speaker Podium
    • Featured Recognition on Event Visual Displays and Luncheon Website
    • Featured Recognition on Save the Date and Invitation
    • Recognition Year-Round on Pretend City Homepage (27,000 visitors/month)
    • Social Media Posts (22,000 followers)
    • Recognition in Museum Pre-Event (15,000 visitors/month)
    • Featured Recognition in 6 Email Blasts (16,139/Email)
    • Recognition in Press Release
    • Recognition in 2018 Annual Report
    • 1 Lunch & Learn for your Employees at your Office(s)
    • 30 Complimentary Pretend City Passes
    • 2 Annual Family Memberships
    • 200 Complimentary Tickets to Underserved Children in Company’s Name
    • 1 Complimentary Facility Rental

    Leader $15,000

    • Premier Seating for 10
    • Featured Recognition of Event Visual Displays and Luncheon Website
    • Recognition on Save the Date and Invitation
    • Recognition from Speaker Podium
    • Social Media Posts (22,000 followers)
    • Recognition in 6 Email Blasts (16,139/Email)
    • Recognition in 2018 Annual Report
    • 20 Complimentary Pretend City Passes
    • 1 Annual Family Membership
    • 150 Complimentary Tickets to Underserved Children in Company’s Name

    Innovator $10,000

    • Premier Seating for 10
    • Featured Recognition of Event Visual Displays and Luncheon Website
    • Recognition from Speaker Podium
    • Social Media Posts (22,000 followers)
    • Recognition in 2018 Annual Report
    • 10 Complimentary Pretend City Passes
    • 1 Annual Family Membership
    • 100 Complimentary Tickets to Underserved Children in Company’s Name

    Ambassador $5,000

    • Premier Seating for 10
    • Featured Recognition of Event Visual Displays and Luncheon Website
    • Social Media Posts (22,000 followers)
    • 10 Complimentary Pretend City Passes
    • 50 Complimentary Tickets to Underserved Children in Company’s Name

    Friend $2,500

    • Seating for 10
    • Featured Recognition of Event Visual Displays and Luncheon Website
    • Social Media Posts (22,000 followers)
    • 10 Complimentary Pretend City Passes
    • 50 Complimentary Tickets to Underserved Children in Company’s Name

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