Once upon a time, an amazing group of women, the Circle of Friends, hosted an incredibly fun party for Kidspace Children’s Museum. On February 7th they threw the gala of the year, “Once Upon a Time: A Tale of Kidspace Ever After.” These queens of our hearts worked hard to plan a wonderful night all to benefit Kidspace. Thank you!
The enchanted evening featured a silent and live auction, a raffle, dinner, and dancing at and directly in front of Kidspace. Our guests were fully decked out as their favorite story book and fairy tale characters while enjoying the fun. Whether Peter Pan or the Big Bad Wolf, they had the opportunity to bid on amazing packages including a stay in Paris, an Orange is the New Black set visit in New York, and a block party catered by Gus’s BBQ. None of this could be possible without our heroes, the Circle of Friends. These dedicated volunteers log countless hours to organize this 350-person party which includes everything from décor to item procurement for the auction. All of the committees served under the leadership of their royal court, Dawn Denison, Masako Kikekawa, and Melissa Wu. I have had the pleasure of working closely with this magical team, and I had an extraordinary time celebrating with them and raising money for Castle Kidspace.
Amy Hasquet, Assistant Director of Development, has been with Kidspace since 2010. Her background is in both fundraising and elementary education and she holds two BA degrees from UC Irvine. Her current focus is annual giving and supporting the Museum’s Circle of Friends.