Into the Future

The New Children’s Museum is known for hosting innovative and out-of-this-world fundraising events, where they showcase their unique blend of creativity with themed food, drinks, music and entertainment. Three years ago, they branded Studio 200 on Island as their gala theme, an homage to New York’s famed Studio 54 and a play on their downtown address, 200 West Island. Each year they transform their multi-level contemporary space into a vibrant, club-like atmosphere for a gala like no other in town.

“Our mission is to ignite creativity and imagination and help children develop critical skills for the future,” Judy Forrester, Executive Director and CEO shared with GB Magazine. “This is what inspired the gala theme Studio 200: Into the Future, which will raise funds for our many access programs, enabling us to bring over 25% of our annual visitors for free or very little cost.”

Gala guests will have an opportunity to explore the Museum’s galleries and get hands-on with the contemporary art installations. Future-inspired décor with exceptional cuisine stationed throughout the Museum will complement the art and activities. The hottest sounds in the universe will be provided by BetaMAXX, along with other innovative entertainment and surprises throughout the evening.

Enthusiastically co-chairing this year’s event are three of San Diego’s community leaders, each bringing passion and creativity to the planning of the event: Chanelle Hawken, Vice President of Government and Public Affairs for Cox Communications California; Pamela Pendrell, Chief Compliance Officer for GlobeFlex Capital and Museum Board member; and Cami Rosso, community leader, entrepreneur, model and writer.


Studio 200 is sponsored in part by the generosity of the following organizations and individuals, among others: Cox Communications, Jennifer and Kurt Eve, Lynn Gorguze and Hon. Scott Peters, Hampstead Partners, Kaiser Permanente, Dr. Laurie Mitchell and Brent Woods, Pamela and Charlie Pendrell, Monique Rodriguez and Greg Richardson, Cami and Tom Rosso, San Diego Padres, SDG&E, Solar Turbines and U.S. Bank. Media sponsors include GB Magazine, Ranch and Coast Magazine, San Diego Magazine and KPBS.