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Children’s Museum of Atlanta raises over $227,000 at Amuse’um benefit
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Children’s Museum of Atlanta raises over $227,000 at Amuse’um benefit

ATLANTA -- A crowd of more than 500 adult attendees had a blast at The Children’s Museum of Atlanta’s 12th annual Amuse’um 2015: Under Construction benefit, held on Saturday, Feb. 28. The signature event, presented by Georgia Natural Gas, raised more than $227,000 to support the Museum’s early childhood educational programming and community outreach through ticket sales and silent and live auctions.

“We really hit the nail on the head with this one!” said Jane Turner, executive director of The Children’s Museum of Atlanta. “We could not be more thrilled with the continued success of our annual Amuse’um benefit. We truly are so grateful for the amazing enthusiasm from the community and for the generous donations from all our committed partners. It is because of their ongoing support that The Children’s Museum of Atlanta is able to provide more impactful exhibits and educational programming for children, families and schools throughout the state.”

The event’s “Under Construction” theme was a playful take on the development of children’s minds as they “Dream, Design and Build,” and the Museum was transformed into a booming construction worksite full of entertaining activities. Guests enjoyed hand-crafted cocktails, DIY-inspired cuisine, live music and dancing from Orchestra MaCuba, engaging photo booths and much more. Attendees also received a complimentary ticket voucher from Southwest Airlines upon arrival.

The live auction featured Grandstand seats for the 2015 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, a 7-night Hawaii vacation, tickets to ABC’s Dancing With The Stars and more, while the silent auction highlighted local restaurants, tickets to regional special events and unique items from Atlanta area stores – all of which helped to exceed The Museum’s fundraising goal for the event. Popular items included a Sonoma Winery getaway, an exclusive dinner for 10 prepared by the Executive Chef Pano Karatassos at Kyma, tickets to see Fleetwood Mac at Philips Arena and a one-week Porsche experience and more.

All proceeds support The Museum’s early childhood educational programming and community outreach that touches the lives of more than 200,000 children and families annually. Serving the children, families and schools in Atlanta and throughout Georgia, the Museum has welcomed more than 2 million visitors since opening in 2003.

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