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2023 PEPS Birthday Bash

Celebrating 40 years of community and connection

 Be our guest!


Be a Table Captain!

Invite your friends & help make our 2023 PEPS Birthday Bash a success. 


Tools for our Table Captains

Virtual Table Captain Meet-Up:
 3/10, 10 - 11 am
Join us by clicking this zoom meeting link.
 Ask questions, share your knowledge, and build community as we support parents doing the same.

Table Captain Guide:
Access our Table Captain Guide here.

 Support our work


Or mail your donation to:

Program for Early Parent Support
4649 Sunnyside Ave N, # 324
Seattle, WA 98103


2023 PEPS Birthday Bash SPONSORS

 wonderful sponsors!
Our sponsors are critical in backing our event costs and we ask that you please support these generous businesses and organizations by visiting them.

Event Sponsors 2023

Get to know the entire Benefit Event sponsorship team here.

    Parents needed support and community in 1983. And they need it in 2023. 

    Join us at this year's PEPS Birthday Bash as we gather in person to celebrate 40 years of community and connection and collectively raise critical funds in support of families.

    Tuesday, May 9, 2023
    Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion

    • 11 am Social Hour
      Connect | Celebrate | Enjoy
    • 11:45 - 1 pm Seated Lunch and Program
      Get Inspired | Give Back | Make an Impact

    Babes-in-arms are welcome, and there will be free childcare available for children ages 18 months-5 years at the Seattle Children's Theatre and provided by Bright Horizons. Click here for more details and to sign up. 

    There is no cost to attend the Birthday Bash, but guests will be asked to make a personally meaningful donation during the program, and gifts of $300, $500, and $1,000 will be matched. Donations allow PEPS to create inclusive community and authentic connection for parents in our area, expand our programs, work with our partner organizations to offer parent peer-support to under-resourced families, and advocate for parents and families in our region who are facing the most disparities.

    Register - Host - Challenge - Sponsor!

    • Register as a guest and tell your friends. We will seat you together!
    • Join us as a  and invite your friends and family! 
    • Give early towards our Giving Challenge, which encourages others to give by matching gifts of $300, $500, and $1000. 
    • Spread the word about your business or new venture and join us as an Event Sponsor!

    The Impact of PEPS

    "I'm grateful to PEPS for allowing me to not be alone through this new experience that's beautiful and hard at the same time. So thank you for doing this and for creating this community. And also, I am grateful that we were in a highly diverse group. I'm from Bulgaria originally, my husband is Asian by origin, we have a very mixed baby, and it was nice to be in a group where there were different nationalities, different races, different gender orientations. So it felt very inclusive and I really appreciated that about PEPS.” — 2022 PEPS Group Participant


    Our Co-hosts

    Newest Headshot as of 3/29/23

    Chezik Tsunoda (she/her) is a documentary filmmaker, the founder of No More Under, and a mother of four boys. Tsunoda is passionate about water safety and drowning prevention, with a specific emphasis on equity and accessibility. Chezik recently produced and directed the feature documentary, Drowning in Silence, about the silent epidemic of drowning. Chezik has been involved with PEPS since 2011 as a member, leader, and former board member. She is a huge fan of the PEPS luncheon and honored to spend time with this community.



    Fred Northup, Jr. (he/him) is a nationally-recognized fundraising auctioneer, emcee, and comedy improviser.  He's also a PEPS dad! He and his team host over 100 events each year for organizations across the country, raising over $40 million dollars a year.

    For 10 years, Fred performed as a company member of Seattle's famed TheatreSports comedy improv group. He has entertained thousands at major events for Starbucks, Microsoft, Turner Broadcasting, Boeing,, Zillow, BECU, Expedia, New York Life, and more.

    In addition to his work on stage and on camera, Fred is the co-inventor of RainGlobes, the globe that rains! When not entertaining the masses, Fred can be found in Seattle, Washington entertaining his wife, Ashley, and their two children. Visit him online at and @FredNorthupJr.

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