We are excited to invite you to our signature spring fundraiser and awards show. The 15th Anniversary Extravaganza – A Pink Pump Affair, on May 21, 2023, at The Beverly Hilton. Join us as we celebrate the truly exceptional women who have lifted us up as we continue to serve hundreds of thousands of families and children with autism and related disabilities throughout Southern California.

A Pink Pump Affair is the absolute “can’t miss” spring event for women in Los Angeles! For the fifteenth year in a row, this much-anticipated event will bring together hundreds of professional and influential women for an exciting fundraiser, exclusive fashion show, and the presentation of Women of Distinction awards to some of the highly esteemed women whose leadership has inspired powerful growth and extraordinary change throughout our communities.

All proceeds from A Pink Pump Affair will help us finish the job with the opening of the landmark Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities (CADD) on the campus of the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital. SNN will finally have a central location where we can bring all our programs and services together under one roof. We are overjoyed at the prospect of how this will enhance the focus of our work in the South Los Angeles community.

Be sure to get your tickets today, as this highly-anticipated event sells out every year. 

To learn more about this Event, Sponsorship, Group Tables, Ads, or Media inquiries, 

Please contact Eric Sanchez at 323.943.0397 / esanchez@snnla.org

     2022 Event Recap 


by Leroy Hamilton

Guest Testimonials

PHENOMENAL EVENT! We had an amazing time. From the VIP reception to the pink carpet walk, to the fashion show, auction, etc. MAN! It was fun-filled.

Trena Lawson
CEO, Trena Lawson Group

We had a ball and will definitely make it every year moving forward.

Charity Cole
Casa LA

What an amazing event!!! We had the best time! So much fun. Kim Whitley is hysterical! We were bellyache laughing. The perfect person to lead an auction.

Areva’s speech was so inspiring! It was like being at church. Beautifully done.

As we walked through the hotel, on the way to the car park, following the trail of pink-clad sisterhood, everyone was raving about what a great time they had.

Jill Harte

Thank you beautiful! This was such an amazing event! My sister and nephew both live with Autism and it was such a joyous benefit to celebrate their lives, and awareness, and to bring love and light to those of us and others that have special needs angels that fulfill our lives💕 Such an honor and pleasure.

Ashana Bri

Event Media Coverage

KCAL9|CBS2 Areva Martin Interview

Pat Harvey emceed the 14th annual Punk Pump Affair fundraiser and awards show, which helps raise money for an autism awareness organization called the “Special Needs Network.”

Suite Life So Cal | Concierge Magazine

Published May 24, 2022

Mixing Fashion and Philanthropy, Areva Martin Raises $500K for Autistic and Special Needs Children

LOS ANGELES – Media personality, civil rights attorney and child advocate Areva Martin is delighted to announce that more than $500,000 was raised for the Special Needs Network (SNN) during a recent fundraising drive which culminated with the 14th annual Pink Pump Affair, held on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. Monies were raised through foundation grants, VIP charity ticket sales and 30 corporate/nonprofit sponsors. LA Care Health, a gold plus sponsor of the Pink Pump Affair, presented a $25,000 check to SNN during the charity event.

Los Angeles Sentinel | Black News

Published May 26, 2022

Pink Pump Affair Raises $500k for Autistic and Special Needs Children.
According to Areva Martin, SNN founder and president who is also a media personality, civil rights attorney and child advocate, that the funds were raised through foundation grants, VIP charity ticket sales and 30 corporate/nonprofit sponsors. Also, L.A. Care Health, a gold plus sponsor of the Pink Pump Affair, presented a $25,000 check to SNN during the charity event.

Max TV | Pink Pump Affair

Published May 15, 2022

Areva Martin arrival

Sheen Magazine

By |May 19th, 2022|Celebrities, Life + Culture

Stand-Up Comedian Luenell Attends the 14th Annual Pink Pump Affair in Beverly Hills Shares Fashion Tips and Talks About New “Fresh Out of Favors” Comedy Tour.

News Observer

By Philtrina Farquharson | May 17th, 2022
14th Annual Pink Pump Affair; Strutting For A Cause

Autism and special needs children matter, and the success of the 14th annual Pink Pump Affair proved just that. More than 350 dynamic women came together this past Sunday, May 15, at The Beverly Hilton Hotel to benefit the Special Needs Network (SNN), a nonprofit addressing autism and other developmental disabilities crises throughout Southern California. While funds were raised at this event, Black women were also honored, and creatives had the opportunity to share their talents through an exclusive fashion show.