Gala Fundraiser

  • Lots of oohs and aahs at our 2018 gala fundraiser!

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  • Our storybook props were selfie-ready.

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  • Costume theme? Limited only by imagination!

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  • Guests strolled through our sets and gardens.

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  • Firing up the crowd for the live auction.

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  • Blue Heron Catering provided a feast.

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  • See you next year!

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Our 23rd annual Gala was a sold-out event! Guests arrived in fairy-tale and storybook attire, enjoyed sumptuous hors d'oeuvres and a sit-down dinner, and took part in our liveliest live auction ever. 

Thanks to our nearly 300 guests, our generous sponsors, and our auction donors, we are able to proudly announce that this was our most successful fundraiser to date. We raised more than $200,000 to support our mission to stimulate young children's imagination, creativity, and desire to learn. Proceeds help us continue to provide our community’s children with a safe, sweet place to create, imagine, play, and learn!

The Gala is our most important fundraising event of the year—an opportunity for businesses and individuals to show their support for their beloved storybook theme park.

Save the date: Our next Gala will be on Wednesday, May 29, 2019!

A big "thank you" to our 2018 Gala Sponsors

Diamond Sponsors

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Union Bank logo


Ruby Sponsors

Dan Altemus & Marie Riehle


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Gallagher Burk Logo






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 Glenn and Ellen Voyles


Gold Sponsors

Ken and Carla Betts

BiRite Foodservice Distributors

Community Bank of the Bay

HP Investors

Craig Isakow and Victoria Salinas

Josehart Construction Management, Inc.

Mowat, Mackie & Anderson LLP, CPAs

Theresa Nelson and Barney Smits

Port of Oakland

The Safeway Foundation


Silver Sponsors

BBI Construction

Bell Investment Advisors

Chop Bar, Lungomare, and Calavera

Colliers International

Aileen and John Dolby

Ellis Partners

Aimee Eng and Kyu Chai 

Jamie Flaherty-Evans and Ken Evans

Give Something Back Workplace Solutions

Lee & Associates

Antonio Sandoval Painting, Inc.

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc.

Shonda Scott/360 Total Concept

TMG Partners


Crystal Sponsors

ABC Security, Inc.

Bridge Bank

Johnstone Supply

Lane Partners

The Lapham Company, Inc.

LOH Realty & Investments

Lawrence Magid and Amy Toro

Kyle Milligan and Susan Casentini


Wine Sponsors


Young’s Market Company


In-kind Sponsors

ABC Security Service, Inc.

Douglas Parking

Handled With Care Mailing Service

PS Print

Royce Printing

Stephanie Secrest Photography