What an amazing evening! More than 300 guests—most in costume—celebrated our 22nd annual Gala with us. Thanks to them, and to our sponsors and food and beverage suppliers, we are able to proudly announce that this was our most successful fundraiser to date, allowing us to continue to provide all of our community’s kids 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 our beloved storybook theme park.
This year, we raised more than $140,000 to support our mission of imagination and literacy. Guests arrived in pirate, fairy-tale and storybook attire, and danced under the stars.
A big "thank you" to our 2017 Gala Sponsors
Glenn and Ellen Voyles
Dan Altemus & Marie Riehle
Carla and Kenneth Betts
Black Oak Gallery
Community Bank of the Bay
Give Something Back Office Supplies
Isakow and Salinas Family
McGuire & Hester Foundation
Nia Community Foundation
Port of Oakland
The Safeway Foundation
Antonio Sandoval Painting, Inc.
Mark and Kay Barchas
Bell Investment Advisors
BTR Capital Management, Inc.
Chop Bar, Lungomare and Calavera
Cushman & Wakefield
Johnstone Supply Oakland /Gene Zahas
Josehart Construction Management, Inc.
The Lenfest Foundation
LOH Realty & Wellington Property Company
Madison Park Financial Corporation
Theresa Nelson and Barney Smits
Oaks Card Club
Roberts Electric Co., Inc.
Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc.
Signature Development Group, Inc.
W.A. Rose Construction
ABC Security Service, Inc.
Jamie Flaherty-Evans & Ken Evans
Golden State Warriors
Diane and Neil Goodhue, Goodhue Investments
Lake Merritt Dental
Lee & Associates
Kyle Milligan and Susan Casentini
Lorna Padia Markus
Beryl and James Potter
Serenity Thompson, Realtor, Better Homes and Gardens
Handled With Care Mailing Service
Safeguard by Julie Fox & Associates
Clear Channel Outdoor
The Piedmont Post
Food Provided By
Blue Heron Catering
Commonwealth Café and Public House
Home of Chicken and Waffles
Hutch bar & kitchen
Miraglia Catering & Event Planning
Montperi Catering and Events
Pacific Fine Foods
Red Boy Pizza
Ron & Sally’s Oyster Bar
Barefoot Wine & Bubbly
Lagunitas Brewing Company
Remy Martin/Mt. Gay Rum
St. George Spirits
Johnny Appleseed Cafe
Old Towne Danville Bakery
Silvia Morita-Patel Events
Whole Foods Market