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What a night!

We held our annual gala, Once Upon a Time at Fairyland on May 24, 2023. We had so much fun celebrating in our enchanted forest, surrounded by friends old and new as we raised much-needed funds for the park. 

With your support, we raised over $325,000! 

We cannot thank you enough for your investment in our vision for the accessible, inclusive, revitalized future of Children's Fairyland. The donations made during our gala will help us continue to prioritize access, a safe place to play, and identity-shaping programs for Bay Area families. 

We are honored to create the future of Fairyland with you by our side and hope that you stay in touch with Children’s Fairyland all year long.  

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Diamond Sponsors

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Ellen and Glenn Voyles


Ruby Sponsors

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Dan Altemus & Marie Riehle

Commnity bank logo

Addisu Demissie & Jill Habig

DF logo 2955 144 & Dawn Newton

Diane Delucchi

Cory and Jay Hartley

Ken Betts' Companies

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Marshal Retail Group

Theresa Nelson and Barney Smits


Jana and Chris Pastena


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Safeway Foundation logo

Deborah and Bob Van Nest

U S Bank logo logotype emblem


Vistra v2


Sapphire Sponsors

East Bay Regional Park District 

Fremont Bank

Kaiser Permanente


Shining Star Consulting

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland


Crystal Sponsors

John Bliss and Kim Thompson

Karen Boyd and Samee Roberts

Supervisor Keith Carson


Karen Dea and Wa Sung Community Service Club

Leonidas Strategies

Mickelson/Brody Family Foundation

Robert Raburn - BART


In-kind donations

Douglas Parking, LLC

Genesis Protective Services 

2023 Gala Committee

Jana Pastena, Co-Chair
Chop Bar

Dawn Newton, Co-Chair
Donahue Fitzgerald LLP

Karen Dea
Wa Sung Community Service Club

Tori Decker
Downtown Oakland Association

Luana España
Community Affairs Representative

Isaac Kos-Read
Kos Read Group

Ken Maxey

Theresa Nelson
Theresa Nelson and Associates

Deborah Van Nest

Sarah Yoell
Pacific Gas & Electric