Gala Fundraiser

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Once Upon a Time at Fairyland, our 24th annual gala, took place May 29, 2019, and was a sold-out success. Guests arrived in fairy-tale and storybook attire and were welcomed with delightful décor, tasty wines, a sumptuous feast, delectable desserts, and tempting auction items.   

Thanks to our 300 guests, generous sponsors, and various donors, we are able to proudly announce that this was our most successful fundraiser to date. We raised more than $250,000 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 an opportunity for businesses and individuals to show their support for their beloved storybook theme park. Plan to reserve your sponsorship or tickets early as we expect next year’s gala to be in even greater demand!

Save the date: Our next gala will be on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.

A big "thank you" to our 2019 Gala Sponsors

Diamond Sponsors

DF Web Gala3

Union Bank logo


Ruby Sponsors

Dan Altemus & Marie Riehle

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Douglas logo 


 matson logoblue2 

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 oakland athletics logo transparent

 Glenn and Ellen Voyles


Gold Sponsors


Ken and Carla Betts

Calavera, Chop Bar, and Lungomare

California Capital & Investment Group – Phil Tagami

Gallagher & Burk, Inc.

Diane and Neil Goodhue – Goodhue Investments

Isakow and Salinas Family

MN Builders

Mowat, Mackie & Anderson LLP, CPAs

Theresa Nelson and Barney Smits

Port of Oakland

The Safeway Foundation

Sequoyah Country Club


Silver Sponsors

Antonio Sandoval Painting, Inc.

BBI Construction

Colliers International

Community Bank of the Bay

First Republic Bank

Toni Ihara and Jake Warner

Johnstone Supply

Lee & Associates


Beryl and James Potter

Rotary Club of Oakland


Crystal Sponsors

BiRite Food Distributors

Bridge Bank

Jamie Flaherty-Evans and Ken Evans

Heavenly Greens

Lane Partners

LOH Realty & Investments

Kyle Milligan and Susan Casentini

Shonda Scott/360 Total Concept

The Swig Company


Wine Sponsors

Young’s Market Company


In-kind Sponsors

Brassfield Estate Winery

Douglas Parking, LLC

Litho Process Company


Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits; American Wine & Spirits Division