Gala Dinner

Once upon a time, there was a village called Oakland that decided to create a very special place: “The Dream of Every Child Come True.” They named it Children’s Fairyland. On Thursday, June 4, the magical park will be opened for adults only, with twinkling lights, scrumptious food and drink, special performances and live and silent auctions. The theme: A Cinderella Story.

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Last year we called the villains to our gala!

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Both fairytale...

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...and super villains alike.

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It's always hard to choose the best costume!

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There was fiendishly fabulous food and drink.

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Even the most vile left with a smile.

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Your support makes all the difference.

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A magical night was had by all.

Visitors will dress in fairy-tale or storybook attire and enjoy a memorable evening on the shores of Lake Merritt. As a nonprofit organization devoted to ensuring that all kids have access to the magic of our park, we rely on our annual fundraising Gala to keep our fairy wings aloft.

Won’t you be a part of our happily ever after? Tickets will go on sale at the end of March.

 

Donate to the auction - Individuals and businesses are invited to donate to the auction that takes place at the event. If your company is interested in participating, please click the link above to fill out the donation form.

Donate food and services - Restaurants, you can donate your services to our event. If your restaurant is interested in participating, please click the link above to fill out the donation form.

Donate drinks and services - Wineries, distilleries or beverage vendors, you can donate your services to our event. If your company is interested in participating, please click the link above to fill out the donation form.

A big "thank you" to our 2014 Gala Sponsors:

Special Friends

Method 42 Productions

Glenn & Ellen Voyles

 

Dragon Sponsors

Anonymous

 

 

 

Puppetmaster Sponsors

Bank of the West

BART

Gallagher & Burk Inc.

Give Something Back Office Supplies

Kaitz Property Services

Matson, Inc. and Matson Foundation

McGuire and Hester Foundation

Nia Community Fund

The Safeway Foundation

 

Unicorn Sponsors

Kathryn & Mark Barchas

Jim and Bonnie Bell, Bell Investment Advisors

Colliers International

Comcast

Friedkin Realty Group

Diane & Neil Goodhue

The Grubb Company

Lawrence Magid & Amy Toro

Theresa Nelson & Barnard Smits

Oaklandish

Oaks Card Club

Plum Organics

Rotary Club of Oakland 3

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc.

Anne Campbell Washington & Glynn Washington

Wellington Property Company

 

Elf Sponsors

ABC Security Service, Inc.

Antonio Sandoval Painting, Inc.

Carla Betts

Philip & Carol Chesnutt

Jamie Flaherty Evans & Ken Evans

Johnstone Supply Oakland/Gene Zahas

Rainbow Grocery Cooperative

The Swig Company

 

Media Sponsors

Clear Channel Outdoor

Oakland Magazine / Parents’ Press

 

Mailing Services Generously Provided by

Handled With Care Mailing Service

 

Printing Generously Donated by

Litho Process

 

Security Services Generously Provided by

VMA Security Group

 

Valet Parking Generously Provided by

Douglas Parking

 

Specialty Items Provided by

Safeguard by Julie Fox & Associates

 

Photography Services Generously Provided by 

Richard Haick Photography

 

Food Stations

Aidells Sausage Company

Ann's Catering Rick & Ann's Restaurant

Bacheeso's Oakland

Blue Heron Catering

Chop Bar

Hopscotch

Johnny Appleseed Café

Miraglia Catering & Event Planning

Ozumo

Pacific Fine Foods, Inc

Rainbow Grocery Cooperative

Red Boy Pizza

Semifreddi’s

Spice Monkey

Tomales Bay Oyster Company (Ron and Sally Zeno)

Venga Paella

Vo's Restaurant

Whole Foods

 

Beverages

Dashe Cellars

Dorothy Holmes & Monte Bolmer

Farley's East

Lagunitas Brewing Company

Periscope Cellars

Waterfront Hotel

Zico

 

Desserts

Alter Eco Foods

Fentons Creamery

Old Towne Danville Bakery

 

Sugar Knife Artisan Sweets

Sweet Bar Bakery

Sysco

The Stroopie Gourmet