Gala Dinner

What an amazing evening! Over 500 guests—most in costume—celebrated our 19th annual Gala with us.


This year we called the villains to our gala!


Both fairytale...


...and super villains alike.


It's always hard to choose the best costume!


There was fiendishly fabulous food and drink.


Even the most vile left with a smile.


Your support makes all the difference.


A magical night was had by all.

This year, we called all the villains to the park with our "Villain-thropic Evening". Thanks to them, and 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 $100,000 to support our mission of imagination and literacy. Guests arrived in fairy-tale and storybook attire, and danced under the stars.


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

Special Friends

Method 42 Productions

Glenn & Ellen Voyles


Dragon Sponsors





Puppetmaster Sponsors

Bank of the West


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


Friedkin Realty Group

Diane & Neil Goodhue

The Grubb Company

Lawrence Magid & Amy Toro

Theresa Nelson & Barnard Smits


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


Johnny Appleseed Café

Miraglia Catering & Event Planning


Pacific Fine Foods, Inc

Rainbow Grocery Cooperative

Red Boy Pizza


Spice Monkey

Tomales Bay Oyster Company (Ron and Sally Zeno)

Venga Paella

Vo's Restaurant

Whole Foods



Dashe Cellars

Dorothy Holmes & Monte Bolmer

Farley's East

Lagunitas Brewing Company

Periscope Cellars

Waterfront Hotel




Alter Eco Foods

Fentons Creamery

Old Towne Danville Bakery


Sugar Knife Artisan Sweets

Sweet Bar Bakery


The Stroopie Gourmet