Gala Fundraiser

  • In 2016 we celebrated our 21st annual gala with Beauties & Beasts

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  • There were magical visitors from many lands...

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  • ... and a banquet of delights to dine on

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  • Lords and ladies dressed in their finest

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  • Truly a magical night was had by all

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  • Your support makes all the difference

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Long ago, in a land by the sea – OK, near a lake by the sea – some bold pioneers created a special outpost filled with wonder and delight. Its name was Children’s Fairyland, and it became one of Oakland’s most beloved treasures.

All year round, Fairyland gives children a place to play and learn. But on Thursday, June 1, our magical park will be open to adults only for our “Hidden Treasure” Gala.  And you’re invited!

Fairyland is 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 treasure glowing. It’s one of the most enchanting and entertaining events on the East Bay calendar: We decorate the park with twinkling lights, serve bounteous food and drink, and host live and silent auctions.  Visitors dress in pirate, fairy-tale, or storybook attire and enjoy a memorable evening on the shores of Lake Merritt.

Won’t you be a part of our happily ever after?
Click here to sponsor the event or to buy your tickets now!

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.

Our online auction begins on Friday, May 12, at 9 a.m. and ends on Friday, May 26 at 8 p.m.

A big "thank you" to our 2016 Gala Sponsors

Special Friends

Diane and Neil Goodhue/Goodhue Investments

Glenn and Ellen Voyles

 

Diamond Sponsor

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Ruby Sponsors

Dan Altemus & Marie Riehle

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DF Web Gala3

 

kaiser

 

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McguireHester

 

Gold Sponsors

Community Bank of the Bay

Gallagher & Burk Inc.

Give Something Back Office Supplies

Josehart Construction Management

Lake Merritt Dental

Nia Community Foundation

The Safeway Foundation

Telegraph Oakland

 

Silver Sponsors

Mark and Kay Barchas

Bell Investment Advisors

Carla and Kenneth Betts

BTR Capital Management, Inc.

Chop Bar and Lungomare

Colliers International

The Grubb Company

Larry Magid & Amy Toro

Theresa Nelson and Barney Smits

Oaks Card Club

Lorna Padia Markus

Port of Oakland

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc.

 

Crystal Sponsors

Ken Evans & Jamie Flaherty Evans

First Republic Bank

Johnstone Supply Oakland /Gene Zahas

Lee & Associates

LOH Realty & Wellington Property Company

Kyle Milligan and Susan Casentini

Beryl & James Potter

Ryals & Associates, Inc. Staffing/Search Services

Antonio Sandoval Painting, Inc.

The Swig Company

 

In-kind Sponsors

ABC Security Service, Inc.

Douglas Parking

Handled With Care Mailing Service

Royce Printing

Safeguard by Julie Fox & Associates

Swanson Sound Inc.

 

Media Sponsors

Clear Channel Outdoor

The Piedmont Post


Food Provided By

alaMar

Chop Bar

Home of Chicken and Waffles

Hopscotch

Hutch bar & kitchen

Johnny Appleseed Cafe

Miraglia Catering & Event Planning

Ozumo Oakland

Pacific Fine Foods

Red Boy Pizza

Ron & Sally’s Oyster Bar

Semifreddi's

Spice Monkey Restaurant & Bar

Venga Paella

 

Beverages

Dashe Cellars

Dorothy Holmes & Monte Bolmer

Farley’s East

Honest Tea

Lagunitas Brewing Company

Pacific Coast Brewing

Rock Wall Wine Company

Sambazon

Southern Wine & Spirits

St. George Spirits

 

Desserts

Fentons Creamery

Old Towne Danville Bakery

Sugar Knife Artisan Sweets

The Stroopie Gourmet

Sysco Foods