Once Upon a Time at Fairyland Returns May 24, 2023!
Join us on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 at this year’s gala fundraiser, Once Upon a Time at Fairyland!
This fabulous, grown-ups only evening is the most magical night of the year at Children’s Fairyland. Featuring signature cocktails, live music, a delicious three-course meal, and an incredible roster of live auction items and raffle prizes, it is everything you would expect from a spectacular gala—and more. Costumes. An enchanted garden. Creative energy. A starry sky above. This year’s theme—Enchanted Forest—speaks to endless possibilities, powerful transformation, and an evening that will truly be one to remember.
Join us as we invest in Fairyland’s continuing mission to ignite creativity, confidence, and a love of learning for the next generation.
Tickets are sold out!
Even if you won’t be attending the event, you can still support Bay Area families and bid to win some fantastic auction items!
Our online auction runs from Friday, May 19 at noon and ends Friday, May 26 at 7 p.m.
Questions? Please contact Matisse Geenty, Interim Senior Director of Philanthropy, at email@example.com or (510) 452-2259.
Thank you to our generous sponsors!
Ellen and Glenn Voyles
Dan Altemus & Marie Riehle
Addisu Demissie & Jill Habig
& Dawn Newton
Cory and Jay Hartley
Ken Betts' Companies
Theresa Nelson and Barney Smits
Jana and Chris Pastena
Deborah and Bob Van Nest
East Bay Regional Park District
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland
John Bliss and Kim Thompson
Karen Boyd and Samee Roberts
Supervisor Keith Carson
Karen Dea and Wa Sung Community Service Club
Mickelson/Brody Family Foundation
Robert Raburn - BART
2023 Gala Committee
Jana Pastena, Co-Chair
Dawn Newton, Co-Chair
Donahue Fitzgerald LLP
Wa Sung Community Service Club
Downtown Oakland Association
Community Affairs Representative
Kos Read Group
Theresa Nelson and Associates
Deborah Van Nest
Pacific Gas & Electric
Individual and Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities
Individual and corporate sponsorships are available now!
By sponsoring Once Upon a Time at Fairyland, you’re investing in a bright future for the park, one dedicated to diverse representation, broad access, and meaningful community. You’ll also have the opportunity to make critical connections over an incredible dinner to further Oakland’s dreams and get your name in front of tens of thousands of Fairyland families. All the details are below: