Gala Fundraiser

  • Lots of oohs and aahs at our 2018 gala fundraiser!

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  • Our storybook props were selfie-ready.

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  • Costume theme? Limited only by imagination!

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  • Guests strolled through our sets and gardens.

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  • Firing up the crowd for the live auction.

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  • Blue Heron Catering provided a feast.

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  • See you next year!

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Once upon a time … there was an enchanting storybook park on the shores of a beautiful lake in the middle of Oakland. That park, Children’s Fairyland, thrives today because of people like you who believe in our story. Join us on Wednesday, May 29, from 6 to 9:30 p.m., for an enchanted evening you won’t want to miss: Once Upon a Time at Fairyland, our annual gala celebration.
We were thrilled to welcome you to last year’s gala, our very first seated dinner! This year’s gala will be even more special. Once again we’ll provide you with a sumptuous feast, tasty wines, delectable desserts, and tempting auction items —all amid Fairyland’s historic sets and delightful décor. Dress in your favorite fairy-tale or storybook attire and enjoy a memorable evening.
Our 2019 gala is officially sold out! You can place your name on a waiting list by filling out this form.
You can still donate gift certificates, wine, and travel packages for our online and live auctions by filling out this form.
Your support will help ensure all children have access to the magic of Fairyland!

A big "thank you" to our 2018 Gala Sponsors

Diamond Sponsors

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Union Bank logo


Ruby Sponsors

Dan Altemus & Marie Riehle


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Gallagher Burk Logo






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 Glenn and Ellen Voyles


Gold Sponsors

Ken and Carla Betts

BiRite Foodservice Distributors

Community Bank of the Bay

HP Investors

Craig Isakow and Victoria Salinas

Josehart Construction Management, Inc.

Mowat, Mackie & Anderson LLP, CPAs

Theresa Nelson and Barney Smits

Port of Oakland

The Safeway Foundation


Silver Sponsors

BBI Construction

Bell Investment Advisors

Chop Bar, Lungomare, and Calavera

Colliers International

Aileen and John Dolby

Ellis Partners

Aimee Eng and Kyu Chai 

Jamie Flaherty-Evans and Ken Evans

Give Something Back Workplace Solutions

Lee & Associates

Antonio Sandoval Painting, Inc.

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc.

Shonda Scott/360 Total Concept

TMG Partners


Crystal Sponsors

ABC Security, Inc.

Bridge Bank

Johnstone Supply

Lane Partners

The Lapham Company, Inc.

LOH Realty & Investments

Lawrence Magid and Amy Toro

Kyle Milligan and Susan Casentini


Wine Sponsors


Young’s Market Company


In-kind Sponsors

ABC Security Service, Inc.

Douglas Parking

Handled With Care Mailing Service

PS Print

Royce Printing

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