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Children’s Fairyland has hosted a magical fundraising gala every spring since 1996. That’s 24 years straight! But, this year, COVID-19 has forced us to temporarily close the Fairy Gates and cancel Once Upon a Time at Fairyland, originally scheduled for May 28, 2020.

During this closure we continue to engage families with virtual activities, to keep our animals and grounds safe, and to prepare to re-open the Fairy Gates when it is safe to do so. But without Gala proceeds or admissions revenue, it is a serious challenge. 

You can help! A donation today will help ensure that Fairyland continues to be a resource to our community — now and when we reopen. Children need Fairyland, and Fairyland needs you.

In lieu of purchasing a gala ticket, an auction item, a table sponsorship, or raising your paddle to make a donation, please support the Children’s Fairyland Reopening and Recovery Fund. Make your donation at this link or mail your check to: Children’s Fairyland at 699 Bellevue Ave., Oakland, CA 94610. 

At 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 28, the night we were supposed to be hosting you in person, head to our Facebook page to raise a glass with us in celebration of Fairyland’s enduring legacy. We’ll celebrate your support by announcing the total contributed to date on our $500,000 Reopening and Recovery Fund goal.

A big "thank you" to our 2019 Gala Sponsors

Diamond Sponsors

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Ruby Sponsors

Dan Altemus & Marie Riehle

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Douglas logo 


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 Glenn and Ellen Voyles


Gold Sponsors


Ken and Carla Betts

Calavera, Chop Bar, and Lungomare

California Capital & Investment Group – Phil Tagami

Gallagher & Burk, Inc.

Diane and Neil Goodhue – Goodhue Investments

Isakow and Salinas Family

MN Builders

Mowat, Mackie & Anderson LLP, CPAs

Theresa Nelson and Barney Smits

Port of Oakland

The Safeway Foundation

Sequoyah Country Club


Silver Sponsors

Antonio Sandoval Painting, Inc.

BBI Construction

Colliers International

Community Bank of the Bay

First Republic Bank

Toni Ihara and Jake Warner

Johnstone Supply

Lee & Associates


Beryl and James Potter

Rotary Club of Oakland


Crystal Sponsors

BiRite Food Distributors

Bridge Bank

Jamie Flaherty-Evans and Ken Evans

Heavenly Greens

Lane Partners

LOH Realty & Investments

Kyle Milligan and Susan Casentini

Shonda Scott/360 Total Concept

The Swig Company


Wine Sponsors

Young’s Market Company


In-kind Sponsors

Brassfield Estate Winery

Douglas Parking, LLC

Litho Process Company


Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits; American Wine & Spirits Division