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What a night!

Thank you to everyone that joined us on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 for Once Upon a Time at Fairyland, our 25th annual fundraising gala! We had so much fun reconnecting with longtime supporters, making new friends, and partying under the stars.

With the support of so many in our community—including sponsors, ticket buyers, donors, and the businesses and people that donated their products, hard work, and passion—we raised over $310,000! 

This investment in our vision for the accessible, inclusive, revitalized future of Children's Fairyland will help us transform our new strategic plan into meaningful action that makes a difference for Bay Area families. 


Please contact Leslie Fay Marks, Senior Director of Philanthropy, at leslie.marks@fairyland.org or (510) 452-2259.

Sorry we missed you!

If you missed the gala, there are more ways to party at the park without littles! Mark your calendars for Fairyland for Grownups, which will be returning to the park after a multi-year hiatus on Friday, July 29, 2022. Tickets go on sale June 10, 2022 and will go fast!



2022 Gala Sponsors

Diamond Sponsors 

Union bank logo

Theresa Nelson and Barney Smits

Ruby Sponsors

Commnity bank logo

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Diane Delucchi Goodhue 


 Ken Betts' Companies

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Marqeta Primary Logo SM 1 





Chris and Jana Pastena, owners of Chop Bar/Calavera 

Safeway Foundation logo

Square LogoLockup Black 

Deborah and Bob Van Nest


Visit Oakland logo

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Glenn and Ellen Voyles  

Silver Sponsors

First Republic Bank

Hanson Bridgett LLP

The Mickelson/Brody Multigenerational Fund


Port of Oakland 

Crystal Sponsors 

AB&I Foundry

Karen Boyd and Samee Roberts

Genesis Protective Services

Marcus Realty

Lorna Padia Markus

Rodney Richter and Gena Lewis Richter

Shining Star Consulting LLC

The Thompson-Bliss Family Gift

Walker and Associates Consulting


2022 Gala Committee

Jana Pastena, Chair
Chop Bar

Diane Goodhue, Honorary Chair
Goodhue Investments

Carla Betts
Ken Betts, Co. 

Tori Decker
Downtown Oakland Association

Isaac Kos-Read
Kos Read Group

Jillian Loh Kearns
Loh Realty & Investments
Wellington Property Company

Camden Louie

Theresa Nelson
Theresa Nelson & Associates

Dawn Newton
Donahue Fitzgerald LLP

Deborah Van Nest

Individual and Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities

See you next year!

Once Upon a Time at Fairyland will be back in 2023! Sponsorship information will be available beginning in January 2023, so check back here for more information.