Millbrae Education Foundation
Gala Co-Chairs Extraordinaire: Jamie Wong and Ava Laurora (Meadows)
It's All in the Numbers
Fund the Future Proceeds: $103,000
Live auction: $10,600
Silent Auction: $32,000
Net Gala Income: $154,000
Current 2022 Annual Fund Percentage Reached: 79% for an estimated* total of $511,000
*This number may fluctuate slightly. The MEF is still receiving donations and calculating final expenses.
It is because of your support that the MEF Gala 2022 was a success.
It is through the generosity of our sponsors and donors, and the hard work of our volunteers that we are able to grant the Millbrae School District over $500,000 for school year 2022-2023. In 2020, we granted $459,000 and in 2021, we granted $402,000.
We have not received an official budget from the District but our grant allows us to continue funding Music, Physical Education, and Technology.
The MEF is extremely grateful for the support of our community in challenging times.
Thank you to our Gala Teams and our Community Partners ~ this event would not have happened without your passion, dedication, and countless volunteer hours.
Jamie Wong, Gala Co-Chair
Michelle Cheng, Marketing & Communications Lead
David Hom, Data & Technology Lead
Greg Ma, Graphics Design
Jessica Panoutsopoulos (plus Billy), Beverages Lead
Angela Hui, Decorations Lead
Dena Duthoy-Null, Volunteer Coordinator & Spring Valley Site Lead
Taryn Moy, Meadows Site Lead & Data
Naomi Funahashi, Lomita Park Site Lead
Vivian Chu, Dessert Lead
Brannon Beliso, Auctioneer
April Funiestas, Video
Amy Hsu, Beverages & Event Volunteer
Cherakah Cunnninghan, Auction
Dori Bailey, Event Volunteer
Jean Liu, Event Volunteer
Jennifer Robinson, Event Volunteer
Caryn Finn, Event Volunteer
Karen Bettucchi, Auction
Kathy Statton, Event Volunteer
Kim Beliso, Event Volunteer
Monica Wong, Auction
Phuong Kwan, Decorations & Event Volunteer
Scotti McGowan, Auction & Event Volunteer
Suji Chang, Data
Virginia Moon, Auction
Waitak Hsu, Event Volunteer
Yan Qiao, Data
UTAP Printing and Packaging
National Charities League - Skyline Chapter
Hiller Aviation Museum
Cheat A Little Catering
Arnold Mesa, Event Photographer
Green Hills: Sophia L. (5th) and
Olivia C. (5th)
Meadows: Reese P. (5th) &
Keio P. (K)
Spring Valley: Kaley V. (2nd),
Mason Lee (3rd), Matthew N.
(4th), Kayla L. (4th), and
Mackenzie V. (4th)
Ava Laurora, Gala Co-Chair
Usha Ranji, Auction & Sponsorships Lead
Wendy Lee, Treasurer
Drew Generalao, Beverages Lead
Natalie Yang, Auction Lead & Event Volunteer
Michele Wen, Decorations Lead
Andrea Lee, Volunteer Coordinator, Spring Valley Site Lead & Gala Consultant
Jamie Casile, Green Hills Site Lead
Tiffany Tisen, Taylor Site Lead
Sandy Wang, Desserts
Jin Lee, Special Projects
Dawn Lee, Host
Ling Wang, School Site Lead
Anshu Mohllajee, Data & Technology
Gordon Hwee, Event Volunteer
Jen Pedroza, Event Volunteer
Jen Wu, Event Volunteer
Annette Navarro, Event Volunteer
Peggy Ortiz, Decorations
Karen Cheng, Auction
Kelly Yeh, Data & Auction
Laurel Arvantidis, Event Volunteer
Lorena Ortega, Beverages & Decorations
Raechelle Manansala, Auction
Samir Thadani, Beverages
Stephanie Lim, Auction & Event Volunteer
Terry Ou, Auction
Willian Tunick, Event Volunteer
Yinshan Yang, Event Volunteer
The Good Time Collective Band
The Millbrae School District
Teacher: Ms. Kayla Smith
6th graders: Theo G.,
Colin M., Lucy N., Ekaterina
R., and Hayley A.
7th graders: Sharissa O., Skylar C., Tiffany S.,
Matthew L., and Megan L.
Thank you to EVERYONE who donated an experience, an item, or provided a cash donation!
Thank you to our wonderful 2021-2022 event chairs!
The magic of MEF is based in community: teamwork between parents, community members, teachers and staff, and our other supporters from the larger Millbrae community has a big impact on Millbrae students! Interested in volunteering?