Millbrae Education Foundation

Your donation to MEF has a big impact on Millbrae students! Learn More about Family Giving

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

Philip, 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




Millbrae Leos

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!


Brad and Dena Null

Davis Estates

Wayne & Leta Lee

Millbrae Education Foundation


The Duckhorn Portfolio

The Lui Family

The Oakland A's

Wydown Hotel

Tiffany Tisen and Pat Lui


Rokk Research LLC through Voytovich Family and Friends



Alex Freed (BeautyCounter Consultant)

All Fired Up

Andre Sibayan (Meadows Parent)

Anshu Mohllajee

April Yee, Life Coach

Ardis Henson


Bacchus Wine and Spirits


Barry's Bootcamp

BayWatch Restaurant

Benita Chu

Bob and Carole Rodinsky

Brian and Belinda Mah

Bronzini Dental Group

Nick Bronzini DDS

Bruliam Wines

Burst Oral Care

California Balsamic

Cam Ed

Camp Brainy Brunch

Camp Happy Hall

Caryn Hom

Chaplin's Sports Bistro

Classic Kids Photography

Cryoglow SF



Education Unlimited

Far West Fungi


Fred Robinson Bey

Girl Scout Troop 61927

Golden Gate Theater

Grace Yoga


Happy Hollow

Ice Oasis

ICEC After School

Jamie Casile

Jessica Panoutsopoulos

Joanne McWilliam

Karen Kim

Katie Gerhardt

Ken Hong College Consulting

Keta Bill

Kevin Mullin, CA Assemblymember

Kuk Sool Won

La Chien pet grooming

La Collina Restaurant

La Match Cafe

Lawrence Hall of Science

Legarza Sports

Leonardo's Italian Deli and Cafe

Linda and Paul Ruggiero

Linda Micallef, Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Millbrae

Linda Qian

Lisa Groover

Little Seashell Art Studio

Marvegos Fine Art School

Massage Envy Burlingame

Mia Bella

Millbrae Bible Church (CampToons)

Millbrae Community Television (MCTV)

Millbrae Rec

Nancy O and Family

Oakland Zoo

One Martial Arts

One10 North

Optica Optometry Millbrae

Orpheum Theater

Paige Benjamin

PaloAlto Players

Patti Miyakawa

Peckish Board

Peninsula Family YMCA

Pied Piper Players

Precision Body Shop & Detail Inc.

Premier Soccer Clinics & Camps

San Jose Earthquakes

Schumacher Photography

Amy Lauer/Sephora

SF Zoo

Six Flags

Hamilton Yu


Rachel Reed and Family

Wagyu Shop

Michele Wen


Stephanie Fung

Nyguet Yu


The Millbrae School District

Denis Fama

All our Community Members


Hamilton Yu

Taia Cheng

Tech Rocks

The Fitness Tech

The Right Approach to Education LLC

Vennu Studio

VIBO Music School

Vineyard Gate wine shoppe

Vivian Chu

West Coast Cafe

Winchester Mystery House


Yes For Chess

Young Art

Yukari Kita Chamberlain

Green Hills Elementary School

Mr. Grassi

Mr. Takeuchi

Mrs. Althaus

Mrs. Baker

Mrs. Bradshaw

Mrs. Flowers

Mrs. Juul

Mrs. Navarro

Ms. Dees

Ms. Finocchiaro

Ms. Hickman

Ms. Hunter

Ms. Mahfouz

Ms. Sawczuk

Ms. Woodall

Lomita Park Elementary School

Mrs. Orlando

Meadows Elementary School

Mr. Lo

Mrs. Reed

Ms. Buitrago

Ms. Cody

Ms. Colombo

Ms. Grady

Ms. Green

Ms. Kelly

Ms. Martin

Ms. Montgomery

Ms. Pak

Ms. Pieraldi

Ms. Waslif

Spring Valley Elementary School

Mr. Edwards

Mr. Hwee

Mrs. Barbara Wong

Mrs. Dokos

Mrs. Finn

Mrs. Mandel

Mrs. Vogan

Mrs. Walsh

Mrs. Yang

Mrs. Yee

Ms. Graf

Ms. Lam

Ms. Mead

Ms. Raddavero

Ms. Ryan

Ms. Ryan

Ms. Wong

Taylor Middle School

Ms. Fiore

Mr. Imrey

Mr. Joyce

Mr. Lee

Mr. Pineda

Mr. Slauson

Mr. Yovino

Mrs. Lotti

Mrs. Nestor

Ms. Brenner

Ms. Fiske

Ms. Henry

Ms. Nestor

Ms. Record

Ms. Zlatunich

Thank you to all our Sponsors! Please see the most current listing here: MEF Sponsors 2022

Thank you to our wonderful 2021-2022 event chairs!


Chairs: Jamie Wong and Ava Laurora


Chair: Usha Ranji


Organizer: Vivian Chu and Natalie Yang


Organizer: Anshu Mohllajee

Communications Lead: Michelle Cheng


Organizer: Anna Astretsova

Our Impact

MEF raises funds to help hire teachers and implement district-wide programming.

Because Millbrae is among the lowest-funded districts in San Mateo County, your contribution to MEF has a big impact!

Community Effort

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?

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Donations Fund Programs

Your donations to MEF help fund district-wide programs to support our students and teachers.

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Business Sponsors

MEF invites civic organizations and businesses to contribute to the future of all Millbrae students and help the community. Interested in sponsoring MEF?

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