MEF Gala

3rd Annual MEF Gala 2020

Breaking Records

On Saturday, February 29, the Millbrae Education Foundation (MEF) held their 3rd Annual Gala. Parents and educators from all campuses, community leaders, and philanthropists donned sophisticated (and some unique) masks ~ set for a night of generous giving, libations, and fun with friends!

The memorable night would not have been possible without generous support from our sponsors (list below); the hard work from all our volunteers; and the unbelievable participation from all our guests.

Why the Gala is IMPORTANT for all MSD Schools

In addition to bringing everyone together for a fun-filled evening, the Gala is immensely important to ALL our District schools. Here’s why:

  • The Gala generated net proceeds of about $210,000 that will go directly towards enhancing student education in Millbrae! This is almost a 10% increase from last year’s Gala.

  • Our live auction went up by 17%.

  • The Fund-a-Future donations totaled $106,000, which is up 53% from 2019. These funds will go towards hiring instructional aides in all 5 district schools!

  • Looks like Disneyland tickets and relaxing hotel stays are HOT raffle items - raffle sales were twice as much as 2019 sales!

As of today, our total donation to MSD for 2019-2020 is $520,000 - and growing! We are closer to our annual goal of $650,000 because of the Gala!

Our amazing Gala Chairs: Andrea Lee and Natalie Yang

We are humbled by the generosity of our Gala sponsors, attendees, and volunteers - THANK YOU!

A HUGE THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO MADE THIS EVENT A REALITY

Chairs/Leads

Gala Chairs: Andrea Lee and Natalie Yang

Auction: Lily Deer

Decor:Nancy Jweinat

Volunteer: Jamie Casile & Caryn Hom

Wine Donations: Jenny McKinnell, Karen Cheng, Jennifer Wu

Special Projects: Jamie Wong

Graphic Design: Greg Ma

Technology: Barry Tsai, Lesley Chung, David Hom

Manar Ahmad

Anna Astretsova

Kim Beliso

Cedric Betts

Karen Bettucchi

Natalie Buitrago

Venus Buqeileh

Tammy Chencinski

Peggy Chin-Ortiz

Vivian Chu

Julie DiMaio

Dena Duthoy Null

Anne Dyment

Kinney Fong

Julie Frohnhoefer

Naomi Funahashi

Kiera Garrone

Andrew Generalao

Colleen Gillaspy

Paul Harrell

Caryn Hom

Maura LeBaron Hsieh

Tyken Hsieh

Waitak Hsu

Yuka Ichijo

Ferras Jweinat

Kathleen Kang

Yunie Kim

Tatiana Kogan

Caryn Finn

Mia Mattias

Phuong Kwan

Patricia Yee

Mark Nabong

Ava Laurora

Eric Lee

Rich Lee

Carole Leung

Stephanie Lim

Jean Liu

Shulamit Luck

Taryn Moy

Eddie Ng

Nicole Nishikawa

Kevin Nishikawa

Lorena Ortega

Susan Pi

Usha Ranji

Jen Ryan

Deanna Sciarra

Joseph Sciarra

Kathy Statton

Jireh Tanabe

Tiffany Tisen

Patrick Lui

Danielle Vogan

Jackson Wan

Jackie Wang

Michelle Wen

Rosaline Wong

Bonnie Woo

Eric Wu

Tuyen Wu

Annette Navarro

Suji Chang

Christina Dang

Jen Pedroza

Yma Nabong

Have questions about the Gala? Want to help with the Gala next year? We need volunteers!

Contact us at gala@millbraekids.org!

OUR SPONSORS AND AUCTION DONORS

DIAMOND SPONSORS

GOLD SPONSORS

SILVER SPONSORS

BRONZE SPONSORS

COPPER SPONSORS

DIAMOND AUCTION DONORS

PLATINUM AUCTION DONORS

GOLD AUCTION DONORS

SILVER AUCTION DONORS

Bronzini Dental Group

Camp Brainy Bunch

Carmel Valley Ranch

Disneyland

Dr. Nicolas Bronzini DDS Pediatric Dentistry

Stephanie Douglas & April Funiestas

The Lui Family



BRONZE AUCTION DONORS

Accel Gymnastics

American Conservatory Theater

American Girl

Amici’s East Coast Pizzeria

Anchor Brewing Company

Angie Sam-Lee

Artists on Wheels

Avid4 Adventure

AYSO

B Street & Vine

Balleto Vineyards

Barre3 San Carlos

Barry's Bootcamp

Bay Area Children's Theater

Bay Area Discovery Museum

Camp Edmo

CampToons

Celia’s Mexican Restaurant

Chabot Space & Science Center

Champion Summer Camp

Chaplin's Sports Bistro

City of Millbrae Recreation

Cline Family Cellars

Connie Bensen Photographer

Davis Estates Winery

Exploratorium

Far West Fungi

Fiddlers Green

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Four Seasons Bed and Breakfast

GAMA Ride, Inc.

Gilroy Gardens

Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards

Grace Yoga

Great America

Great Joy Service Center and School

Happy Hollow Park & Zoo

Hiller Aviation Museum

Hobee's California Restaurants

Lawrence Hall of Science

Leonardo's Deli & Cafe

Lotus Skin Care and Wellness Center

Majestic Bloom

Mist Fine Jewelry

Moonstar

Musa Family

Nazareth Ice Oasis - San Mateo

Nothing Bundt Cakes

Oakland Zoo

One Martial Arts

Penelope's Coffee & Tea

Peter's Cafe

Picaboo

Pinot Palette

Pizzeria Delfina

Planet Granite

Repris Wines

Roaring Camp Railroads

Rush Cycle Millbrae

Safari Run

San Francisco 49ers

San Francisco Ballet

San Francisco Electric Tour Company

San Jose Earthquakes

San Jose Giants

San Jose Sharks

Schumacher Photography

SF Giants

Shabu House

Sky High Sports

Spark of Creation

SportsHouse

Stanford Athletics

Steins Beer Garden & Restaurant

Stella Alpina Osteria

Sterker Family

Steve & Kate's Camp

Sylvie Estate

Takahashi Market

The Wagyu Shop

theCoderSchool - San Mateo

Total Wine & More

Tuna Kahuna

Unlimited Potential Basketball

Urban Putt

West Coast Dance Conservatory

Winchester Mystery House

woom bikes

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