Millbrae Education Foundation is pleased to present our 6th Annual Fund Gala:


Don't Stop Believin'

February 25, 2023

Hilton SFO


Save the Date

More info to follow



Learn about last year's 5th Annual MEF Gala 2022



The Millbrae Education Foundation (MEF) is excited to host our largest in person event in nearly two years on Saturday, April 9, 2022!

Please continue to check this page for updates but for now, we wanted to share some important details:


  • Our theme is "Soaring to New Heights," with a focus on travel and adventure. After a difficult two years, we look forward to charting our future together as a community. We don't want to give too much away, but we will have travel-themed cocktails and first class activities leading up to the Gala (be sure to follow us on Instagram (@millbrae_kids) and Facebook (Millbrae Education Foundation), if you aren't already).


  • We want to utilize the beautiful space and make sure everyone is moving and mingling - we'll be serving heavy appetizers (with a carving station) and drinks available throughout the museum.


  • Wear your fanciest cocktail attire and comfy shoes.


  • In keeping with MEF Gala tradition, we will have First Class/Premium seating available (tables of ten people) and enough seats throughout the Museum for all guests.


  • Tickets will go on sale on Wednesday, February 9!


  • We have a Gala Pandemic Team dedicated to staying educated about the scientific data and government guidelines pertaining to COVID. Although this is not set in stone, we are currently going to require proof of vaccination for all guests.


  • As one of the lowest funded K-8 school districts in San Mateo County, our schools are dependent on the funds generated from the Gala. Gala proceeds make up an average of 40% of our Annual Fund Grant.

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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