MEF Gala 2023 was a success!

We raised $253,000 towards the MEF Fundraising Goal!

The Silent Auction had over 200 items, including Summer camps, Community Experiences, Restaurants and Hotels, Teacher-led experiences, and many more.

Gala Details

We Believe in Millbrae Kids!

The Annual MEF Gala and Auction celebrates our children and our schools and is our biggest fundraising event of the year. This celebration brings parents, teachers, school administrators and city leaders from all over Millbrae together to show their generosity, kindness and amazing sense of community. Last year, our gala & auction raised $154,000.

At the event, we will be hosting a live auction (items announced once finalized) along with our Fund the Future program. We hope that all attendees consider some level of participation to help MEF continue to fund the teachers and staff we need for essential programs such as music, PE and academic support.

The Night's Agenda:

5:00 pm: Welcome Reception and Check-in

6:30-8:00 pm: Sit down dinner, exciting live auction, featuring exclusive packages only available to Gala attendees

8:00-11:00 pm: Dessert, coffee, photo booth, live music from band Top Secret, and dancing


Your finest upscale 80s cocktail attire is encouraged for our night of believin’!  Recognition during the evening for Best 80’s Outfit!

Donate to MEF

If you can’t attend, you can still give to MEF. Your tax deductible cash donation will go towards helping Millbrae kids soar.

Volunteer at the next Gala

We still need volunteers to help with data entry, decor, event day volunteers to set up and clean up, bid spotters and ticket sellers. If you’re able to help, please contact

Donate Auction Items

We need your help to make our Auction a huge success! We’re still looking for the following items. To donate, please fill out this form. You item could be: 

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

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