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Bringing together 400 guests at the Scottish Rite Center, the Ed Fund’s annual gala is the city’s only event supporting all Oakland public schools. Featuring student performances, a live auction, and opportunities to connect with other community leaders, the gala is a glamorous evening that supports our A to Z Fund, which gives Oakland kids the opportunities and experiences—from art to field trips to music— they deserve.


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Third Annual Gala
Scottish Rite Center, Oakland
Saturday, September 23, 2017
5:30pm to 7:00pm – Welcome Reception and Registration
7:00pm to 10:00pm – Dinner and Live Auction
Cocktail attire 


Questions? Contact Ed Fund Special Events Coordinator Quierra Trammel at 510-221-6968 x706 or quierra@oaklandedfund.org. Photos from our 2nd Annual—see more in our Exposure photo narrative.

90 Seconds of Glitz: 2016 Highlights!

Our 2017 Gala Host Committee


Zachary Cohen, Executive Director, Oakland Athletics Community Fund
Jean Driscoll, Founder, Vincent Academy
Dale Marie Golden, Vice President, Bridge Bank
Valerie Goode, Deputy Chief, Communications and Public Affairs, Oakland Unified School District
Esther Gulli, Executive Director, Government and Community Relations, UC Berkeley
Molly Lorenz, Communications and Production Manager, Salesforce
Dan Quigley, Senior Program Officer, East Bay Community Foundation
Brian Rogers, Chief Executive Officer, Rogers Family Foundation
Katie Rogers, Rogers Family Foundation
Amy Tharpe, Director of Social Responsibility, Port of Oakland