Bringing together 400 guests at the Scottish Rite Center, the Ed Fund’s annual gala is Oakland’s only event supporting all our city’s public schools. The Gala is a glamorous evening that supports the Ed Fund’s work to give Oakland kids the opportunities and tools—from winter coats to classroom grants to volunteer support—that will set them up for success.


Join us to connect with other community leaders and celebrate Oakland schools and students!


Our next Gala will be October 5, 2019! Get your tickets now or check out our sponsorship options to make a bigger impact. 

3rd Annual Gala, Photo Copyright Hasain Rasheed Photography

60 Seconds of Glamour: 2017 Highlights!

Want to see more of the Gala experience? Check out our 3rd Annual photo album and our Exposure photo story recapping the 2nd Annual.

2019 Gala Sponsors (Partial List)

Valedictorian Sponsor

“Straight-A” Sponsor

“Teacher’s Pet” Sponsors

“Classroom Table” Sponsor

Host Committee

  • Paula Welsh, Oakland Teen Empowerment Program
  • Zach Hill, Golden State Warriors
  • Evan Schwartz, Golden State Warriors
  • Kristiana Tom, Community Member
  • Sherri Heller, Community Member
  • Paul Wong, DubAgent & Hang Ten Restaurants
  • Zach Cohen, Oakland Roots
  • Lesley West, Dressed By West
  • Brenda Martinez, Salesforce
  • Molly Lorenz, Salesforce
  • John Sasaki, Oakland Unified School District
  • Jennifer Wong, Community Member
  • Marguerite Moreno, Community Member
  • David Leinweber, Community Member