Bringing together 350 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

“Homecoming” Sponsors

“Teacher’s Pet” Sponsors

“Classroom Table” Sponsor

Host Committee

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