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2022 Online Virtual Gala

The Gala and Live Auction may be over but you won't want to miss your opportunity to bid on the Silent Auction! Silent auction bidding ends at 5pm, Sunday, October 23.

There’s something for everyone, including lots of goodies to share with your family. Don’t miss out on some amazing auction items, including photography packages, certificates to your favorite local restaurants, experiences throughout the Bay Area, and every elementary school student’s favorite: Principal for the Day! 

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Go to Greater Giving, click on “Get Started” and follow the instructions to create your account. 


Help make the 2022 Gala & Auction a success! 

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Everyone is welcome! We will post artwork and jokes on our social media over the next few weeks and will announce the winners and their prizes during the Gala! The deadline to enter is October 19.

Click the images below to enter your submissions for each contest.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

This year, sponsorships will focus on the Arts. Funds will support taking students on Arts related field trips and hiring local artists to provide classrooms with experiential learning, opportunities to collaborate, explore, share and design.

We are excited to offer a wide range of sponsorship levels. Please note that as a “challenge” sponsor, we will use your sponsor dollars to serve as a matching challenge to other donors during the virtual auction. This creates leverage and momentum, and we expect to honor your generous gift by getting others to step up as well! To us, and to our students... you are our heroes! We thank you for your continued commitment to our schools.

Donations may include gift certificates, tickets and the like for the silent auction.

Sponsorship Levels

$1,000 Community Challenge Partner

$3,000 Bright Future Challenge Partner

$5,000 Positive Change Ambassador Challenge Partner

$10,000 Virtual Innovation Challenge Partner

$20,000 For a Better Tomorrow Champion Challenge Partner

$50,000 Night at the Museum Champion Challenge Partner

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Questions? Please email Shara Watkins here.

In-Kind Donations Needed!

In addition to monetary compensation, donations may include gift certificates, tickets, memorabilia and the like for our silent auction. As an event sponsor and/or donor, you will be creating goodwill with thousands of people in the San Mateo and Foster City communities! 

Please email Marianne Wallace here.

SMFCEF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations are tax deductible and Tax ID is 94-3110731. Please send all donations to:


San Mateo-Foster City Education Foundation

1170 Chess Drive

Foster City, CA 94404

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