Gala & Auction
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Thank you very much for joining "LIGHTS, CAMERA, AUCTION!" and helping to make our gala a success! We are humbled by the outpouring of support we have received from our community.

Together, we raised $140,000 to support our students in the San Mateo-Foster City School District.

On behalf of the Gala Committee and the SMFC Education Foundation Board of Directors, we thank you.

We look forward to (literally) seeing you at next year’s gala!

Thank You!

Thanks for turning out, virtually, and turning up the fun!

Proceeds from our first ever (virtual) Gala helped provide our students with access to virtual learning resources as well as additional technology tools for teachers.


Help make these events great!

Thanks to our Gala Donors

Live Auction Donors

  • The Tremain Family from Fiesta Gardens
  • Anonymous Family from North Shoreview Montessori
  • Mary Hamilton from Parkside Montessori
  • Mary Lynn Southerland
  • Kerns Fine Jewelry in Burlingame
  • City of Foster City
  • San Mateo City Council
  • Congresswoman Jackie Speier

Silent Auction Donors

  • AAYSA Academy
  • Alpha Omega
  • Amici's East Coast Pizzeria
  • Balletto Vineyards
  • barre3
  • Barry's Bootcamp
  • Bay Area Discovery Museum
  • Benihana
  • Caymus Vineyards
  • China Bee Restaurant
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill
  • Connie Bensen Photographer
  • The Counter
  • CuriOdyssey
  • Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
  • The Fish Market
  • Five Guys
  • The Habit Burger Grill
  • Hafner Vineyard
  • Honig Vineyard & Winery
  • Hotel Healdsburg
  • In-N-Out Burger
  • JaM Cellars
  • Lovely Tea Parties
  • Mariners Point Golf Center
  • Sujatha Marsden
  • Party with 630
  • Pizza My Heart
  • Pride Mountain Vineyards
  • Principal Creative & Performing Arts
  • Red Robin
  • Rise Pizzeria
  • San Francisco Botanical Garden
  • San Francisco Giants
  • San Jose Sharks
  • Schumacher Photography
  • Shona Gallery
  • Sign Gypsies San Mateo
  • Tin Pot Creamery
  • Velo City Pizza
  • The Wallace Family
  • The Walt Disney Family Museum
  • Abbott Middle School PTA
  • Audubon Elementary PTA
  • Bayside Academy PTA
  • Baywood Elementary PTA
  • Beresford Elementary PTA
  • Bowditch Middle School PTA
  • College Park Elementary PTA
  • Foster City Elementary PTA
  • George Hall Elementary PTA
  • Meadow Heights PTA
  • North Shoreview Montessori PTA
  • San Mateo Elementary Administrators Association (SMEAA)
  • SMFC District Office Staff
  • SMFC PTA Council

Gala Sponsors

Friends of the Gala

Logo for San Mateo County Labor Council
Logo for Foster City Chamber of Commerce
Logo for San Mateo Chamber of Commerce

Community Challenge Partners

Logo for City of Foster City
Logo for Loan Funder Pro

Bright Future Challenge Partners

Logo for Passage at San Mateo
Logo for Wilson Meany
Logo for Jenny Leswati Realtors
Logo for Commscope
Logo for Resource Solutions Group
Logo for IT Management

Positive Change Ambassador Challenge Partners

Logo for City of San Mateo
Logo for Windy Hill

For A Better Tomorrow Champion Challenge Partners

Logo for Bohannon Foundation

Thank you to our sponsors!

We are so grateful for your participation as a sponsor at our inaugural "LIGHTS, CAMERA, AUCTION" virtual gala. While we know that times are challenging right now, there is simply NO better cause to support than to ensure a bright future with higher quality education for ALL of our kids!

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 Lights, Camera, Virtual Auction Champion Challenge Partner

Many thanks to Board Trustees Shara Watkins, Rebecca Hitchcock and District Staff members Sue Weiser, Joan Rosas, and Patrick Gaffney who are dedicating their valuable time to organize this gala and gather broader community involvement and sponsorship for our kids.