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The Gala Program


Join us in-person to celebrate our girls as they continue reaching higher and becoming stronger, smarter and bolder every day.


Saturday, October 15, 2022

4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.



The Faculty Club, UC Berkeley

Minor Lane, Berkeley, CA 94720

Dress Code: Please be comfortable in dressy-casual attire–this will not be a black-tie event like it has been in the past. Flats or chunk heeled shoes are encouraged for the fun activities on the Faculty Glade. Cocktail rounds abound but no assigned seating. Coat rack is available.

Evening Activities

On the evening of the Gala, take the opportunity to participate in some of our girls’
favorite fieldtrip STEAM activities, presented by Girls Inc. supporters,
Simpson Strong-Tie, Denali Therapeutics, and DPR Construction,
in the Faculty Club Glade. This evening’s activities include:



Construct a Brain Hat

This summer middle school girls learned how to recognize a diseased brain. How well do you know the human brain? Work with our partners from Denali Therapeutics and challenge yourself to make yourself a “brain hat.” It will only fit if it’s put together correctly.


Assemble your own White Board 

Simple construction is done best with superior parts. With the help of Simpson Strong Tie, put together a personal whiteboard to capture all of your Strong, Smart and Bold thoughts.


Design a Helipad

Every Girls Inc. girl knows the power of innovation and creativity. Beyonce is coming to town, and she needs a place to land her chopper. With DPR
Construction, grab a team and construct Beyonce’s helipad. Enter your team’s helipad into the contest and win a prize for overall construction or creativity.

Build a Solar Car 

This past summer our girls had many lessons about sustainability and harnessing natural energy. Put your engineering skills to the test and design a solar car. Enter your team’s solar car into a race, and the team with the fastest car will win a prize! Listen for announcements throughout the evening.


Reaching Higher Sponsors*

$15,000 Leader

Ellen and Glenn Voyles

$10,000 Advocate

Carmel Partners


Gabrielle Tierney & Eric Bindelglass

Marti Pozzi

Sharon Davidson

Simpson Family

Simpson Strong-Tie

$5,000 Ally

Aisha Kelly-Vong

Beets Hospitality Group

Christine Gouig

Côte West Winery

Ericka Curls Bartling

Pure Beauty

Kimberly Hoeksema

Marcia & George Argyris

Nia Impact Capital

Robin Evitts


$2,500 Partner


Charlie Martin

Charmaine Clay & Scott Willis

David Valdez

Debbie De Domenico

Lisa Gross

Mel Harrison

Michael & Nancy Pretto

Port of Oakland

Tami Munns



*As of October 11, 2022

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