Please join us in celebrating 60 years of inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold!

Over the past 60 years, Girls Inc. of Alameda County has grown from serving 20 girls in a small house in San Leandro to serving 10,000 girls, families, and community members throughout Alameda County annually.  With your support, the multigenerational impact continues.

Join us to celebrate our diamond anniversary to ensure all girls are inspired to be strong, smart, and bold for decades to come. Hear their stories. Be inspired.
Celebrate with us!


 Diamond Anniversary Gala
An evening of alumnae speakers, specialty cocktails, live auction, and 5-star dinner.


Saturday, October 20th
Cocktail Reception | 5:00pm
Dinner | 6:30pm


Rotunda Building
300 Frank Ogawa Plaza
Oakland, CA 94612


Sponsorships are available starting at $3,500.
Individual tickets are $300/each

Purchase your tickets before they sell out!


More information about sponsorships:
Anniversary Gala Sponsorship (PDF)

Live Auction

Take a sneak peek at our Live Auction and make your plans for your next getaway, sporting event, or private party with friends!


Event Details


The Rotunda Building is located in the Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, steps away from the 12th street BART station.

Free event parking is available in the Rotunda Garage:
529 17th Street, Oakland, CA 94612



Festive evening or cocktail attire.
Black tie optional.

See pictures from past events:
TASTE 2017
TASTE 2016



Thank you to our sponsors* for investing in girls!

The funds raised at the Gala directly supports transformational programming for girls and their families.


$15,000 Leader Sponsors

Patricia Canty
Anne Gattis
Simpson Family

$10,000 Advocate Sponsors

Lois M. De Domenico
Kaiser Permanente
Pacific Gas and Electric Company

The Saul Zaentz Company
Shartsis Friese LLP
Glenn & Ellen Voyles

$5,000 Ally Sponsors

Marcia & George Argyris
Beets Hospitality Group
Clif Bar & Company
Clorox Company
Curls Bartling P.C.
Celeste Davis

Ernst & Young LLP
Robin Evitts
Marianne & Owen Gray
Kristin Hull, Nia Global Solutions
Oakland Athletics
Oakland Raiders

Marti Pozzi & Jim Congdon (x2)
Simpson Strong-Tie
David Valdez
Verizon Foundation

$3,500 Partner Sponsors

Linda Boessenecker
Kathleen Chambers
Joy Chen & Vernon Jiang
Charmaine Clay / Rhonda Ramlo
CorEdge Talent / Noël & Roger Wise
East Bay Community Foundation
Christine Gouig
Lisa Gross / Anne O’Neill

The Harper Koren Group at Morgan Stanley
Mel Harrison & Barbara Hardacre
Kerrie & Bret Hogan
Rohan Kalbag & Shannon Rogers
Aisha Kelly-Vong
Loren Kimura
Janet & Joe Loduca
Pat Loomes / Anne Phillips

Lori Lyons-Williams
Susan Muranishi
Cathy & Mike Podell
The Port of Oakland
Shames Construction
Gabrielle Tierney & Eric Bindelglass
Bao Vo & Linh Doan Vo


*Sponsor list updated 10/18/2018


Your investment helps:

Elementary school girls read at grade level.

Middle school girls gain confidence and discover their academic passion.

High school girls to be the first in their family to attend college.

Girls of all ages overcome barriers to realize their full potential.


Learn more about becoming an event sponsor.


Sponsorship PDF