Join us in the Garden as we Grow a Community for Girls

Saturday, October 19, 2019

4:30 P.M. VIP Reception

5:00 P.M. Cocktail Party

6:30 P.M. Dinner and Program

Coming Together to Help Girls Rise

Girls Inc. of Alameda County’s inaugural Girls Rise Gala will be an evening to remember! Join us for our biggest party of the year with a lively reception featuring music, garden-crafted cocktails, locally-sourced cuisine, and an inspirational program celebrating and power and impact of Girls Inc. The evening will include a live auction where everyone can join in the fun and bid on fabulous vacation packages, spectacular experiences, fine wine, and more!

Be a part of the powerful community that removes barriers, inspires excellence, and supports our girls as they unleash their potential and rise toward brilliant futures.


 Girls Rise Gala
An evening of garden-crafted cocktails, locally-sourced cuisine, inspirational Girls Inc. speakers and an exciting live auction


Saturday, October 19, 2019
VIP Reception | 4:30 P.M.
Cocktail Party | 5:00 P.M.
Dinner and Program | 6:30 P.M.


The Rotunda Building
300 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Oakland, CA


First Course

Roasted Butternut Squash Salad

Sweet fuji apple, dried cranberries, toasted pepitas, feta, dressed with a shallot apple cider vinaigrette. V, GF



Boneless Braised Beef Short Rib

Hearty fall-apart tender beef, drenched in a rich Napa merlot reduction, sitting on a bed of creamy mashed potatoes and a pretty sauté of farmers market fresh fall vegetables. GF


Layered Market Vegetable Pavé

A robust blend of fresh farmers market vegetables, delicately layered, comprised of potato, bell pepper, squash, artichoke, zucchini, thyme and lemon. Topped with micro greens and a warm carrot vinaigrette. VG, GF


Family Style Desert

Lemon Meringue Tartlet 

Key Lime Cranberry Cheesecake, with a chocolate crumb crust 

Red Velvet Chocolate Souffle Cake GF 

Carrot Cake Bites, with fromage blanc, caramelized walnuts, maple orange sauce, VG 



Sponsor our signature event and join over 500 friends and supporters as we all come together as a community to help girls rise.

Sponsorships start at $3,500 and include a variety of benefits including reserved tables for 10, acknowledgement in event materials such as signage and program, and varying levels of advertising and opportunities for recognition at the VIP reception.

Sponsor before September 30 to be included in the program and event materials!

Individual tickets are $300 each.



More information about sponsorships:
Girls Rise Sponsorship (PDF)

Thank you to our sponsors* for investing in girls!

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

$15,000 Leader Sponsors

Patricia Canty
Anne Gattis
The Simpson Family

$10,000 Advocate Sponsors

Kaiser Permanente
Shartsis Friese LLP
The Saul Zaentz Company
Ellen & Glenn Voyles

$5,000 Ally Sponsors

Anne Phillips Architecture
Marcia & George Argyris
Curls Bartling P.C.
Celeste Davis
Ernst & Young, LLP
Robin Evitts

Oakland Raiders
Robert Half
Simpson Strong-Tie
Gabrielle Tierney & Eric Bindelglass
David Valdez / Mavis Delacroix, Compass Real Estate

$3,500 Partner Sponsors

Julie Baeder / John Lin
Anne Bisagno
Kathleen Chambers
Joy Chen & Vernon Giang
Charmaine Clay / Rhonda Ramlo
Kathleen Costa
East Bay Community Foundation
Christine Gouig
Lisa Gross / Rick da Silva
Mel Harrison & Barbara Hardacre
Kerrie & Bret Hogan

Holy Names High School
Aisha Kelly-Vong
Janet & Joe Loduca
Jennifer A. Miller, MD / Roseann Torres
Oakland A’s Community Fund
Cathy & Mike Podell
Port of Oakland
Michael & Nancy Pretto
In memory of Belinda Tam-Kimura
Malina Wiesen
Noël & Roger Wise


*Sponsor list updated 10/14/19