Gateway's Matters of the Mind Luncheon

matters of the mind luncheon

Gateway's Matters of the Mind Luncheon

Thank You for Supporting Gateway's Luncheon

A celebration of 20 years of impact on public school education

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our 2018 Matters of the Mind Luncheon and celebrated our 20th anniversary. The event raised incredible funds and will ensure a high quality education and provide necessary supports so that all of our students can succeed.

Matters of the Mind Luncheon Highlights

Pictures and videos from the Luncheon coming soon!

If you enjoyed the video that premiered during the 20th anniversary event and would like to re-watch or share it, you can do so here.

Help Us Reach Our Goal!

student speakers at luncheon

Our event has raised $335,000 and we're just shy of our goal. We hope you'll consider helping us reach our goal.

Gateway depends on your generosity to ensure a high quality education and to provide necessary supports so that students like Zaire and Fatema, our sixth grade speakers, can succeed.

For more information or to make a gift to this year's Luncheon, please contact Chanda Guerin, Gateway's Director of Development and Outreach, at

About Gateway Public Schools

Gateway Grads 2018

In 1998, seven parents sat around a kitchen table with the dream of creating a school that would be a gateway to college for all students regardless of access, income or learning style. Now 20 years later, GPS serves 800 students each year through the middle and high schools, and is the first charter in the state to be twice named a California Distinguished School. 

Gateway’s mission is to prepare a broad range of learners for success in college and beyond by combining a rigorous academic program with an approach where the individual talents, strengths and needs of our learners are identified and supported. 

To learn more about Gateway, visit us at