Great Gateway Gathering 2021


Thank You Gateway!

More than 200 parents/caregivers, staff and alumni showed up Saturday night, rocked their formalwear and cut a rug — but most importantly, they raised $63,072 for our teachers and students! We are absolutely overwhelmed by the generous spirit and joy of our community. We can't wait to do it all again next year!

Sponsoring the Great Gateway Gathering

The Great Gateway Gathering is a long-held tradition made accessible to all families through sliding scale tickets – from $0 to $100 per person – and all faculty and staff attend at no cost. This equity-based approach to ticketing and bringing everyone together is made possible by generous donations from our school community.

Sponsorships of $1,000 to $5,000 cover the true cost of hosting the event, make the event accessible to everyone who wants to attend, and ensure all of the fundraising we do at the party goes directly to our students, teachers and schools. 

Click the button below for more details about the impact of a sponsorship gift. 

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To make a gift, go to or email Chanda Lockhart at [email protected] to make a pledge. 

As a note: No one outside of our development team will know the sponsor list or gift amounts. This is an intentional equity choice as to not differentiate between families in a public or visible way.

Frequently Asked Questions

Everything you need to know about The Great Gateway Gathering!

What's the deal with the different ticket options?

To ensure that everyone from our community can join, tickets are offered at a pay-what-you-can basis. Please select the ticket price that feels accessible to you and your family. All tickets include food, open bar, games, and dancing!


Can I reserve tickets with cash or check?

Yes! If you would like to attend and pay for your tickets in cash or by check, please contact Alexandria at [email protected] to reserve your ticket.

Do I need to be vaccinated to attend? What safety precautions will you be taking?

Yes, all guests must show proof of vaccination and a photo ID to be admitted to the Great Gateway Gathering. The event will follow all San Francisco event health and safety requirements and best public health practices. In addition, the venue features a comfortable outdoor space where much of the festivities will take place.

Can I bring my kids?

Please don't! Despite the Prom theme, this is a strictly 21+ event. This event is held at a bar and we will not be able to admit anyone underage.