Great Gateway Gathering

2020 Great Gateway Gathering Logo

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Thank You Gateway!

Right On!

Thanks to your incredible kindness, tenacity, generosity and love of all things sparkly and glam, we were able to meet and even exceed our goal of raising "$70k in the 70s," coming in at $73,680 total raised!

Thank you for believing in our students, teachers, and our shared work to ensure all public school students in San Francisco have access to truly life-changing opportunities.

View Telethon Recording

Limited Sign-Up Party Spots Still Available

There's still time to get in on the fun and support Gateway! A few spots remain in the following Sign-Up parties:

  • French Cocktail Party - Two French families from Gateway HS would like to invite you to an "apéritif dînatoire" in a beautiful house in the Inner Richmond on Oct. 3, 2020!
  • Pig Party --  Festivities kick-off at 6:30pm at Julie Wise's place in the Miraloma Park area with the unveiling of a roasted pig. Gateway's own Sharon Olken will pour libations, and vegetarians will be feted in style, too!

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Additional Details and FAQ

Why a telethon? I thought the Great Gateway Gathering was a party.

Traditionally, it is! Given that the City of San Francisco and department of public health have recommended that all nonessential gatherings of adults should be cancelled for the next several weeks, we have decided to reformat the event rather than cancel it altogether. For one, our students and teachers rely on this event to generate nearly $70,000 each year for the mission-critical supports and programs that allow us to serve every unique learner in our charge; for another, we just can’t bear to see a great party canceled!

We hope the new format will be a fun way to virtually build community while supporting our kids and teachers, and look forward to returning to our usual, in-person party next year!

Do I need any special technology to tune in?

Nope! We are broadcasting via YouTube LIVE -- all you need to do is open the event link using any desktop or mobile web browser and enjoy! If you have a YouTube account, you can chat live with us, but that isn't mandatory. If you can watch a funny cat video, you can watch our telethon!

Do I need to be watching/online in order to win the raffle or wine?

Nope! We will be announcing winners on the air but will follow up with winners in the following week. You can purchase your raffle tickets starting now!

What if I already bought tickets?

If you have purchased a ticket for the Great Gateway Gathering party, we hope you will consider it a donation to Gateway so that it can be counted toward our fundraising goal. If you would prefer a refund, please contact Marianne Fives at mfives@gatewaypublicschools.org.

More Information

For more information about the Great Gateway Gathering, how to get involved, or to make a donation, contact Chanda Lockhart, Gateway's Director of Development and Outreach, at clockhart@gatewaypublicschools.org.