Celebrating the Power of Girls' Voices

Thursday, September 21

The Pearl
601 19th Street

San Francisco

Doors open at 5:30PM

GirlVentures' annual Gala brings our community of supporters together to celebrate the accomplishments of girl leaders who have participated in our transformative programs.

This inspiring event will give you a closer look at how our programs empower girls from the Bay Area and beyond to develop and express their personal strengths and to lead positive change. Join us as we amplify the power of girls’ voices and learn directly from program alumnae about the life-changing impact GirlVentures has on girls, their families, and their communities. 


 Tickets include an evening of hors d'oeuvres, along with local wine and beer. 
VIP tickets include a special chef-prepared tasting on the roof.

Sponsorship Levels

Individual Tickets

  • Package purchases of 5 or more tickets will be recognized as supporters on our website and at the event

Bay Sponsors

  • 10 total main event tickets
  • Company logo and link added to list of supporters on our website
  • Dedicated social media posts on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

Redwood Sponsor

  • Benefits listed above
  • 10 total VIP tickets
  • Logo featured at the Gala and on pre-event materials

Summit Sponsor

  • Benefits listed above 
  • 15 total VIP tickets
  • Highlight as a featured supporter in email newsletter to 10,000 constituents
  • Special announcement and thanks at the Gala
  • Prominent placement of logo throughout the Gala

Special Guest Chef

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Melissa King

Chef Melissa King is one of the most exciting young talents in America’s culinary scene. She earned national recognition placing as a finalist on Bravo's television series Top Chef. She is the first chef ambassador for Whole Foods Market and was selected as Celebrity Grand Marshal for San Francisco Pride 2016 for her advocacy for the LGBTQ community.

Keynote Speakers

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Alumnae & Family

The highlight of the evening will be keynote addresses from the girls we serve, along with a GirlVentures alumnae and her mother.

Central to our mission is to create a space that empowers girls to speak out as leaders. We continue to honor this core value by celebrating their leadership, and inviting them and their family members to speak about the personal, family, and community impacts of GirlVentures.

Thank You to Our Supporters

Summit Sponsor

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Redwood Sponsors

Alison Hill
Christine Weiss
The Kern Family

Bay Sponsors

Bari Havlik
Bruce & Judy Todd
David Herron
Dian Emerson & Kieran Casey
Elizabeth & Brett May
Elizabeth Meier
Gina McFarland

TICKET Sponsors

First Republic Bank
Rebecca Barfknecht
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Stephen Bush
Zephyr Real Estate

Special Thanks

Idell Family Vineyards
Karl Lawrence Cellars
Little Vineyards Family Winery
Passaggio Wines
Wells Fargo

Bi-Rite Market
Bink Wines
The Floral Times
Fort Point Beer Company
GlenLyon Vineyards & Winery

For sponsorship questions and information, please contact our Executive Director,
Emily Teitsworth, at gala@girlventures.org