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Events @ Gateway

Gateway has only been able to grow and thrive for more than 25 years because of our incredible community: parents, alumni, neighbors, community partners, and public education champions from every sector and facet of our city. We hold events throughout the year to raise crucial funds that support our students and teachers, build connection and community, and celebrate the amazing things we can accomplish together on behalf of our kids.

Saturday October 5, 2024 - The Great Gateway Gathering

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Our favorite party returns! You're invited to Gateway's annual fundraiser for our 21+ parents, caregivers and alumni. Your ticket includes open bar and dinner, alongside important fundraising for our schools. Meet friends new and old, enjoy some grown-ups only fun, and support our students and teachers at the same time!

Tickets Available Soon.

Thursday November 7, 2024 - Matters of the Mind

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Matters of the Mind is our signature event and Gateway's single biggest fundraiser of the year. Join us on the waterfront at Fort Mason for an incredible evening of community celebration, student and teacher speakers, and dinner with fellow public education advocates. Tickets include a happy hour at The Interval before dinner and program at the beautiful Gallery 308.

Tickets Available Soon.

Thursday January 28, 2025 - Brews & Bites for Gateway

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A fun evening of delicious casual food and beer pairings as we gather at City Beer Store in the Mission to support of Gateway. This low-key, festive event is perfect for alumni, folks interested in learning more about our work, families and friends of all stripes -- but only those 21+, please!

Tickets Available Soon.

NEW: 5K Walk-Run this Spring

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Join us for Gateway's first-ever 5K!  All ages and ability levels are welcome to join us at the Presidio for a day of active fun, and the entire San Francisco community is invited!

Registration starts in January.

Community Events

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Matters of the Mind

Our biggest event of the year! Each October we invite a luminary speaker to address our audience about their work and their perspective on how we can all make a difference, but that’s just the beginning! We honor our faculty and community members who are making an impact in the lives of our students, celebrate our young people, and have one heck of a party. Thank you to everyone who made our 2023 celebration such a success!

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Gateway Salons

These intimate, bespoke events are opportunities for our community members to discover how their passions and interests intersect with our work at Gateway and what our partners are doing throughout San Francisco to make our community more just and equitable. Expect fine dining, refreshing beverages, and fascinating conversations.

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Alumni Events

The Gateway Ambassador Board is busy cooking up your new favorite Gateway tradition! Watch this space for news about events by and for Gateway alumni to reconnect, network, and continue to be a part of the GHS community.