2023 Annual Gala & After-Party

Meet the Moment

Event Details:

DATE: Saturday, May 13, 2023

RECEPTION & DINNER: 5:30pm - 9:00pm

AFTER-PARTY: 9:00pm - 12:30am

VENUE: The Palace of Fine Arts
On Saturday, May 9th, join us to celebrate San Francisco youth!

On Saturday, May 9th, we will host our Annual Gala & After-Party at San Francisco’s historic Palace of Fine Arts. This event will show more than 1,000 attendees the numerous ways BGCSF makes a difference in the lives of young people in San Francisco. With the generous support of Gala sponsors and attendees, this fun-filled event will help raise funds in support of the youth of our City and their futures.

Tickets and sponsorship information are available at the button below. For sponsorship inquiries, please contact Jamin McVeigh, Director of Development, at jmcveigh@kidsclub.org.

About the Gala

The Annual Gala & After-Party brings together more than 1,000 attendees each year to celebrate the work of Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco. Attendees are invited to interactive exhibits that demonstrate the impact BGCSF makes in the lives of San Francisco youth. Discover the magic that happens in our Clubhouses and at Camp Mendocino, and see the hope and opportunity we provide to those youth who need us most.

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The 2023 Annual Gala & After-Party will gather more than 1,000 of our philanthropic supporters and community for an inspiring evening of performances and personal reflections by BGCSF youth, alumni, and staff. 

Drawing on over 130 years of experience as a critical resource for our San Francisco community, this year’s theme, Meet the Moment, explores how the Club continuously innovates and evolves to address the changing needs of youth and families. We have proven that we are a strong, determined, courageous, focused, and resourceful organization. With a bright post-pandemic future now in sight, guests will see, hear, and experience how we will continue to lean in to Meet the Moment at this pivotal time.  

Look forward to an interactive reception exploring BGCSF’s innovative and impactful programs, an inspiring dinner program, including musical performances, and then a fun-filled After-Party to keep the celebration going. Northern California's premier party band, Pop Fiction, will be our headline entertainment at the After-Party during which all guests will also be able to enjoy a silent disco, backyard games, signature cocktails, and a great amount of delectable food and drink. Join us as we come together in celebration. It is only through our collective contributions that we can continue to serve the youth and families who need us the most!

Thank you to our Sponsors

The evening began with an interactive reception featuring program and staff highlights that coincided with the Gala's theme: Our Youth, Our City, Our Future. Areas of the reception focused on BGCSF's 14 San Francisco-based locations as well as Camp Mendocino, and how those locations affect the youth we serve. The reception included three memorable youth performances.

The dinner program boasted a fun, festive environment that invited guests to learn about how BGCSF impacts youth across San Francisco. The event featured performances from Clubhouse youth, testimonials from BGCSF staff and our 2019 Youth of the Year, and a moving speech from BGCSF President Rob Connolly.

Following dinner, attendees were treated to a lively After-Party featuring San Francisco's favorite band, Pride & Joy. Guests enjoyed dancing, scrumptious snacks from McCalls Catering, and an exuberant atmosphere. The party continued at the Palace of Fine Arts til the wee hours of the morning in celebration of BGCSF's mission and the people who make it happen.

Thank You to Our 2019 Sponsors