2020 Annual Gala & After-Party

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The Rise to the Challenge | Emerge Strong Campaign is a $3M funding drive that seeks to raise all the critical funds needed to replace the Club's three remaining events for this fiscal year — the Gala, golf tournament, and poker tournament — and other smaller fundraising campaigns. This fund also ensures that when we emerge from this health crisis and face the social and economic challenges that await us, the Club will, again, be there, standing shoulder to shoulder with youth, families and neighborhoods. Learn more about the campaign or make a gift today! Together, we will RISE TO THE CHALLENGE AND EMERGE STRONG.
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.

On May 18th, 2019

It was an unforgettable evening in celebration of youth at the Palace of Fine Arts.


Youth Participants


Generous Supporters


Total Funds Raised
Together, we raised $2.54M to support the young people of San Francisco. For photos from the 2019 Gala, visit our Flickr, Facebook and Instagram pages. Videos from our 2019 event are available on our YouTube Channel.

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