Reach for the Stars Gala

Experience the Golden Age of Hollywood! Join us for an evening of glamour, al fresco dining, and libations in support of our youth. Hosted by California Senator Mike McGuire on a private San Rafael estate, Side by Side’s Reach for the Stars Gala promises to strike a note of elegance and whimsy while raising critically needed funds to continue our behavioral and mental health services for nearly 2,000 young people and their families in Marin, Sonoma, Alameda and Napa.

As the Bay Area begins to open back up, Side by Side is optimistically planning for an in-person Gala. The event logistics — as far as seating arrangements, food service, etc. — will be designed with an eye to our guests’ safety and will be finalized as we know more about the progression of the pandemic in the later summer.

For information about our 2021 Sponsorship Opportunities, click here.

2021 Event Sponsors

Star Gazer Sponsors

Shooting Star Sponsors

Twinkling Star Sponsor

Table Hosts & Individual Underwriters


Ricki & Ray Syufy


Deanna Brock & Daniel Freeman

Mary Denton & Monte Deignan

Jennifer L. Gotti

The Mattaja Families

Jacqueline & David Spielberg


Howard Schomer & Kimberly Rochat