Reach for the Stars Gala

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Side by Side’s Reach for the Stars Gala was held virtually this year. Even though we were not able to gather together in person, the event was still a success, attracting over 150 attendees for the virtual dinner on Sept. 19, hundreds of bids for our online auction held from Sept. 18 – Sept. 21, and raising over $135,000 for Side by Side during the gala weekend.

Reach for the Stars is a critical source of unrestricted revenue for Side by Side and enables our agency to fill in gaps between the true cost of our programs and available funding from our county and school partners. As we recognize 125 years of service to our community this year – and showcased that anniversary at the Gala – it has given us many chances to reflect on the thousands of young people’s lives that have been touched by the programs and staff of Side by Side. We are proud to share with you a special tribute video that premiered at the Gala.

Importantly, that impact would not be possible without the support of our corporate partners and individual donors. We are incredibly thankful for the participation of so many individuals and businesses who helped make our event a successful one!

2020 Event Sponsors

Star Gazer Sponsors

Shooting Star Sponsors

Twinkling Star Sponsor

Neurobehavioral Clinic & Counseling Center

One Toyota of Oakland