Reach for the Stars Gala

Light up the night ultralounge-style! Join us for an evening of fabulous club music, open-air dining, and signature cocktails in celebration and support of our youth. Hosted by California Senator Mike McGuire on a private San Rafael estate, Side by Side’s Reach for the Stars: Club Side by Side raises critical funds needed to continue our behavioral and mental health services for nearly 2,000 young people and their families in Marin, Sonoma, Napa, and Alameda counties.



  • Delicious haute cuisine nibbles from Fork Full of Earth
  • Craft cocktails by Rebecca Pinnell
  • Lounge music by notable Bay Area DJ Malachi aka Uncle Snax
  • Private VIP cabanas with plated appetizers and champagne for up to 10, luxe seating accommodations, named signage and a dedicated server (available by special reservation as an add-on option when you purchase your tickets/table)


  • Dinner by Fork Full of Earth
  • Live Auction and Fund-the-Future


  • Club Side by Side comes alive — hit the dance floor!
  • Private VIP cabanas with cigars, whiskey, chocolates, luxe seating accommodations, named signage, and a dedicated server (available by special reservation as an add-on option when you purchase your tickets/table)

City chic cocktail attire is requested. Guests will be shuttled from Dominican University (park at the Conlan Recreation Center, 1475 Grand Avenue in San Rafael) to the venue.

Interested in adding your company to the list of Event Sponsors below? Check out our sponsorship opportunities.

2022 Event Sponsors

Star Gazer Sponsors

Shooting Star Sponsors

Twinkling Star Sponsors

First Republic Bank

The Grateful Dog

Harrington Group

Neurobehavioral Clinic & Counseling Center

North Bay Business Journal

Table Hosts & Individual Underwriters

Ricki & Ray Syufy

Mr. & Mrs. J. Patrick Hunt


Deanna Brock & Daniel Freeman

The Mattaja Families

Emily Morris & Javier Soltero

Jacqueline & David Spielberg


Jennifer L. Gotti

Robert & Carol Jackson Foundation/John & Wendy Buscaglia

Howard Schomer & Kimberly Rochat

Dale Satake