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THANK YOU...to EVERYONE who contributed to making this year's Farewell to Prohibition Dinner Dance such a successful, glamorous, and fun event!

The Hillsborough Schools Foundation (HSF) would like to express heartfelt gratitude to the entire Hillsborough community for making Farewell to Prohibition a smashing success! The HSF gala was the result of the talent, hard work, and creativity of an amazing team. Please join us in recognizing the people who made this FUN-filled, important event a success.

Gala Chairs, Cinthia Simon, Danielle Simon and Jen Keane, our Board President, Breigh McCall, HSF Events Chair, Lisa Duffell, the Farewell to Prohibition Committee: Jessica Engelman, Ting Yang, Kim Tramel, Nisha Ahluwalia, Karen Crawford, Mary Ann Hasenstab, Leigh Roslansky, Shelby Van Doren, Deb Crisp, Linda Willey, Laura Blankstein, Megan Strickland, Erin Schaefer, Lauren Wallins, Rosemary Chiang, Jinah Banatao, Teri Kil, Nicole Salama, Dana McCabe and Dana Pulley and the incredible HSF staff, especially Cynthia Foster, who brought our community together for a glamorous and absolutely incredible evening.

A huge thank you to our event sponsors: SoMa Equity Partners, Multivista Northern California, Nyhus Design Group, Bocci Realty, Steven Platzman, Addison Fine Arts, The Erica Damelio Team, Grupology, RG Developments Inc. and Southwest Greens.

By the Numbers:

  • 320 ladies and gents celebrated the opportunity to FINALLY come together to celebrate our award-winning schools.
  • A record setting $122,500 was raised during our incredibly exciting live auction. Another in-room record was set for our FUNd-A-Need, which raised a staggering $359,900.

It’s the talk of the town:

At the event, we introduced our FUNd-A-Need which will give our students the gift of play, to support what studies have shown is the best way for kids to gain the confidence, collaboration and social skills they need for lifelong success. To learn more about our FUNd-a-Need, please view the video above. For those unable to attend, there is still time to donate and your contribution counts toward your HSF Annual Giving donation. Please text “HSF” to 650-772-4911 to make your donation today! We are only $20,000 away from raising over half a million dollars for our schools!

Whether you were an auction-item winner, invested in FUNd-A-Need, served on a committee, donated an auction item, purchased a pay-to-play spot, sponsored the event or were one of the many who attended the Farewell to Prohibition gala, you supported excellence in our public schools, and for that we thank you! Invoices for winning auction bids will be sent later this week.

We hope to have photos to share with attendees shortly from Hillsborough parent and generous volunteer, Veronika Gulchin of See My World Photography.


Volunteer Opportunities!

Please join us! We rely on help from volunteer school families and community members to maintain the success of this annual event. No experience is necessary! Please click here to volunteer.


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