Annual Gala

Celebrating 50 Years & Honoring OMCA CEO Lori Fogarty
Saturday, March 14, 2020

Honorary Chairs: Sharon Simpson and Sheryl Wong
Featuring the Pete Escovedo Latin Jazz Orchestra

Festive attire encouraged and come ready to be entertained! Proceeds support OMCA’s vital education programs, special exhibitions, and community initiatives.

6 pm | Cocktail Reception in the Gallery of California Art
Featuring artist Tom Marioni’s installation, The Act of Drinking Beer with Friends is the Highest Form of Art. Specialty craft cocktails featuring St. George Spirits designed by Jennifer Colliau of Here’s How cocktail bar.
     Reception supported by First Republic Bank

7 pm | Seated Dinner in the Great Hall
Enjoy a local, organic menu designed by Alice Waters, prepared and presented by Barbara Llewellyn Catering.
     Dinner supported by Kaiser Permanente

8:15 pm | Program
Performances by local artists, a live auction, and fund-the-future paddle raise.
     Performances supported by Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology

9:30 pm | Evening Entertainment
Dance to the music of Oakland’s own Pete Escovedo Latin Jazz Orchestra, and don’t miss the photobooth to capture the fun.
     Photobooth supported by Bank of America

Complimentary valet parking on Oak Street
Event is 21+

Table and Ticket Sales 
Tables starting at $10,000 and individual tickets at $1,000 are now on sale. Confirm your participation by returning this form by mail or email.

Please contact Amy Johnson, Donor Events Manager, at 510-318-8502 or for details.


Sponsorship Opportunities
Is your company interested in supporting the Oakland Museum of California? Customized, elevated sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact Julia Ann Starke, Corporate Partnership Manager, 510-318-8508 or to learn more about how your company can support this important East Bay fundraiser.

If you are unable to attend the event, but would like to make a donation in support of OMCA’s 50th Anniversary, please click here.


Thank you to our Gala sponsors!