The Gather

Saturday, November 4, 2017, 5:30 PM

Where: Osher Marin JCC
Emcees: Doug Aley, Robb Baer and Todd Speece
Auctioneer: Abra Annes

Event timeline:

The Gather starts at 5:30pm. We have a cocktail hour+ including gaming tables: black jack, roulette and Texas Hold'em. Dinner is at 6:45 and our program starts between 7:15 and 7:30. The program will wrap up at 9 and then there will be music, dancing and more time at the gaming tables.


Sponsorship Information
Sponsors of The Gather receive two tickets to the event—but more importantly, make it possible for members of our dedicated faculty and staff—teachers, assistants, hard-working support crew—and their spouse/partner/friend to attend the party as honored guests. Specifically, the amount contributed above and beyond the cost of your tickets helps to underwrite faculty and staff tickets, and provides a unique opportunity to show that we support both them and the school.

Thank you to our very generous sponsors!

Benefactor Sponsors
Janet Barnes and Thom Weisel
Lisa Breakwell and Colin le Duc
Pia DeLeon and William Chuang
Michele and Doug Dillard
Micky and Chris Doner
Eve Galazin and Jason Dellinger
Alyssa and Greg Harper
Dorlon and Dylan Simonds
Courtney and Greg Smith
Gita and Nick Stiritz

Family Sponsors
Susan and Doug Aley
Robyn and Robb Baer
Andrea and Scott Cullerton
Teresa Federer and Peter Levinson
Debra and Kevin Hakman
Carleen Hawn DeLay and Tom DeLay
Devon and Michael Karpowicz
Barbara Merz and David Grayce
Paige and Chad Meuse
Lily and Andrew Riesenfeld
Eliza Riley
Sarah and Donald Sung
Nerine and J.C. Torres
Hartley and Colin West

Become a sponsor!

What is The Gather?
The Gather is the one time we all come together to celebrate our school, our children, and our faculty and staff. It's an opportunity to make new friends and see old ones while enjoying a special night out in support of MMS. It is also a time to learn about our two most important community-funding needs (Tuition Assistance and Faculty/Staff Professional Development), at the same time giving us an opportunity to show our dedication through impactful fundraising.

Is there a special matching gift for Lifelong Learning this year?
Yes! Learn more about this inspiring giving opportunity that supports MMS faculty and staff professional development and North Bay disaster relief.

What makes this party so special?
Cocktails with 250+ of your favorite MMS friends
Lively libations and decadent plated dinner
Casino games (black jack, roulette and Texas Hold'em) and roaring band
Celebrate and support MMS!

What should I wear to The Gather?
Come in a roaring 20's costume, come in character, or come as you! There is no pressure to wear a costume to The Gather - please dress in whatever way is fun and comfortable for you. For those who want to dress up, remember that many 20's costumes can be easily assembled from items you already have in your closet and a few simple accessories.

Will there be a live auction?
Yes. There will be a mini live auction with several very special items up for your bidding pleasure, but the main event will be Fund-the-Children in support of Tuition Assistance.

How can our family support The Gather?
You can:

  • Serve as a Benefactor or Family Sponsor when you purchase your tickets to the event.
  • Own a business? We are seeking corporate sponsors as well - please contact Aubyn Demian
  • Donate a once-in-a-lifetime vacation or adventure to the Live Auction - please contact Aubyn Demian
  • Volunteer for the event team - sign up here