Gateway's Matters of the Mind Luncheon

matters of the mind luncheon

Gateway's Matters of the Mind Luncheon

2018 Matters of the Mind Luncheon

A celebration of 20 years of impact on public school education

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
11:00am to 1:30pm

Gateway High School 
1430 Scott Street (at Geary)
San Francisco, CA 94115

Join us in celebrating Gateway's 20 years of impact on public education and the incredible students with big dreams, graduates who stepped up, and the teachers who believe in them. This year's keynote speakers are the young people who have benefitted from Gateway's mission and model, current students and graduates alike.

Event Tickets and Table Sponsorship

Your ticket purchase or table sponsorship drives the support and success of the Luncheon and funds raised to support Gateway’s students and programs. Please consider purchasing an individual ticket or sponsoring a table and being part of the impact at Gateway.



Individual tickets are $250 per seat.



Table sponsorship ranges from $20,000 - in celebration of Gateway’s 20th Anniversary - to $3,000, and includes seating for 8-10 at this year’s event, a festive reception and support of Gateway’s differentiated instruction and innovative curriculum for all learners, college counseling and workforce readiness programs, and classroom technologies for all students.

For more information about tickets or to become a table sponsor of this year’s Luncheon, please contact Marianne Fives, Development Manager, at

Corporate Sponsorship

As Gateway Public Schools’ signature fundraising event, the Luncheon raises more than $350,000 each year through individual donors, community partners and sponsorships. Corporate sponsorship supports the Luncheon infrastructure, and the college preparatory education helping our students achieve their dreams, change lives and impact the future.

Sponsorship ranges from $25,000 to $2,500, and includes valuable recognition opportunities for companies, and supports Gateway's commitment to public education.


To learn more about becoming a corporate sponsor of this year’s Luncheon, please contact: Chanda Guerin, Director of Development and Outreach, at

Gateway Public Schools is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All corporate sponsorships are a tax deductible charitable contribution, minus the value of goods or services received.

About Gateway Public Schools

Gateway Grads 2018

In 1998, seven parents sat around a kitchen table with the dream of creating a school that would be a gateway to college for all students regardless of access, income or learning style. Now 20 years later, GPS serves 800 students each year through the middle and high schools, and is the first charter in the state to be twice named a California Distinguished School. 

Gateway’s mission is to prepare a broad range of learners for success in college and beyond by combining a rigorous academic program with an approach where the individual talents, strengths and needs of our learners are identified and supported. 

To learn more about Gateway, visit us at