2020 Luncheon

Save the Date for the 2020 luncheon

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A LIVE Virtual Event!


Wednesday, October 14, 2020
12:00 to 1:00 PM PST

This year’s Matters of the Mind Luncheon will be a virtual gathering of the incredible community that makes Gateway’s schools possible. We’re thrilled to welcome bestselling author Paul Tough as our keynote speaker.

Tickets and Sponsorship Information

The Luncheon will be a live stream exclusively for registered attendees. Celebratory party kits will be mailed to every Luncheon attendee.* What else you can expect from Gateway’s virtual Luncheon?

*Guests must be registered by October 5 to ensure timely delivery of the package. Links for the live stream will be sent to registered attendees two weeks prior to the event. 

Making an Impact Today

You can make an impact today by supporting classroom purchases, the silent auction and the fund-a-need. All contributions support the Matters of the Mind Luncheon goal of raising $350,000!

Fund-A-Need and Auction

Raised to date: $188,600 

Updated as of Sept. 22, 2020

Paul Tough, Keynote Speaker

Paul Tough

We are thrilled to welcome Paul Tough, author of bestsellers The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us and How Children Succeed. In talks drawn from his six years of research and travel, Tough challenges the status quo, revealing how higher education and social mobility really work, and what we can do to make it more equitable for all.

Investing in Resilient Futures: Event Sponsorship

Please join us as a sponsor this year and join our work to level the playing field for Gateway students as they chart their pathways to college and beyond. 

In honor of your contribution and in partnership with local businesses, we are excited to share with you: home deliveries from local restaurants, a signed copy of Paul Tough’s recent The Years That Matter Most, and virtual seats for you and your guests. Click the button below for more information:

View Sponsorship Information

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities and the fun surprises we have planned for sponsors this year, contact Chanda Lockhart, Director of Development and Outreach, at clockhart@gatewaypublicschools.org.

What to Expect from the Virtual Luncheon 

Read more about what October 14 will look like! 

The Luncheon will be a live stream on Vimeo exclusively for registered attendees. There will be a Zoom running simultaneously where you can be virtually “seated” with your fellow attendees (very similar to tables at our annual event!)

Detailed instructions and links to join the virtual event will be sent to registered guests two weeks prior to the event. Day of tech support will be available for event guests.

A Deep Appreciation for This Year’s Sponsors:

Another Way to Support the Gateway Community

Many of our Gateway families own, manage and work in restaurants throughout the Bay Area. If you’re planning to order out in the coming months or want to have a Gateway-community lunch during the October 14 event, please consider ordering from one of these amazing businesses.

Connect with Us

If you have questions about this year’s event or how to get involved, please contact Marianne Fives, Senior Development Manager, at mfives@gatewaypublicschools.org

Please note: Our offices are closed and we are unable to access our phone lines. Email is the only way to reach our development team at this time.