Friday, May 8 at 6:30 p.m., the Bay Area Discovery Museum will host Playdate 2015: White to Bright at the Museum’s spectacular location at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge. The annual spring gala, and largest fundraiser hosted onsite, Playdate is expected to raise $325,000 in support of the Museum’s mission to ignite and advance creative thinking for all children.
The “White to Bright” theme reflects children’s experience at the Museum: white canvas transforming into bright learning opportunities through fun, play, and creativity. The gala décor will be all white – and white attire is requested – except for inside the tent, where the party turns bright with music, dancing, lights and color, including artwork created by the Museum’s young visitors.
“On the eve of our 25th anniversary, with a new strategic plan to significantly extend our impact at the Museum and beyond, Playdate 2015 is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the creativity and fun at the heart of our mission, while raising the funds to help us deliver on that mission,” said Karyn Flynn, CEO.
The festive night will feature dinner and cocktails from Paula LeDuc Fine Catering, dancing to music spun by DJ ManCub, and entertainment by Gregangelo & Velocity Arts & Entertainment. Raffle prizes will include: a men’s outfit and custom tailoring by Tom James Company; a women’s leather tote from Max Mara; a private tour for six with food and wine pairing at Ram’s Gate Winery; and a Tiffany & Co. Tiffany T Square bracelet in sterling silver. The event is made possible with support from generous donors including Disney, Max Mara, Paul Hastings, and TPG. Guests will include Bay Area parents, society mavens, community leaders, and philanthropists.
About the Bay Area Discovery Museum
Located in Sausalito, CA, the Bay Area Discovery Museum annually welcomes 300,000 children ages 0 to 8, parents, and teachers to its early childhood education campus. The mission of the Museum is to ignite and advance creative thinking for all children. Our goal is to reach 1 million children a year – onsite at the Museum, in the community, and nationally through our research-based Center for Childhood Creativity – and give them a better start to life. For more information about the Bay Area Discovery Museum, please visit www.baykidsmuseum.org.