We are excited to announce our Spring Gala Sparkle & Shine on Friday, May 10th at the Jonas Center in Novato. This community event features dinner, dancing, a live auction and a paddle raise. Enjoy the hosted bar, passed appetizers, dinner, live music and tasty desserts. This fundraising event is one you won’t want to miss!


Ticket Sales Closed

Early bird tickets are $215 per person, after 9pm on April 22 tickets are $235 per person. 
Please note: Ticket sales will close on May 6th or when we reach capacity. No tickets will be available for purchase at the door.
Pondering your attire for the Sparkle & Shine Gala? Curious about what the evening entails? Your wondering ends here!

Live Auction Items & Winners

Six-days / Six-nights Stay in a Four-bedroom Luxury Villa in Belize or Costa Rica for up to Eight

Your group will get to select from two destinations for a fun-filled week and long-lasting memories.  Both locations offer a private estate with the personalized attention of a professional concierge.

Belize Private Villa: Located on the Caribbean Sea in the Placencia area, your private villa features four-bedrooms and a private pool. Belize is well-known for its snorkeling and diving, as well as world-class fishing.

Costa Rica Private Villa: Located on the central west coast in the Jaco area, your private villa features four-bedrooms, a private pool and breathtaking views of the jungle, mountains or ocean. Just minutes from the small surf village, you will enjoy a rich Central American culture with great nightlife, as well as numerous activities on both water and land.

WINNERS: Sarah Wagner & Jaime Heaps

16th Hole Skybox at WM Phoenix Open for Two – Sunday Tickets & Hotel

Admission for two to the 16th Hole Skybox on Sunday, February 9th at the 2025 WM Phoenix Open with breakfast and lunch buffet, open bar and two-night stay at select hotel accommodations in the Phoenix area – (check-in Saturday, check-out Monday in a standard guest room, double occupancy)

Dubbed “The Greatest Show on Grass,” the WM Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale has no problem living up to its name. The 16th Hole is one of the most famous and well- known holes on the tour. The 16th hole is completely transformed into a stadium with enough room to entertain 15,000 screaming fans. The exclusive Skybox Village provides one of the most valued opportunities for the golf fan. The seating overlooks the 16th hole and provides a breathtaking panoramic view of the action plus access to a full hospitality spread of food and drinks during your experience! Your 16th Hole Skybox wristbands allow you to walk the course and catch a glimpse of the tournament action from many different viewpoints.

WINNERS: John Hanna & Kristen Wheeler

Three-days / Two-nights Luxury Tahoe Donner Escape to the Mountains for up to Eight

Generously donated by District parents Daniela Kratz & Patrick Schablitzki, this remarkable residence boasts 3,240 square feet of opulent living space. During your exclusive three-days, two-nights stay, indulge in everything Tahoe has to offer. This home features a gourmet kitchen, hydronic heated floors and jetted tub in the primary suite. Whether cozying up by the fireplace in the great room or engaging in a friendly game of pool in the family room, this home has unparalleled comfort for all your guest. Delight in dinner on the fully furnished deck, surrounded by twinkling patio lights and serene forest vistas.

Eight guests (excluding children under 13) 

Mutually agreed upon date

WINNERS: Timothy Hanks

12 Guests for Oktoberfest at Schroeder’s!

Celebrate Oktoberfest on September 20th at the West Coast’s oldest German beer hall, Schroeder’s Restaurant in SF! Schroeder’s Oktoberfest block party begins at 3pm and features live music and games throughout the evening until 8pm. Your 12 guests will enjoy a VIP pass to this event including pretzels & sausages and as much German beer as you can drink! No reserved table. Come dressed in your best German attire-dirndls & lederhosen encouraged-as the best dressed will be awarded a prize. Prost!  



WINNERS: Jon Grabham

Five-Course Chef’s Menu and Wine Cellar Pairings for Six at Left Bank

À votre santé! You and five guests can toast to friendship, fine French cuisine and exceptional wine during a unique dining event at Left Bank in Larkspur. Indulge in the Chef’s specially curated five-course menu, expertly paired with wines from the cellar, generously provided by Left Bank Brasserie. Restrictions: Contingent upon restaurant availability, expires one year from the letter date, valid only at Left Bank Larkspur, not valid on holidays, dinner valid only with a reservation made through Frank Caiazzo, at least two weeks in advance of the desired date and dinner must be dine-in/cannot be to-go.

WINNERS: Larry Dan + Natasha Chalmers Dan

Four-day / Three-night Stay for Four at Everline Resort & Spa

Generously donated by District parents Kristine & Armando Guerra. Experience the rare delight of staying in one of the resort’s exclusive ski-in and ski-out units. Renovated in April 2015, this charming unit features a king bedroom, a full bathroom and a queen pull-out sofa in the living room, making it an ideal retreat for a small family, a couple or a girls’ weekend getaway! This suite offers a residential look and feel with a gas fireplace, slate entryway, ceramic tile bathroom, plus a pillow-top bed. The unit has flat-screen TVs, a kitchen with a refrigerator, dishwasher, granite top wet bar, microwave and coffee maker. Plus, for your convenience hairdryer, iron, ironing board and high-speed wireless internet access. Exit the suite through a sliding glass door that leads to a small patio with two chairs and ski lockers. Ski down a small hill about 20 yards to the Resort Chair lift. Everline Resort has room service, three restaurants and a spa. Restrictions: based on availability

WINNERS: Peter Cline

Raffle & Run Around Winners

Cast Earrings: Annie & Darren Cappetta

Birthday in the Park: Nina Ciminelli Hill & Joe Hill

Dr. Cindy Goodman: Glynis Doyle

Nugget Market Gift Card: Ashley Eklund

The Lark Theater Guild Package: Camelia Gendreau & Timothy Hanks

Bay Club Membership: Patricia & John Hanna

Schumacher Photography: Kristen Hecht

Staycation Fun: Megan/David Ingraham

Joshua Ets Photography: Pagerie & Bryan Jacobi

Pavillion Heart Huggie Earrings: Jodi & Casey Kraning

Kitchen Harmony Refresh: Jen Leibick

Village Basket: Liza Mathews

Gott’s: Laura Meyers

Oakland A’s Tickets: Laura Meyers

F45 Training: Cathy Mossman & Alex Mossman

Kim Adams Love it or List it: Lindsay & Vince Pasquini

Amy Fier Earrings: Alison & Andy Revell

Mountain Camp Marin: Victor Bautista & Katy Stout-Batista

Fitness SF: Jessica & Greg Ulin

Mt Tam Laser/Vetted: Sarah & Ryan Wagner

Sage Educators Camp: Sarah & Ryan Wagner

Insalata Gift Card: Dinday

Lauren O Earrings: Christine & Jay Grenfell

Run Around: Matt & Molly Koehler

Golden Raffle: Janelle Patton

Volunteers Needed

Lights, Camera, Action! Are you a videographer extraordinaire? We’re on the hunt for someone with serious skills to help us produce an unforgettable Fund-A-Need video for our upcoming Gala on May 10th. Contact us at info@sparkschools.org for more details.

Ever dreamt of taking the stage? We are on the hunt for a talented emcee to dazzle the audience at our upcoming Sparkle and Shine Gala. If you have a knack for engaging an audience and creating memorable experiences, we want to hear from you! Email us at info@sparkschools.org. 

FAQs - Spring Gala

This annual event is one of SPARK’s most important fundraising events of the year raising over $100k towards our $1.5M goal while celebrating our community and schools. 

Tickets go on sale starting March 25th, so mark your calendars! To secure your spot, simply register and set up your account. Act fast because this event is anticipated to sell out. Ticket sales close on May 6th or when we reach capacity.  Sorry, no last-minute purchases at the door!

The Sparkle & Shine event will be hosted at the Jonas Center, located in Novato at 1800 Ignacio Blvd Building 19, Novato, CA 94949. Join us for an enchanting evening from 5:30pm to 10:00pm.

Prepare to dazzle in your cocktail attire at Sparkle and Shine! It’s time to dress up and shine brilliantly at the event.

Early bird tickets are $215 per person, after 9pm on April 22 tickets are $235 per person. Please note: ticket sales will close on May 6th at 9pm and no tickets will be available for purchase at the door.

Guests will enjoy a hosted bar, sit-down dinner, music and dancing and have a chance to get in on the action of the Live Auction and Paddle Raise.

Yes, a limited number of reserved tables will be available for sale. Keep an eye out for announcements to reserve yours.

Absolutely! This event has sold out in the past, so don’t delay getting your tickets. Remember, tickets will not be available for purchase at the door.

We will have transportation to and from the event which will be available for purchase when tickets go on sale. Stay tuned for more details on locations, schedules and cost.

The Live Auction will showcase irresistible items for you to bid on. As the event draws near, we’ll provide you with a sneak peek so you can prepare to bid!

Every year at our event, we ask guests to raise their paddles to fund special projects. You can participate whether you attend the event or not!

Absolutely! Every year, we carefully select a limited array of items designed to captivate everyone’s interests and this year is no exception. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at the event.

Sparkle & Shine is an exclusive event tailored for adults only.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the families who wish to support SPARK. We warmly invite you to contribute to the Paddle Raise through a tax-deductible financial donation. Stay tuned for the link!

Thank You to Our Biz Partners




Amy’s Drive Thru
Ashley Morgan Designs Inc.
Blue Anchor Building Company
Cast Jewelry
Farmhouse Lab 
Hayes Valley Medical & Esthetics of Marin
Left Bank
Marin Ortho
Metta Yoga
Mt Tam Pediatric Dentistry

Orangetheory Fitness Greenbrae-Marin
Pamela Lastiri, Inc.
Pavers Express Group
Performing Arts Academy of Marin
Skylark Apartments
Twenty Five Company
Woodlands Market
Yellow House Interior Design