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  • Sponsored by Best of the East Bay

Starlight Gala

The Future of Science Starts Here
NextGen Now: A Benefit for Science Education

Saturday, September 20, 2014
from 6:30pm - 10pm

Rotunda Building
300 Frank Ogawa Plaza
Downtown Oakland

Featuring Honorary Gala Chair

Founder & Executive Director, Code for America
Deputy Chief Technology Officer, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Join other Bay Area business, community and philanthropic leaders in supporting our work to inspire and educate the next generation of scientists, innovators and global thinkers.
Dress: Black Tie Optional

This futuristic night will feature avant-garde libations, an out-of-this-world dinner, music and science. All proceeds will support Chabot's comprehensive science education programs, which touch the lives of youth who might not otherwise encounter the flicker of interest that becomes the spark and turns into passion.


Cocktail Reception

  • 6:30pm - 7:30pm
    Wines from Alta Winery, Napa

Dinner Program & Live Auction

  • 7:30pm - 9pm

2014 Champion of Science Awards

  • Jerry Fiddler
    Individual Champion of Science
  • Lockheed Martin Space Systems
    Corporate Champion of Science
  • Dean & Margaret Lesher Foundation
    Foundation Champion of Science
  • Sheila Jordan
    Educator Champion of Science

After Dinner

  • 9pm - 10pm
    Cocktails & Cosmic Lattes

    Telescope Viewing from
    the Rotunda Building Rooftop


For information on event sponsorship or to purchase a table for 10,
please contact Stephanie Casenza, Associate Director, Development
at (510) 336-7338 or Starlight@ChabotSpace.org

Or Melissa Russo, Director of Institutional Advancement,
at (510) 336-7379 or Starlight@ChabotSpace.org