Imagine GalaCelebrate Connection
That was the theme of the 2018 Imagine Gala. The event honored the donors, sponsors, employers, and volunteers who connect with our job seekers and help them launch careers to work their way out of poverty.

Diablo Country Club
1700 Clubhouse Road, Diablo, CA 94528
Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 5:30 pm

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Arriving at Diablo Country Club

Gala Committee Members, Emeritus and Honorary

Celebrating Connection

The 2018 gala was a fantastic night of imbibing, eating, dancing, and bidding! Delicious hors d'oeuvres, wine and a silent auction started the night, followed by a gourmet dinner, live auction, and dancing. Come celebrate with us again in 2019! The photographs by David Fraser Photography tell the story of the evening.

The money raised by our guests, sponsors, and donors supports our life-changing employment programs.Thanks to you, we raised $159,000 in 2018! That translates into more than $128,000 to support our programs and help motivated job seekers get and keep good jobs.

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The Night of the 2018 Imagine Gala

Live Auction Packages

Battle of the Bay – In Style!

All the makings of a fabulous weekend getaway in San Francisco for four! Enjoy pre-game dinner and drinks at Public House at AT&T Park, then skip the entry line and cheer on the San Francisco Giants (or the Oakland A’s!) during the annual “Battle of the Bay” on Friday July 13th. After the game, head back to your hotel rooms at Hotel Griffon on the Embarcadero, a short walk from AT&T Park. Saturday morning, enjoy breakfast at Perry’s, a stroll along the Embarcadero and the wonderful Ferry Building Farmer’s Market.

Date (Over) Night in Napa

Indulge in the ultimate food and wine experience at La Toque with the five course tasting menu, that includes wine pairings with dinner and dessert for two. Irresistible food paired with renowned local wines at this Michelin Star restaurant in the heart of Napa. What else do you need? After dinner, head over to the River Terrace Inn to spend your night it luxury. River Terrace Inn is an enchanting blend of modern elegance, laid-back California charm, and the energy of downtown Napa.

Reno, Baby!

Grab your sweetheart and head off for an incredible escape, playing golf at Red Hawk Golf & Resort (includes lunch or dinner at David’s Grill). After your round, stay at the Peppermill Resort for two nights, where you can relax, enjoy the nightlife, and indulge in spa treatments.

Private Sonoma Escape

Looking for an easy escape from the daily grind? This quintessential wine country experience includes a two-night stay for four at the private Mustard House, set along Sonoma Creek in Glen Ellen, promising something for everyone. You can take in wine tasting, shopping, dining, hiking nearby Jack London State Park, or simply relaxing on this lovely property. Stop by Cline Cellars for the VIP tour and wine tasting.

Country Club Golfing x Three

Get a golfer’s view of spectacular Mt. Diablo from three of the East Bay’s most scenic and challenging private courses. Each golf package is for four players: Diablo Country Club, Oakhurst Country Club, and Round Hill Country Club. Some restrictions apply.

Experience North Lake Tahoe

Skiing or hiking? Snowboarding or swimming? You choose the season and redeem your five night stay at this beautiful 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom North Lake Tahoe condo that sleeps up to 8 people. Located between Tahoe City and Incline Village, the condo is a short 3 miles from Northstar Resort and 1/4 mile from the shores of Lake Tahoe.

Best Things to Do in Calistoga

Party for two! Grab your sweetheart or your travel buddy for the perfect Calistoga getaway for two people looking for a quiet retreat filled with delicious dining, wine tastings, and beer. You’ll enjoy a two-night stay at Chateau de Vie, where you can nap under an old walnut tree or soak in the vineyard spa. You’ll get a personalized three-course dinner at Veraison Bistro, and wine tastings at three wineries.

Southern Oregon Awaits

You’ll discover a perfect getaway in Eagle Point, Oregon, just east of Medford. Let the region’s natural beauty lure you to this four-night vacation in a private home overlooking the 2nd hole of the Eagle Point Golf Course, where outdoor activities are endless. Includes a round of golf for four players, without carts.

Featured Silent Auction Packages

Calistoga and Wine

Small town charm and urban sophistication awaits you during your one-night stay at Solage, a Forbes Five-star resort in Calistoga. Whether you’re experiencing one of Spa Solage’s award-winning treatments, unwinding over Solbar’s inventive, yet classic cuisine, or immersing yourself in the blue waters of a 130-foot landmark pool, every stay at this Napa Valley luxury resort is destined to be a story. Your package includes $100 gift certificate to Veraison, a wine country bistro and wine tastings at Otra Vez, Vincent Arroyo, and Kaiser Family Winery.

Beer Drinkers Calistoga Adventure

There’s more than wine in Calistoga! This package includes a $100 gift certificate to Johnny’s, an upscale sports bar in the historic Mount View Hotel with unlimited Mud City Brew beer while you dine. Enjoy an overnight stay at the Calistoga Motor Lodge and Spa, an epic ode to the Great American Road Trip of the 50's, a boutique hotel with unique style and personality in spades.

Under the Radar? Grampa Moses Cabernet Sauvignon

When it comes to big, bold red wines, Cabernet Sauvignon is king. And the small lot Grampa Moses Cabernets are exceptional. We’ll open a bottle so that you can taste for yourself. We have two award-winning vintages to choose from. The 2004 vintage was the WINNER of the Sonoma County Cabernet Shootout, a blind taste test, with a score of 98 (of 100). The 2006 vintage won a Gold Medal at the Sonoma County Harvest Fair. These were under the radar last year: "Tonight we enjoyed a bottle of Grampa Moses cab that we won in the silent auction. Wow. It was exceptional. Funny how a name can set your expectations one way but the actual product can greatly exceed those expectations. I think we got a steal on this one."

A’s Fans, Get Your Green & Yellow On

Oakland A’s baseball fans: You pick the game! You’ll get four plaza outfield tickets for a game during the 2018 regular season at the Oakland Coliseum. Choose your game soon and you’ll be ready to play ball. Some dates not available 7/3, 7-22-23, 8/4, 8/7-8, 9/1, and 9/3-5.

Better with Burberry

You’ll make a distinctively British statement when you carry this Burberry canvas and leather check bag, the Ashby. Featuring an interior detachable purse pocket, hand-painted edges, leather tassels, and a detachable shoulder strap, the unstructured bag is inspired by equestrian designs.

Raffle Items

Tickets are $20 for 20 or $40 for your height's worth

Valentino Leather Satchel

Day or night, this ivory Valentino bag with crossbody strap is sure to turn heads. A must have for every handbag collection!

Spring Training and Beer

Four Peaks Brewing Company is offering 4 tickets to any spring training game in 2019, dinner for 4 at their Tempe brewery with unlimited tap beer and a tour. Plus, you get a case of beer to take home tonight.

Heritor Men’s Ganzi Watch

Step into the timelessness of a Heritor watch, created to pass down for generations. This multifunction men’s watch has a black embossed strap and sapphire crystal.

Suzy Levian Sapphire Earrings

Treat yourself to a gift of jewels with these sterling silver sapphire earrings with. Perfect for everyday wear or special occasions.

*Packages subject to change without notice