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Join us at the Beyond Differences Galactic Gala!

In a galaxy not so far away….
brave student leaders are creating a world where every child belongs no matter what their differences. Join us for an evening of far out fun at the

Beyond Differences Galactic Gala

April 22, 2017・6:30 to 10:00pm

At The Commons at Letterman Digital Arts Center
In the San Francisco Presidio

Gourmet Food and Wine・Specialty Cocktails
Spectacular Views・Auction・Music & Dancing・Valet Parking

Featuring an original presentation by the Teen Board of Directors

Sponsorships & Tickets now available!

For more information, please call us at 415-256-9095
Appearance by special guests to be announced!

Thank you to our Beyond Differences Galactic Gala 2017 Donors

Galactic Guardians

Joyce Aboussie
Keith Brackpool

Joan & Ken Gosliner
Carol & Ed Lehrman
Alan J. Pomerantz
Jacqueline Neuwirth & Stephen Swire
Laura Talmus & Ace Smith

Planetary Protectors

Donahue Fitzgerald, LLP
Fullerton Family Foundation
William “Rock” Hill & the Hill Family Fund
Mercedes Benz of Marin
Jennifer Siebel Newsom & Honorable Gavin Newsom
Ann Peckenpaugh Becker & Dave Becker
Arthur K. Wachtel
James Westermeyer, Spectrum Wealth Partners
Waterbar, San Francisco Waterfront Restaurant
San Francisco 49ers

Guiding Stars

501st Legion
Grace Alexander & Josh Brier
Rose & Chris Barlow
Cathy Dobbs Goldstein & Philip Goldstein
Ellen & Rabbi Doug Kahn
Etai Gross & The Gross Family Foundation
Gale Mondry & Bruce Cohen
Sheri & Doug Mowbray
Joni & Russ Pratt
Red Bay Coffee
H. Marcia Smolens & Richard Rubin
San Francisco Giants
Marjorie A. Swig
Vine Connections
Barbara & Scott Waxman

Friends of the Universe

Bettina & Glenn Duval
21st Century Advertising, New York
Kay & Dan Erdman
Amber Reed & Dan Newman
Bettina & Glenn Duval
Lisa Grove
Haas & Najarian
Betsy & Joel Hausman
Jane Howell & Arlo Smith
Deborah Lopez & Paragon Real Estate Group
Jan Lundberg Photography
Gary Mauro
Barbara Meislin
Navolio & Tallman LLP
Lee Pollak
San Francisco Association of REALTORS
Roselyne C. Swig
Ed Talmus
Town Center Corte Madera
Sue & Dick Wollack
Diane & Howard Zack
Betsy Rosenberg & Alan Zimmerman

National Programs

Know Your Classmates

Our innovative national programs have inspired a cultural and behavioral shift at middle schools and high schools across the country. Join our movement to end social isolation by bringing one or all of these programs to your school.

Know Your Classmates is Beyond Differences' initiative co-sponsored with the Islamic Networks Group (ING) designed to explore middle school youth's identity and belonging, understand traditions, and recognize stereotypes. Multi-cultural and multi-faith backgrounds are common in today's schools and Know Your Classmates is speaking honestly with children about their feelings and experiences with one another. Know Your Classmates Day is Friday, October 21, 2016!

No One Eats Alone

No One Eats Alone™ teaches everyone how to make friends at lunch, often the most difficult part of the school day. Created and organized by students, this is our most popular program where schools in all 50 United States participate! National No One Eats Alone Day is Friday, February 10, 2017.

Call It Out Day

Call It Out is a powerful engagement program for middle school youth, their teachers and families. Focused on creating inclusive communities online, particularly learning to respond to digital gossip to reduce social isolation, National Call It Out Day is April 28, 2017.

All of our programs encourage taking the pledge to never exclude others, reaching out to someone new, and spreading the word that inclusion is cool!


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