2022 Gala in the Garden

Gala in the Garden Friday, August 12, 2022 | 5:30 - 9:30 pm

Join us for a spectacular evening in the Garden! Gala in the Garden raises funds for Filoli helping preserve the historic House and Gardens, and expanding the vast Natural Lands for public programs and events that welcome Bay Area residents and visitors to create memories and new narratives of beauty, nature, and shared stories in a unique setting.

Guests will arrive at the historic House Courtyard and waltz through the Grand Reception Room to the Terrace reception and raise a glass to breathtaking views of the Santa Cruz mountains. Dinner on the historic Bowling Green awaits as guests stroll by the Sunken Garden and Pool vistas. Make the evening yours with a firepit nightcap at the Dining Room Terrace, take in a game of billiards in the Gentleman’s Lounge, or even tickle the keys on the Grand Ballroom piano. Experience a Filoli party as it was meant to be.

Sponsorship Levels

Fund-A-Need supports Filoli Youth Programs

Presenting Sponsor (16 tickets) $25,000

Filoli StrokeLine
  • Two tables of eight with table signage and guest place cards
  • Speaking opportunity during Cocktail Hour
  • Recognition on all Gala in the Garden printed materials and communications
  • Holidays at Filoli Fire Pit Rental for up to 16 people or Corporate Partner Day
  • Invitation to exclusive VIP Reception
  • Complimentary Household membership for table guests
  • 20% discount on Facility Rental

Supporting Sponsor (10 tickets) $10,000

Filoli StrokeLine
  • Large table of 10 with table signage and guest place cards
  • Recognition on all Gala in the Garden printed materials and communications
  • Holidays at Filoli Fire Pit Rental for up to 10 people or Corporate Partner Day
  • Invitation to exclusive VIP Reception

Table Sponsor (8 tickets) $7,500

Filoli StrokeLine
  • Table of eight with table signage
  • Recognition on all Gala in the Garden printed materials and communications
  • Invitation to exclusive VIP Reception

Half-Table Sponsor (4 tickets) $4,000

Filoli StrokeLine
  • Four seats at a shared table
  • Recognition on all Gala in the Garden printed materials and communications
  • Invitation to exclusive VIP Reception

Couple Sponsor (2 tickets) $2,000

Filoli StrokeLine
  • Two seats at a shared table
  • Recognition on all Gala in the Garden printed materials and communications
  • Invitation to exclusive VIP Reception
Kathy King reads a story to preschool students from the Chinatown Community Children's Center (CCCC) on Feb. 25, 2022.

Fund-A-Need Filoli Youth Programs

Through Filoli’s youth programs, preschoolers and teens have experiences to help them grow comfortable in nature and gardens, build creative expression, and make social connections. Filoli offers a place for wellness and outdoor nature experiences and addresses the desire for providers to expand STEM and nature programming.  

Fund-A-Need Goal: $100,000

Filoli StrokeLine

Honorary Host

Mary Wheeler George

Mary first became engaged with Filoli as a volunteer and served as a docent, chairman of the house and garden docents, camellia guide, and elementary school tour guide.  She served on Filoli’s development committee as we built our development program and is now serving on the collections committee.  Mary is an interior designer and garden enthusiast, so her profession and passions are well-aligned with Filoli’s mission.  She is also a dedicated community leader and has been the president of the Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation, a board member of Music for Minor’s development group, and PTA president.  She is passionate about supporting nonprofit groups, especially those who benefit children.  Mary is presently the Northern California Director of Refugee and Immigrant Outreach for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We salute Mary's dedication and generosity by celebrating her as the 2022 Gala in the Garden Honorary Host.

WOODSIDE, CA - September 7 -  Mary George attends Filoli's Pacific Paradise Gala 2018 on September 7th 2018 at Filoli in Woodside, CA (Photo - Natalie Schrik for Drew Altizer Photography)

Planning Committee

Carolyn Daley, Chair | Maryles Casto
Janet Cooley | Stephanie Howley | Jacque Jarve
Margaret London | Carol Moran | Ana Roth
Mary White | David Wollenberg

In Partnership With

Lace Stars Sky

The annual Gala in the Garden supports Filoli’s mission; from the care of the historic House, magnificent Garden, and vast Natural Lands to public programs and events that welcome Bay Area residents and visitors to celebrate beauty, nature, and shared stories in a unique setting.

Contact: Chris Hirano, Chief Development Officer | 650.421.7346 | chirano@filoli.org
86 Cañada Road, Woodside, CA 94062 | filoli.org | 650.364.8300