April 12, 2018
6:00pm – 10:00pm
The City Club of San Francisco

When a child opens a book

they begin a journey of connection to words, images, and experiences.

Bridges build connection

between children and the world today, and create the possibility of the world they will encounter tomorrow.

Will you join us

to bridge the opportunity gap that too many children in the Bay Area continue to face every day?

Featured Guests

Confirmed children’s book authors and illustrators

Jim Averbeck

Carmen Bogan

Nidhi Chanani

Gennifer Choldenko

April Chu

Arree Chung

Maya Christina Gonzalez

Marcus Ewert

Jess Hong

Innosanto Nagara

Kathryn Otoshi

Jewell Parker Rhodes

Gayle Pitman

Dashka Slater

Maggie Tokuda-Hall

Be a Storybook Gala Sponsor!

Support Tandem by sponsoring our 2018 Storybook Gala. Event sponsors help raise awareness about Tandem’s mission, introduce new supporters to Tandem’s work, and show true commitment to improving the educational outcomes for children in the highest need communities.
Learn more about sponsorship levels and benefits by reviewing our sponsorship packet.
Our 2017 event sold out weeks before the event! Reserve your seat now as a Storybook Gala Sponsor. Individual tickets will be available for purchase starting March 5, 2018.


Sponsor now

Host Committee

Charlotte Burchard and Bahman Sheikh-Ol-Eslami
Laurie Edelstein and Scott Andersen
Interim Mayor Mark Farrell
Ryan Hazelton & Friends
Summer Laurie
Jackie Schmidt-Posner and Barry Posner
Michele Stillwell-Parvensky and Ryan Tierney
Kirsty Traill


Literacy Lover – $5,000 Sponsorship

Reading Rock Star – $2,500 Sponsorship

The Dolislager-Johnson Family

Book Buddy – $1,000 Sponsorship

Event Committee

Julie Barton
Jaimi Cortes
Weston Fillman
Ryan Hazelton
Sarah Kolterman
Michele Stillwell-Parvensky

2017 Gala Highlights