Frequently Asked Questions
Hope Horizon 2023 GAla
What to expect?
Starting at 5p, we will have an exciting Pre-Event: Auction, Art and Expo. There will be fun, interactive experiences to engage in. There will be a silent auction, student art exhibit and much more. Come and learn about our programs, students and organization.
The Pre-Event will be followed by a sit-down dinner and program to showcase Hope Horizon East Palo Alto's mission and vision. Get to know our students, our work and our impact. Enjoy re-connecting with friends and make new connections.
Can I bring my children?
We would love for you to have focused time with the other lovely guests attending. We believe your children will have a much better time at home with friends or family. We are Hope Horizon - so we are never going to say NO to children. But we think you and your guests will enjoy their time children free for the evening. We highly encourage making arrangements for children not to attend.
What's the dress code?
We are excited to have a dressy, formal event after 3.5 years of not being together in person. Please wear what is comfortable for you and feel free to come business casual, semi-formal or formal.
What will be the COVID policy?
The Gala will be mask optional. There will be over 300 people attending, so we do recommend wearing your mask if that makes you feel more comfortable. We are asking all guests to please be respectful of all our guests and to stay home if they are experiencing any one or more of these symptoms within the past 3 days: fever or chills, cough, loss of taste or smell, shortness of breath/trouble breathing; or new or unexplained fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, sore throat, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. Your health and safety are our priority. Since this is a large event, we recommend that guests take a covid test, if possible, before attending the gala. This is not a requirement, but the more people that take a test, the more people will feel safer.
What if I have something to donate to the silent auction or know of some that does?
Great! We’d love that. The silent auction is a bit of an experiment for us and we are excited because we are doing this as a result of generous partners offering items for the auction. Please contact Tiffany – email@example.com to inquire further.
I can’t come, but would like to donate to the event. How can I do this?
You can use this link: https://donate.hopehorizonepa.org