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Andrea Irvin & Patricia Dassios

Thank you to the many supporters who came together to make the ninth annual CuriOdyssey Gala an incredible success! More than 320 guests gathered at the elegant home of Danielle and Gil Simon for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, a gourmet dinner, and a lively silent disco. The event included our most successful and exciting live auction ever, raising $124,000. In total, generous donors at the CuriOdyssey Gala contributed a record-breaking $250,000 to support free and low-cost education programs and to provide support for CuriOdyssey’s animals.

Throughout the evening, guests enjoyed meeting our Animal Ambassadors, experiencing a new IlluminOdyssey exhibit prototype, and joining together to support the cause for revolutionizing children’s science education in our community. Contributions from guests and sponsors will help provide impactful education programs free of charge and at deeply subsidized rates for under-represented schools, groups and families. Support from this gala will offer free science workshops to 912 K-5 students at two local elementary schools, continue CuriOdyssey’s afterschool science workshops, provide field trips to more than 1,500 underserved students, and enable an extra Community Day to give thousands of free visits for families who might not otherwise have access to CuriOdyssey’s hands-on, inquiry-based approach to science.

Danny & Nahall Fells

We are grateful to the generous donors who contributed to our outreach programs during the CuriOdyssey Gala. Thank you for helping to give the superpower of science to all children in our community!

Steve & Laurel Miranda with Connie Sevier

Michael Hasenstab, Patrick Chiang, Mary Ann Hasenstab

Thank you to our volunteers

Cinthia Simon, Jen Keane, Danielle Simon

Many thanks to the hard-working volunteers who devoted countless hours to creating this year’s gala.

Co-Chairs: Jennifer Prentiss Keane, Cinthia Simon, Danielle Simon

Auxiliary: Patricia Dassios, Amy Fenton, Christine Grieve, Laura Hansen, Mary Ann Hasenstab, Alicia Isero, Teri Kil, Lara Krpata, Lisa Mendell, Nicole Salama, Tara Samuels, Minnie Sanford, Cindy Sohn, Rita Walia, Patrice Wilbur, Gerri Wong

Thank you to our donors

Sincere thanks to our gala donors, whose generosity resulted in a record-breaking $250,000 raised to give children of all backgrounds and means the superpower of science.

  • Rahela Abbas & Peter Moore
  • Laura & Dennis Allaire
  • Jennifer & Eric Amdursky
  • Anderson Yazdi Hwang Minton + Horn LLP
  • Rebecca & Hisham Anwar
  • Marianne & Jim Arbeed
  • Ann & Chris Aristides
  • Amanda & Ryan Barnes
  • Brian Baum & Moira Geraghty
  • Kelly & Carter Beim
  • Wendy & Sam Bergh
  • Lydia & Steven Bergman
  • Megan & Dan Binn
  • Liat & Christopher Bishko
  • Courtney & Nicholas Bocci
  • Kathleen & Daniel Bomze
  • Boston Private
  • Catherine & Michael Breen
  • Agapi & Bruce Burkard
  • Tere Casas
  • Rosemary & Patrick Chiang
  • Alice Chiao & David Kung
  • Christine Hansen DDS & Roberta Jurash DDS
  • Ryan Clark & Caroline Gaffney
  • Kelly & John Couch
  • Ben Coughlin & Annie Luetkemeyer
  • Deborah & Matthew Crisp
  • Meghan Crowell & Jason Trimborn
  • Patricia & Angelos Dassios
  • Christina & Paul Diercks
  • Discover Health
  • Stacey & Theodore Dobos
  • Julie & John Dougery
  • Lisa & Andrew Duffell
  • Lorri & Alex Dyner
  • Lisa & Michael Edwards
  • Jessica & Scott Engelman
  • Lynne Esselstein & Jonathan Joseph
  • Sarah & Brian Evars
  • Melissa & James Farris
  • Nahall & Daniel Fells
  • Amy & Ric Fenton
  • Lisa & Shane Finnigan
  • Karen & Mike Folgner
  • Geraldine Forrester
  • Wendy & Charles Forrester
  • Zara & Lani Fritts
  • Lisa & Ben Garosi
  • Dolores Gevertz
  • Louisa & Mark Gillett
  • Christine & Jon Gilmour
  • Jenna & David Golde
  • Marritje Greene
  • Christine & Robson Grieve
  • Kelly & Bill Griggs
  • Guittard Chocolate Company
  • Laura & Karl Hansen
  • Aimee & James Harris
  • Jo Ann & Mark Hartley
  • Mary Ann & Michael Hasenstab
  • Jill Hetherington
  • Carla & Robert Hoblit
  • Khristine & Gordon Holterman
  • Andrea & Robert Irvin
  • Simona & Michael Irwin
  • Melida & Thad Jampol
  • Amy & Robert Jasmer
  • Jill & Derek Johnson
  • Ruchika & Mohith Julapalli
  • Roberta Jurash
  • Lisa Karson
  • Jennifer & Bryan Keane
  • Kim & Les Keyak
  • Teri Kil & Trevor Watt
  • Danielle & David Kling
  • Kate & George Korsh
  • Donna Krause
  • Lara & Kyle Krpata
  • Linda & Sterling Lanier
  • Hyun-Joo & Kevin Laws
  • Grace & Paul Leung
  • Mark Lewis & Barbara Shapiro
  • Amy & Michael Liou
  • Carolyn & Tony Lorber
  • Anne Lynde
  • Heidi & Matt Malden
  • Dana & Andrew McCabe
  • Joanne & William McCreery
  • Lisa & David Mendell
  • Alisa Menell & Dan Jones
  • Rachel Meyer
  • Laurel & Steve Miranda
  • Dana & Josh Morse
  • Gordon Myers
  • Wayne Osborne & Gregory Price
  • Melinda & Rick Osterloh
  • Gisela Paulsen & David McNinch
  • Nancy & Randy Paynter
  • Peninsula Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics
  • Jenny & Ricardo Perez
  • Kendra & Bill Perlitz
  • Jane & Dave Pine
  • Denise Pollard & Ross Berman
  • Julia & David Popowitz
  • Regent5
  • Anne Riley
  • Jenny & Gerald Risk
  • Ruthanne & Scott Roth
  • Melodie & Ben Rubin
  • Carley & Paul Rydberg
  • Dana & Ido Sakal
  • Nicole & Robert Salama
  • Tara & Jeff Samuels
  • Minnie & Mike Sanford
  • Erin & Neil Schaefer
  • Jean & David Scheible
  • Serenity MedSpa
  • Constance Sevier
  • Bessie & Bill Seybold
  • Jennifer & Jason Sills
  • Cinthia & Tal Simon
  • Danielle & Gil Simon
  • Nava & Zev Simon
  • Shanon & Chris Smith
  • Cindy Sohn & John Chen
  • Charlotte & Jonathan Soja
  • SoMa Equity Partners
  • Mid-Peninsula Roofing
  • Abra & Joseph Stein
  • Steiners Jewelry
  • Martha & Jonathan Stone
  • Marlo & Steve Stroud
  • Kat Taylor & Tom Steyer
  • Polly Hoover Taylor
  • Kim Tramel
  • TreeRing
  • Connie Tsao & Lee Jiang
  • Mary Page & Gerard van Hamel Platerink
  • Johanna & Ben Werther
  • Patrice & Michael Wilbur
  • Samantha & Christopher Wu
  • Laurie & Ryan Zander
  • Jessica & Brian Zucker

To view our generous in-kind donors, please visit https://curiodysseygala.org.

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