Fundraising Gala

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PUSD Foundation Inaugural Gala
Friday, October 7, 2022 at the Rancho Bernardo Inn

Starstruck! is PUSD's first-ever red carpet evening with the stars, supporting STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) programs for PUSD students. Guests are invited to walk the red carpet for the inaugural black-tie fundraising gala to benefit the Poway Unified School District Foundation. The goal is to raise $150,000 at this event. 

The gala will feature dinner, dancing and a live band, as well as live and silent auctions. PUSD's teachers, employees, and volunteers of the year - the true stars of the event - will also be honored in an Oscars-style ceremony. 

Don't miss your chance to sponsor this inaugural event! Contact Dolores Canizales at or 858-668-4028 to secure your sponsorship today. Please see below for sponsorship opportunities.

The Foundation is also seeking donations of luxury goods and services for its live and silent auctions. Desired items include travel packages, restaurant and retail gift cards, sports and amusement park tickets, home goods and services, health and beauty packages, kids activities, wines and spirits. Contact Kelly Hamm at or 858-668-4041 to donate auction items.


The Poway Unified School District (PUSD) is an equal opportunity employer/program and is committed to an active Nondiscrimination Program. PUSD prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For more information, please contact the Title IX/Equity Compliance Officer, Associate Superintendent of Personnel Support Services, Poway Unified School District, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128-3406, 858-521-2800, extension 2761

Poway Unified School District, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128-3406