Thank you! 25th Anniversary Gala Recap and Photos

Thank you for joining us on October 17th for our 25th Anniversary Gala and for celebrating the past 25  years of transforming the lives of hard-working entrepreneurs.

Friends, what an incredible night we shared together! It was great to see so many of Opportunity Fund’s longtime friends, supporters and clients all come together. The photos say it all: this was an evening worth celebrating!


We mingled with longtime  supporters and new friends, indulged in amazing food, listened to inspiring speeches, auctioned off some incredible packages, and best of all … together, we raised more than  $860,000 to continue transforming the lives of hard-working entrepreneurs!

If you weren’t able to make a gift at the event, please help us make an even bigger impact over the next 25 years.


Let’s Get Social

Check out out all the photos from the party!

1 share = $18 in new donations, on average


Host Committee Members

Debra Engel | Anne and Greg M. Avis | Joni and David Cropper | Debra and Mark Leslie | Sarah Holcombe and Eric Weaver | Swati and Vikas Bhatia | Susan Ehrlich | Cherie Fuzzell and Rick Miller | Judy Heyboer and Brian Shally | Cathy and Jim Koshland | Luz Urrutia | The Julia Burke Foundation

Board of Directors

Greg Avis (Chair), Bangtail Partners | Todd Baker, Broadmoor Consulting | Swati Bhatia, Stripe | Phil Black, True Ventures | Dickson Chu, BBVA | Joni Cropper, Cropper Family Fund | Debra Engel, Engel Family Fund | Madeleine Fackler, International Rescue Committee | Brian Graham, Alliance Partners | Parker Hudnut, ICEF Public Schools | Arthur Johnson, Pure Storage | Yun-Fang Juan, Zumplings | Jim Koshland, DLA Piper US LLP | Sara Gaviser Leslie, In Other Words | Luz Urrutia, Opportunity Fund CEO | Eric Weaver, Opportunity Fund Founder

Leadership Board

Greg Avis, Bangtail Partners | Bud Colligan, South Swell Ventures | Susan Ehrlich, Earnest | Amy Gurley, Gurley Family Fund | Mark Leslie, Leslie Family Foundation | Harrison Miller, Summit Partners | John A. Sobrato, The Sobrato Organization | Jennifer Tescher, Financial Health Network


Silicon Valley Bank | City National Bank | Silicon Valley Community Foundation | eBay Foundation | First Republic Bank | Wells Fargo | Sand Hill Foundation | The California Endowment | US Bank | Bank of America | Beneficial State Bank | BBVA | MUFG Union Bank | Husch Blackwell | Cloud Lending |Gurus Solutions