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2023 Annual BCE Fundraising Soirée

November 4, 2023

The BCE Fundraising Soirée will be held on Saturday, November 4, at Par 3 at Poplar Creek in San Mateo. Tickets are on sale NOW!


Tickets: $200 per person

Tickets are sold individually. Couples will need to purchase two tickets. Tickets will NOT be sold at the door. After successfully registering you will receive an email confirmation. Printed tickets will not be issued. Attendees must check in upon arrival for admittance. Please review your order carefully. No refunds or exchanges are permitted. Tickets are sold while they last. If you are sick or have any symptoms consistent with COVID-19, we kindly ask that you not attend.


About our event:

Night's Agenda:

  • 6pm - Arrivals and reception

  • 7pm - Live Auction and special performance

  • 8pm - Food, Drinks, DJ, Photobooth

  • 10pm Event end.

Attire: Cocktail attire with a fun Cuban flair. Get inspiration from our Pinterest board. Food and Seating: This year, guests will have the opportunity to choose selections from a delicious Cuban menu and find a seat or an area to mingle that suits them best. Parking: Parking is free. Learn more about our revitalized event by reading our FAQs.


Other important stuff:

Photo Release: By participating in the BCE Fundraising Soirée on November 4, 2023 and purchasing a ticket, you voluntarily give permission to Burlingame Community Education Foundation (BCE) to publish images and videos taken at the event on and all of BCE's social media platforms. You understand that you have the option of refusing to allow images of you to be used by BCE. In order to exercise this right, you understand that you need to inform BCE of your request by sending an email to at least 24 hours prior to the event. By allowing BCE to use pictures taken at the event you are supporting BCE's effort to the benefit of all TK-8th grade students in the Burlingame School District. Thank you for your support!​ Please click here to read our Gift Listing Policy.



Par 3 at Poplar Creek

Auctioneer Devon Bell provided by:

Note about COVID-19: An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. Although BCE has instituted reasonable practices in an attempt to lessen or reduce the spread of COVID-19, BCE cannot guarantee that you will never get exposed to the virus or get sick from it. By attending a BCE event, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

Check out photos from last year's event!



What is the BCE Soirée and how is different from the Gala?

BCE has taken all of your feedback and revitalized the Annual Fundraising Event to incorporate more time for mingling with a new layout and format. This fall, BCE will introduce the "Annual Fundraising Soirée," our refreshed, adult-only fundraising evening affair, where attendees will partake in an array of food selections, drinks, dessert, entertainment, and the Live Auction. Most importantly, the evening will continue to feature the ever-critical Fund-A-Need where guests donate to support our programs and teacher salaries.

Do I have to be part of Scholars Circle to attend?

Do I get to choose my seat?

Is there a dress code for the Annual Gala?

Can I purchase tickets at the door?

Can I participate in the Live Auction even if I don't attend?

Can I be a volunteer for the night of the event?

Does the price of the ticket count toward my annual contribution to BCE?

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