Yu Ming’s Annual Auction & Benefit

Heroes & Villains: 7th Annual Auction & Benefit (formerly aka Gala)


Date: Saturday April 28th, 2018, 6p – 11pm

Location: Oakland Marriott City Center, 1001 Broadway, Oakland, California 94607
Attire: Your favorite ‘Hero or Villain’ inspired outfits or semi-formal. Adults only please.


It’s a bird… it’s a plane.. it’s… ‘Heroes & Villains’, our 7th Annual Auction & Benefit! (formerly “Yu Ming Gala”)

Get ready for a ‘Super’ fun evening with fellow parents for a great cause, our kids!

Bring out your inner SuperHero or Mischievous Villain for epic battles during our silent/live auctions, the most amazing dance-offs this side of Gotham, & funds raised faster than a speeding train during our exciting fund a need!

Hosted wine provided by our sponsors, plated sit down dinner (open seating), auctions, performances, entertainment & dancing to dj’s and live 80/90′s cover band ‘the Spazmatics’.


We have 3 types of tickets available for purchase: Open seating, first come first serve.

* General Admission tickets (early bird $95)

* Subsidized – discounted tickets ($60)

* Sponsored Staff – help sponsor a staff member to attend ($60)


This fun & amazing fundraiser accounts for more than 50% of all funds our school raises during the year – funds that support and provide for core staff and programs including our reading specialists, teaching assistants, programs in music, art, technology, & more.


Other Links/Info:

Online Raffle ticket sales now live!

Win a $1000 Amazon Gift Card, Apple Watch, Instant Pot & many other amazing prizes!

Physical raffle tickets for sale will be placed in student packages week of 4/1. $5/ticket or 5 for $20

Online Auction: Saturday 4.21 7am – Friday 4.27, 10pm

Please register here for your 2018 auction account.

Bid on hundreds of items from restaurant gift cards -> hotel stays -> one-of-a-kind items such as our kid’s class art projects, teacher experiences, parent join-a-parties & more!

All are welcome to participate in our online auction, regardless of whether you are attending our event. 

Fund A Need: Saturday 4.21 7am – Friday 4.27, 10pm (also in person at event)

Even if you are unable to attend our Annual Auction & Benefit, please consider donating online to our Fund A Need initiatives. (available starting 4.21) These 100% tax deductible donations help provide for a number of Yu Ming’s current & new programs in:

  • STEM, Project Based Learning (PBL) programs & initiatives
  • Creative Arts- Music, Art, Movement, Maker Lab
  • & more!
Comments, ideas or questions? Please contact our co-chairs Jamie and Steve Chen at benefit@yumingschool.org