Dinner Dance and Auction

The Baller's Gala3/31/2020 Announcement: During these uncertain and distressing times, we appreciate that the status of The Ballers Gala is the last thing on your mind, but we wanted to make sure we followed-up with some wrap-up details.

The Hillsborough Schools Foundation (HSF) has carefully considered all options of a future event at the end of the school year, but given the extended shelter in place order, we are formally cancelling The Ballers Gala. We were so looking forward to celebrating you and your commitment to our special public school district.

The revenue generated from our annual HSF Dinner Dance & Auction supports our Hillsborough public schools by contributing to the HSF allocation, which funds 13% of the district's operating budget. This annual fundraiser provides one of the largest sources of funds for our district and thus your partnership with us is invaluable.

HSF is contractually responsible for a number of fixed fees and non-refundable deposits with the vendors. After taking into account these expenses HSF would like to ensure that all of you who supported our fundraiser, The Ballers Gala, by purchasing tickets know what your options are. If you would like to offer your tickets as a contribution to offset expenses already incurred, we truly appreciate your support, and no action is needed. Some of you have expressed an interest in donating your ticket proceeds to the Annual Giving fund that directly supports our schools. We welcome your generosity with our sincerest appreciation! At this time, every dollar matters. If you would like to request a refund, please contact Christina Chen, christina@hsf.org for details.

Our LIVE Auction Items and Fund-A-Need are on hold while we pause and adjust to this new environment.

We are inspired by your commitment to our teachers and staff, our students across the district, and to continued excellence in education. We would also like to thank our generous sponsors for supporting the Hillsborough public schools: ComputerCare, SoMa Equity Partners, Sybarite Realty, Recology Peninsula Services, and TRG Architects.

View the Dinner Dance Program   hello   hello   hello


Innovative Learning: Teachers and Technology

This year's Fund-A-Need embraces the Hillsborough City School District's Essential Outcomes by directly empowering our teachers through investments in innovative teaching, with the creation of the HCSD Innovative Learning Mini-Grants. These Teacher-Awarded Mini-Grants will directly impact students districtwide by funding, for example, pilot programs, innovative learning tools, classroom STEAM equipment, classroom libraries as well as software and technology, and more. Additionally, HSF will commit to building out student technology ensuring that the Hillsborough City School District provides 1:1 devices for all students K-8th grade! 

  Donate to Fund-A-Need

Donations to Fund-A-Need will be used to calculate a donor's giving level for recognition in HSF's Annual Report (i.e., Fund-A-Need Donation + Annual Giving Donation = Donor Giving Level).

Everything you ever wanted to know. . .

About where your donation goes and how the dollars are spent


Hillsborough Classic

Tennis Classic logoMerci Beaucoup!

This Year's Hillsborough Classic was a smash hit! THANK YOU to EVERYONE...sponsors, in-kind donors, raffle donors, tennis court donors, boutique vendors, fashion show host, fashion show models, Hillsborough Classic committee members, HSF Events Manager, Pay to Play donors and purchasers, tennis players, and Hillsborough Classic shoppers and attendees! That's a seriously long list, and each person who supported the event was critical to ensure its success. Thank you for supporting our Hillsborough public schools! View the Hillsborough Classic slideshow created by See My World Photography.

Click here to buy Pay to Plays!A few Pay to Plays are still available - you can buy them now!

If you already purchased some Play to Plays, and would like to keep record of the event dates/times/details, download the flyer here.



HSF Giving Day

THANK YOU for supporting our Hillsborough Public Schools!

Join The Legacy Society!

Learn more.

Make a Donation Today!
- Learn the Donor Levels.
- Learn about Matching Gifts.
- Learn about Gifts of Stock.

Do you have questions?

Call the office at (650) 344-6685, or read the FAQ.


Excellence in Education Video

THANK YOU...For supporting Hillsborough's award-winning public schools! Click here to donate!   
Click here to see ALL of the awards and achievements attained by our amazing Hillsborough public schools!

Welcome Back

This academic year, the Hillsborough Schools Foundation will host four fun-filled events for our community! In the fall we will host our popular Hillsborough Classic (tennis tournament, luncheon, shopping, and fashion show). In the spring, we will host the Dinner Dance Benefactor Party followed by the Dinner Dance and Live Auction. And, at the end of the school year, we will host our annual Fun Run!

Mark Your Calendars...

  • HSF Giving Day — September 26, 2019
  • Hillsborough Classic — Tennis: October 24; Luncheon: October 25, 2019
  • Dinner Dance Benefactor Party — TBD
  • Dinner Dance and Live Auction — March 14, 2020
  • Fun Run — May 17, 2020

New Family Brochure

New Famiy BrochureIs your family new to the Hillsborough public schools? This brochure is just for you!

If you have any questions, feel free to call us at any time! (650) 344-6685


Hallmarks of Education

Posted on August 1, 2019  •  Full article

Hallmarks of Education