2020 Hillsborough Fun Run Cancelled

The Hillsborough Schools Foundation (HSF) has come to the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Hillsborough Fun Run. With all Bay Area schools closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year and San Mateo's shelter in place order extended to May 3rd, the decision was made with the health and safety of Hillsborough residents in mind.

While we are limited by where we can go and how much we can do, we hope that you are finding ways to be active and get outside. We’ll see each other again soon and we’ll see you next year at the start line for the Hillsborough Fun Run on Sunday, May 23, 2021! In the meantime, take out those past Fun Run tees and post your family neighborhood walk/runs. We’ll be cheering @hsfevents.

We hope that you are staying safe and healthy during this unprecedented time.

Dinner Dance and Auction

The Baller's Gala4/29/2020 Announcement: The Hillsborough Schools Foundation’s (HSF) Ballers Gala online auction scheduled for launch today will be postponed at this time. Thank you for your truly remarkable compassion and ability to keep perspective. We hope to bring you an update soon!

3/31/2020 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.


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  • 2020 HSF  FUND-A-NEED

    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).

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    Hillsborough Classic

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    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.

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


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