Frequently Asked Questions

What is the dress code for A Bright Night gala?

The attire is black tie optional.

What can I expect in terms of the program?

Guests will enjoy a seated dinner, live auction and stage program that will feature a brief awards ceremony and inspiring guest speaker. After hearing from our speaker, guests will have the opportunity to raise their paddles to Fund-A-Need to support the full mission of the Alzheimer's Association: leading the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.

I’m interested in volunteering, how can I join the gala committee?

A Bright Night gala is supported by a dedicated volunteer committee from across the Northern California and Northern Nevada region. Individuals and corporations in San Jose, San Francisco, and other parts of our region are invited to join us in organizing and managing the event. To inquire about joining the committee, email

Can I purchase a table?

Yes, we offer a Premier Table which seats 10 guests and features VIP reception access and amenities. The Select Table seats 10 guests and includes amenities. We also offer a Gala Table which seats 10 guests. Tickets and tables for the 2024 event are available now.

How can I become a gala event sponsor?

Sponsorships are unrestricted contributions and support the full mission of the Alzheimer's Association. All sponsorships include high-profile opportunities for recognition at the gala. View sponsorship options or contact A Bright Night at 408.372.9900 or

If I can’t attend the gala, can I make a donation?

Thank you for your support. You may also donate online or mail your donation to: 

A Bright Night Gala
Alzheimer’s Association
2290 N First St. #212,
San Jose, CA 95131