The Frog and Toad Ball: The CJM’s Fifth Annual Family Gala

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J. Otto Seibold, Untitled, 2014. Vector illustration, dimensions variable. J. Otto Seibold and Mr. Lunch. On view November 20, 2014–March 8, 2015. The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

Date/Time: Saturday, Dec 7 | 5:30–8:30pm   Get Tickets
Admission: From $178 General, $128 Members 
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About the Program

The Family Gala at The CJM is the Bay Area’s most unique annual family event—a night of friendship, art, and merriment for children and their families in support of the Museum’s education and family programming.

The Frog and Toad Ball! will feature live performances from the Bay Area Children’s Theater and award-winning entertainer Mister G; thrilling activities in a Forest of Fun; a Very Important Pond for our tween-age guests; gourmet food and drinks; and more; inspired by the exhibitions Frog and Toad and the World of Arnold Lobel and Work in Progress: Considering Utopia


Yamileé Bermingham & Douglas Winthrop
Shana Nelson Middler & David Middler

Honorary Chairs
Suzanne & Elliott Felson
Sam Hamilton & Jen Chaiken
Wendy & Richard Yanowitch

Vice Chairs
Rebecca & Adam Elegant
Lisa Lougee & Jon Feldman
Sarah Marchick & Robert Hallman
Donna & Gadi Meir
Robbie & Leo Shveyd
Stacey Silver & Jon Yolles

Grandparent Committee Co-Chairs:
Judy & Robert Aptekar
Joyce Baskin Linker
Marlene & Robert Mann
Ruth & Alan Stein
Marilyn & Murry Waldman
Lonnie Zwerin & Frank Mainzer


Presenting Sponsors


Host Sponsors


Supporting Sponsor

Recology SF


Frog and Toad and the World of Arnold Lobel is organized by the Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, in collaboration with The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Amherst, Massachusetts.

Lead support for Family Programs at the Contemporary Jewish Museum is provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Presenting partners include The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation and Target. Major support comes from Bank of America. Additional support is provided by Valerie and Norman Snart, in honor of Waldo and Helen Blumberg.