Events and News

You're invited to campus
for our annual
Welcome Back Social!

Thursday, August 24th 5-7pm

Food for purchase,
Lawn Games, and music by Gunn's Wind Ensemble

Gunn High School's 2023 Back-to-School Packet is now live

Gunn's Back-to-School Online Link is live. The packet contains important information about our school, the many organizations on campus, how to join the PTSA, and opportunities to donate to Gunn Foundation, Gunn PTSA, the SEC, Gunn Boosters and PiE.

Please consider a donation to help make a Gunn student's college dreams a reality. Any amount is appreciated and will make a difference for need-based scholarships to seniors in the Class of 2024. 

Gunn Foundation Scholarship Application 

The Gunn Foundation Scholarship Online Application will be available in January 2024. For more details about applying for a Gunn Foundation scholarship and signing up for 'Going Merry', please contact Leighton Lang at or Lorenzo Gomez at, or just head over to the College and Career Center.

past events & news:

Wellness Essentials - Resources for Your College Well-being

Wednesday, January 11, 2023 5-6 pm

Gunn Foundation partnered with Paly's Rise Together Education to provide an online workshop. All Gunn Foundation scholars currently enrolled in college are welcome and encouraged to attend! Look out for future workshops in the spring.

Dine out for a great cause!

State of Mind Slice House
3850 El Camino Real, Palo Alto
on Tuesday 11/29/22 from 4 pm - 9 pm!

Take a break from the kitchen after your Thanksgiving cooking marathon! State of Mind Slice House will donate 20% of your bill to Gunn Foundation, which funds need-based scholarships for Gunn students. Dine in or order online for take out. Please remember to mention Gunn Foundation to the host when ordering. Gunn Foundation thanks State of Mind Slice House for their generous support!

2022 Welcome Back Social

Gunn Foundation's Back to School Social on August 24, 2022, was a big success! Thank you all for coming out to this fun event. We hope everyone had a great time. Special thanks to the marvelous Matt Hall for his amazing juggling skills and to Todd Summers and the very talented Gunn Wind Ensemble for their rousing musical performance. 

2022 Gunn Foundation Scholarship Awards Celebration - April 26, 2022 

Dine-Out Local Kitchen - Wed. February 23th - Friday, February 25th, 2022

From Wed Feb 23th - Feb 25th Local Kitchen on California Ave in Palo Alto will donate a portion of your bill to Gunn Foundation, which funds need-based scholarships for students. Dine at their open-air and socially-distanced tables or do take-out. Discover a brand new location in Palo Alto and come support the Class of 2022!

Dine Out/Take Out at Gott’s – Tuesday, October 27th, 2021

On Tuesday, October 27th ALL DAY, Gott's Roadside restaurant in Town & Country shopping plaza will donate a portion of your bill to Gunn Foundation, which funds need-based scholarships for students. Dine at their open-air and socially-distanced tables or do take-out. Order online: ( and remember to mention Gunn Foundation to the host. Break the monotony of staying home and go for lunch or dinner or for a mid-afternoon snack!  Come support the Class of 2022! 

Back to School Social - Wed, August 25th, 2021 - 3:30-5:00 PM

Gunn Foundation is organizing a BTS Ice Cream Social. Open to Gunn students and staff only this year due to current PAUSD restrictions. Tell your students to save the date! 

Dine Out at Terun – February 25th, 2020

On Tuesday, February 25th Terun Pizza at 448 California Avenue will donate 15% of all sales – lunch or dinner – from customers who mention they are dining out in support of the Gunn Foundation. Enjoy lunch or dinner al fresco at Terun while supporting need-based scholarships for Gunn students. Remember to mention the Gunn Foundation to the hostess, your server or when making a reservation.

Dine Out at Gott’s – Nov 4th, 2019

On Monday, November 4th between 5 and 9pm, Gott’s Roadhouse will donate 10% of your bill to the Gunn Foundation to fund need-based scholarships for students from the Class of 2020. Grab some friends and head to Gott’s Roadhouse Town & Country Village in Palo Alto for great, locally sourced California road-house classics. Dine out for dinner (from 5-9pm). If you pre-order your dinner online, please mention the Gunn Foundation.

Second Annual Back-to-School Social – SEPTEMBER 4, 2019:

The hugely popular Back-to-School social was a great success. Thank you to all the Gunn students, athletes, families, staff, and alumni who turned out for this fall social event.  There were picnics, games, food trucks and the Gunn Wind Ensemble.  It was a fun time for all. 

2019-20 Back-to-School Donation Drive

Each year the all-volunteer board of the Gunn Foundation works to raise enough money within the Gunn Community to fund enough need-based scholarships for graduating students.  Join our Back-to-School Fundraiser by donating on our Donate page, our Facebook Page, or by downloading our 2019-20_bts_campaign_flyer and mailing us a check. Every amount matters to our students.