Thank you for raising over $700,000 to help
Current: President, Golden
Graduation Year: 2009
College: UC Berkeley, B.A. Political Science and Philosophy, Phi Beta Kappa UC Berkeley School of Law
“This scholarship gave me the opportunity to immerse myself in Student Government, and intern for US Senators and nonprofits. These rich and life-changing experiences set me on my path to public service and policy, and were only possible because others were willing to invest in my education.”
Current: Medical Doctor
Graduation Year: 2005
College: University of San Francisco, Biology, Pre-medical with Honors, Cum Laude
“The resources and contribution from 10,000 Degrees played an integral part in helping me to achieve my goals. The organization inspires me to serve people through my profession and to look for opportunities to give back.”
Current: College Access Fellow
Graduation Year: 2016
College: UC Davis, B.S.
Environmental Science and Management
“My job at 10,000 Degrees has given me the opportunity to give back to my community. I see so much of myself in my students, and helping them has been a truly rewarding experience.”
Current: Enrollment & Outreach Manager- North Bay Children’s Center.
Graduation Year: 2016
College: Sonoma State University, B.A. Applied Statistics with
a Concentration in the
“10,000 Degrees not only opened doors to educational opportunities, but it has allowed me to dream and accomplish beyond what I thought I could. This organization gave me the tools and guidance. As a result, I believe in myself, and I know I can make a difference
5:30 PM Cocktail Reception
Enjoy sparkling wine from Gloria Ferrer, along with fresh Tacolicious appetizers and delicious Cowgirl Creamery cheeses. Be sure to enter the raffle to win a cellar of exclusive, boutique wines!
7:00 PM Dinner & Program
Savor a gourmet feast by Chef Heidi Krahling of Insalata’s and fine wines by Ravenswood, Rodney Strong and Jackson Family Wines.
Celebrate the generosity of
Pay It Forward Award Honorees
Chris and Chuck Michaels
Participate in our Live Auction and “Fund-a-Future” to help illuminate a brighter future for our students.
9:00 PM Dessert & Dance
Reward yourself with a bite of dessert and a fresh cup of coffee as you dance to the sounds of Party Crashers, San Francisco’s finest 7-piece dance band.
SATURDAY, APRIL 29TH
Marin Civic Center Exhibition Hall
10 Avenue of the Flags
San Rafael, CA
For more information, please call 415.451.4013
Thank You to Our Sponsors
Dodge & Cox Investment Managers
Marin Community Foundation
County of Marin
Ben Cushman & George Tuttle
Guy Lampard & Suzanne Badenhoop
Marin Promise Partnership
Mark & Denise Steele
Bank of America
Bank of Marin
Steven Block & Dana Winn
Graham & Talia Brandt
Mitch & Susan Cohen
Ruth & Robert Dell
Dominican University of California
Herb & Jane Dwight
Judy & Jim Edgar
Lizellen La Follette, M.D., Inc.
Marin Sanitary Service
Mountain Mike's Pizza
Saul Peña & Charmaine Chow
Sharon Segal - Marin Optometry
Elizabeth C. & Thomas T. Tierney
Janice Anderson-Gram & Tom Gram
The Barad Family
Eric Bindelglass & Gabrielle Tierney
Lynn Brinton & Dan Cohn
Rita Burgess & David Readerman
College of Marin
Sandy Donnell & Justin Faggioli
First Republic Bank
Pepe & Danielle Gonzalez
Peter Horn & Lizellen Follette
Traci Lanier & George Kuniholm
Nancy & Tony Lilly
Dr. Denise M. Lucy & Dr. Françoise O. Lepage
Barbara Meislin/ The Purple Lady Fund
Claudia & Ethan Moeller
Toby & Susan Mumford
The Pasha Group
Rose Roven & Susan Cummins
Betsy & John Scarborough
Bill Smith & Ann Aylwin - Pacific Union
Sonoma State University
Sonoma Valley Authors Festival
Jeanie & Michael Casey
Kim Mazzuca & Anne Howatt
Professional Program Insurance Brokerage
Arlene & Kon Balin
Larry & Brennie Brackett
Pam & Tim Chanter
Carla Emil & Rich Silverstein
Diane & Todd Garrett
Glenn & Gabriella Isaacson
Michael Kiedel, in honor of Saul Peña
Bev Meyers & Kelly Pfeifer
Susan Milliron & Thomas Nord
Bob & Susan Rosenberg
St. Joseph Health Sonoma County
Zephyr Real Estate
10,000 Degrees receives major funding from the Buck Family Fund of the Marin Community Foundation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where do I park?
Complimentary valet parking will be provided.
Is there a hosted bar?
Absolutely! Featuring a variety of spectacular red and white wines, Gloria Ferrer sparkling wine, craft beers, Hudson Bourbon and Reyka Vodka.
Do you have a silent auction during the reception?
No, but we will have sign-ups during the cocktail reception for two one-of-a-kind experiences: a beautiful Wine Country Bike Ride with a Farm-to-Table lunch at Mateo's and a gorgeous San Anselmo Lake Hike with a delicious lunch at Marinitas. The sign-up posters will be in the reception room. If you want to hike or bike with 10,000 Degrees, please sign up as space is limited!
How do I buy a raffle ticket and what are the raffle prizes?
10,000 Degrees high school students who serve in our Leadership Corp will be selling raffle tickets during the cocktail reception. All raffle ticket holders will be entered to win an incredible private wine cellar featuring over 4 cases of boutique wine with a total estimated value of $5,000! Tickets are 1 for $100 or 6 for $500.
What time is dinner?
Dinner will be served at 7 pm, and the program will begin at that time.
Who's preparing dinner?
We are thrilled that Insalata's will again be serving dinner, as they have the past three years to rave reviews! Amazing wines from Jackson Family Wines, Harken, Ravenswood and Rodney Strong will be poured with dinner.
What should I wear?
Cocktail attire is suggested, but bring your dancing shoes for the after-party!
Is there a coat check?
No, but we will have a self-service coat rack.
Is there a purse check?
Yes! We will have a hosted purse check, available during after party only.
What is the best way to show my support?
To help the most 10,000 Degrees students, be sure to raise your paddle during Fund-a-Future! All proceeds from One Amazing Night go directly to supporting 10,000 Degrees students and programming in the North Bay.
How do I avoid long checkout lines?
The best way to avoid a long wait at checkout is to register your credit card when you arrive. (All credit card information is securely stored!) We will link your bidder number with your credit card, so you can bid on auction items, raise your paddle at Fund-a-Future, and purchase raffle tickets, then breeze through checkout by simply verifying your bids.