An Annual Gala to Benefit 10,000 Degrees®

Illuminating a Brighter Future

Join us for a night to celebrate the stories of graduates like these:


Current: President, Golden
State Opportunity
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.”
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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
Actuarial Field

“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

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Evening Program


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.



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

Marin Promise Partnership

Mark & Denise Steele


Abbott Corporation

Bank of America

Bank of Marin

Graham & Talia Brandt

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

Saul Peña & Charmaine Chow

Private Ocean

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

Toby & Susan Mumford

Janet Pasha

Betsy & John Scarborough

Sonoma State University

Sonoma Valley Authors Festival

Nancy Warren


Jeanie & Michael Casey

Kim Mazzuca & Anne Howatt


Zephyr Real Estate


10,000 Degrees receives major funding from the Buck Family Fund of the Marin Community Foundation.