‘ONE Amazing Community’ Gala To Be Held On Saturday, April 29, 2023 At The Marin Civic Center Exhibit Hall in San Rafael
“San Rafael, Calif. (March 10, 2023) – 10,000 Degrees, an organization dedicated to empowering students to enter and graduate college in eight Bay Area counties, hosts its annual fundraising gala, ONE Amazing Community, on Saturday, April 29 at the Marin Civic Center Exhibit Hall in San Rafael. Proceeds from the gala will benefit students and programs in all eight Bay Area counties that 10,000 Degrees serves.”
The ‘ONE Amazing Community’ gala celebrates and recognizes the contributions of many in the community who have played a role in helping achieve educational equity and in supporting students from low-income backgrounds to fulfill their dreams of becoming college graduates. Guests attending the 10,000 Degrees annual ‘ONE Amazing Community’ gala will enjoy a cocktail reception, a seated dinner and a program featuring special guests, performances, and inspirational stories, followed by a festive after-party.
“Since 1981, 10,000 Degrees alumni have proven how a college degree can change the course of their lives and communities,” said Kim Mazzuca, 10,000 Degrees president and CEO. “The ‘ONE Amazing Community’ gala is an opportunity to celebrate and recognize the difference 10,000 Degrees has made on the lives of thousands of students, and an occasion to honor the efforts of so many in our community whose amazing contributions and hard work help us reach our goals year after year.”
“We feel privileged to support 10,000 Degrees. Its mission of providing educational equity to students from low-income backgrounds hits racial and social inequities head on. 10,000 Degrees are providing scholarships, mentoring and other services to over 12,000 high school and college students. Over 90% are the first in their families to go to college, and the success rates are amazing – with students who are graduating above the national average at an 80%+ rate with 87% less student debt,” stated Suzanne Badenhoop and Guy Lampard, 2023 ‘ONE Amazing Community’ gala co-chairs.
More About The 2023 ‘ONE Amazing Community’ Gala
‘ONE Amazing Community’ Gala Committee:
Gala Co-Chairs: Suzanne Badenhoop and Guy Lampard.
Gala Committee Members: include Rosalyn Brandt, Barbara Dalmau, Sandy Donnell, Jenn Fay, Ryan Fay, Monica Mehra, Susie Mumford, Donna Seager Liberatore, Sharon Segal, Gabrielle Tierney, Jennifer Bing (event producer), and Kristin Swenson (Brilliancy, event graphics).
Gala Honorary Host Committee: Christopher Boyd, London N. Breed, Mark Buell and Susie Tompkins Buell, John A. Carroll (Marin County Superintendent of Schools), Dr. Amie Carter (Sonoma County Superintendent of Schools), Carmen Castro-Franceschi and Greg Franceschi, Dr. Frank Chong (President, Santa Rosa Junior College), Susan and Mitch Cohen, Damon Connolly (California State Assemblymember), Chris Coursey (Sonoma County Supervisor), David and Elaine Freed, James Gore (Sonoma County Supervisor), Linda and Jon Gruber, Ginnie and Peter Haas, Jr., Jim Hogeboom
(Superintendent, San Rafael City Schools), Lynda Hopkins (Sonoma County Supervisor), Jared Huffman (United States Congressman), E. Glenn and Gaby Isaacson, Katie Jackson and Shaun Kajiwara, Dr. Gerald L. Jones (Vice President for Student Affairs, Sonoma State University), Maria Lopez-Cisneros (Principal, Valley Oak High School and Napa Valley Independent Studies), Eric Lucan (Marin County Supervisor), Hana Ma (Sobrato Philanthropies), M.R. Macgill and Hodong Nam, Dr. Lynn Mahoney (President, San Francisco State University), Ann Mathieson (Chief Executive Officer, Marin Promise Partnership), Mike McGuire (California State Senator), Stephanie Moulton-Peters (Marin County Supervisor), Jennifer Nguyen (The Stupski Foundation), Caren and Nick Orum (Arborum Napa Valley), Steve and Judy Page, Beth Painter (City Council Member, City of Napa), Elaine and Bill Petrocelli, Katie Rice (Marin County Supervisor), Dennis Rodoni (Marin County Supervisor), Dr. Kimberly Rogers (Acting President, Contra Costa College), Mary Sackett (Marin County Supervisor), Catherine Stefani (San Francisco Supervisor), Rhea Suh (President and CEO, Marin Community Foundation) Roger Trinchero Family Foundation, Glenn Vander Zee (Superintendent, East Side Union High School District), Dr. David Wain-Coon (President, College of Marin), Jerry Weintraub and Melody Howe Weintraub, Scott Wiener (California State Senator), and Alan and Judy Zafran.
‘ONE Amazing Community’ Gala Lead Sponsors:
Valedictorian Sponsor: Herb and Jane Dwight
Presenting Sponsor: Alison and Mike Mauzé.
Doctorate Sponsors: Carmen Castro-Franceschi and Greg Franceschi, Dodge & Cox, and Susan and Dennis Gilardi.
Master’s Sponsors: Jay and Kären Abbe, Suzanne Badenhoop and Guy Lampard, Graham and Talia Brandt, Lynn Brinton and Dan Cohn, Cerity Partners, Susan and Mitch Cohen, County of Marin, Kroll Associates, Jackson Family Wineries, Inc., Loomis Sayles, Marin Community Foundation, Medtronic Foundation, Solano Dermatology, Tracy Solomon, Sonoma County Office of Education, Denise and Mark Steele, Marty and Marlene Stein, and TPG Capital.
Bachelor’s Sponsors: Bank of America, Eric Bindelglass and Gabrielle Tierney, Christopher Boyd, Sandy Donnell and Justin Faggioli, Judy and Jim Edgar, Jenn and Ryan Fay, Deborah and Jonathan Goldman, Vikki and Derek Ku, Sheila and Thomas Larsen, Drs. Denise M. Lucy and Françoise O. Lepage, Marin Magazine, Mechanics Bank, Rick & Kathy Moreno, North Bay Business Journal, The Pasha Group, Jerry Peters and Robin Corey, Sonoma State University, Rodney Strong Vineyards, William Smith and Ann Aylwin, SOMO Village, The Press Democrat, and Michael and Janet Verlander.
Associate’s Sponsors: Seth and Amy Barad, Brilliancy/ Kristin Swenson, Janelle Charles, College of Marin, Pamela Cook and Paul Gietzel, Dome Construction, Thomas Fair and Monique Bricca, David and Elaine Freed, Vanessa Holton and Lloyd Aubry, Jr., KPMG, Nancy and Tony Lilly, Toby and Susan Mumford, Stephanie O’Brien/ Dovetail, Decision Consultants, Inc., San Francisco State University, Luis Silva Behrens and Keily Hernandez, Solairus Aviation, and Julie and Michael Whitcomb.
The 10,000 Degrees 2023 ‘ONE Amazing Community’ gala on Saturday, April 29 in San Rafael is open to the public. For additional information, tickets, sponsorship opportunities, or to donate, please visit www.oneamazingcommunity.org.
MEDIA/CALENDAR EDITORS, PLEASE NOTE:
10,000 Degrees, an organization dedicated to empowering students to enter and graduate college in eight Bay Area counties, hosts its annual fundraising gala, ‘ONE Amazing Community’ on Friday, April 29, 2023, at the Marin Civic Center Exhibit Hall in San Rafael. Guests will enjoy a cocktail reception, a seated dinner and a program featuring special guests, performances, and inspirational stories, followed by a festive after-party.
The 2023 ‘ONE Amazing Community’ gala will celebrate and recognize the contributions of many in the community who have played a role in helping achieve educational equity and in supporting students from low-income backgrounds to fulfill their dreams of becoming college graduates.
Proceeds from the ‘ONE Amazing Community’ gala will benefit students and programs in all eight Bay Area counties that 10,000 Degrees serves.
Marin Civic Center Exhibit Hall
10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA 94903
Saturday, April 29, 2023
5:30 p.m. – Cocktail reception
7:00 p.m. – Seated dinner and program 9:00 p.m. – After-party
Ticket prices start at $250 and are available online. For ticket information or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Anna Schlegel at (415) 451-4031/ email@example.com.
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About 10,000 Degrees®
10,000 Degrees® is the leading, equity-focused scholarship provider and college success nonprofit in California that supports students from low-income backgrounds to and through college. 10,000 Degrees serves more than 12,000 students and their families each year with comprehensive wraparound support, college and financial aid counseling, near-peer alumni coaching, scholarships, and financial aid management. Unlike most other college success organizations, there is no GPA requirement to participate in 10,000 Degrees’ programs. Powered by Fellows, near-peer coaches who are recent college graduates and often alums of 10,000 Degrees, they are embedded in high school and college campuses to help students navigate life both on and off-campus and throughout their college success journey. With this innovative support model, 10,000 Degrees achieves unmatched success rates: Over 80% of 10,000 Degrees four-year college students earn bachelor’s degrees, and 10,000 Degrees community college students transfer to and graduate from four-year colleges at a rate that’s three times the national average. 10,000 Degrees’ students also graduate with 88% less student loan debt than the national average. 10,000 Degrees operates in eight Bay Area counties – San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma, Napa, Contra Costa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Lake – and works in 41 high schools, 56 community colleges, and 170 four-year colleges and universities cross the nation. For more information about 10,000 Degrees, please visit