Thanks to an incredibly BOLD show of support for our BRAVE students, we raised over $1.2 MILLION – our most successful night ever.
Now that’s BRILLIANT!

An Annual Gala to Benefit 10,000 Degrees

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Marin Civic Center Exhibit Hall  |  10 Avenue of the Flags  |  San Rafael, CA 94903

Saturday, April 27, 2019
Marin Civic Center Exhibit Hall

5:30 pm Cocktail Reception

Super Silent Aution

7:00 pm Dinner & Program

Welcome & Thank You


ONE DEGREE of Change Award

Live Performance

10,000 Degrees Alumnus Keynote Address

Live Auction & Fund-A-Future

Raffle Drawing

9:00 pm After-party

Desserts and Cocktails

Live music by The Party Starters

Live Auctions sneak peek

Thank you to our AMAZING Sponsors!

$15,000 Doctorate Sponsors

Buck Family Fund of the Marin Community Foundation

Dodge & Cox

St. Joseph Health Sonoma County


$10,000 Masters Sponsors

Jay & Kären Abbe

Brouwer & Janachowski

Mitch & Susan Cohen

County of Marin

Herb & Jane Dwight

Jackson Family Wines, Inc.

John Kryzanowski & Vicki Hofmeister

Guy Lampard & Suzanne Badenhoop


Bill & Eva Price

Professional Program Insurance Brokerage

Kurt & Elizabeth Rieke

Lionel Shaw & Lisa McKay/ The EACH Foundation

Sonoma County Office of Education

Denise & Mark Steele

Marty & Marlene Stein

Lori & Steve Taylor


$5,000 Bachelor’s Sponsors

Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery

Abbott Corporation

Bank of America

Bank of Marin

Eric Bindelglass & Gabrielle Tierney

Steven Block & Dana Winn

Graham & Talia Brandt

Sandy Donnell & Justin Faggioli

Luther Burbank Savings

Saul Peña & Charmaine Chow

Redwood Credit Union

Sharon Segal/ Marin Optometry

Sonoma Raceway

Terri Tachovsky & Karen Knudson

Elizabeth C. & Thomas T. Tierney

Sharon & Clark Winslow

Mary & Michael Wolfe


$2,500 Scholar Sponsors

Seth & Amy Barad

Denise & Steven Bauer

Lynn Brinton & Dan Cohn

Jeanie & Michael Casey

College of Marin

Community Foundation Sonoma County

Pam Cook & Paul Gietzel

Amanda & Josh Corzine

Kristen & Bruce Edwards

Karen & Ted Eliot

Ryan Fay & Family

Pepe & Danielle Gonzalez

Vanessa Holton & Lloyd Aubry, Jr.

Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa

Kristin Lee Swenson/ Kreativz

Sheila & Thomas Larsen

Nancy & Tony Lilly

Loomis Sayles

Dr. Denise M. Lucy & Dr. Françoise O. Lepage

Jean Ludwick & Doug Major

Midstate Construction

Claudia & Ethan Moeller

Toby & Susan Mumford

The Pasha Group

David Pichler & Gloria Louzao

Bert & Roxanne Richards

Dr. Robert & Susan Rosenberg

John & Betsy Scarborough

Christopher Senn & Inge Hendromartono

Madeleine & Alexis Sinclair

Bill Smith & Ann Aylwin with Compass Real Estate

Solairus Aviation

Sonoma State University

Sonoma Valley Authors Festival

Wanden Treanor & Faye D’Opal

Nancy Warren

Jill Witty & Graham Evarts


$1,500 Associates Sponsors

Bank of San Francisco

Janet Daniel

Traci Lanier & George Kuniholm

Kim Mazzuca & Anne Howatt

Nancy & Rob Novak


$750 Benefactor Sponsors

Stone Coxhead

John & Ginny Horton

Julie & Stephen Kimball

Dennis McDonald

Stephanie O’Brien

John & Kathy Pearson

Rose Roven & Susan Cummins

Christine & John Telischak

Michael & Janet Verlander

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Complimentary valet parking will be provided.

YES! The hosted bar will feature a variety of spectacular red and white wines, Gloria Ferrer sparkling wine, craft beers, and specialty cocktails.

During the cocktail reception, 10,000 Degrees college students, who are currently serving as College Ambassadors on their respective campuses, will be selling raffle tickets. All raffle ticket holders will be entered to win an incredible private wine cellar featuring four cases of boutique wine with a total estimated value of $4,000! Tickets are 1 for $100 or 6 for $500.

Dinner will be served at 7 pm, and the program will begin at that time.

We are excited to announce that this year’s event will be catered by Melons. A beef and vegetarian dinner option is available.

Cocktail attire is suggested, but bring your dancing shoes for the after-party, featuring our favorite dance band “The Party Crashers”!

YES! We will have a hosted purse check, available for the after-party only.

To help the most 10,000 Degrees students, be BRAVE and make sure to BOLDLY raise your paddle during Fund-A-Future! All proceeds from One Amazing Night go directly to supporting 10,000 Degrees students and programming …BRILLIANT!

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 purchase raffle tickets, bid on auction items, and raise your paddle at Fund-A-Future, then breeze through checkout by simply verifying your bids.


Marin Civic Center Exhibit Hall
10 Avenue of the Flags
San Rafael, CA

For more information

Anna Schlegel, Development Manager

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