Marin Education Fund celebrates 25 Years of serving Marin students

25th Anniversary Gala Provides Forum for Call to Ensure that
“Everyone in Marin Has a Chance at College”

Media Availability:
Thursday, May 4, 2006
6–9 p.m. 
Marin Civic Center — Exhibition Hall
10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael

SAN RAFAEL, CA (MAY 4, 2006) –Tonight marks Marin Education Fund’s 25th anniversary where Marin Education Fund’s President, Kim Mazzuca will call on county policy-makers and community leaders to renew their commitment to education and work to “ensure that everyone has a chance at college.”

“Over the last 25 years, Marin Education Fund has made a difference one student at a time; now the challenge is to open the doors of college opportunity to everyone in Marin County,” said Mazzuca.

The 25th anniversary event will include some of the over 15,000 Marin County residents who have received assistance from Marin Education Fund. Current scholarship recipients will also be in attendance, as will a class of third-graders representing the next generation of Marin scholars.

“After 25 years, our work is just beginning. We’ve identified the problems and created the solutions. We now call on those who lead and those who live in Marin County to make the opportunity of education available to everyone who lives here,” said Mazzuca.

The 25th anniversary event will honor Elaine Petrocelli, owner of Book Passage, for her commitment to education in the county. Michael Krasney, Ph.D., host of KQED’s Forum will serve as Master of Ceremonies.

“With our county’s affluence and strong civic values, we have the chance to help those who have been traditionally underrepresented in higher education have access to the same educational opportunities. Our charge over the next 25 years is to make this opportunity a reality and ensure that everyone has a chance at college,” Mazzuca said.

About Marin Education Fund

Marin Education Fund is a non-profit organization that believes everyone should have a chance at college. Marin Education Fund provides college access programs, scholarships and support to students in need of all ages. The low-income and traditionally underrepresented students who receive support from Marin Education Fund are frequently the first generation of their family to go to college. Marin Education Fund was founded in 1981.