Recently named a 2019 California Nonprofit of the Year, 10,000 Degrees helps students from low-income backgrounds in seven Bay Area counties get to and through college. Powered by our innovative Fellowship Program, 10,000 Degrees students receive crucial near-peer mentoring around college advising and financial aid management. Of the more than 10,000 students and family members we support annually, 100% are from low-income backgrounds, and 85% are the first in their families to attend college. As a result of our highly personalized programming, over 80% of 10,000 Degrees four-year college students earn bachelor’s degrees.

Thank you to our Sponsors:

$25,000 Valedictorian Sponsor

$15,000 Doctorate Sponsors

Carmen Castro-Franceschi and First Republic Bank

$10,000 Masters Sponsors

$5,000 Bachelors Sponsors

Pallavi Gupta & Vivek Vaidya

Mary Hickey

Sheila & Thomas Larsen

Betsy & Ed McDermott

Katy Mooney and Dean Backer

Julie & Michael Whitcomb

Mary & Michael Wolfe

$2,500 Scholar Sponsors

Eva Auchincloss

Eric Bindelglass & Gabrielle Tierney

Sandy Donnell & Justin Faggioli

Claudia & Ethan Moeller

Toby & Susan Mumford

John & Venetta Rohal

Linda Rosenberg Ach & Andrew Ach

John Shuhda

Jono Tunney

Eric Upin

$1,000 Benefactor Sponsors

Maria & Andy Burtis

Leslie & George Hume

Christopher Mooney

Jamienne Studley & Gary Smith

Event Committee:

Julie & Michael Whitcomb, Event Chairs

Mary Hickey

Sheila Larsen

Kevin Lowry

Katy Mooney

Ellie Shephard

Mary Wolfe

For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact our Director of Development, Caroline Silverstein, at or 415-451-4016.