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ONE AMAZING NIGHT Raises $400,000 for North Bay Students!


Over 500 guests gathered for an amazing evening featuring 10,000 Degrees students and honoring our mentors on April 30 at the Marin Civic Center. The gala netted more than $400,000 to benefit the students and programs of 10,000 Degrees. The Pay It Forward Award was dedicated to the nearly 500 mentors, past and present, who have spent a collective 22,000 hours helping students get to and through college. Mark Buell was auctioneer for the event, and he helped raise nearly $270,000 for Fund-A-Future alone. Shown above:  Former Chair of the Board Graham Brandt with his mother, Event Chair Rosalyn Brandt.

See some selected photos below, taken by Tara Luz Stevens for Drew Altizer Photography.

A world of thanks goes to our extraordinary Event Committee, who made the whole night a rousing success. And a standing ovation for our Event Chair, Rosalyn Brandt, whose leadership provided both a steady compass and endless inspiration.

Rosalyn Brandt, Chair
Rita Burgess
Sandy Donnell
Galen Drever
Gaby Isaacson
Claudia Moeller
Toby & Susie Mumford, Honorary Chairs
Sharon Segal
Gabrielle Tierney
Wanden Treanor
Giulia Welch

Thanks to all our sponsors, who helped open the world of opportunity for our students.

County of Marin Board of Supervisors
Ben Cushman & George Tuttle
Ruth & Bob Dell
Dodge & Cox Investment Managers
Dominican University of California
Herb & Jane Dwight
Marin Community Foundation
Chuck & Chris Michaels
Mai Anh Phan & Kent Radspinner

Bank of Marin
Graham & Talia Brandt
Sandy Donnell & Justin Faggioli
Goldman Sachs
Hog Island Oysters*
Marin Sanitary Service
E. Saul Peña & Charmaine Chow
Thomas & Joanne Peterson
Private Ocean Wealth Management
Kurt & Elizabeth Rieke
Sharon Segal & Marin Optometry
Thomas & Elizabeth Tierney
The Winifred and Harry B. Allen Foundation
Clark & Sharon Winslow
Anonymous (2)

Abbott Corporation
Ann Aylwin & Willian Smith
Rajvi Berry & Gurinder Kalra
Blue Angel Vodka*
Rita Burgess & David Readerman
College of Marin
Pepe & Danielle Gonzalez
Dr. Monica Martinez
Barney & Ann Mizel
Claudia & Ethan Moeller
Toby & Susan Mumford
Jeff O’Neill*
Pasha Family Fund
David Pichler & Gloria Louzao
Rodney Strong*
Gabrielle Tierney & Eric Bindelglass
Nancy Warren
Craig Thomas Yates

Bingham, Osborn & Scarborough LLC
Margaret “Margi” Lee Blunt
Jeanie & Michael Casey
Susan & Mitch Cohen
Pamela Cook Development Search
Kim Mazzuca & Anne Howatt
Redwood Credit Union
John & Betsy Scarborough

KCM Investment Advisors LLC
Michael Kiedel, in honor of Saul Peña
Charles & Lotte Moore

Decker Bullock Sotherby’s International Realty
Hotel Nikko San Francisco
Gaby & Glenn Isaacson
Shannon & John Nichols
Vicky & Geronimo Romero, DDS

*In-Kind Sponsors