Saturday, April 25, 2020

An Annual Gala to Benefit 10,000 Degrees

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

Tickets On Sale March 1st

Become a sponsor! Click below to download your sponsorship benefits package.

Questions? Contact Caroline Silverstein, Chief Development Officer: 415-451-4016 or or
Anna Schlegel, Director of Annual Giving & Events: 415-451-4013 or

5:30 pm Cocktail Reception

Super Silent Auction

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 All Star Jukebox

Live Auctions

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 Master’s Sponsors

Jay & Kären Abbe

Graham & Talia Brandt

Mitch & Susan Cohen

County of Marin

Herbert & Jane Dwight

Sonoma County Office of Education

Denise & Mark Steele

Marty & Marlene Stein

The EACH Foundation


$5,000 Bachelor’s Sponsors

Abbott Corporation

Bank of Marin

Brouwer & Janachowski

Sandy Donnell & Justin Faggioli

Kristin Lee Swenson/ Kreativz

Loomis, Sayles & Company

Claudia & Ethan Moeller

Mark & Katey Mokelke and Bank of America

Saul Peña & Charmaine Chow

Redwood Credit Union

Sharon Segal / Marin Optometry

William Smith & Ann Aylwin

Sonoma Raceway

Elizabeth C. & Thomas T. Tierney


$2,500 Scholar Sponsors

Suzanne Badenhoop & Guy Lampard

Seth & Amy Barad

Bingham, Osborn & Scarborough LLC

Bank of San Francisco

Eric Bindelglass & Gabrielle Tierney

College of Marin

Pam Cook & Paul Gietzel

Thomas Fair & Monique Bricca

Jenn & Ryan Fay

Deborah & Jonathan Goldman

Vanessa Holton & Lloyd Aubry, Jr.

Nancy & Tony Lilly

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

Toby & Susan Mumford

Luis Silva-Behrens & Keily Hernandez

Madeleine & Alexis Sinclair


Nancy Warren

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

Thank you to our AMAZING In-Kind Sponsors!

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, Director of Annual Giving & Events