2021 Fall Fundraiser

Join the celebration on Friday, October 22, 2021 at 6:00pm PST

Join the Fall Fundraiser via our YouTube channel!

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Meet Our Emcee

Dan Ashley

News Anchor, ABC7 News

In his thirty years on television, Dan has reported on a wide range of issues and events that affect our lives. As a journalist, Dan has covered stories all over the Bay Area, the country, and the world. As an active member of the community, Dan serves on the boards of directors of many worthy organizations including The Commonwealth Club, The Bay Area Red Cross, The Oakland Symphony, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), The Contra Costa County Crisis Center, The First Tee, among others. Additionally, he hosts the annual “Dan Ashley’s Friends of Camp Concord Golf Tournament” which raises money to send under-served youngsters to summer camp. Dan also created the non-profit “Rock the CASA Foundation” to raise money through an annual concert to benefit the CASA organization among other charities.

Special thanks to Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Bayer
for making this event possible.

What can your donation support?


could support a Bachelor’s Degree High Hopes Scholarship


could support a Community College High Hopes Scholarship


could support a Scholar for one year


could support a summer internship for a Scholar


could pay for a meal plan, supplies, and books, or other expenses


could pay for workshops, BCS scholar events, or mentor trainings

We appreciate contributions of any size, every gift helps!

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Daring Sponsors

Battle Family Foundation
Chuck Fanning and Melinda Haag
Oseyi Ikuenobe and Sucheta Jawalkar
Karen and Michael Meryash
Debra Farb and Eric Sippel
Ama Torrance

Brave Sponsors

Chapman Family Fund
Narsai and Venus David
Goodin/Watson Lamprey Families
Melissa Nelken and Ronald Lee

Bold Sponsors

Peter Brock and Anna Kondolf
Jetton Construction, Inc.
Joleen Ruffin 
Tina and Dennis Etcheverry
The Galbraith Family
Pam and Ted Johann
Kava Massih Architects
Stephanie McKown and John Brennan
Julie Nachtwey, Compass Real Estate
Noll and Tam Architects/Ratcliff Architects
MIG / Daniel Iacofano, CEO
Pat and Merrill Shanks
Ann Smulka and Bob Blackburn
Michael Spolan
Janet Tam and Kit Ratcliff

Dreaming Sponsors

Marcia and George Argyris
Cheryl and Jesse Berg
Karen and Warren Bird
Patricia Kates and Henry Brady
District Homes
Edward M Dua and Nicole A Wong Family Fund
Maria Echaveste and Christopher Edley
Merle and Michael Fajans
Bill Helvestine
Emily and Bill Marthinsen
Paul O’Leary
Jules Roman
Jane Rubin
Steve and Susan Shortell
Sherry Smith and Philip Arca
Usher Family Giving Fund
Dorothy Walker
Helen and Rick Walker
Marsha Weintraub and Stuart Hellman
Becky and Morris Wright

Contributions as of 10/29/2021

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