2021 Fall Fundraiser

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

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

Oseyi Ikuenobe
Ama Torrance

Bold Sponsors

Karen and Michael Meryash
MIG / Daniel Iacofano, CEO
Ann Smulka and Bob Blackburn
Chapman Family Fund

Dreaming Sponsors

Merle and Michael Fajans
Bill Helvestine
Sherry Smith and Philip Arca
Steve and Susan Shortell
Marsha Weintraub and Stuart Hellman

View photos from past events on our Facebook page:
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