Save the Date

for our virtual gala celebrating 40 years of our college graduates changing the world!

2021 marks 10,000 Degrees 40th Anniversary!

Please join us as we celebrate 40 years of helping our students achieve their dreams of becoming college graduates, and 40 years of YOU, our ONE Amazing Community, helping to make those dreams possible!

Today, our work matters more than ever. One degree can change lives. On April 24th, we’ll toast to the four decades of graduates who are positively impacting their communities and creating a better world.

Thank you for being part of our AMAZING community!

ONE Amazing Community Co-chairs, Donna Seager & Sharon Segal

Date: April 24, 2021

5:00 pm Virtual Cocktail Reception

5:30 pm Program & Celebration

Keynotes by 10,000 Degrees Students & Alumni

ONE DEGREE of Change Honoree Presentation
to Dr. Thomas Peters, President & CEO, Marin Community Foundation 

Spoken Word Performance by Kaila Love,
Former 10,000 Degrees Fellow & Alumna 

Raise Your Virtual Paddle with
California Senator Mike McGuire

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For 40 years,
10,000 Degrees has told our students: You belong and we believe in you.

For 40 years,
YOU have helped 10,000 Degrees students achieve their educational dreams. In four decades, we’ve awarded over $80M in scholarships and helped over 20,000 students graduate from college.


And for 40 years,
our students have been proving what is possible. This is the story of 10,000 Degrees.

For the next few weeks, we invite you to meet our alumni, and discover how they are ONE DEGREE of change.

We are thankful to our AMAZING sponsors!

$40,000 Valedictorian Sponsor

Marin Community Foundation

$15,000 Doctorate Sponsor

Dodge & Cox

$10,000 Master’s Sponsor

Jay & Kären Abbe

Bank of Marin

Eric Bindelglass & Gabrielle Tierney

Graham & Talia Brandt

Susan & Mitchell Cohen

Herb & Jane Dwight

Denise & Mark Steele


$5,000 Bachelor’s Sponsor

Bank of America

Bingham, Osborn & Scarborough LLC

Sandy Donnell & Justin Faggioli

Sheila & Thomas Larsen

Kristin Lee Swenson/ Kreativz

Loomis, Sayles & Company

Mark & Katey Mokelke

Sharon Segal/ Marin Optometry

Sonoma Raceway

Martin & Marlene Stein


$2,500 Associate’s Sponsor

Janice Anderson-Gram & Tom Gram

Seth & Amy Barad

Community Foundation Sonoma County

Pam Cook & Paul Gietzel

Deborah & Jonathan Goldman

Vanessa Holton & Lloyd Aubry, Jr.

Traci Lanier & George Kuniholm

The Pasha Group

Luis Silva-Behrens & Keily Hernandez

William Smith & Ann Aylwin

Julie & Michael Whitcomb