10,000 Degrees Raises More Than $1.1 Million To Help Achieve Educational Equity

Guy Lampard and Suzanne Badenhoop

10,000 Degrees, a Marin-based nonprofit, raised more than $1.1 million dollars at its annual ONE Amazing Community fundraising gala on April 27 at the Marin Civic Center in San Rafael. All money raised from the evening goes towards 10,000 Degrees scholarships and programs.

Larry Rosenberger and Pepe Gonzalez

More than 500 guests came together at the ‘ONE Amazing Community’ gala to celebrate and recognize the contributions of those in the community who have played a role in helping achieve educational equity and in supporting students from low-income backgrounds to fulfill their dreams of becoming college graduates. 

Michael and Julie Whitcomb, Kim Mazzuca, Gabrielle Tierney and Eric Bindleglass

Kim Mazzuca, 10,000 Degrees president and CEO, was honored with the ONE DEGREE of Change award at this year’s gala. Mazzuca, celebrating 25 years at the organization, was recognized for her countless contributions to helping achieve education equity in the Bay Area and beyond. 

Suzanne Badenhoop, Judy Edgar and Elaine Petrocelli

Notable attendees included 10,000 Degrees Founder Judy Edgar and Jim Edgar; 10,000 Degrees Board Members and guests Jonathan Eldridge, Guy Lampard, Suzanne Badenhoop, Dr. Françoise Lepage, Deborah Freed Goldman, Peg Pike, Mark and Katey Mokelke, Toby and Susan Mumford, Monica Mehram, Sandy Donnell and Justin Faggioli; 10,000 Degrees Honorary Board Members and guests Pepe Gonzalez, Bill Smith and Ann Aylwin, Larry Rosenberger, Saul Peña and Charmaine Chow, Eric Bindleglass; and noteworthy guests Elaine Petrocelli, Dr. Denise Lucy, Adam Gavzer, Charan Singh, Jenn and Ryan Fay, Gabrielle Tierney, Justine Corey-Whitehead, Paul Whitehead, Jonathan Goldman, Dr. Diana Bojorquez, Derek Pappas and Josh Alwitt.

Charan Singh

Since 1981, this San Rafael-based organization has been dedicated to unlocking student success by giving more than 16,000 students equitable opportunities for a quality college education and career achievements. To learn more about 10,000 Degrees or to donate, please visit www.10000degrees.org

Photos: James Hall, ONYX & ASH

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Donna Glass
Donna Berry Glass is a freelance writer, editor and communications professional in Marin. When she’s not writing, hiking up steep hills, driving her kid to sports practice or whipping up her famous banana bread, she and her family spend time in their cabin in Lake Tahoe. She avidly supports the California Academy of Sciences and the Child Mind Institute.