One Amazing Night 2018
Who: 10,000 Degrees
When: April 28, 2018
Where: Marin Civic Center Exhibition Hall
What: This year, One Amazing Night raised more than $800,000 to help students from low-income backgrounds in the Bay Area get to and through college. The party began with sparkling wines from Gloria Ferrer along with fresh Tacolicious appetizers, Hog Island oysters and delicious Cowgirl Creamery cheeses. For dinner, guests savored a gourmet feast from Chef Heidi Krahling of Insalata’s served with fines wines from Rodney Strong and Harken Wines. Guests enjoyed an emotional keynote speech from UCLA Law Fellow and former 10,000 Degrees student Katiuska Pimentel Vargas, who presented the inaugural One Degree of Change award to her mother, Betzabe Vargas Fabes. The program also included inspiring remarks from California State Senator Ed Hernandez, a stirring live musical performance from the East Bay Center for the Performing Arts and a moving spoken work tribute from 10,000 Degrees fellow Kaila Love. The celebration continued after dinner with dessert and dancing to music from Pop Fiction.
About 10,000 Degrees:
10,000 Degrees is a leading college success nonprofit in California that helps students from low-incomebackgrounds get to and through college. Thanks to comprehensive, year-round personal support, college advising and financial aid management, more than 80 percent of 10,000 Degrees four-year college students earn bachelor’s degrees, compared to 31 percent of their peers nationally. At the community college level, 10,000 Degrees students transfer to and graduate from four-year colleges at a rate that’s three times the national average. Unlike other college support organizations, there is no GPA requirement to apply to 10,000 Degrees programs.
To find out how to get involved with 10,000 Degrees, visit 10000degrees.org