20th Anniversary Gala

Thank you to our honored guests, esteemed speakers, generous sponsors and talented performers who made our 20th Anniversary Gala possible! October 27, 2017 The Citizen Hotel Sacramento, CA


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An evening of music and memories with the farm-to-fork cuisine of Grange Restaurant
With musical guests Clemon Charles, the College Fund Street Band, and more!
Your hosts:
  • Jay Schenirer, Chair, City Council Member, Sacramento, District 5
  • Tu Moua Carroz, Co-chair, Assistant Superintendent, SCUSD
  • David Fisher, Co-chair, Teacher, Vice President, SCTA
  • Ashlin Malouf, Co-chair, Executive Director, Sacramento ACT
  • Koua Franz, Director of Communications and Learning, Stuart Fdn
  • Terrence Gladney, Founder/Director, Terrell Gladney Memorial Academy
  • Rick Jennings, Vice Mayor, City of Sacramento
  • Cory Jones, Principal, Earl Warren Elementary
  • Jim Keddy, Executive Director, Youth Forward
  • Patrick Kennedy, Supervisor, District 2, County of Sacramento
  • Howard Lawrence, PICO
  • Lisa Levasseur, Program Administrator, FACE, EGUSD
  • Steve Ly, Mayor, City of Elk Grove
  • Alison Merilees, Chief Counsel, CA State Assembly Judiciary Committee
  • Tamu Nolfo, Senior Project Manager, CA Department of Public Health, Office of Health Equity
  • Christina Pritchett, Trustee, SCUSD School Board
  • Yesenia Ramirez, Founding Parent and Training Coordinator
  • Jonathan Raymond, President, Stuart Foundation
  • Donald Terry, Mayor, City of Rancho Cordova
  • Mai Vang, Trustee, SCUSD School Board
  • Vajra Watson, Director of Research and Policy for Equity, UC Davis
  • Pia Wong, Professor, CSUS College of Education
  • Darrell Woo, Trustee, SCUSD School Board


Thank you to our generous  keynote partners:

Thank you to our generous co-sponsors:
  • American Federation of Teachers
  • AT&T
  • California Teachers Association
  • The California Endowment
  • Community Business Bank
  • Costco
  • Farmers and Merchants Bank
  • The Fisher Family
  • Flamboyan Foundation
  • Koua Franz
  • Hazen Foundation
  • Patrick Kennedy, Supervisor, County of Sacramento
  • Koppes-Levasseur Family
  • Howard Lawrence and Larry Miles
  • IEL
  • Nolfo Consulting
  • Sacramento State College of Education
  • Sacramento City Teacher’s Association
  • Sacramento Regional Community Foundation
  • Sierra Health Foundation
  • Jay Schenirer, City of Sacramento Council Member
  • SMUD
  • Sutter Health, Valley Area
  • Fred Teichert
  • Mayor Donald Terry, City of Rancho Cordova
  • Washoe County Schools, Office of the Superintendent