20th Anniversary Gala

Friday, October 27, 2017 6:00 pm The Citizen Hotel 926 J St, Sacramento, CA

Admission is sold out.

Limited sponsorship still available, such as program ads.


Featuring a tribute to Carrie Rose, Executive Director 2002-2017 (yes, you can share your stories open mic style!)


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