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Scholarship Celebration 2016


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Peralta Colleges Foundation
Scholarship Celebration
Scottish Rite Center
1547 Lakeside Dr, Oakland, CA 94612
Thursday, October 20, 2016

 

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Event photos courtesy of Emily Kiyomi: Photographer  bit.ly/2016AccessToOpportunity

The Peralta Colleges Foundation hosted its Annual Scholarship Celebration, Access to Opportunity, on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at the Oakland Scottish Rite Center, featuring panoramic views of Lake Merritt.

More than 200 scholarship funders and scholarship recipients, along with Peralta Colleges faculty and staff, supporters and volunteers enjoyed a festive evening while raising scholarship funds to support the students of College of Alameda, Berkeley City College, Laney College, and Merritt College.

Thanks to the support of donors and participants, this year’s celebration raised over $50,000 through sponsorship support, individual registrations, in-kind donations and auction proceeds.

Event Highlights

  • VIP Reception attendees met student scholars, major donors and emcee Heather Holmes, KTVU Channel 2 News while enjoying the sunset on the balcony overlooking Lake Merritt.
  • Chancellor Jowel C. Laguerre, Ph.D. and Foundation President Susan Rosenthal offered welcome remarks at the start of the program.
  • Student speakers Jenny Phong, Makeda Gebremedhin and Jorge Luis Rosales told moving, personal stories about their path to Peralta.
  • Student Success Showcase participants from Peralta career technical education programs provided interactive experiences to demonstrate the value of what they have learned.
  • Guests savored delectable hors d’oeuvres from Laney Catering, fine wine provided by Fenestra Winery, and cold beer from 21st Amendment Brewery, Drake’s Brewing Company and Lagunitas Brewing Company.
  • Lucky auction winners took home dozens of exciting prizes – including VIP Warriors and Raiders tickets, restaurant gift cards and performing arts certificates.

 

THANK YOU TO OUR 2016 EVENT SPONSORS!

 

GROUNDED GRADUATE

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SUCCESSFUL STUDENT

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TABLE HOST

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Peralta Federation of Teachers

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JRDV Architects & Orton Development
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Kevin Kosik & Anthony Ramon
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Susan Rosenthal


THANK YOU TO OUR
AUCTION DONORS & EVENT CONTRIBUTORS

21st Amendment Brewery
American Conservatory Theater
Aurora Theatre Company
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Berkeley Symphony
Black Oak Casino Resort
Calavera
California Academy of Sciences
California Shakespeare Theater
Cat Town
Cerruti Cellars
Chop Bar
Claremont Club & Spa, A Fairmont Hotel
Cline Family Cellars
Costco
Drake’s Brewing Company
Faction Brewing
The Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse
Gather Restaurant
iFLY
Island City Opera
Jeff Cohn Cellars
Lagunitas Brewing Company
Luka’s Taproom & Lounge
Lungomare
The New Parkway Theater
Oakland Ice Center
Oakland Symphony
Oakland Zoo
Pavé Fine Jewelry
Piedmont Spa
San Francisco Ballet
San Francisco Opera
Scott’s Seafood Jack London Square
Smuin Ballet
Touchstone Climbing
Triple Rock Brewery & Alehouse
Zachary’s Chicago Pizza

as of October 17, 2016

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