Scholarship Celebration 2016
Peralta Colleges Foundation
Scottish Rite Center
1547 Lakeside Dr, Oakland, CA 94612
Thursday, October 20, 2016
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.
- 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!
Peralta Federation of Teachers
JRDV Architects & Orton Development
Kevin Kosik & Anthony Ramon
THANK YOU TO OUR
AUCTION DONORS & EVENT CONTRIBUTORS
21st Amendment Brewery
American Conservatory Theater
Aurora Theatre Company
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Black Oak Casino Resort
California Academy of Sciences
California Shakespeare Theater
Claremont Club & Spa, A Fairmont Hotel
Cline Family Cellars
Drake’s Brewing Company
The Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse
Island City Opera
Jeff Cohn Cellars
Lagunitas Brewing Company
Luka’s Taproom & Lounge
The New Parkway Theater
Oakland Ice Center
Pavé Fine Jewelry
San Francisco Ballet
San Francisco Opera
Scott’s Seafood Jack London Square
Triple Rock Brewery & Alehouse
Zachary’s Chicago Pizza
as of October 17, 2016