Inspired by the power and potential of the changemakers we serve and who make our work possible, 10,000 Degrees invites you to join our New Changemaker Series!

Meet 10,000 Degrees Students & Alumni

Today & Tomorrow's Changemakers


September 2, 2020 4:00-5:00 PM PDT

Despite unprecedented ecosystem challenges, our students and alumni are continuing to persevere, innovate, and create impactful change in their communities and the world.

Shaped by their passions and visions for the future, hear how our diverse panel of 10,000 Degrees student and alumni changemakers are navigating their goals and aspirations in school and the workplace in order to achieve their vision of a brighter and more equitable future for all.

In this Town Hall, you will:

  • Learn how first-generation college students and alumni define the characteristics of a changemaker in their community.
  • Discover how they are creating impactful change and how their future goals and aspirations influence what they do.
  • Hear how our panelists are pursuing their goals as they navigate the COVID-19 crisis.
  • Get recommendations on how to lead by example to create change.​
  • Learn how they were inspired to create change and who were their changemakers.
  • Join the conversation during a special Q&A session.

When you register, you will also have the option to join a post-event Zoom meeting from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. to hear additional updates about 10,000 Degrees programming in your region.

Hear from our panelists:

  • Ismail Azam, College of Marin Transfer | University of California Berkeley Student
  • Kevin Rojas De León, Santa Rosa Junior College Transfer | Alumnus, University of California, Berkeley | Fellow, 10,000 Degrees
  • Genesis Higueros, Alumna, University of California, Merced | Duke University Doctoral Student
  • Ayana Morgan-Woodard, Alumna, Tuskegee University
  • Gabriela Servin-Cendejas, Alumna, University of California, Santa Cruz | Investment Associate, Loomis, Sayles & Company

Changemakers Series events!

Building Positive Workspaces: How You Can be a Changemaker at Work

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 4 – 5 PM PDT

San Francisco Changemakers Virtual Celebration

Thursday, September 24, 2020 6:30- 7:30 PM PDT

2019 SF Changemakers Raffle Prizes

Look for 10,000 Degrees student ambassadors carrying balloons to purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win one of three great prizes!
Experience the Blue Angels up close with Four Tickets to the Flight Deck Club October 13, 2019!

Get up close to the Blue Angels on Sunday October 13, 2019 with these 4 tickets to an upgraded airshow experience. The Flight Deck Club includes both covered and outside seating, private “premium” restrooms, as well as a full buffet and complimentary beverages (including beer & wine). Weather permitting, the Airshow starts at 1pm and the Blue Angels show starts at 3pm.

Restrictions: Four tickets to the Flight Deck Club are only valid for October 13, 2019 and not exchangeable. The show start times are approximate and are subject suitable weather for flight. 

Generously donated by the Airshow Network and Mary Hickey.

Weekday Getaway to Wine Country: 2-Night Stay in a Premier King Guest Room at Hotel Healdsburg!

A full-service luxury hotel, Hotel Healdsburg is the perfect place for a romantic getaway in the heart of Healdsburg. The hotel features a deluxe Fitness center, a 60-foot garden swimming pool & jacuzzi, as well as a spa which offers the finest beauty and body treatments! Complimentary breakfast, wifi and valet parking are included.

Restrictions: This offer is valid Sunday through Thursday only and expires November 30, 2020. Not valid during the months of September, October and holidays. Taxes and gratuity are not included. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance.

Generously donated by Hotel Healdsburg.

Thank You to our Sponsors!

$25,000
Valedictorian Sponsor

Ropes & Gray

$15,000 Doctorate Sponsors
Carmen Castro-Franceschi and First Republic Bank
Genstar Capital

$10,000 Masters Sponsors
Credit Suisse
Redwood Credit Union
TPG Capital

$5,000 Bachelors Sponsors
Bank of America
Pallavi Gupta &
Vivek Vaidya
Mary Hickey
Jefferies
JLL
Sheila & Thomas Larsen
Lucidworks
Betsy & Ed McDermot
Katy Mooney &
Dean Backer
Julie & Michael Whitcomb
Mary & Michael Wolfe

$2,500 Scholar Sponsors 
Linda Rosenberg Ach & Andrew Ach
Eva Auchincloss
Eric Bindelglass & Gabrielle Tierney
Sandy Donnell & Justin Faggioli
Claudia & Ethan Moeller
Susan & Toby Mumford
Venetta & John Rohal
John Shuhda
Jono Tunney
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

$1,000 Benefactor Sponsors
Maria & Andy Burtis
Leslie & George Hume
Christopher Mooney
Jamienne Studley & Gary Smith

In-Kind Donors
Airshow Network
Berkeley Rep Theatre
Bing Consulting
Services, Inc.
Mary Hickey
Hotel Healdsburg
Leslie & George Hume
International Orange
Jackson Family Wines
Ellie Shephard & Peter Habicht
Smile Business Products, Inc.
William Grant & Sons

Additional Thanks!

Auctioneer
Kanani Reynolds,
KLM Auctions

Business Partners
AlphaGraphics
Burton High School
Chamber Choir
Bright Event Rentals
Kreativz, Inc.
Main St. Floragardens
Onyx & Ash Photography
San Francisco War
Memorial

Caterer
Melons Catering & Events

Event Production
Bing Consulting
Services, Inc.

Event Committee
Julie & Michael Whitcomb

Committee
Mary Hickey
Sheila Larsen
Kevin Lowry
Katy Mooney
Ellie Shephard
Mary Wolfe

Honorary Host Committee
Roberta Achtenberg &
Susan A. Shain
Jane Borg
London N. Breed
Honorable
Willie L. Brown
Wynn & Bill Burkett
Rosalyn & Tom Chavez
David Chiu, San Francisco
Assemblymember
Susan & Mitch Cohen
Stevon Cook, President,
SFUSD Board of Education
Sara Deseran, Tacolicious School Project
Jenn & Ryan Fay
Ginny & David Freeman
Pallavi Gupta &
Vivek Vaidya
Will Hayes
Sy Kaufman
Gordon Mar
Alison & Mike Mauzé

Mike McGuire, California State Senator
Chris & Chuck Michaels
Faauuga Moliga, Commissioner, SFUSD
Board of Education
Margaret & Frank Morrow
Elizabeth & Kurt Rieke
Hillary Ronen
Linda Rosenberg Ach & Andrew Ach
Thea Selby, City College of San Francisco Trustee
Jamienne Studley & Gary Smith
Phil Ting, San Francisco Assemblymember
Scott Wiener, California State Senator
Shanell Williams, City College of San Francisco Trustee
Dr. Leslie Wong,
President Emeritus
San Francisco
State University

Featured Performance

Burton High School Chamber Choir
10,000 Degrees currently

provides financial aid support, college knowledge, and mentoring to a cohort of 70 students at Burton High School who will begin their college path at City College of San Francisco this Fall.

Thank you to our Corporate Sponsors!

Make a donation to 10,000 Degrees students in honor of a Changemaker in your life!