Guardian Scholars

Fostering Success Celebration announcement

Join Us

for a celebration to honor our exceptional students–current and former foster youth–who are surpassing expectations and thriving at San Francisco State University

Guardian Scholars Hero Award
The Honorable Mark Leno

Thursday, April 27, 2017

InterContinental Mark Hopkins Hotel
999 California Street | San Francisco

5:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception
6:30 p.m. Dinner & Program

Master of Ceremonies
Dennis O'Donnell (B.A. '82), Sports Director at KPIX 5

Business / Cocktail attire

Support Levels

 

 

$1,500 | TABLE HOST

  • Nine tickets to the celebration dinner
  • Listing on event publications
  • One Guardian Scholars Program Buddy Ticket

$150 | GENERAL TICKET

  • Guests purchasing tickets together will be seated together.

$150 | BUDDY TICKET

  • These tickets will be donated to Guardian Scholars Program students or recent GSP alums.
    (Guardian Scholars Buddy Ticket donors will be listed in the gala program)

Sponsorship Levels

 

 

$10,000 | PLATINUM

  • One premium table for nine
  • Special recognition during the opening remarks
  • Prominent logo placement and website URL on all event-related communications, web pages, e-blasts and printed materials
  • Full-page sponsorship ad in the event program

$5,000 | GOLD

  • Six event tickets
  • Special recognition during the opening remarks
  • Prominent logo placement and website URL on all event-related communications, web pages, e-blasts and printed materials
  •  Half-page sponsorship ad in the event program

$2,500 | SILVER

  • Four event tickets
  • Special recognition during the opening remarks
  • Prominent logo placement and website URL on all event-related communications, web pages, e-blasts and printed materials
  •  Quarter-page sponsorship ad in the event program

$1,000 | BRONZE

  • Two event tickets
  • Listing with logo in the program and on the event website

Leading Supporters

CHAMPION

Andrew and Marianne Bacigalupi | Estate of Maria Carter | Jay Davidson
The Hearst Foundations | Alexander M. and June L. Maisin Foundation | Marcled Foundation
Neda Nobari Foundation | David Pottruck Fund | San Francisco Foundation
Silicon Valley Community Foundation | May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust
Morris Stulsaft Foundation | Tipping Point Community | Karla M. Yates

DEFENDER

BBDO Worldwide | Dana Corvin and Harris Weinberg
Dr. Jennifer C. Lai and Mr. Haim Zaltzman | Ashley and Antonio Lucio
George and Judy Marcus Family Foundation | Joseph Pedott Perpetual Endowment Trust
San Francisco State University Property Management | Paul Stein | Suzanne and Gene Valla

ADVOCATE

Dr. and Mrs. Edward J. Collins | Owsley Brown III Philanthropic Foundation
Drs. Pamela Farmer and Beverly Benson | Ashley and Antonio Lucio | Diana Parker
Pinpoint Foundation | Lee Smith | Snapfish | Debra Wetherby

2017 TABLE HOSTS

Clara Basile | Drs. Beverly Benson and Pamela Farmer
Adele Corvin | Dana Corvin and Harris Weinberg
Judith and Ruggero Gadaldi
Dr. John Gemello and Justice Linda Marino Gemello
Dr. Jennifer Lai and Haim Zaltzman
Ashley and Antonio Lucio | George and Judy Marcus
Lori Eisenberg McBride | Gloria Molina
Neda Nobari | Paul and Ellie Stein | Frederick Walters

*As of April 14, 2017

Fostering Success Celebration Host Committee

Beverly Benson
Dana Corvin
Nancy Fudem
Judith Gadaldi
Sonja Lenz-Rashid
Ashley Lucio
Xochitl Sanchez
Suzanne Valla
Ginger Weeden

Mission

The mission of the Guardian Scholars Program is to create a system of support which will meet the academic, social, emotional and financial needs of college students who are transitioning out of the foster care system.

How we work

The program serves over 100 students a year, and provides current and emancipated foster youth with:

  • Year-round on-campus housing
  • Intensive clinical case management
  • Mentorship and career development support
  • Academic counseling
  • Mental health counseling
  • Internship opportunities
  • Support for medical/dental emergencies
  • Welcome care packages

Our Impact

Guardian Scholars Program students have a 70 percent graduation rate, 20 percent higher than other
first-generation college-bound and low-income students at SF State–and exponentially higher than the 3-4 percent graduation rate nationally for foster youth with no dedicated, personalized support.

78 percent students of color

40 percent of GSP students are LGBTQ

We need your support to continue the work we do! More than 90% of GSP’s funding comes from foundation grants, individual donors, and sponsors. Please support the Guardian Scholars Program by making a gift today.

For more information about the Guardian Scholars Program contact:

Xochitl Sanchez
Director & co-founder
xvsz@sfsu.edu
(415) 405-0546
www.sfsu.edu/~eop/gsp/