Soaring Together

An Event Benefiting Our Students & Programs in All Eight Counties We Serve

At 10,000 Degrees, we have much to celebrate. After years of setbacks, our students are not just persevering, they’re soaring—persisting in their dreams to become college graduates, and reaching new heights as leaders and changemakers, changing our world for the better.

And now, we are soaring together…
in schools,
in our communities,
in friendship & love, and
in admiration of our incredible students!

On Saturday, April 29, 2023, we invite you
to celebrate with us at our
ONE Amazing Community Gala
and be ONE DEGREE of change.

Join the Celebration


Marin Civic Center Exhibit Hall
10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA 94903

Suzanne Badenhoop & Guy Lampard, Gala Co-Chairs

10,000 Degrees mission is to achieve educational equity and to support students from low-income backgrounds to and through college to realize their full potential and positively impact their communities and the world.

To learn more about 10,000 Degrees and the students we serve, please go to:

“As a college graduate, my biggest impact within my community has been encouraging the next generation to pursue a higher education and the importance of having a vision.”

10,000 Degrees Alum and 2022 Changemaker Finalist Imani Lawson (second from left) with her grandmother, Hertiscine Lawson (left), her aunt, Tiffany Ruby (second from right), and her grandmother, Deborah Grisby (right). Imani is an Installation Engineer at Hitachi Rail, and a 2021 graduate of Grambling State University with a B.S. in Electronic Engineering Technology.

Suzanne & Guy have been generous supporters since 2015, and Guy is the 10,000 Degrees Board Vice-Chair

“We are such fans of 10,000 Degrees! The mission is noble— providing critical support to over 12,000 students from low-income backgrounds to get to and through college. The pride and confidence these new graduates and their families feel is contagious, especially since almost all are the first in their families to go to college. By helping these young students achieve success and confidence, we are making our communities healthier and stronger too.”

Suzanne Badenhoop & Guy Lampard
2023 ONE Amazing Community Gala Co-Chairs

Celebrating Our


Lead Sponsors

Valedictorian Sponsor

Herb & Jane Dwight 

Presenting Sponsor

Alison & Mike Mauzé

Doctorate Sponsors

Carmen Castro-Franceschi
& Greg Franceschi

Susan & Dennis Gilardi

Master’s Sponsors

Jay & Kären Abbe

Suzanne Badenhoop & Guy Lampard

Graham & Talia Brandt

Lynn Brinton & Dan Cohn

Susan & Mitch Cohen

Solano Dermatology/ John F.
& Mary A. Geisse Foundation

Tracy Solomon

Denise & Mark Steele

Marty & Marlene Stein

Lead Corporate & Nonprofit Sponsors