Events

Our annual autumn benefit, Breaking Bread for Breakthrough, took place on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco. We were excited to have award-winning author of “Fire in the Ashes,” “Shame of the Nation,” and many other groundbreaking works, Jonathan Kozol, as our keynote speaker. Mr. Kozol is the nation’s most widely read and highly honored education writer, one of our most eloquent advocates for children of low income and for racial diversity in our schools and universities. His work has won him accolades both critical and popular: the National Book Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, and a spot on the New York Times Best Sellers list.

Mr. Kozol began his career in the 1960s as a fourth-grade teacher in an impoverished neighborhood of Boston. Educator and author, he has dedicated nearly his entire life to providing equal opportunities to the children of America’s public schools. As child poverty has risen to unprecedented levels and racial tensions have become the focus of urgent political concern, he has been speaking to overflow crowds. Despite the challenges our schools are facing, Mr. Kozol will continue fighting for equality as he has done for more than fifty years.

For more information, please contact Chief Development Officer Lauren Weston by email or at (415) 655–7707.
 

This year's sponsors:
 

Collaborator

  • Cynthia Fry Gunn and John Gunn
     

Leader

  • Dodge & Cox
  • Dana & Bob Emery
  • Eve Niquette* & Charles Pohl
     

Coach

  • Andrew & Linda Ach
  • Pinney Allen & Charles C. Miller* 
  • Lily & Thomas Beischer*
  • Fumiko & David Hoeft
  • Suein Hwang & Michael Dierks
  • Susan & Bill Oberndorf
  • Elizabeth & Andrew Spokes
  • Diana & Steve Strandberg
  • Neil Webber*
     

Fellow

  • Jose Davila* & Meghan Shannon
  • Ernst & Young 
  • Marianna & David Fisher
  • Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
  • Lucy & Todd Johns
  • Betsy & Ed McDermott
  • Julie* & Ian McGuire
  • Angela Nomellini & Ken Olivier
  • Plath & Company
  • Prospect Creek Foundation 
  • Nisha* and Paritosh Somani
  • Susan & David Tunnell
  • Soo & Raj Venkatesan
  • Grace & Steve Voorhis
     

Contributor

  • Suzanne Abbey
  • Johanna Abbinante
  • Rick Ackerly*
  • Sarah Anderson
  • Kate & Jay Banfield
  • Tim Barton
  • Supriya Batra
  • Craig Brumfield
  • Kristen Chaudhry
  • Linda & Joseph Chong
  • Heather Clifton
  • Anita Demas & Rob Thompson
  • Margaret Duskin
  • Kelly Finn
  • Floramor
  • Jennifer Forster
  • Benjamin Garosi
  • Casey Georgeson
  • Cara Guyot
  • Charlotte Haas Prime
  • Holly Hagens & Todd Sisitsky
  • Kate Harbin & Adam Clammer
  • Leslie & George Hume
  • Liz Hume & Jay Jacobs
  • Henrik Jones
  • Sylvia Keller
  • Kirsten Kennel
  • Katherina Laan
  • Lisa Lan
  • Sheila Larsen
  • Laura Lifland
  • Linda Lynch
  • Mare & Paul Manangan
  • Katie & Justin McCarthy
  • Christopher McCune
  • Jason* and Mara McCune
  • Amy & Drew McKnight
  • Claire Ngo & Ashwin Ranganathan
  • Kim Niquette
  • Mai Anh Phan
  • Virginia Paik
  • Arun Palakurthy & Priyu Shah
  • Mollie Ricker
  • Emily Rummo
  • Brigitte Sandquist & Phil Black
  • David & Cynthia Saitta
  • Andy Shin
  • Alka Singal
  • Barbara Sobel
  • Holly Tate & Scott Clark
  • Jose Ursua
  • Susy Wadsworth
  • Stacey Warner
  • Lisa Webb*
  • Jill Wehrly
  • Sarah Whitelaw
  • Senta Wilson
  • Kay Yun
  • Vicky Zaroff