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2019 San Francisco Changemakers Award Honoree


JP Conte is a San Francisco-based leader of a private equity firm investing in growth industries like life sciences, financial services, and software. 




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Join us for a night to celebrate the stories of graduates like these:


Current: President, Golden
State Opportunity
Graduation Year: 2009
College: UC Berkeley, B.A. Political Science and Philosophy, Phi Beta Kappa UC Berkeley School of Law

“This scholarship gave me the opportunity to immerse myself in Student Government, and intern for US Senators and nonprofits. These rich and life-changing experiences set me on my path to public service and policy, and were only possible because others were willing to invest in my education.”


Current: Medical Doctor
Graduation Year: 2005
College: University of San Francisco, Biology, Pre-medical with Honors, Cum Laude

“The resources and contribution from 10,000 Degrees played an integral part in helping me to achieve my goals. The organization inspires me to serve people through my profession and to look for opportunities to give back.”


Current: College Access Fellow
Graduation Year: 2016
College: UC Davis, B.S.
Environmental Science and Management

“My job at 10,000 Degrees has given me the opportunity to give back to my community. I see so much of myself in my students, and helping them has been a truly rewarding experience.”


Current: Enrollment & Outreach Manager- North Bay Children’s Center.
Graduation Year: 2016
College: Sonoma State University, B.A. Applied Statistics with
a Concentration in the
Actuarial Field

“10,000 Degrees not only opened doors to educational opportunities, but it has allowed me to dream and accomplish beyond what I thought I could. This organization gave me the tools and guidance. As a result, I believe in myself, and I know I can make a difference



5:30 PM Cocktail Reception

Enjoy sparkling wine from Gloria Ferrer, along with fresh Tacolicious appetizers and delicious Cowgirl Creamery cheeses. Be sure to enter the raffle to win a cellar of exclusive, boutique wines!

7:00 PM Dinner & Program

Savor a gourmet feast by Chef Heidi Krahling of Insalata’s and fine wines by Ravenswood, Rodney Strong and Jackson Family Wines.

Celebrate the generosity of
Pay It Forward Award Honorees

Chris and Chuck Michaels

Participate in our Live Auction and “Fund-a-Future” to help illuminate a brighter future for our students.

9:00 PM Dessert & Dance

Reward yourself with a bite of dessert and a fresh cup of coffee as you dance to the sounds of Party Crashers, San Francisco’s finest 7-piece dance band.


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

For more information, please call 415.451.4013



Dodge & Cox Investment Managers


Marin Community Foundation


County of Marin

Ben Cushman & George Tuttle

Guy Lampard & Suzanne Badenhoop

Marin Promise Partnership

Mark & Denise Steele


Abbott Corporation

Bank of America

Bank of Marin

Steven Block & Dana Winn

Graham & Talia Brandt

Mitch & Susan Cohen

Ruth & Robert Dell

Dominican University of California

Herb & Jane Dwight

Judy & Jim Edgar

Lizellen La Follette, M.D., Inc.

Marin Sanitary Service

Mountain Mike’s Pizza

Saul Peña & Charmaine Chow

Private Ocean

Sharon Segal – Marin Optometry

Elizabeth C. & Thomas T. Tierney


Janice Anderson-Gram & Tom Gram

The Barad Family

Eric Bindelglass & Gabrielle Tierney

Lynn Brinton & Dan Cohn

Rita Burgess & David Readerman

College of Marin

Sandy Donnell & Justin Faggioli

First Republic Bank

Pepe & Danielle Gonzalez

Peter Horn & Lizellen Follette

Traci Lanier & George Kuniholm

Nancy & Tony Lilly

Dr. Denise M. Lucy & Dr. Françoise O. Lepage

Barbara Meislin/ The Purple Lady Fund

Claudia & Ethan Moeller

Toby & Susan Mumford

The Pasha Group

Rose Roven & Susan Cummins

Betsy & John Scarborough

Bill Smith & Ann Aylwin – Pacific Union

Sonoma State University

Sonoma Valley Authors Festival

Nancy Warren


Jeanie & Michael Casey

Kim Mazzuca & Anne Howatt

Professional Program Insurance Brokerage


Arlene & Kon Balin

Larry & Brennie Brackett

Pam & Tim Chanter

Carla Emil & Rich Silverstein

Diane & Todd Garrett

Glenn & Gabriella Isaacson

Michael Kiedel, in honor of Saul Peña

Bev Meyers & Kelly Pfeifer

Susan Milliron & Thomas Nord

Bob & Susan Rosenberg

St. Joseph Health Sonoma County

Zephyr Real Estate

10,000 Degrees receives major funding from the Buck Family Fund of the Marin Community Foundation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Complimentary valet parking will be provided.

Absolutely! Featuring a variety of spectacular red and white wines, Gloria Ferrer sparkling wine, craft beers, Hudson Bourbon and Reyka Vodka.

No, but we will have sign-ups during the cocktail reception for two one-of-a-kind experiences: a beautiful Wine Country Bike Ride with a Farm-to-Table lunch at Mateo’s and a gorgeous San Anselmo Lake Hike with a delicious lunch at Marinitas. The sign-up posters will be in the reception room. If you want to hike or bike with 10,000 Degrees, please sign up as space is limited!   

10,000 Degrees high school students who serve in our Leadership Corp will be selling raffle tickets during the cocktail reception. All raffle ticket holders will be entered to win an incredible private wine cellar featuring over 4 cases of boutique wine with a total estimated value of $5,000! Tickets are 1 for $100 or 6 for $500.

Dinner will be served at 7 pm, and the program will begin at that time.

We are thrilled that Insalata’s will again be serving dinner, as they have the past three years to rave reviews! Amazing wines from Jackson Family Wines, Harken, Ravenswood and Rodney Strong will be poured with dinner.

Cocktail attire is suggested, but bring your dancing shoes for the after-party!

No, but we will have a self-service coat rack.   

Yes! We will have a hosted purse check, available during after party only.

To help the most 10,000 Degrees students, be sure to raise your paddle during Fund-a-Future! All proceeds from One Amazing Night go directly to supporting 10,000 Degrees students and programming in the North Bay.

The best way to avoid a long wait at checkout is to register your credit card when you arrive. (All credit card information is securely stored!) We will link your bidder number with your credit card, so you can bid on auction items, raise your paddle at Fund-a-Future, and purchase raffle tickets, then breeze through checkout by simply verifying your bids.