10,000 Degrees’ annual gala, ONE Amazing Community

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Helping First-Generation Students to & Through College Across the Bay

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10,000 Degrees

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(415) 451-4016
Chief Development Officer: Caroline Silverstein

Changing Students’ Lives One Degree at a Time

Your donations can have a transformative impact on students from low-income backgrounds. Help 10,000 Degrees, a nationally-recognized nonprofit organization, support these students to and through college and beyond.
Your generous support will allow us to hire full-time, near-peer Fellows to support more students in your local communities. It will fund programs to give high school seniors a jumpstart on college. Your gift will allow us to present financial aid workshops and support at our partner schools so that more students can complete FAFSA and gain access to free federal financial aid. And so much more. 
And through June 30, 2023, the first $50,000 donated through The Giving List will be matched thanks to a generous challenge grant from Susan and Mitch Cohen.


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.

Begin to Build a Relationship

We know you care about where your money goes and how it is used. Connect with this organization’s leadership in order to begin to build this important relationship. Your email will be sent directly to this organization’s Director of Development and/or Executive Director.

10,000 Degrees was there all along the way, helping me realize what was truly possible. With their support, I attended the University of San Francisco on a full scholarship, and graduated with honors in economics.”

-Saul Peña, First 10,000 Degrees Alumni Board Chair, Vice President, Dodge & Cox, University of San Francisco, 2000

Key Supporters

Adobe Inc.
Suzanne Badenhoop & Guy Lampard
Susan & Mitchell Cohen
Dodge & Cox
Herb & Jane Dwight
First Republic Bank
Goldman Sachs
Gruber Family Foundation
The J-P Conte Family Foundation
Leo M. Shortino Family Foundation
Marin Community Foundation
Alison & Mike Mauzé
MR Macgill & Ho Nam
The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation
NPX Advisors
Susan & Allen Preston
Sand Hill Foundation
Sobrato Philanthropies
Stupski Foundation
Jen & Ryan Sweeney
Wellington Management Foundation