Dr. Hardin and Mrs. Glenda Jurek-Rahe hosted a garden social for our
supporters. Enjoyable weather combined with delicious chocolate, cheese
and wine pairings, made for a perfect event. We officially announced
Kami Rutherford and Brianna Penney as our spring Academic Achievement
scholars. We shared our vision of future growth for the fund, including
the development of an emergency stabilization fund.
Jon and Stacie McGee opened their home for a successful 3rd annual
soiree. We officially announced Chris Duran and Vicki Bates as our fall
Academic Achievement scholars. We reflected on our progress towards
our goals, and welcomed new Legacy Circle members. Our generous
supporters have allowed the fund to experience tremendous growth and
Our donor social, hosted by Salon MINK, provided an evening of great conversations and celebration of our accomplishments and spring scholars. We officially honored our spring Academic Achievement scholars, Sarita Espinosa and Corey Kwoka. We released our 2012 Annual Report which highlighted the growth of the scholarship. We shared our goals which include: 1) doubling the number of recurring donors, 2) increasing the number of new donors by 15%, 3) gaining two new Legacy Circle members, and 4) increasing the 2015-2016 Academic Achievement Scholarship award to $2500 per scholar. Many donors attended the Reading of "8" following the social.
Over 200 people attended the reading of "8" on April 8th. The cast brought the Prop.8 court room to life. The talk-back discussion and experiences of the cast highlighted the impact of marriage equality for our local community. A huge round of applause to Corey Kwoka, Jeremy Torres, Shannon Richey, the Counseling Center and the Department of Theater and Dance for making the evening possible.
BPSF executive board would like to thank Gayle and Jamie Bouzard for opening up their home to host our 2nd annual fall soiree.
We officially announced Tyler Dukes as our fall Academic Achievement
recipient. Additionally, we announced our inaugural Legacy Circle
donors. Thanks to our generous supporters we raised over $3,000 in
The generous staff, faculty and community donors made the Soiree hosted by Dr. Joey Martin a huge success. We officially announced Shaun Bryan Ford as our fall Academic Achievement recipient. We had a great turn out and the donations received from supporters, those in attendance and from afar, helped us meet our 2012-2013 goals.