On Saturday, April 27, 2019, we celebrated our STEM Advantage Scholars and recognized scholarship donors at our annual Scholarship Gala. The event was held under the Space Shuttle Endeavour at the California Science Center, Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Pavilion. Thanks to generous sponsors and donors, we raised over $200,000 for scholarships to help STEM scholars attend classes full-time and graduate with less student debt.
Frank Mottek, Senior Money Anchor on CBS all-news station KNX 1070 Newsradio and host of Mottek on Money was emcee. Roberto Ramirez, Senior Project Manager at Cordoba Corporation, shared the story and video of the historic transport of the Space Shuttle Endeavour through the cities of Inglewood and Los Angeles between LAX and its ultimate home at the California Science Center. Valerie Alexander led us through some fun brain exercises to drive greater inclusion and diversity.
Special thanks to STEM Advantage Scholars Savannah, Rubi and MaryLiza for sharing their stories. Our scholars and alumni are the best ambassadors for our program and the inspiration for everything we do to help women and underserved communities realize their potential.
We are truly grateful to our sponsors…
Diamond Sponsors: Accenture, Farmers
Gold Sponsors: Cognizant, EY, Heidrick & Struggles, Laserfiche, PwC Strategy&, Southern California Society for Information Management (SCSIM)
Silver Sponsors: Delphix, Doty Family foundation, Elizabeth & Joseph Massoud Family Foundation, FabFitFun, Magenic, Zscaler
Bronze Sponsors: Adobe, Aeris, CSU5, Don Parker, Hulu, Okta, Pivotal, Quantum, Sohonet, The Duck Family in Memory of Susan Duck, The Edwards Family