12th Annual Gala Benefit | March 28th @ St. Regis, SF


12th Annual Gala
Expanding our Horizons

St. Regis Hotel | Thursday, March 28th, 2019

Benefitting LEAP Science and Maths Schools, The Global Teachers Institute, and the Educator Exchange of South African, Zambian and U.S. Teachers

Gala Honorees
Sonya Yu and Zachary Lara, Founding Donors, Teach With Africa Global Education Grant

Beginning with a small cohort of teachers that volunteered in South Africa in 2008, Teach with Africa has been committed to helping severely under-resourced communities escape the cycle of poverty through education.

Teach with Africa has partnered with a remarkable network of schools in South Africa: LEAP Science and Maths Schools, whose emphasis on social/emotional and academic excellence has created opportunities for a generation of future leaders. Many of these Future Leaders spend a month in Bay Area independent, charter, and public schools in the Educator Exchange Program.

Through the LEAP Schools, the co-created Global Teachers Institute, and the reciprocal exchange of educators, Teach with Africa has reached over 4,000 teachers and 150,000 students.

Starting in 2019, a U.S. and South African team will travel to Zambia to provide professional development to a community-based school that serves rural children, expanding Teach with Africa’s reach into another country and to younger children.

Read more about Teach With Africa Global Grant >

Watch video highlights from the Gala

Board of Directors

Michael Adler
Dr. Edward J. Collins
John Gilmour
Dr. Robert Kahn
Andrew Kowal
Liz Stiverson
Larry Schlenoff, Treasurer & Founder
Marjorie Schlenoff, President & Founder

Maren Anderson, Chief Operations Officer

Honored Guests

Mayor London N. Breed
City and County of San Francisco

Consul Talifhani Booi Mbelengwa

South Africa Consulate, Los Angeles

Mark Solms
Psychoanalyst and Neuropsychologist, South Africa

John Gilmour, Founder and Director
LEAP Science & Maths School

GTI Educator Team
South African School Partners

Teach With Africa Founders
Marjorie & Larry Schlenoff

Evening Sponsors

Exclusive Presenting Sponsor
Sonya Yu and Zachary Lara
Founding Donors, Teach With Africa Global Education Grant

Gold Sponsors
Wendy Vanden Heuval – Distracted Globe Foundation
Emily and David Breach

Silver Sponsors
Martha and Michael Adler
Diksha and Divesh Makan
Lauren and Andrew Kowal
Fran and Bobby Lent
Liz and Russ Stiverson

Bronze Sponsors
Bama Rucker and Scott Bergren
Sylvia Mesteyer- Collins and Dr. Edward Collins
Margie and Larry Schlenoff

Patron Sponsors
Candis Cousins and Bruce Kerns
Rowena Dodson and Roger Rosner
Kimberly and Jonathan Garfinkel
Christine and Renato Krsnik
Ramona and John Mays
Maureen Murphy and Joel Fruchtman
Flora Mugambi-Mutunga, Town School for Boys
Lisa and Travis Pearson
Lisa and Brian Sugar
Kaitlyn Trigger and Mike Krieger
Jane Weil and Ric Fink
Harriet Wolfe and Gil Kliman

Wine Sponsor