K to College Celebrate Five Years of Work at Berkeley Reception

Special guests at K to College's 5th Anniversary Reception

On Saturday, June 21st, K to College celebrated its 5th Anniversary with a reception at the Berkeley City Club. The evening featured many of California’s most respected civic and corporate leaders to support K to College’s objective for the next few years: to build a statewide supply bank that can meet the basic material needs of our state’s 270,000 homeless kids. An awards ceremony emceed by KTVU News’ John Sasaki recognized numerous longtime supporters of K to College, including:

  • Congressman George Miller, recipient of “K to College Founder Award”
  • Congresswoman Barbara Lee, recipient of “K to College Founder Award”
  • State Senator Mark DeSaulnier, recipient of “K to College Hero Award”
  • San Francisco Supervisors Malia Cohen, David Chiu and Mark Farrell, recipients of “K to College Social Innovator Award”
  • Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner
  • California Teachers Association President Dean Vogel
  • Give Something Back Office Supplies (represented by Mike Hannigan, Co-Founder & President), recipient of “K to College Founding Partner Award”
  • Mechanics Bank (represented by Dick Stephenson, Executive Vice President & Chief Legal and Risk Officer), recipient of “K to College Founding Partner Award”
  • Huawei Technologies (represented by Alison Jenkin, Senior Director of Government & Community Affairs), recipient of “K to College Founding Partner Award”
  • Comcast (represented by Lorena Hernandez, Director of Community Investment), recipient of “K to College Founding Partner Award”
  • Kaiser Permanente (represented by John Garcia, Vice President, Government Relations), recipient of “K to College Founding Partner Award”
  • Target (represented by Dean Robinson, ‎District Team Leader), recipient of “K to College Founding Partner Award”
Pictured Above (from left to right): Richard Stephenson, Executive Vice President & Chief Legal and Risk Officer, Mechanics Bank; Lorena Hernandez, Director of Community Investment, Comcast; Mike Hannigan, Co-Founder & President, Give Something Back Office Supplies; Nancy Skinner, Assemblywoman, 15th District; Dean Robinson, ‎District Team Leader, Target; Alison Jenkin, Senior Director of Government & Community Affairs, Huawei Technologies; John Garcia, Vice President, Government Relations, Kaiser Permanente

Pictured Above (from left to right): Richard Stephenson, Executive Vice President & Chief Legal and Risk Officer, Mechanics Bank; Lorena Hernandez, Director of Community Investment, Comcast; Mike Hannigan, Co-Founder & President, Give Something Back Office Supplies; Nancy Skinner, Assemblywoman, 15th District; Dean Robinson, ‎District Team Leader, Target; Alison Jenkin, Senior Director of Government & Community Affairs, Huawei Technologies; John Garcia, Vice President, Government Relations, Kaiser Permanente

Special Thanks to K to College’s 5th Anniversary Reception Sponsors:

California Champion

  • Comcast
  • Give Something Back Office Supplies
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Huawei Technologies
  • Target

Campus Hero

  • Mechanics Bank
  • Mr. Sean Carr and Mrs. Irene Lee

Schoolhouse Star

  • California Teachers Association
  • The Honorable John Pérez

Classroom Booster

  • Berkeley Lions Club
  • KICU/KTVU TV36 Cox Media

Friend of K to College

  • Emerge California
  • East Bay Community Foundation
  • Lozano Smith

Host Committee

  • Mr. & Mrs. Don Solem
  • City of Berkeley Councilmember, Gordon Wozniak
  • City of Berkeley Councilmember, Linda Maio
  • City of Berkeley Councilmember, Maxwell Anderson
  • Mayor of Dublin, Tim Sbranti
  • Mr. Steve Larson