The Promise of an Extraordinary Evening in Support of a Noble Cause

Please join Willie L. Brown, Jr. and Mayor Gavin Newsom in a salute to President and Mrs. Robert A. Corrigan at a gala benefit honoring their twenty years of dedicated service to San Francisco State University. All proceeds from this event support the establishment of The Robert and Joyce Corrigan SF Promise Endowed Scholarship Fund.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009
The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco 600 Stockton Street (between California & Pine)
Downtown San Francisco
Business Attire
6 p.m. Reception, 7 p.m. Dinner/Entertainment

SF Promise puts higher education within the reach of all public school children in San Francisco, including those who will be the first in their families to earn a college degree. The program, a partnership with the city and county of San Francisco and the San Francisco Unified School District, encourages local public school children, as early as sixth grade, to envision a college diploma in the future. If these students meet eligibility requirements upon high school graduation, they are promised admission to SF State and if necessary, financial aid.

The promise of a college education is the promise of a bright future for these graduates as well as those who live and work beside them. In the coming years, SF Promise aims to double the number of San Francisco public high school graduates who receive post-secondary education and at the same time, increase the number of college graduates from underrepresented groups. These graduates will ensure that the workforce of tomorrow mirrors the diversity of the U.S. population in an increasingly
global economy.

For questions, additional information or to request disability accommodations, please contact University Advancement at 415/338-2517. The Disability Programs Resource Center is available to provide technical assistance in arranging reasonable accomodations. Please request these accommodations no later than Jan. 21, 2009.

The University Corporation, SF State is a non-profit auxiliary organization for San Francisco State University and is tax-exempt under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Tax ID is 94-1384645.