buildOn Spring Events!: Bay Area Dinner and Chicago Breakfast

Spring began this week, and this season will be an exciting one for buildOn. We recently broke ground on our 400th school. We’re gearing up to celebrate our 20th anniversary. And we’re continuing to post stories and reflections from our leaders, our students, and our founder and CEO Jim Ziolkowski right here at buildOn From the Field.

We’d like to briefly invite all our supporters to participate in two upcoming events. First, the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco will come alive on April 7th with silent and live auctions, inspiring messages from our CEO, and moving stories from local student speakers. The buildOn Bay Area Dinner is our premier fundraising celebration on the west coast and provides an occasion to celebrate our achievements and recognize our organization’s heroes.

The evening runs from 6:30 to 9:30pm, with an After Party at Michael Mina’s Clock Bar following. Our 2011 Honoree is Jessica Herrin, CEO of Stella & Dot, and our Honoree committee features Willie L. Brown, Jr., Superintendent Carlos Garcia, and Gavin Newsom.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit the Bay Area Dinner website.

And on May 25th, buildOn promotes the awareness of its Chicago programs and applauds the contributions that have supported us through 2010 with our annual Chicago Breakfast at the Hilton. This year buildOn will be honoring the dedication of Neal Zucker, President/CEO, Corporate Cleaning Services; Groupon’s G-Team and Aon. The 2011 Global Citizenship Award will be presented by Illinois Attorney General, Lisa Madigan.

The morning begins at 7:30am with coffee and networking, then continues at 8:00am with our program and breakfast. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Chicago Breakfast website.

Hope to see you in attendance!