Each year the Berkeley Community Fund hosts our Annual Gala in October to celebrate our scholars and present the Benjamin Ide Wheeler Award to Berkeley’s “Most Useful Citizen.”
In 2018, we honored Susan Muscarella—the visionary founder, President and Dean of Instruction of the California Jazz Conservatory and Jazzschool. The event was held on October 6, 2018 at the Pauley Ballroom on the UC Berkeley campus. It was attended by over 300 community members. The evening was MC’ed by Berkeley High School graduate and Berkeley City College counselor, Skylar Barton.
Executive Director Joleen Ruffin thanked immediate past board president Chuck Fanning and welcomed new board president Ann Smulka.
2011 High Hopes Scholar, Raymok Ketema, was the featured scholar speaker this year. Raymok is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in History at UC Santa Barbara.
View photos from past events on our Facebook page: 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012