We are so glad you are here.
We cannot wait to share this special night with you!
Dear Raise a Class Community,
Welcome back! Although, you never went anywhere in your support of Access Opportunity, we are deeply grateful that your continued belief allowed us to grow in all ways, from the numbers of students served to more programs, especially in social and emotional health.
And we are deeply grateful to the students, whose growth in the past two years also happened in all ways, from the responsibilities they took on for families to the development of their values.
Thank you to supporters and students alike for creating and holding this community together.
COCKTAILS & DINNER
Ophelia's Electric Soapbox
Super Mega Bien
Tap & Burger
Music by: Boston Bayou
Yuri Shane, Executive Director & Co-Founder
Susie Hayes, Co-Founder
AUCTION- CHECK OUT
4 seats in the first row behind the Rockies dugout
Mutually agreed upon game during the 2022 baseball season
Includes dinner at Carmine's in McGregor Square
Restrictions: Valid for the 2022 baseball season. Does not include Opening Day, Firework Nights, or Post Season Games.
Donated by: Marne Obernauer
PRIVATE DINNER for 8
with TOP CHEF,
Top Chef Carrie Baird will work out of your kitchen to create an unforgettable dinner for you and your guests. This experience includes:
Dinner for 8 in your home
Catered by Carrie
4-5 courses, each paired with the perfect cocktail or wine
Restrictions: Locals Only.
Expires April 28, 2023.
Donated by: Chef Carrie Baird
RESORT & SPA
3 night stay
3 bedroom luxury villa- sleeps 8
Access to golf, spa treatments, dining, retail, and cabana rentals
Restrictions: Expires October 15, 2023. Must be booked and used by this date. Blackout dates include: President's Day Weekend, Memorial Day Weekend, July 1st-31st, Labor Day Weekend, Thanksgiving Week, Christmas Week, and New Year's Week.
WEEKEND for 4 at
THE AMERICAN CLUB
2 double rooms for 2 nights at five-star American Club resort in Kohler, Wisconsin
Includes foursome of golf on two of the top-100 golf resorts in the world:
Whistling Straits Course (with caddie)
Blackwolf Run, Meadow Valley Course
Restrictions: Valid through the 2022 golf season and based on availability.
Donated by: Destination Kohler
7 night stay
Home located 1 mile from town, and is a 3 minute drive to the gondola
4 bedrooms, sleeps 10
Great retreat year-round
Restrictions: Subject to availability.
7 consecutive nights
Expires April 28, 2023.
Suite will include 20 tickets and 5 parking passes
Food and beverage will be included, with value up to $1,000
Mutually agreed upon game during the 2022-23 hockey season
Valid for the 2022-23 hockey season. Does not include opening game or playoff games.
Donated by: Kroenke Sports & Entertainment
EXPLORE NAPA IN STYLE at THE STANLY RANCH, AUBERGE RESORT
3 night stay
Silver Oak Winery vertical tasting experience with 6 different vintages
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Celestial Tour & Tasting with guided tour of Napa wine caves, seated tasting of estate-grown wines, paired gourmet bites
Restrictions: Travel must be completed by April 28, 2023. Tasting must be booked in advance.
Donated by: Hotel Engine
A trip of your choice from Inspirato, a premiere luxury travel company
Accommodations range from 1 bedroom hotel suite to 9 bedroom homes
Domestic and International destinations
All aspects of your trip will be planned by your dedicated Care and Planning team (flights, transportation, tee-times, excursions, etc.)
Book your trip by April 28, 2023
**If you'd like to purchase a raffle ticket, please visit the raffle table before 8:00 pm.**
Our mission is to create opportunities for high-potential students from low-income households to define their individual path through high school, college and career, ultimately benefiting the lives of others.
We do this by supporting talented students who have power to make great impact, focusing on their individual needs and career dreams.
(Whither Opportunity: Rising Inequality, Schools, and Children's Life Chances)
While nationally, 33% of low-income students will enroll in college,
OF AO STUDENTS
ENROLL IN COLLEGE
AVERAGE NET COST
FOR AO STUDENTS TO ATTEND COLLEGE
Compared to $6,000 net average for first-gen students nationally
AVERAGE COLLEGE GPA
Compared to 2.6 for first-gen students nationally
Pays for our Social-Emotional Learning programming for a year
Provides 4 years of Access Opportunity scholarship for one college student
Covers a workshop to bring students together
Provides career assessments for one class of students
Covers college counseling and application essay support
Provides college textbooks for one college student for a semester
Provides student transportation to a group workshop
Pays for standardized test fees for one student
Brie Aletto and Ben Russell
Jennifer and Shawn Barker
Mary and Doug Bradford
Debbie and Chip Coppola
Tricia and David Diehl
Michelle and Mark Dorman
Janet and Fred Doyle
Trista and Dan Fisher
Bo and David Fleck
Nancy and Rick George
Lisa and Doug Granat
Susie and John Hayes
Barb and Karen Herz
Christy and Tom Holman
Jenny and Mark Hopkins
Terri and Chris Jeffers
Pam and Steve Jeffords
Kristen and Kevin Kelly
Shannon and Jeff Knobel
Debbie and Brent LaBier
Amy and Andrew Larson
Kim Layne and Ranulfo Gonzalez
Melissa and Ryan Lee
Cindy and Kyle Lefkoff
Cheryl McBay and Jay Prassl
Nicki McTague and Ben Krugman
Pat and Tom Metz
Jane Michaels and Marne Obernauer
Michelle and Kevin Mize
Georgia Montoya and Zeyen Wu
Becky and Andrew Morley
Georgia and David Nelson
Mark and Abbie Poniatowski
Diane and Dan Rabbitt
Pam and Lee Reichert
Heather and Jamie Sabatier
Lisa and Jim Scatena
Kathy Schultz and David Paul
Yuri Shane and Rob Martin
Lesly and Rich Shappard
Pam and Michael Sousa
Kara and Eric Vinton
Susannah Thulson and Bob Webster
Chally and Rick Wiener
Leroy and Kristi Williams
Lisa Williams and Charles Johnson