The Alliance Foundation’s Scholar Success Board invites you to…

Wine or Wine Not

Our 9th Annual Leaders of Change Scholarships Fundraiser

The Alliance Foundation's Scholar Success Board (SSB) is thrilled to host Alliance friends and supporters as we celebrate the intelligence, strength, and resilience of our scholars at our 9th Annual Leaders of Change event! All proceeds from this year's fundraiser will benefit the Alliance Gayle Miller Leaders of Change Scholarship Fund, which will provide college scholarships to graduating Alliance high school seniors next spring. 

A spin on Wine Down Wednesday, this year’s in-person celebration will be a festive experience featuring wine tasting / wine blending taught by The Blending Lab, delicious food, and the chance to hear first hand stories from our remarkable Alliance scholars and alumni—tomorrow’s exceptional leaders of change.  

Wine not join us?

Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Time: 6:30-9:30PM

Location: SmogShoppe, Culver City

Host Committee

Christine Bae, Monica Briseno, Hannah Cannom, Rebecca Chin, Will Craig, Zach Friedland, Gloria Hann, Tamara Keller, Erik Kronstadt,
Alex Lujan, Roopali Malhotra, Jessica Massa, Roxy Muñoz, Bianca Nepales Gervacio, Michelle Obeso-Theus,
Eric Pedroza, Abbey Raish, Andrew Sahn, Darin Smith-Gaddis, Stephanie Sommer

If you are unable to join us, consider investing in our scholars by donating:

$1,000 which can help provide a laptop for a first-year Alliance college student

$500 which can pay for a semester’s worth of textbooks

$250 which can cover the cost of transportation from a scholar’s home to their college campus for a semester

$125 which can support one Alliance scholar with their college matriculation deposit

For more information or other ways to give, please contact Naomi Broder, Development Associate, at

Presenting Sponsor

Capital Group

Diamond Sponsors

Dale Okuno

Platinum Sponsors

Joni and Jeff Marine
Eva and Marc Stern
The Brooklyn Nets and NY Liberty Foundation 

Gold Sponsors

Alvarez & Marsal
Ambassador Frank and Kathy Baxter
 EPI Construction
Franco Architects
Zach Friedland
MBA Mechanical
Dorit and Glenn Rotner 
Satoh Brothers International

Silver Sponsors

A & M Church and School Furniture
Andaz West Hollywood
Bank of the West
Harbor Building Maintenance
I and S Electric
Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management, LLC
Montage Insurance Solutions
Sosa Quality Construction
Durand Spencer
Stronger Consulting

Bronze Sponsors

Cross Country Education
Longo Toyota–Longo Lexus
Young, Minney, & Corr, LLP