Most important, our students have really
taken off with the name; they love the idea of
being, well, one degree.
And you love your job — can you tell us why?
Every day there are kernels of inspiration walking through our office. There’s something to be
said about seeing the goodness of the world at
work. What stands out for me is when we bring
our donors and our students together and see
the magic that happens. How one young person’s life and family and their next generation
will be totally different because of the one or
two individuals who were generous and gave.
Through Pell and Cal grants and other sources,
we can leverage a donation of $25,000 to where
it provides an entire four-year college education for a deserving student. And this year, like
years in the recent past, about 160 students
from low-income families will go off to college
thanks to 10,000 Degrees and the generosity
of people in Marin and nearby communities.
That’s why I love my job. M