“An Evening with Annette Bening, to benefit the San Diego Promise” will be held at the San Diego Natural History Museum on September 20. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. and will feature San Diego Mesa College’s most well-known alumna.
The district’s first-ever fundraising gala is timely. Approximately 2,000 local students have enrolled in the San Diego Promise for the upcoming school year, up from 661 students during 2017-18. The historic program waives tuition and enrollment fees for the two years of full-time study toward an associate degree and provides other support, including textbook grants. While state funding is available to cover each student’s first year, the San Diego Community College District is raising funds to provide tuition for each student’s second year as well as to support eligible students with the cost of textbooks.
Presenting sponsors of the event include Seidler Equity Partners and Roger Frey.