2023 Heroes of Arts Education Gala HIghlights

March 16, 2023

Our inaugural Heroes of Arts Education Gala was a success!

Thank you to our Arts Leaders and Educators!

Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg

Elk Grove Unified School District
Jennifer Wilbanks, VAPA Director
Freddy Santana

Sacramento City Unified School District
CJ Deangelus, VAPA Director
Emili Danz
Nancy Fitzpatrick

David Gordon, Sacramento County Superintendent of Schools

Folsom – Cordova Unified School District
Mindy Andrus, VAPA Director
Mark Cornfield
Melanie Huber

San Juan Unified School District
Michael Dittmer, VAPA Program Specialist
Deni Scofield
Karmala Sherwood

Arts Leader Dennis Mangers

Natomas Unified School District
AJ Giersch, Career Technical Education Director
Sara Chacon
April Meyer

Twin Rivers Unified School District
Danise Egan, VAPA Director
Robin Lang
Genesis Santos

We were thrilled to have the Folsom High Chamber Singers, and Alex Yue, 2023 California Poetry Out Loud Winner, perform at the gala.

Thank you to our Sponsors for investing in our work!

Kamilos Companies logo

Vince Andrade-Sales Social Practice Fund

Additional Sponsors:

SMUD, Matt Donaldson & Steve Kyriakis

Media Sponsor

Thank you!

A special thank you to everyone who purchased tickets for the gala! Your contribution will help provide arts education programs in schools and ensure equitable access to a comprehensive arts education.