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Cap & Gown 2016 Was A Huge Success!

Cap & Gown 2016 Was A Huge Success!

Our Cap & Gown fundraiser last week was a huge success and we couldn’t have done it without you – our supporters, volunteers, board members, students, staff, and parents.

Because of your generosity we were able to raise more than $105,650 through our live auction and fund-a-need and almost $350,000 overall. Your donations will go a long way towards ensuring that First Graduate continues to grow and helps more students in San Francisco become the first in their families to graduate from college.

Thank you all for coming!


If you want to see additional photos from Cap & Gown 2016, or download a hi-resolution copy for yourself, please visit our flickr page.

Cap & Gown At A Glance



College Graduates

High School Graduates

Raised Overall

In case you missed Cap & Gown, here are our newest college graduates…

AracelyAracely - The New School

Brandon Aguilar

Brandon - San Francisco State University


Damonta - Fisk University

Denis Galo

Denis - San Francisco State University

Elizabeth ArellanoElizabeth - Kalamazoo College


Gaby - Lewis & Clark College

Ivan Garcia photo

Ivan - Maharishi University of Management

Jessica MauldinJessica - Cal State Northridge

Jonathan EscobarJonathan - San Francisco State University

Karina Sandoval

Karina - UC Santa Barbara


Kiuver - San Francisco State University

Larissa Martinez photoLarissa - UCLA

Leandro GuerreroLeandro - UC Davis


Leslie - Samuel Merritt University

Maria Romero

Maria - Simmons College

Mercedes PerezMercedes - San Francisco State University

Paola Garcia-ObledoPaola - Middlebury College