2022 SEO Scholars San Francisco Achievement Benefit

SEO Scholars San Francisco Achievement Benefit
Thursday, November 3, 2022
Pier 27


Dr. Condoleezza Rice Rounded Headshot

Condoleezza Rice

66th Secretary of State

United States of America

J-P Conte Rounded Headshot

J-P Conte

Chairman & Managing Director

Genstar Capital

Host Committee Co-Chairs

Neil Malik

Chief Executive Officer

K1 Investment Management

Tony Salewski

Managing Director

Genstar Capital


Sponsor Programming

5:00pm VIP Reception with Condoleezza Rice*

5:30pm Fireside Chat with Condoleezza Rice & J-P Conte

*Access limited to Legacy Sponsors

Main Programming

5:00pm SEO Alumni Reception

5:30pm General Cocktail Reception

6:30pm Seated Dinner & Program


“As the oldest girl in my family, graduating from college is a really good example to set for younger generations, and it’s a huge milestone that’s breaking barriers for my family.”

Julisa, SEO Scholar Alum

UC Merced Class of 2022


“Graduating from UC Berkeley made my parents’ dreams come to fruition, and it made them really proud of me. I felt so accomplished when they saw me walk across the stage.”

Cherry, SEO Scholar Alum

UC Berkeley Class of 2019


“A college degree means doors opening to new opportunities and finding out what I’m truly capable of. It symbolizes what I can accomplish when I push myself to achieve my dreams.”

Darrian, SEO Scholar 

Northwestern Class of 2025

Sponsorships & Tickets

Host Committee

Legacy Sponsor

J-P Conte Family Foundation

Genstar Capital

Adam* & Tonia Karr

Principal Sponsors

The Breach Family Foundation

K1 Investment Management & Neil Malik*

Kirkland & Ellis

PNC Bank

Thoma Bravo

Vista Equity Partners

Commencement Sponsors

Marc and Marjorie McMorris

Charles & Helen Schwab

Still Capital Partners

Valedictorian Sponsors


Jacqueline Reses & Matt Apfel

Ropes & Gray

TPG Capital

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Dean’s List Sponsors

Advent International

Raj & Reena Agrawal

Bradley Bell & The Honorable Colleen Bell

Boston Properties (BxP)

Mei* & Herald Chen

Maya Chorengel & Arpad Molnar

First Republic Bank

GI Partners


Greenberg Traurig LLP

Philip & Alicia Hammarskjold

Victor Hwang* & Yi-Ling Chen

The James Irvine Foundation

Latham & Watkins LLP

Massumi + Consoli LLP

McKinsey & Company

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton, & Garrison, LLP


Jenny & Gerald Risk

John & Chi Nguyen Rogers

Silver Lake

True Wind Capital

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Diploma Sponsors

Antares Capital L.P.


Authentic Ventures


Carrick Capital Partners

Peter Chung* & Betsy Ellis

Dodge & Cox


Jim Farris

The Ford Family

Gold Coast Search Partners

Goldman Sachs

Goodwin Procter LLP

Gryphon Investors

Cathy & Joe Gugliemi

Siska & Matthew Hobart

Houlihan Lokey

Robert & Andrea Irvin, Lockton Insurance Brokers, LLC


Clint & Shana Johnstone


Lexington Partners

Longitude Capital

Marsh & McLennan

Ed & Betsy McDermott

Michael Moon* & Clara Lu*

Morgan Stanley

The Moskowitz Family

Nia Impact Capital

Mark Olsen

Kristina Omari

Owl Ventures & Ian Chiu* & Catherine Chen

PJT Park Hill Partners

Realize CPA

Gordon Rubenstein & Dr. Krista Ramonas

Nihir* & Mona Shah

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

The Welsh Family

Class Sponsors

Alvarez & Marsal


Blackstone Credit

Blue Owl

Heidi Castelein

Du & Sarah Chai

Junehee & Hoon Cho

Wayee Chu and Ethan Beard

Citi Private Bank

Cooley LLP

Judith Duval* & Hari Srinivasan

Five Oceans Capital

HG Capital

Industry Ventures


Cynthia Kop & Philip Yau (and Ramsey Smith)

Lead Edge Capital

Mauree Jane Perry


Sheffield Haworth

Gus Spanos

Sumeru Equity Partners

TA Associates

Union Bank

Wells Fargo

*SEO Alumni

About SEO Scholars

SEO Scholars San Francisco is a free, 8 year academic program that transforms Bay Area public high school students into college graduates. SEO Scholars successfully educates and mentors low-income and historically excluded public high school students to and through college — with a 90% college graduation rate.

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