Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Tutorpedia Foundation event a success!

Thanks for joining us last Wednesday at For the Love of Education: A Conversation on Personalized Education! The energy at 111 Minna was truly inspiring and we enjoyed engaging members of the community in our discussion. Thanks to you, we were able to raise more than $13,000! This will help us provide 1-on-1 tutoring for students in need, regardless of their ability to pay.

We appreciate your support and dedication to our mission!

group photo  

A special shout out to our panelists Kyle Beckham, Linda Darling-Hammond, Ninive Calegari, and Alan Lowenthal (pictured below from left to right, with Executive Director Seth Linden)!

Panel photo

The auction and raffle were a big success. Four lucky raffle winners were able to walk away with a 16GB iPad 2, dinner for 2 at Chez Panisse, a gift card to Samovar Tea Lounge, and Four Barrel Coffee.

For a full list of our auction items, click here.

For more photos, see our album on our Facebook Page

Let us know what your favorite highlights of the event were in the comments section! We'd love to hear from you!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

February 2012 Auction Items

Here are all of the silent auction items you can expect to see at For the Love of Education: A Conversation on Personalized Education, tonight at 111 Minna! 

A’s Luxury SuiteEnjoy an Oakland A’s game with up to 17 friends in a luxury suite. Food and drink included!
Las Vegas TripAn all-inclusive weekend for 2 at the beautiful, Wynn Las Vegas.
Warriors Tickets5th row seats vs. New Orleans in late March.
Mendocino CabinTwo-night getaway at the Andiron Inn in Mendocino.
Giants Tickets4 field-level seats vs. the Colorado Rockies on Friday, August 10th
Wine Tasting in NapaA trip for 2 to the Mondavi, Frog’s Leap, and Round Pond wineries in Napa, CA. Exact Dates TBD.
Hair Cut at HushA hair cut and styling at Hush Salon by Lead Stylist Matteo.
Avital Tours Food and Wine (SF)A walking tour stopping at six local food purveyours-- meet the owners and chefs while noshing on their artisan specialties.
Lewis Reserve WineTwo bottles of exquisite Cabernet Sauvignon, 2007 and a $25 gift certificate to Goat Hill Pizza.
Cameron Hughes WineA case of 12 assorted bottles from Cameron Hughes winery.
Goat Hill Pizza PackageOne bottle of Lewis Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, 2007 and a $25 gift certificate to Goat Hill Pizza.
Photographs5 high resolution photograph prints of Mount Shasta and the Yolo Bypass Wetlands Area, taken by aerial photographer Bruce Barnett.
Sports Basement$100 gift card to Sports Basement.
Theater Tickets4 tickets to the American Conservatory Theater for an upcoming show of your choice!
Fine FoodA $15 gift certificate for Emmy’s Pickles and Jams, yum!
BooksA $25 gift card to Green Apple Books.
Learn Spanish2 months of Spanish lessons from Tutorpedia tutor Fritz Tramonte.
BooksA $25 gift certificate to Forest Books.
Udupi PalaceA $25 gift certificate to Indian Restaurant Udupi Palace.
Yoga Tree sessionsAn 11-session pass to the Bay Area’s premier yoga center.
Event Tickets2 tickets to any event or music performance at The Independent.
Spin City Coffee2 bags of Blue Bottle Coffee and a Spin City Cafe t-shirt.
Bi-Rite Market$75 gift card to Bi-Rite Market, and the book “Eat Good Food: A Grocer’s Guide to Shopping, Cooking, and Creating Community Through Food.”
Laundry ServiceA range of gift certificates for eco-friendly dry cleaning by Laundry Locker (Haight and Fillmore, SF).
Comedy =D2 tickets to a show of your choice at Cobb’s Comedy Club in North Beach.