2019 Fall Fundraiser Luncheon

UPDATE: We have been truly overwhelmed with the response to this year’s luncheon. At this time, we are at capacity and all seats have been reserved. If you wish to be placed on the waitlist for the event, please email Samantha Spielman

What matters most in parenting and education? Kelly Corrigan is The New York Times bestselling author of Tell Me More: Short Stories About the 12 Hardest Things I’m Learning to Say. Together with Dr. Denise Pope and Dr. Madeline Levine, she will explore the prevalent narratives about success, grades, and college admissions that contribute to a misguided notion of what matters most for children and schools. It’s Time for Change, because we know there is a better way to support and educate our kids. Join us to discover how the right words at the right time, combined with meaningful school reform, can positively transform the student experience.



Cori & Tony Bates | Sabrina & Laurence Braham | Lorraine Brown | Heather Descollonges 
Jennifer DiBrienza & Jesse Dorogusker | Amy Fox & Ulysses Hui | Staci & Jonathan Friesel  
Cindy & Evan Goldberg | Kelly Golub | Calla & Will Griffith | Jennifer Jeffries | Lori Krolik
Sharon & Seth Leslie | Alison & Rob Leupold | Mountain Camp | Meredith & John Pasquesi 
Phillips Brooks School | Leigh Pyle | Barbara & Greg Rosston | Nicole and Amir Dan Rubin 
Rebecca & Tod Sacerdoti | Pam Shames | Nipa Sheth | Stanford Children’s Health | Kelli & Steffan Tomlinson



Host Kelly Corrigan, Madeline Levine, or Denise Pope as a Special Guest at Your Table
Pre-Event Meet & Greet for Sponsor and Guests with Kelly Corrigan, Madeline Levine, and Denise Pope
Preferred Seating
Hotel Nia Valet Parking for Sponsor
Signed Copy of Tell Me More by Kelly Corrigan for Sponsor
Sponsor Recognition in Program


table guests included

table guests included



table guests included

$7,500 TABLE


table guests included

$5,000 TABLE


$3,500 TABLE




All tables seat 10 people.

*New initiative this year! Sponsor an Educator Leadership table for local Heads of School and Principals. Challenge Success will acknowledge your generous sponsorship in its outreach to school leaders.

Questions about this event? Contact Samantha Spielman.

If you are unable to attend the Fall Luncheon, please consider a donation to support the work of Challenge Success.


Challenge Success is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. For federal income tax purposes, you can deduct the price of the ticket/table less its estimated fair market value as a charitable contribution. We estimate that the fair market value is $75 per ticket or $750 per table. Our tax ID# is 45-3767621.

Please note that while we are affiliated with Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education, we receive no direct funding from Stanford and the education reform efforts that we promote are often overlooked by common funding mechanisms such as foundation grants. Nearly 50% of our operating budget is met through individual donations, and as such, we are extremely grateful for this support.