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EOP Renaissance Scholars 20th Anniversary Fundraiser

EOP Renaissance Scholars Program 20th Anniversary

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Please RSVP by Friday, January 19, 2024


EOP Renaissance Scholars Program

Cal State San Bernardino's Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) established in 2003 the Renaissance Scholars Program component. EOP committed to formalizing and providing specialized comprehensive student support services to current and former foster youth as they transition into the university and through to graduation. The success of Renaissance Scholars is a result of services provided by EOP's collaborative efforts with various community partners and CSUSB departments. 

About the Event

Join us to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the EOP Renaissance Scholars Program. Proceeds from this fundraising event will support foster youth that attend the university with comprehensive student support services and remove any financial barriers they may experience during their pursuit of their college degree. We are excited to have you join us, Thursday, February 1st, 2024 at 4:00pm at Garner Holt Productions, Inc. 1255 Research Drive, Redlands, CA. 

Please arrive promptly at 4:00pm to participate in the tours of the Garner Holt Facilities. Parking is free. To learn more about the tour, see the information provided below. You will then have the chance to enjoy hors d'oeuvres and connect with guests and our scholars during the pre-reception. We will then gather to enjoy dinner together as we recognize our initial champions in serving foster youth at CSUSB and hear from our very own alumni foster youth scholars. All guests will receive two books published by our keynote speaker and alumni scholar speaker and have the opportunity to participate in a silent auction where proceeds will support foster youth attending CSUSB. 

Garner Holt Tour

Garner Holt Productions, Inc. is the gateway to realms of incredible imagination, artistry, technical wizardry, experienced industry experts, and unmatched, proven quality. From creating the world’s finest and most lifelike animatronic figures, to design for themed attractions, museums, retail and restaurant locations and more, GHP is the most complete design and production workshop in the world. All attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a memorable tour experience that we hope you enjoy. To learn more about the Garner Holt Tours please visit their website here.



Date: Thursday, February 1, 2024 

Location: Garner Holt Productions, Inc. | 1255 Research Dr. Redlands, CA 92374

The event schedule is as follows:

4:00-4:30pm Tour Check-in 

4:30-5:15pm Garner Holt Facilities Tour* 

5:00pm- EOP Renaissance Scholars Event Check-in

•5:15-5:45pm Cocktails & Hors D'oeuvres 

•6:00pm Program start

*If you plan to participate in the Garner Holt Facilities tour, please arrive promptly at 4:00pm, otherwise EOP Renaissance Scholars Event Check-in will begin promptly at 5:00pm. 

Event will include Tour of Garner Holt Productions, Inc. • Keynote Speakers •Dinner • Opportunity Drawing  • Stories of Success


If you are unable to attend, please consider making a gift to CSUSB's Foster Youth students.
RSP 20th Anniversary Invitation
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CSUSB’s Educational Opportunity Program cordially invites you to celebrate...
Twenty years of Scholars and Champions from the Renaissance Scholars Program, where we illuminate pathways and ignite potential
Thursday, February 1, 2024 @ 4:00pm
Garner Holt Productions, Inc. | 1255 Research Dr, Redlands, CA 92374
Please register by Friday, January 19, 2024
Cocktail or Business Attire
$150 per person*
Proceeds from this event will support Foster Youth students
at California State University, San Bernardino
Event will include
Tour of Garner Holt Productions, Inc. • Keynote Speaker
Dinner • Silent Auction • Stories of Success
For sponsorship opportunities, please contact
Ginger Hartman at 909.856.0685
For any other questions please call the EOP office at 909.537.5042
*fair market value is $100 per ticket, $50 charitable contribution
For disability related accommodations, please email Audrie Gastelum at three days in advance
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 Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker David Ambroz

David Ambroz

David is a national poverty and child welfare expert and advocate. He was recognized by President Obama as an American Champion of Change. Currently serving as the Head of Community Engagement (West) for Amazon, Ambroz previously led Corporate Social Responsibility for Walt Disney Television, and has served as president of the Los Angeles City Planning Commission as well as a California Child Welfare Council member. After growing up homeless and then in foster care, he graduated from Vassar College and later earned his J.D. from UCLA School of Law. He is a foster dad and lives in Los Angeles, CA.

Book Sleeve: A Place Called Home

 Scholar Speaker


Kevon Lee

Kevon is a nationally recognized speaker and author in the field of education, known for his ability to inspire and motivate audiences. With years of experience as a speaker, Kevon has addressed over 100,000 individuals nationwide, including students, educators, and parents. Kevon’s passion for education and empowering students is evident in his speaking engagements, where he shares personal and academic success strategies. His dynamic and interactive approach leaves audiences feeling energized and equipped to tackle challenges with confidence. Kevon’s educational contributions have been recognized through numerous awards and accolades, including 30 under 30 from San Bernardino County, the EOP Excellence Award from CSUSB’s EOP Renaissance Scholars Program, and the Education Award from Children’s Network. Through his speaking and writing, Kevon Lee continues to significantly impact education, inspiring students to take charge of their academic and personal lives and support each other along the way.

Kevon's Big Field Day Book Cover


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