Did you know that college costs are advancing faster than the rate of inflation? According to the College Board, tuition and fees for the 2002-03 school year increased an average of 7.7 percent at four-year public colleges. To help compensate for the substantial cost of obtaining a college degree, UCSD Athena launched a new initiative this year associated with the annual Pinnacle Awards Program that will substantially increase the amount of funds available for the Athena Scholarship Program. The scholarships are awarded to several remarkable young women in San Diego who will be embarking on studies in the areas of science, engineering or mathematics. Our goal is to raise $50,000 to help support these next generation Athena members. This goal is achievable -- but only with the help of all Athena members and their associates. The strategy for reaching the goal is to have each Athena member contribute $100 or more and become a member of the Century Club. The next step is for each Athena member to ask five of her or his executive colleagues to donate $100 or more. We also encourage members to seek matching donations from their companies. A pin has been designed for contributors to the Century Club. Not only is the pin beautiful, but by wearing it on the golf course, at your next power lunch or next cocktail event, it will help spread the word about the Athena Century Club and our goal for the Pinnacle Scholarship Fund. Donations can be made online at http://athena.ucsd.edu/PinnacleScholarship.htm, or via mail to: Athena Scholarship Fund UCSD ATHENA 9500 Gilman Dr. Mail Code 0170X La Jolla, CA 92093-0170X
Special thanks to our Century Club members for their donation to the Pinnacle Awards Scholarship Fund. So far, more than 100 individuals and corporations have supported these incredible young women.
$1,000 June Chocheles Kathy Hedges
$500 Barbara Bry Neil Senturia Trey Smith Pamela Surko
$400 Athena Wine SIG, thanks to Lynne Friedmann and Nancy Dahl
$250 City National Bank for Monica Leong
$200 Mary Perez Robert & Julie Sullivan Jan Tuttleman
$100 Helen Adams Mary Balo Deborah Beetson Ronald Bell Kristin Bertell Suzanne Biggs Karen Boudreau Katherine Bowdish Anita Busquets Donna Caley Cathryn Campbell Carin Canale June Chocheles Brenda Cone-Gebler Susan Cornelius Linda Cuny Smith Janice Dehesh Mallary deMerlier Martha Dennis Karin Eastham Sue Ebner Jodie Flannery Donna Fremed Carolyn Fritz Laura Gable Tamara Garbett Marlene Garcia Diane Gardner Vicki Geehan Judi Graham Christine Gray-Smith Holly Green Lisa Grillone William Hagan Lisa Haile Gina Heng Laurie Hill Greg Horowitt Phyllis Huckabee Alison James Jay Jeffcoat Wendy Johnson Deborah Jondall AnneMarie Kaiser Susan Krzywicki Kristine Kuus-Reichel Erin Lafferty Janet Lancaster Lisa Larkin Ingram Losner William Lynch Anne Lyon Jennifer Ma Kitty Mackey Susan Mallory Vicki Marion Gioia Messinger Misty Moore Dawn Moore Deborah Mosca Polly Murphy Gail Naughton Bill Navrides Gail Norman Gail Oberly Mary Lou O'Keefe Kenneth E. Olson Tyler Orion Madline Pantalone Linda Paradiso Pauline Parry Connie Roloff Luicia Romanov-Stark Robin Rosenfeld Faye Russell Killu Sanborn Sandy Schmid Joleen Schultz Stephanie Seidman Kim Silverman Abby Silverman Romona Smith Louis Song Leslie Stephenson Deirdre Stewart Denise Thompson Judy Thompson Jackie Townsend Christine Vail John Wetherell Sara Wilensky Kathleen Ybarrondo Teresa Young Betsey Zbyszynski Judith Zyskind Qualcomm matching gift Women of the Rady School of Management