Annual Scholarship Breakfast

Save the Date!

March 21, 2019
7:45 AM

Crowne Plaza Hotel in Palo Alto

The Annual Scholarship Breakfast is an inspirational fundraising event benefiting The Bennett Scholars Program. This year we are thrilled to welcome Persis Drell, Stanford University Provost, as our keynote speaker and Andrea Hernandez, GMS class of 2006, as our alumna speaker. Please join us for a morning of personal and poignant stories of determination, struggle, joy, and triumph. 

Our goal is to fund 10 Bennett Scholars for the GMS Class of 2022.
Help us build the foundation of this year's program and donate today!


For more information about donating or volunteering for the event, please contact Director of Development, Theresa Winterbauer Martínez.


GMS is committed to offering substantial financial assistance and comprehensive support to motivated girls who show academic promise and whose families cannot afford the cost of tuition. The Bennett Scholars Program provides girls from under-resourced schools the opportunity for an academically challenging education in a supportive environment. The Annual Scholarshp Breakfast is our largest event supporting this critical program. 

Recent keynote speakers include Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood from 2006-2018; Anne-Marie Slaughter, CEO and president of New America and author; Julie Lythcott-Haims, New York Times best-selling author; Condoleezza Rice, Stanford professor and former Secretary of State; Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and author; Kamala Harris, California Attorney General; Diane Greene, CEO of VMware; and Carol Dweck, Stanford professor and author

A Moment from the Scholarship Breakfast 2016

Stephanie Johnson, a Class of 2007 Bennett Scholar, moved many of us to tears last year with her story of resilience, resourcefulness, and strength. After GMS, Stephanie graduated from Menlo-Atherton High School and Sarah Lawrence College. She received a BA in Liberal Arts with a Concentration in Film and Television Production. Stephanie most recently created a short documentary for the Tahoe Yacht Club’s Concours d’Elegance and is developing a pilot for a comedic drama.