The Bennett Scholars Breakfast
Thank You GMS Community, We Did It!
Thank you to the 400+ people who joined us in person and virtually on March 24, 2022, for the Bennett Scholars Breakfast. We are thrilled to announce that together we reached our $1.2M total annual fundraising goal for the Bennett Scholars Program and GMS has enrolled 10 new scholars in the Class of 2025!
Reaching our goal is a wonderful testament to the generosity of our community, the transformational power of the program, and the joyful and inspirational work of gathering for the Bennett Scholars Breakfast.
Special thanks to our Bennett Scholars Breakfast keynote speaker, Stacy Brown-Philpot, and alum speaker DaVaughn Dillahunty ‘09, who shared their compelling stories, inspirational journeys, and words of wisdom with us.
Thank you for believing in our students, in each other, in the program, and in this event.
A special thank you to our event photographer and GMS Alum Parent '20, David Gonzales for capturing this beautiful event for us.
The Bennett Scholars Program
The Bennett Scholars Program selects girls from across the Bay Area to receive a world-class education and see a world of possibilities for themselves.
Deeply committed to providing an equitable experience for all students, the GMS community offers substantial financial assistance and comprehensive support to motivated girls who show academic promise and often represent the first generation in their families to attend college.
Former Breakfast Keynote Speakers
Recent keynote speakers at the Bennett Scholars Breakfast include Sylvia Acevedo, former CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA and rocket scientist at NASA, US Senator Barbara Boxer, Persis S. Drell, provost at Stanford University and professor of engineering, materials science, and physics; 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, Vice President of the United States; Diane Greene, CEO of VMware; and Carol Dweck, Stanford professor and author.
Please contact Joann Mahaffey if you are interested in being a part of this distinguished list of inspiring women leaders.