The 2015 Meritus Making College Count Celebration celebrates the Meritus community which has enabled over 600 low-income youth in San Francisco to benefit from significant investments in their futures. The Meritus Celebration, supported by Honorary Event Chair and co-founder of Accel Partners Jim Swartz, recognizes a member of the community who exemplifies achievement that is possible through higher education and validates the difference that scholarships and mentoring can make in a person’s life. Meritus is recognizing University of California President Janet Napolitano with the 2015 Inspiration Award. Her leadership personifies Meritus values: persistence, academic scholarship, and contributions to the community.
Janet Napolitano began her tenure as President of the University of California in September 2013. She is a distinguished public servant with a record of leading large, complex organizations at the federal and state levels. She served as Secretary of Homeland Security from 2009-13, as Governor of Arizona from 2003-09, as Attorney General of Arizona from 1998-2003, and as U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona from 1993-97. Before that, she practiced at the law firm of Lewis & Roca in Phoenix, where she became a partner in 1989. She began her career in 1983 as a clerk for Judge Mary M. Schroeder of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.The event is expected to bring together more than 250 supporters of higher education and workforce development, engaged in careers that include finance, education, technology, law, health and other fields.
6:00pm Reception | 7:00pm Dinner
Where: UCSF Mission Bay | Rutter Center
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