Opportunity For Impact

Opportunity for Impact, held in May of each year, is a special opportunity for our community to come together to break the cycle of poverty by preparing students from underserved communities to be the first in their families to go to college.

Save the Date – the 2024 Opportunity for Impact will be held on Wednesday, May 8th.

New Location! Farmer and the Seahorse

For Sponsorship opportunities or to learn more, contact Megan@BLCI.org

Opportunity For Impact Video

Thank You to Our 2023 Event Sponsors

Thank you to everyone who joined us for Opportunity for Impact 2023! Over 200 guests came together and raised $437,000 to help ensure underserved students have the tools they need to successfully attend and graduate college.

Exclusive Title Sponsor:

K. Andrew Achterkirchen

Presenting Sponsor:

Stiefel Behner Charitable Fund

Doctorate In Philanthropy:

Masters in Philanthropy:

Vicki and Moisés Baron

Bachelors in Philanthropy:

Associates in Philanthropy:

Sara Boquin
Christa Burke
Alicia and Keith Kitagawa

Paddle Raise Supporters:

Penny and David Adler
Humberto & Angela Arechiga
Virginia Arteaga
Valerie Attisha
Joe Bertocchini
Kevin Browne
Barbara Schrock & Richard Brusch
Ricardo Cabra
Capdevilla Gillespie Foundation
Jorge Castello
Tony Chen
Donna Combs
Conrad Prebys Foundation
Liz Consuegra
Dan Hollister & Teresa Contreras
Paula Cordeiro
Matt Craig
Xyomalis Crespo
Dana DeNardi
Don & Trish Evanson
Ross & Laura Fulton

Leonardo Gonzalez
Rosa Gonzalez
Rodrigo & Emily Guevara
Emeterio Hernandez
Robert Howard
Rafael Hurtado
Nora Jaffe
Dan & Kim King
Brad & Julie Kleban
Tyler Klewein
Carol Lattimer
James Lauer
Jasmine Lee
Kenneth Little
Andrew & Linda Malick
Marcela Merino
Amy Meyers
Enrique Meza
Cecilia Morales
Jen Nation
Rick Neira

Francisco Nieto
Sam Nunez
Eva Pacheco
Lydia Sandoval & John Pacheco
Sallie Padilla
Fred & Emily Pfister
Barbara & Paul Quinn
Liz Ramirez
Antonio (Tony) Rodriguez
Maureen Steiner
Dana Stephenson
Christina Suggett
Tiana Titialii
José Miguel Valdés
Sidd Vivek
Tom & Trish Watlington
Ann Hunter & David Welborn
Manuel and Fran Welchez
Rachel Wright

Auction Supporters:

Barrio Logan Site Staff & Parents
BLCI Board
Sara Boquin
California Coast Credit Union
Donna Combs
El Cajon Site Staff & Parents
Don & Trish Evanson
Ponci Gallegos
Tom Galstian
Grapeline Wine Tours
Keane Studios
Mission Brewery
Pop Up Picnic Co.
San Diego Loyal FC
San Diego Museum of Art
San Diego Natural History Museum
The MuddHouse Studio
Tiki Time Bay Tours
USS Midway Museum

Thank you, Mr. Andy!

This year, we were proud to honor K. Andrew Achterkirchen, or as he is known to our students, Mr. Andy, for his 25 years of incredible volunteer service with BLCI. Andy, who is also our Exclusive Title Sponsor for the second year in a row, has tutored BLCI students in math and science for more than 25 years and also serves as Treasurer on our Board of Directors.

Thank you, Mr. Andy!

Interested in learning more about supporting 2024 OFI?
Please reach out to Megan Evanson, Development Manager for more information: megan@blci.org