Saturday: Jonny Dorsey will headline Riekes scholarship fundraiser


Jonny Dorsey, a former Woodside resident and now a White House fellow, will be the guest speaker at a May 2 Riekes Center scholarship fundraiser.

Mr. Dorsey, who works in the federal Department of Education as a White House fellow, is listed this year by Forbes Magazine as one of "30 (people) under 30" for his work as a "social entrepreneur," including for co-founding Face AIDS at Stanford, which recruited students to fight AIDS. He is a former Riekes Center student and board member.

Jonny Dorsey, a former Woodside resident and Riekes Center student, a founder of several public interest organizations and now a White House fellow, will be the guest speaker at the Riekes Center's May 2 scholarship fundraiser. (Photo courtesy Riekes Center.)
Mr. Dorsey was water polo captain at Sacred Heart Prep and is a graduate of Stanford University, where he received a deans' award for academic achievement and was student body president. He received an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a master's in public administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Mr. Dorsey was a co-founder of the Impact Careers Initiative, an Aspen Institute program that researches how to recruit people to public-impact work. He also was an adviser to the Franklin Project, a bipartisan campaign for national service. He co-founded Global Health Corps, which works with nonprofits to build health systems internationally.

The Rally for Riekes event starts at 5:45 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at the center, 3455 Edison Way in North Fair Oaks. Tickets are $175 per person.

The goal is to raise $350,000 in scholarship funds to allow students of all ages and all walks of life to participate in the Riekes Center's athletic fitness, creative arts, nature awareness and community service programs. About 30 percent of the center's students receive financial aid.

Go to riekes.org or call (650) 364-2509 for more information.

— Barbara Wood

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