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Saturday, September 23, 2017

5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Rio Americano High School Center for the Arts

Join the San Juan Education Foundation for the 11th annual An Evening with the STARS: An elegant evening celebrating excellence in education. Emcee Rob Stewart of KVIE will interview celebrity alumni on stage in the new Rio Americano Center for the Arts.

  • Performance by Craig Chaquico, Grammy nominated musician formerly with Jefferson Starship and Starship
  • Wine and Food Tasting 
  • Silent Auction / Live Music and Dance
  • Live Auction with David Sobon Auctions

Proceeds support innovative learning through direct to teacher grants in science, technology, arts, and reading for students in San Juan Unified schools.

2017 Hall of Fame Honorees

Merrin Dungey
Actress | Known for her work in Big Little Lies, Alias, King of Queens, and Once Upon a Time
Rio Americano High School 

Channing Dungey
President of ABC Entertainment | Oversees all development, programming, marketing and scheduling operations for ABC Primetime and Late Night
Rio Americano High School

Craig Chaquico
Grammy-nominated musician
| Rock bands Jefferson Starship and Starship
La Sierra High School



Schedule of Events

4:45 p.m. Registration starts at Rio Americano’s Center for the Arts. 4540 American River Drive Sacramento, CA 95864 [MAP] SJUSD buses will transport guests to Ashton Park for a reception. Note: There is NO parking at Ashton Park.
5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Reception at Ashton Park with food sampling, wine and beer tasting, silent auction, live entertainment from SJUSD performing arts groups. SILENT AUCTION CLOSES AT 6:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m. VIP guests transported to VIP reception
6:50 p.m. All guests transported back to Rio
7-9:00 p.m. Program at Rio's Center for the Arts
  • Live entertainment on stage by Rio Americano musicians
  • Shining Star Award – Tony Asaro
  • Live Auction by David Sobon Auctions
  • STARS Hall of Fame honorees – interviews by Rob Stewart: Channing Dungey, Merrin Dungey, and Craig Chaquico (with live performance)



Dress is classy casual (no jeans or tee shirts, please!) Questions? sanjuaneducationfoundation@gmail.com


Entertainment provided by student performers:

  • The Bulldogs of Churchill Middle School jazz
  • Winston Churchill Middle School solo pianist Isaac Goodman
  • Edison Elementary School Folklorico dancers
  • El Camino High School Jazz
  • Encina High School Drum Line
  • Mission Ave Elementary & Alumni Jazz Combo
  • Rio Americano High School Jazz
  • San Juan High School Theatre Guild


About SJEF

The San Juan Education Foundation will identify and support programs in science, technology, arts, and reading through a process that funds Innovative Learning Grants and Project Based Learning Grants.
Learn more

Reaching for the STARS