An Evening Under the Endeavour with JSA

Apr 16
Hosted by:The Junior State of Ameri...
April 16, 2016 at 6:30pm to
April 16, 2016 at 10:00pm
California Science Center, Samuel Oschin Pavilion map 700 Exposition Park Drive Los Angeles, CA 90037
Goal: $200,000
$228,350 4 114% Complete

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Thank you for making this benefit such a success!

With your support, we successfully exceeded our goal raising $225,000 for the Junior State and the 11,000 students we'll serve this year.

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This April in Los Angeles, Junior State supporters will gather under the space shuttle Endeavour in the California Science Center's Samuel Oschin Pavilion to celebrate JSA's students, mission, programs and future.

Guests will have the chance to reconnect with old friends and meet other Junior State advocates. Over dinner and drinks, they'll hear from a dynamic panel of journalists covering questions about the state of civic life in America and the impact of youth engagement in local and national contexts. They'll also have the opportunity to hear from current JSA student leaders, who will address recent accomplishments and plans for JSA's continued growth and vitality.

All funds raised at the event support the Junior State of America and benefit more than 11,000 student participants nationwide.


Jennifer Ferro, President of KCRW

Jennifer Ferro has a long history of success at KCRW, an internationally recognized public radio station. Under her leadership, KCRW broadened its community impact through the use of online media; developed and implemented improvements to traditional approaches in public media fundraising; and continues to build a vibrant community around big ideas, information, arts, culture and music.

Ferro became president of KCRW in 2010. In 2011, she was chosen as one of Los Angeles' Game Changing Women Leaders Who Make an Impact in LA by Los Angeles Magazine.


Marco Flores, Vice President of News at KMEX

Marco Flores is VP of news and regional news director for Univision 34 Los Angeles at Univision Communications Inc. Prior to this role, he served as executive producer of the most-watched newscast in the country, Noticias 34.

Flores joined Univision in 2000 as a producer, reporter and back-up anchor for KTVW Univision 33 Phoenix, where he then served as the station's executive producer and news director. Recent accolades for Noticias 34 under Flores include three RTNA Golden Mike awards and four Emmys, including Best Regularly Scheduled Daily Newscast.

He began his career in radio in 1992 as a disc jockey, later becoming station manager for KCLB Radio in 1997. He joined the newly launched Telemundo Affiliate in Palm Springs as a weather and sports anchor, adding news producer to his role a year later.


Tristan Malhotra, Director of Debate for Southern California Junior State

Tristan Malhotra is the Director of Debate of the Southern California Junior State. He leads a cabinet to create all of the debate resolutions and briefs for Fall and Spring State. Tristan joined JSA as a sophomore to explore his love for public speaking and began to help others find their voice. He is an alumnus of JSA Summer School at Georgetown and Summer Institute at UC Davis.

Outside of JSA, Tristan is the captain of his school’s Mock Trial team, a bassist for Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra, and Fine Arts Liaison and Spirit Officer for University High School ASB. 



Rachel Kaganoff Stern '82, P'17, P'19 & Eric Stern P'17, P'19
James Lintott '82 & May Liang
Joseph N. Sanberg '97
GOLD SPONSORS - $10,000+
Amb. Frank Baxter ($12,500)
Tony Ressler & Jami Gertz
Maria Shim '97 & Nick Fox '97
Capital Group Companies ($7,500)
Stephen Davids
David & Marianna Fisher
Marc Franklin '77
Southern California Edison
Eva & Marc Stern
Rob P'17 & Anne Tucker P'17
Univision Communications
The Venable Foundation
Dr. Benjamin & Debra Ansell ($3,600)
Linda Helen Bennett '82
Bill & Trish Flumenbaum
Abe '90 & Jennifer Friedman
Bonnie '81 & Daniel Germain '82
Tom & Ellen Hoberman Charitable Trust
Gabriel Stempinski '99
June Thurber Paine '64, P'96 &
Garrett Paine P'96
Tom Warden
Alex '92 & Heather Weingarten
David Schellhase '81 ($1,500)
Lanhee '95 & Cynthia Chen
Joe & Maggie Drake
Robyn Field & Anthony O'Carroll
Liz Hunter '83
Brian Lazarus '92
Dale & Ayako Okuno
Beth P'14 & John Wilson P'14
Marty '85 & Lisa Barash
Jennifer Bunn Hayden '02 & Eric Hayden
Scott Garner '84
Scott & Sharon Miller
Bonnie Dombey Moore
Luca Pistor
Richard '62, P'85, P'88 & Karen Prosser '63 P'85, P'88
Alfio Rossetti '97
Roberto Ruiz P'16
Please submit questions about sponsorship packages to 
Chief Development Officer Matthew Patchell at (650) 393-7656 or
Since 1934, the Junior State of America (JSA) has helped over 500,000 students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to be active, informed and responsible citizens, voters and leaders. With its student-led, student-run school-year model and rigorous summer school programs, JSA allows students to experience first-hand the drama and power of politics as well as the challenges and responsibilities of leadership. JSA chapters serve as the center of political awareness at their schools and JSA conventions bring thousands of students together to share opinions and learn from each other. 

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