STAR-Studded Evening Supports Education
San Juan Education Foundation Hall of Fame inspires students

Sacramento, CA, August 29, 2011 - Celebrities who got their start in San Juan schools will help celebrate excellence in education at the fifth annual Evening with the STARS gala on September 30, 2011, at Arden Hills Resort Club & Spa, hosted by the San Juan Education Foundation.

Journalist/author Joan Lunden (a Bella Vista graduate), Olympic swimmer Debbie Meyer (a Rio Americano graduate), and Hollywood car “King of Kustomizers” George Barris (a San Juan graduate) will be inducted into the STARS Hall of Fame.

Emmy Award winning comedian Jack Gallagher will entertain with his special brand of humor and serve as Master of Ceremonies, keeping the event lively and fun.

The STARS Hall of Fame recognizes alumni who have distinguished themselves in their profession as well as given back to the community by supporting youth. Previous honorees include journalist Lisa Ling and baseball great Dusty Baker.

Arden Hills Resort Club & Spa will provide five star catering, and attendees will dance under the stars to stellar music provided by SJUSD musicians. Several top area wineries will sample wines, and live and silent auctions will help raise money for San Juan classrooms.

The San Juan Education Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization formed as a link between the community and San Juan schools. The mission of SJEF is to support innovative learning programs with a focus on science, technology, arts, and reading for students (STARS).

Tickets for the Evening with the STARS event are can be purchased online at