Thurgood Marshall Academic High School Prom

Thurgood Marshall Academic High School (TMAHS) is the only high school in the Bayview neighborhood in San Francisco and the student population is diverse, resilient, and face many socioeconomic challenges.

The TMAHS prom was cancelled at the last minute due to the unseasonably stormy weather. Last night, 130 students and staff, dressed in their prom finest, waited for over an hour in the pouring rain to board a rented boat in the Bay. High winds and rain caused the pier to sometimes dip underwater. With the boat in view of all the students, TMAHS staff received a call from the captain that it was just too dangerous to dock, board, and sail. The boat had to turn around and prom was cancelled. Students were left soaking wet and devastated.

With only 17 days until graduation, the school is scrambling to find an alternative date to sail or a different venue before seniors graduate.

This fund will help to reimburse each student for the cost of their prom ticket ($30) to help offset the cost related to a prom do-over (corsages, tux rental, hair and make-up, etc). Any additional funds raised will go to the overall cost of rescheduling prom (venue rental, DJ, refreshments, decorations, etc). The TMAHS staff is committed to ensuring the students can attend their prom.

Thank you for considering a donation! Given the challenges that these students face every day, the opportunity for some fun and celebration truly brings a light to these sometimes dark times.
  • Susan Neumark-Morgan 
    • $30 
    • 30 mos
  • Mike Berlinski 
    • $75 
    • 30 mos
  • Kelly Hayashi 
    • $300 
    • 30 mos
  • Crystal Smith 
    • $30 
    • 30 mos
  • Michael Hu 
    • $50 
    • 30 mos
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Fundraising team: TMAHS Prom Do Over (9)

Amanda Heringer 
Organizer
Raised $96 from 2 donations
San Francisco, CA
Anne Ryan 
Team member
Raised $1,719 from 34 donations
Kelly Hayashi 
Team member
Raised $300 from 1 donation
Melissa Suncin 
Team member
Raised $130 from 3 donations
Brooke Finkmoore 
Team member
Raised $100 from 1 donation
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