About LLA


GuidestarLife Learning Academy is deeply grateful to the growing list of public and private supporters who join us in our mission. For the past 24 years, we’ve provided an innovative, student-centered small-school model for Bay Area students who have not found a sense of belonging at other institutions. We believe that when our students become immersed in a community of mutual respect and accountability, they surpass everyone’s expectations. This belief is supported by our graduation rates, student post-graduate commitments to higher education and employment, and commitment to citizenship. We are about to celebrate a quarter century of success, and are entering this milestone with ambitious plans to enhance our existing program and facilities, and spread our model across California. For more information, or to get involved, please contact Allyson Halpern, Chief Advancement Officer, at or (415) 397-8957.

$100,000 and above

The City of San Francisco through the Department of Children, Youth, and Their Families

The Louis R. Lurie Foundation



Zellerbach Family Foundation

JaMel and Tom Perkins

Simpson PSB Fund

Battery Powered

The Kimball Foundation

Tipping Point Community

William G. Irwin Charity Foundation

Henry Mayo Newhall Foundation

Sergey Brin Family Foundation

Ronda Gruber Charitable Foundation

Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Excellence in Investing for Children’s Causes

Toni Ihara and Jake Warner

Margaret A. Roberts Foundation

Walther Foundation

Hobson/Lucas Family Foundation


Rodan Family Foundation

Salvador O. Gutierrez Foundation

Lowe’s Home Improvement

GGS Foundation

Carol Kizziah and Ray Craun


Jillian and Steve Kantola

Newburger-Schwartz Foundation


Joanne Brown and Paul Rockett

Ray Lifchez

Miranda Lux Foundation

Ernst & Young

The Swig Company

No Kid Hungry


Sheetal Bhaskarabhatla

Amy Kao

Beth Newburger

Oliver & Company

Dirk Beijen

Daniel Handler and Lisa Brown

Russell Reynolds

Northern California Carpenters Regional Council

George Fisher

Will Mulcahy

First Republic Bank

Enterprise Holdings Foundation

Diane and Karl Wustrack

Adam Pisoni

Dodge & Cox

Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.

David Agger and Kalah Espinoza

Carol Kirsh and Tom Gottlieb

Alex and Renata Miller

David and Reuben Gibson

Susie Sarlo Family Fund

William and Flora Hewlett Foundation


George and Kristie Roeth

Joseph and Celia Grenny Fund

Christopher Meany

Mohawk Industries


Keith and Suzanne Brock

AJ and Katie Shaffer

Robert and Catherine Miller Charitable Foundation

Jessie Cheng Charitable Foundation

Rick Mariano and Katherine Feinstein

Don and Sue Shalvey

Dr. Barry Sears

Claudine Cheng

Marie and Leonard Collins

Gruber Family Foundation

Keith and Barbara Kizziah




Cassie Blazer

Tony Salameh

Stephanie Muller

Rubicon Landscape Group

Community Vision

Jesse and Mindy Rogers

Sean and Ashley Shaffer

Teri Delane

Leif Dautch

Cahill Contractors LLC

Bob and Kevin Rodgers

Howard and Shirley Miller

Marc Miller and Christina Cutshaw

Dolph and Barbara Shapiro

Nancy Friedman

Naila Ganatra and Rob Simon

Linda Ridenour


Mary Ann Milias and Mitchell St. Peter

Les Dewitt

Margie Lewis

Janet Hoult

James Fleming

Erik Johnson

Donna Motta

Oz Erickson

Swinerton Foundation

Steve Carnevale

Minden and Kathleen Beach

Field Construction and Majestic Floors

M-D Building Products

Nathan and Natalie Farris

Susie Johnson

Susan Thompson French

Jim Price

Emily and Mark Davis

Hwa-Perng Kao

Dr. Ronald and Mary Weinstein

Krummel Family Foundation

Sandy and Bob Blazer

Debbie Blair

Mary McCosker

Kim Krummel Family Foundation

Iver Johnson

David Cohen

Kelly Baker

Eugene and Suzanne Valla

Carol True

Robert and Catherine Miller

Steven LaFrance and Todd Feeley

Edward Kao

Patricia Dinner

Sudha Shetty and Jeffrey Edleson

Lisa Stone Pritzker Family Foundation

Jennifer and Charles Leno

Mathew Schulze

Fourtune Brands

Tim Ferry

Javier Preciado

Leif Dautch and Brittany Peterson

Dr. M Patricia Howson

Links Marketing Group


Third Legacy Diablo Valley

Chevron Matching Employee Fund

Daniel Lau

Meryl Bennan Zephyr Real Estate

Joshlyn De Ala

Louise Paustenbach

Leonard and Mary Ann Benson

Kimiko Burton

Allison Magee

Robin A. Earle

Sean Ronan

Barry Phegan

Maureen Budetti

John Wiley

Jack and Marni Kemp

Steven Stein and Gabrielle Rilleau

Lesley Folensbee

James H. Miller

Ericka Granado

Craig and Katy Miller

Pacific Foundation Services

Fran Becker and Chris Adams

Alilda Ferraro

Jeannetta Mitchell

John Patrick Glemser

Emily D'Orazio

Judy Grossman

Roland Jadryev

Brian L. Mikesell and John B Weinstein

Allan and Norma Lammers

Learning For Action

Judge Michael Begert

Miriam Maxwell

David Steinberg

Lurieland Foundation Fund

Marilyn Morissette

Marlene Litvak and Bruce Fisher

Abigail Michelson Porth

Steve Diekmann

Vivek Krishnamurthy

Gail Weinheimer

Andy Scholl

Patricia Lee

Gerald Tan

Alex Tourk

Christy Tripp

Janet Kirk

Daniel and Meghan Bornstein

Jamie, Mandy, and Lucia Pillers

Jim and Bette Felton

George Sanford Skeie

Adina Wollner

Josephine Tseng