Join us to support and celebrate The Wooden Floor's Class of 2018, our 14th consecutive graduating class to have 100% finish high school on time and immediately enroll in higher education. This is more than double the rate of their socioeconomic peers.


Thursday, April 26, 2018
The Westin South Coast Plaza*
686 Anton Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
*New location due to growing attendance!
7:30am - Registration

8:00am - Breakfast

8:30am - Keynote Remarks: Gisele M. Bonitz, Senior Program Manager, Cognitive Analytics, Intel Corp. Ms. Bonitz is the Senior Program Manager in Cognitive Solutions for Saffron Technology at Intel where she leads the deployment of this technology to the Department of Defense. Prior to her retirement as a Captain from the United States Navy, Ms. Bonitz was the Commanding Officer and the Executive Officer of Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific. A native of Nicaragua, she holds a Master of Science in Space Systems Operations and a Master of Arts in Strategic Studies.

8:45am - Class of 2018 Student Address by Melanie Acosta

9:00am - Class of 2018 Student College Announcements

9:30am - Event Concludes


Step Beyond Annual Breakfast® has been named one of Orange County Business Journal’s Top 3 Fundraising Breakfasts for four consecutive years!

Thank you to our 6th Step Beyond Annual Breakfast® Underwriters*

Underwriting opportunities are still available for 2018. Learn more here.


Bank of America Charitable Foundation
The Capital Group Charitable Foundation
Suzi Chauvel
Don Yoder Foundation 
Gilbert & Jacki Cisneros Foundation 
Ginnie & Rich Hunsaker
O.L. Halsell Foundation
Emily & Jeremy Krout/EPD Solutions, Inc.
PIMCO Foundation
Sharon D. Lund Foundation
Donald & Constance Sperling
Linda & Tod White Charitable Fund
Willette Charitable Foundation
Blanche & George Jones Fund/Christin Foreman Ellis
Charles & Mildred Schnurmacher Foundation
Crevier Family Fund
Croul Family Foundation
Dennis J. Heid Memorial Scholarship Foundation
Jane & Jim Driscoll
Golden Eagle Foundation
Sharon & Terry Hartshorn
Yvonne & Damien Jordan
Cindy & Robert Mairena/Office Solutions
Judith Posnikoff
Troy Group, Inc./The Dirk Family
Charlie & Ling Zhang
Chapman University
Cohn & Swartzon, a Professional Law Corporation
Tim & Michelle Dean
Edwards Lifesciences Foundation
First Republic Bank
Michelle & Robert Kargenian
Ruth Ann Moriarty
Trish O'Donnell

Nicholas Pardon
U.S. Bank Foundation
Wells Fargo
Laurie & Steve Duncan
Haskell & White
The Hughes Family
Dorothy Kennedy
Sherry & Parker S. Kennedy
Ginger & Arthur Ong
Jana Turner
Theresa & Jonathon Allen
Marion & William Barstow
Pamela & Jim Markman
Judy & David Threshie
Mary & Gary Tolar
*As of March 20, 2018