1998, California State University, Monterey Bay was just a fledgling university with few, if
any, internal scholarships to offer to students. The director of
financial aid at the time, Bonnie Brown, opted to host a small breakfast
in her home, with a few silent auction items, and the Student Success
Auction was born.
Over the next several years, the event continued to flourish. In
2001, the renamed Have a Heart for Students Dinner & Auction
planning committee was formed to include campus and community members.
Of the original community members, Sue Antle, Marti Myszak and Leslie Taylor remain,
but they have been joined by a cross-section of both Salinas Valley and
Monterey Peninsula supporters.
Leslie Taylor, Co-Chair
Kathy Antle Ciolino
Julie Ann Lozano
State University, Monterey Bay is truly indebted to the volunteers on
the have A Heart Advisory Committee. Without their time, experience, and
devotion this event would not be possible. The university, staff, and
students who are positively impacted by this event thank them for their
Registration is now closed but tickets are still available. Please contact Amy Yamano at 831.582.3908 for more information.