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The 15th annual Serenata Gala “Learning is a Highway”, a fundraising event to benefit A Stepping Stone Foundation, was held on Sat. November 4, 2023 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm at the Martin Auto Museum and Event Center in Glendale, AZ.

The 2023 Serenata was a success with over $80,000 raised for our two-generation literacy and education program in Phoenix.


Here’s to our Presenting Sponsor, JPMorgan Chase & Co. for their commitment to A Stepping Stone Foundation and the Serenata!

From the sip and graze welcome reception sponsored by SRP and ARUSI Engineering, featuring our signature cocktail from Chelly Limoncello, beer tasting from Saddle Mountain Brewery and beverages from Breakthru beverage

A fabulous meal from our partners at The TLC Experience and mariachi entertainment all evening from our young adults with Mariachi Estrella Juvenil from Tucson!  And don’t forget about your “Educational Highway” Travel Bag from Crexendo!

We thank JR Cardenas to be our host for the evening, providing humor and context for our mission, our 2023 Educational Award, presented by Copperpoint Insurance, to recipients Judy Schwiebert and Kristin Andrew for their passion in the community,  and our many bidders and participants in our Live and Silent auctions and call to action.

Congratulations to Judy Brengi for winning the Literacy Raffle at the event, receiving a $10,000 gift certificate to Molina Fine Jewelers in Phoenix.  We thank Al Molina and the staff for their commitment to two-generation education in Phoenix!


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15th annual Serenata “Learning is a Highway” Gala

Thank you to our 2023 sponsors


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Education Title Sponsor

Preschooler Silver Sponsor


Travel Bag Sponsor


Rest Stop Sponsors


Parental Bronze Sponsor

Education Awards Sponsor

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