The Riordan Programs Gala


April 2021

Alumni Disruptor Talks | 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Wine Reception and Silent Auction | 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Riordan Gala Awards Dinner | 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

UCLA Anderson School of Management

Join us as we honor distinguished members of the Riordan Programs community at this premier gala.

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For 34 years, the Riordan Programs have focused on developing tomorrow’s leaders with unparalleled resources for first-generation college students. On April 2021, the Riordan community will celebrate the accomplishments of our program and its graduates at our annual fundraiser gala, featuring inspiring talks from Riordan alumni, a wine reception and an awards presentation dinner for our alumni, board members and advocates.

The Riordan Programs empower our most promising young adults to realize their potential and transform their lives through our Scholars, College to Career and MBA Fellows programs. We offer students unique opportunities through educational workshops and transformative experiences and excel at engaging diverse individuals from underrepresented areas to thrive in business and leadership.


Honoring the Following Award Recipients:


J. Alberto Lemus, Riordan Fellow (’93)
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Atwater Infrastructure Partners

Arthur P. Johnson Jr., Riordan Fellow (’93)
Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategic Planning, Pure Storage

Deena Williams Mangrum, Riordan Fellow (’95)
Director, Talent Strategy and Human Resources, Para Los Niños

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Arcelia Flores at (310) 206-3596 or

All proceeds benefit the Riordan Scholars Program, scholarships and fellowships.