Since 2011, the East Side Education Foundation has hosted a biennial dinner ceremony to honor the latest class of inductees to the Thomas P. Ryan Hall of Fame. Typically, this inspiring event is held at the Hayes Mansion in San José and features speeches from all of the inductees as well as special guests, elected officials, and other VIPs.

We encourage you to SAVE THE DATE for our next Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony on November 13, 2021. As the planning process gets underway, we are monitoring the ongoing pandemic and orders from public health officers with the goal of hosting an event that will inspire our community while also keeping everyone healthy and safe.

Please stay tuned to this space for updates and more information!

Hall of Fame Dinner 2019

The Hall of Fame Class of 2019 was formally inducted at a dinner ceremony on Saturday, November 9, 2019. The exciting program was hosted by 2017 Hall of Fame Inductee and Mercury News columnist Sal Pizarro.

In addition to recognizing a cohort of amazing East Side graduates, the Foundation honored San José State University President Mary Papazian. for her invaluable partnership in the Spartan East Side Promise, making college more accessible to East Side students.