2017 Evening of Readings and Gala Dinner Dance

On Wednesday, May 24, Literacy Partners held its annual Evening of Readings and Gala Dinner Dance and raised nearly $1 million toward literacy, language, and high school equivalency classes throughout New York City.

The gala honored four individuals for their commitment to literacy: Sheila Nevins, Joanne Lipman, John Josephson, and Fareed Zakaria. The reader of the evening was actress Jill Kargman, who read from her memoir Sprinkle Glitter on my Grave.

Marchette Hellams, a professional gospel singer and Literacy Partners high school equivalency graduate, dazzled the crowd with a beautiful rendition of Patti Labelle’s “Winner in You,” echoing the theme of the evening, “Rise.”

The event was covered in several media outlets:

Literacy Partners would like to thank all of our supporters for making the Gala a night to remember! Click here to see photos from the event.

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