2017 Student Recognition Ceremony

April 30, 2017 - Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church


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VMLC celebrated 20 years of Changing Lives Through Literacy and announced our new name - Literacy Achieves.

"VMLC offered me opportunities to continue to excel personally and professionally," Norma, a student at VMLC, told several hundred other students and guests who attended the annual Student Recognition Ceremony at Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church on April 30.

She concluded, "thanks especially to each of the people who made it possible for [my daughter and I] to achieve our goals...I am an immigrant and being part of the VMLC community, I feel comforted and supported."

After the event, teachers, students, and their families enjoyed face-painting, ice cream, and popsicles outside of Jubilee Hall. Volunteers from Altrusa Dallas ensured the event went smoothly.


Wings of Spring: A Celebration of Literacy

April 24, 2017 - Temple Emanu-el, Featuring The 5 Browns


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Literacy Achieves appreciates the tremendous support of our generous sponsors as we celebrate 20 years of Changing Lives Through Literacy. 2017 Wings of Spring: A Celebration of Literacy Event Co-Chairs Cyndy and Blair Monie led the gala committee, raising more than $290,000. At the event, we announced plans for our new name and brand identity - Literacy Achieves. Enjoy these photos from the sell-out evening featuring a performance by The 5 Browns in the stunning surroundings of Temple Emanu-El's Stern Chapel. With Appreciation to our sponsors.

Presenting Sponsors

Donald and Cathey Humphreys


Anthony Family Foundation
Joyce and Les Coleman
The Hirsch Family Foundation


The Carlson Foundation
Marnie and Kern Wildenthal


Sara and Gary Ahr
Ashley and Clinton Coleman
Friends of Cyndy and Blair Monie
Gayle Johansen and Lester Baum
Virginia and Stephen LaSala
Rev. Trudy and Randy Morphew
Steinway Hall- Dallas
Donna Wilhelm


William E. Armentrout Foundation
Phyllis Bernstein and William Weiss
Diane and Sanford Brown
Amita and Sarinder Chhabra
Kathiann and Ken Crews
Ricki and Randy Ebner
Flying Start/ RBMM
Kaki and Shelton Hopkins
Caroline and David Hundley
Michelle and William Lockhart
Sally and Ron Lutz
Barry McNeil
Cyndy and Blair Monie
Mike A. Myers Foundation
Cheryl Pollman
Helen and Frank Risch
Elizabeth Seabury and Jonathan Morgan
Susan and Curtis Swinson
Colleen and Rob Taylor III
Temple Emanu-El


Millie and Allan Bradley
Ray Chavez and Dennis DeLaune
Virginia and Ansel Condray
Serena Connelly
Kathryn and Michael Crow
Gretchen and Doug Davies
Dr. and Mrs. Henry Estess
The Jennifer and John Gates
Rita Sue and Alan Gold
Sharan and Lynn Goldstein
Liz and Tom Halsey
Craig Haynes
Lisa and Peter Kraus
Julie and Michael Lowenberg
Rose and Bill Lumry
Joy and Ronald Mankoff
Karen and Charles Matthews
Amy and David Moore
Rev. Deborah Morgan-Stokes and Don Stokes
Dr. and Mrs. Jorge Ochoa
Camille and Patrick Owens
Sarah and Lee Papert
Denise and Bruce Patti
Mary Dean and Ken Perry
Caren Prothro
Barbara and Stan Rabin
Katherine and Eric Reeves
Margot and Rust Reid
Deedie Rose
Rev. and Mrs. David Schaefers
Kay and Bob Schleckser
Leslie and Howard Schultz
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Schweinfurth
Marian and Jack Spitzberg
Priscilla R. Stern Memorial
Margaret and Leon Walker Fund of the Communities Foundation of Texas

Friends of Literacy

Friends of Literacy
Lisa and Karim Abuhamad
Billie and Dave Adams
Julie and Mark Alexander
Julie and Fred Anderson
Wilson Aurbach
Donna and Bill Baker
Heather and Ray Balestri
Janice and Ed Barger
Gilian and Steve Baron
Jon Bauman
Jane and William Bell
Rick Best and Steve Jobman
Ann and Alan Bogdanow
Bill Bond
Camille and Jim Brown
Donna and Carey Carter
Rita and Tom Chasser
Becky S. Christensen
Joni and Bob Cohan
Joyce and Charles Collie
Mr. and Mrs. Chase Kent Comer
Lisa and Tom Connop
Sally and Bill Dix

Adrienne and Dennis Drapkin
Sally and George Dutter
Myra and Bert Fischel
Ruth Fitzgibbons and Brian McGauley
Ola and Randall Fojtasek
Arlene Ford and Christopher Reynolds
Frost Bank
Rebecca and Ron Gafford
Margaret and Chuck Gall
Lisa and David Genecov
Grant Thornton LLP
Harriet and Dennis Greaney
Stephanie and Robert Haley
Erin Hannigan
Marilyn and Willie Hicks
Marcia and Noe Hinojosa
Martha Hinojosa-Nadlern and Mr. Barry Nadler
Ynette and Jim Jim Hogue
Marcia and James Howard
Winnie and Warren Huff
Marilyn and Jack Irons
Libby and Kevin Jackson
Rusty and John Jaggers
Kris Kamm and Jim Stull
Cinda and Jim Koch

Kathryn Koons and John Ammons
Melora and Bill Leiser
Miranda and David Lind
Judiann and Mark Meyer
Twila and Ted Moore
Alenda and Femi Omonije
Linda and Ed Perrin
Jody and Dr. Mel Platt
Marian and Rob Richmond
Susie and Jim Riley
Nancy Rivin and Jim Bishkin
Judy and Bill Rowan
Susan Simon
Anne and Brien Smith
Mary Spector and Julius Blatt
Beth and John Thornburg
Jan and Tom Timmons
Emily and David Touchstone
Maddy and Mark Unterberg
Kim and John Vernon
Fran and John Wallace
Sarah and Don Warnecke
Pat and Bob Warren
Kay and Peter Weeks
Liz Williams
Norma and Gerry Worrall