Wings of Spring 2020

A Celebration of Literacy

Benefiting Literacy Achieves

Kaki & Shelton Hopkins, Co-Chairs

March 30, 2020 - Temple Emanu-El


Announcing a Transformation to Wings of Spring!

Wings of Spring 2020 will feature a fresh, new “dinner-theater format” allowing guests to enjoy both a seated dinner and the performance at reserved tables in the exquisitely appointed Tobian Hall at Temple Emanu-El. The event will include an elegant dinner at tables set for 10, and the opportunity to experience comradery with fellow patrons supporting the life-changing work of Literacy Achieves.

Our Honorary Chairs, Cindi & Jay Anthony


In appreciation for their faithful contributions, we are delighted to announce that longtime Literacy Achieves supporters Cindi and Jay Anthony will serve as Honorary Chairs of this year’s gala. Cindi was Board President in 2005 when the first Wings of Spring event took place, making it particularly appropriate to have this dedicated couple as our Honorary Chairs as we celebrate the 15-year milestone for our annual gala. Since its inception Wings of Spring has raised nearly $3 million to Change Lives Through Literacy.


By Popular Demand!
Time for Three Returns for Encore Performance


Wings of Spring sponsors from 2014 and 2015 will recall with enthusiasm the unforgettable, multiple standing-ovation performances by Time for Three … the talented trio of classical musicians that defies convention and boundaries. Since their last performance on the Wings of Spring stage, Time for Three has added vocals and more to their repertoire. Visit for  information!

DISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa to be honored


Join us as Literacy Achieves extends our deepest appreciation to Dr. Michael Hinojosa for his life-long commitment to champion education for all children. Even in times of catastrophic events such as the recent tornados that impacted our city, Dr. Hinojosa’s leadership and dedication on behalf of our children has remained unwavering.

The Marnie Wildenthal Literacy Legacy Award is given in recognition of outstanding contributions to advance literacy and learning in underserved communities, and is named in honor of Marnie Wildenthal – a life-long educator, devoted community leader an passionate volunteer teacher for Literacy Achieves.