Join us for the 2019 Wings of Spring event.

A Celebration of Literacy

Benefiting Literacy Achieves
(Founded as Vickery Meadow Learning Center)

Monday, April 1, 2019 - 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.

The 2019 Wings of Spring gala will take place Monday, April 1 in the exquisite Stern Chapel at Temple Emanu-El.


The evening will include a cocktail reception and dinner buffet followed by the Piano Battle featuring internationally acclaimed pianists Andreas Kern and Paul Cibis.

The Piano Battle show is divided into several rounds, each featuring a certain musical style. The duo will go head-to-head, enchanting the audience with a variety of classical pieces. Our audience will be the judge with everyone invited to vote on the pianists’ performances and eventually crown the winner.

It promises to be a fun show with lots of audience engagement!

View Photos from our 2018 Event


Our Honorary Chair


We are delighted that community leader and longtime Literacy Achieves supporter Gayle Johansen will serve as Honorary Chair.

While balancing family life with a successful real estate career, Gayle still dedicates time every week to her students at Literacy Achieves. Her passion to make a difference is inspired by her own father, who with his mother and sister, was returned to Poland three times before being allowed entry at Ellis Island in 1914.