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AdvoCare grants go to ‘the next generation of champions’

By Holly Haber hhaber@dallasnews.com Staff Writer AdvoCare International LP and the family of company founder Charlie Ragus have endowed the new AdvoCare Foundation with $1.5 million and distributed its first grants July 15. “We started the foundation to strengthen our 23-year legacy of giving back and focus our efforts on the next generation of champions,” said company executive vice […]

Fundraising event celebrates reading in Walton County

nfwdailynews.com | Special to the Daily News | Miramar Beach, FL – The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy wants to celebrate reading with the Walton County community by hosting a best-selling author at Grand Boulevard in Sandestin.
Jill Conner Browne, also known as “The Sweet Potato Queen,” will be the speaker for the fundraising event and will host a book signing reception. Conner Browne has legions of fans worldwide and has written nine books, several of which have been ranked No. 1 on The New York Times Best Seller List. […]

President George H.W. Bush and Mrs. Barbara Bush Mark the 25th Anniversary of the Signing of the National Literacy Act

PR Newswire | Washington, DC – July 25 marks the 25th anniversary of the passage of the National Literacy Act, which was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush. This landmark act was inspired in large part by Barbara Bush’s passion for literacy. Since its passage in 1991, millions of adults have had a second chance to earn their high school diplomas, and tens of millions more have learned to read, write and […]

Seeking Innovative Solutions to the Challenge of Adult Literacy

My great-grandparents emigrated from Westport, Ireland and I’ve traveled to see the home they left. In the summer it’s a charming, whitewashed building with a picturesque view of the harbor that belies the hunger and hardship that motivated its residents to seek a better life across the ocean. I’m reminded of this image daily in […]

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