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Celebration of Reading in Dallas/Ft. Worth

Date: November 07, 2017

Location: Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas, Texas

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The Barbara Bush Foundation invites you to join us as we celebrate the 16th annual Celebration of Reading Dallas/Fort Worth. Featuring guest appearances by members of the Bush family and New York Times best-selling authors, the event features a private, intimate luncheon and VIP reception with guest authors, and the always-entertaining reading program followed by dinner. Throughout the Celebration, you can expect to be entertained by a lineup of engaging authors reading from their most recent works, inspired by a transformational testimony of the impact the Foundation is making in North Texas, and empowered to be an advocate for literacy in your community.

Funds raised from the annual Celebration of Reading help support family literacy programs of the Barbara Bush Foundation, including Teen Trendsetters™, an anchor program of the organization that pairs teen mentors with first, second or third grade students who are, on average, six months behind in reading. The Foundation currently offers 20 family literacy programs serving more than 700 students and families in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

Thank you for your support of the Celebration of Reading Dallas/Fort Worth.

To reserve your table or for more information on sponsorship, please contact Adine Zornow via email at adine.zornow@barbarabush.org or by phone at 214-856-5049. Individual tickets are not currently available, but will be available for purchase later this fall. For all other requests, please email us at events@barbarabush.org.


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
November 7, 2017

Noon Celebration Luncheon with Guest Authors and
Top Sponsors (Silver Sponsors & Higher)
5:30 – 6:30 p.m VIP Author’s Reception (Patron Sponsors & Higher)
Meyerson Symphony Center – Horchow Hall
6 p.m. Celebration Reception (All ticket holders)
Meyerson Symphony Center – Lower Lobby
7 – 8:30 p.m. Celebration of Reading Program (All ticket holders)
Meyerson Symphony Center – Concert Hall
8:30 p.m. Celebration of Reading Dinner
($250 individual tickets; all sponsors)
Meyerson Symphony Center – Main Lobby
9 p.m. Guest Author Book Signing
Meyerson Symphony Center – Lower Lobby

Author Information

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Leigh Anne Tuohy
Dubbed a “warrior princess” by author Michael Lewis in his bestselling book The Blind Side, Leigh Anne is the inspirational matriarch of the Tuohy family. A Memphis, Tennessee native, Leigh Anne graduated from the University of Mississippi with a bachelor’s degree in interior design. There, Leigh Anne met Sean Tuohy, her husband of 31 years. Leigh Anne owns “Flair I,” an interior design firm with her mother and partner, Virginia Roberts. Her work has been featured on HGTV and in numerous publications. She has designed for such clients as Peyton Manning, Scottie Pippen, Isaac Bruce, and OJ Mayo, and was a member of the design team for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition during the 2010-11 season. Years after The Blind Side burst onto the scene, breaking box office records and inspiring individuals nationwide, Leigh Anne continues to make an impact. In July 2010, she and her husband, Sean, released the New York Times bestseller, In a Heartbeat: Sharing the Power of Cheerful Giving, and established their charity. Through all of their projects, the Tuohy family continues their mission to inspire hope, ignite generosity, and make it happen for the deserving, but underserved youth.

More authors to be announced soon!
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Sponsorship Information

The Celebration of Reading event helps raise both awareness and funds to support the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, which is dedicated to establishing literacy as a value in every home in America. The Foundation funds the development of innovative family literacy programs in which parents and their children learn and read together.

Sponsored tables and tickets are available at various prices. To reserve your table or for more information on 2017 sponsorship, please contact Adine Zornow via email at adine.zornow@barbarabush.org or by phone at 214-856-5049.

Thank you to our 2016 sponsors!


Celebration Committee

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Event Co-Chairs: Millie Cooper and Angela Cooper

Committee Members

2017 Committee members to be announced soon.

 

Get in Touch

You may also contact us by phone at 850.562.5300 or by mail at:
Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy
516 North Adams Street • Tallahassee, Florida 32301