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2011-2012 Annual Report

THE MAYOR’S COALITION FOR LITERACY MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS ACCREDITED MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS Accredited member organizations are 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations offering preferred, high-quality literacy services in the Greater Houston area. These providers are eligible for funding from our organization. Adult Reading Center Alliance for Multi-Cultural Community Services Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans (AAMA) AVANCE Bethel’s Place Brighter Future Career and Recovery Resources Chinese Community Center Christ the Servant Church City Wide Outreach Community Family Centers East Side University Village Community Learning Center Empowerment Plus Hope after the Journey House of Amos Houston International University Knowledge First Empowerment La Raza United Literacy Advance of Houston LuPaul Macedonian Medical Missionaries of Mary Memorial Assistance Ministries Neighborhood Centers Neuhaus Education Center Northwest Assistance Ministries Open Door Mission P.U.S.H. to Win Rehoboth Foundation SEARCH West Houston Assistance Ministries

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COMPLETE LIST OF MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS Member Organizations include all literacy providers who contribute to the Center’s vision for a more literate, prepared Houston. All literacy providers in the Mayor’s Coalition for Literacy are “members,” but not all members are accredited. Adult Reading Center

Houston International University

Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans (AAMA)

Houston Public Library

Alliance for Multicultural Community Services

Insight Community Resource

Alvin Community College

Ismailia Muslim Community

Ann Dupree Terrace Apartments

Julia C. Hester House


Knowledge First Empowerment Center

Beauty of Holiness Celebration Ministries Worldwide

La Raza United

Bethel’s Place

Lee College

Bilingual Education Institute

Lillian Beard Deaf Connection Center

Brighter Future Inc.

Literacy Advance of Houston

Career and Recovery Resources

LuPaul Macedonian Medical Missionaries of Mary

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston

Memorial Assistance Ministries

Children’s Museum of Houston

My Brother’s Keeper Outreach Ministries

Chinese Community Center

Neighborhood Centers Inc.

Christ the Servant Lutheran Church

Neuhaus Educational Center

City Wide Outreach Learning Center

Northwest Assistance Ministries

College of the Mainland

Open Door Mission

Community Family Centers

Oppe Elementary Coastal Studies Campus

Covenant House of Texas

P.U.S.H. to W.I.N.

DOVE Family Life Center

Project One Focus

East Side University Village Community Learning Center

Rehoboth Foundation

Empowerment Plus Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center Go Forward Family Literacy Gulf Coast Community Service Associations

Initiatives for All

Research and Development Institute St. John United Methodist Church Program SEARCH Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word (CCVI)

Haplin Early Childhood Center

Social and Cultural Research and Development Institute Center

Harris County Community Supervision & Corrections Department

Society of St. Vincent de Paul Galveston-Houston

Harris County Department of Education Harris County Public Library Hope After the Journey House of Amos Houston Area Urban League Houston Center for Literacy Houston Community College

Somali Community Development Association of Greater Houston Stand for Children – Houston Star of Hope Technology for All Tejano Center for Community Concerns West Houston Assistance Ministries Wright Place Leadership Center 2011-2012 Annual Report | 3

COALITION DEMOGRAPHICS Houston Center for Literacy serves +20,000 Houstonians through its Mayor’s Coalition for Literacy, an association of 70 literacy organizations in Houston. The following charts represent our Coalition’s learner populations:


35% 35%male male

65% 65%female female



25%: 0-8 28%: 0-8ththgrade grade 30%: some 43%: somehigh highschool, school,nonodiploma diploma 25%: high school 20%: high schooldiploma diplomaororGED GED 10%:some somecollege college 4%: 0%: technical 0%: technicalor ortrade tradeschool school 0%: associates degree 3%: associates degree 10%: bachelors degree 3%: bachelors degree 0%: masters degree 0%: masters degree 0% doctorate degree 0%: doctorate degree

44%: $0-$10,831 $0-$10,831: 41% $10,831-$14,570: 16% 13%: $10,831-$14,570 $14,571-$18,310: 11% 13%: $14,571-$18,310 $18,311-$22,050: 7% 9%: $18,311-$22,050 $22,051-$25,790: 7% 7%: $22,051-$25,790 $25,791-$29,530: 4% 2%: $25,791-$29,530 $29,531-$33,270: 3% 2%: $29,531-$33,270 $33,271-$37,010: 3% 2%: $33,271-$37,010 $37,011+: 8% 7%: $37,011+ 2011-2012 Annual Report | 4


Percentage of Students

Hispanic/ Latino


American Indian/ Alaskan


African American/Black


White/ Non-Hispanic

Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander





AGE BREAKDOWN* 25 - 44 16 - 18

45 - 59

19 - 24

Percentage of Students





60 and older


*The above graph reflects only those organizations that responded to HCL’s request for demographic information. HCL continues to strive to increase the response rate from our providers. After the implementation of the Texas Online Learner Database, HCL will be able to better reflect demographic information across Houston by having real-time access to provider data files. 2011-2012 Annual Report | 5

SUPPORT - ENGAGE - CONNECT In 1984, Mayor Kathy Whitmire and the City Council established Houston Center for Literacy (HCL) (originally named Houston READ Commission) with one goal in mind: to raise the adult literacy rates in Houston. HCL works toward this goal by supporting literacy organizations and programs, engaging the community to join us in solving our city’s low-literacy problem, and connecting learners with the education they need to be prepared for the future. We have delineated our services to the community, therefore, by categorizing them under the sections “support,”“engage” and “connect.”

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SUPPORT FUNDRAISING AND RESOURCE DISTRIBUTION Houston Center for Literacy (HCL) participated in the H.E.B. Feast of Sharing on December 11, 2011, and collaborated with the Bank of Texas to host a summer book drive. During these events, various books were donated to the organization and were in turn distributed to literacy providers throughout the Greater Houston area. In total, HCL distributed 19,950 books, 3,760 dictionaries and 700 GED books to providers all over the Greater Houston area. In addition, HCL distributed a variety of office furniture, including bookcases, tables, chairs, computers, monitors, desks, shelves, file cabinets and one industrial shredder.

• Neuhaus Education Center • Northwest Assistance Ministries • Open Door Mission • P.U.S.H. to Win Outreach • Rehoboth • SEARCH • West Houston Assistance Ministries


Houston Center for Literacy allocated $150,000 to 29 accredited member organizations, listed below: • Adult Reading Center • Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans (AAMA) • Alliance for Multicultural Community Services • AVANCE • Bethel’s Place • Brighter Future • Career and Recovery Resource Center • Chinese Community Center • Christ The Servant • City Wide Outreach • Community Family Centers • East Side University Village Community Learning Center • Empowerment Plus Institute • Hope After the Journey • House of Amos • Houston International University • Knowledge-First Empowerment Center • La Raza United • Literacy Advance of Houston • LuPaul Macedonian Medical Missionaries of Mary • Memorial Assistance Ministries • Neighborhood Centers, Inc.

HCL offered trainings covering ways to incorporate financial literacy into already existing courses and how to better teach such an important, yet often confusing subject. Skills learned at these trainings were incorporated into instructors’ GED preparation classes and were broken down into manageable pieces in ESL classes. Other training subjects included: • Literacy Forward ABE Train-the-Trainer • Data Management • Goal Setting • Financial Literacy • PLATO ABE Curriculum Training

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Thanks to the Annunziato Family Foundation, Houston Center for Literacy hosted the Literacy Forward Adult Basic Education (ABE) Train-theTrainer, a no-cost workshop for eighteen member organizations in the Greater Houston, Third Ward, Sharpstown, Bay Area and La Porte communities. By training the trainers at these eighteen organizations, HCL was able to touch 6,621 learners in those communities with improved ABE services.

HCL, in collaboration with Technology For All and the Broadband Technology Opportunities Programs (BTOP), provided open access to computer labs with high speed internet Monday through Friday in two of our Demonstration Learning Centers and at the City of Houston-Magnolia Multiservice Center. These classes help local populations improve their computer skills in order to find employment, receive a promotion and help their children with their homework.

Houston Center for Literacy, in partnership with Technology for All and Stand for Children, provided 28 Basic Internet classes, reaching 646 learners. These classes were offered at no cost and are open to the general public. Stand for Children provides a Spanish-language basic Internet workshop designed to assist participants in becoming familiar with basic computer skills.

VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT On September 22, 2011, HCL recruited literacy volunteers at the Brilliant Lecture Series event, “An Evening with Dr. Maya Angelou.” Approximately 800 Houstonians participated in this “Right to Literacy” event, at which HCL distributed literacy volunteer applications and encouraged people to volunteer through speeches at the event.

HCL hosted the Freedom through Literacy Independence: READ, White & Blue Professional Development conference on July 5, 2011. The workshop developed special tracks to benefit each type of literacy professional, equipping our valued instructors and staff with tools and concepts to build a successful classroom experience, to enhance program performance and to work with colleagues and students alike to make our time together positive, fruitful and fun.

HCL hosted Literacy Night at Minute Maid Park in September 2011. There were 400 learners, teachers, tutors and administrators from the Mayor’s Coalition for Literacy in attendance at the Houston Astros’ baseball game cheering for the home team against the Philadelphia Phillies. Richard Capuchino, representative for The McGraw-Hill Companies, joined Sheri Foreman and three Learners of the Year on the baseball field to spur volunteerism in Houston’s literacy agencies.

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BEST LITERACY PRACTICE CONSULTING • Assisted Open Door Mission, a Coalition member, in implementing strategies to keep students engaged in the learning process, benefiting the provider’s 483 students. • Provided guidance to Housing for Houston to help start a GED program at several of their sites. • Provided computer literacy trainings to 16 site managers of the City of Houston Parks and Recreation-Northeast Division, who learned how to more effectively use Outlook for work-related communication. • Provided computer literacy sessions to the City of Houston-Denver Harbor Parks and Recreation program twice a week for approximately 15-20 children. This program is set up to build their computer skills and receive assistance in completing their homework assignments. • Offered computer classes for the staff and managers of Target Hunger (a United Way Agency) to improve basic Microsoft Word and Excel skills to help with work assignments. Target Hunger is one of Houston’s largest organizations that distribute food to families, assisting individuals in inner-city neighborhoods who are food insecure.

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ENGAGE ADVOCACY President and CEO, Sheri Suarez Foreman, participated in several educational and advocacy groups to increase exposure for Houston Center for Literacy, including the Greater Houston Partnership Educational Committee, the National Conference on Family Literacy in Louisville, KY, Texas Connects Work Group Advisory Committee, Spring Branch P-16 Council and the Center for Houston’s Future Leadership Forum. HCL received a grant from the Cullen Foundation to launch a new messaging program for Houston’s literacy, helping our organization spread the word concerning the need for literacy services and funding disparities for adult education in Texas. HCL hosted The McGraw–Hill Companies Financial Fitness Festival on September 9 at the Denver Harbor and Magnolia Multi-Services Centers, serving roughly 450 adults and children through the day’s activities. The event received exposure on the City of Houston’s e-blast CitizensNet, Familias Latinas magazine, Houston Center for Literacy’s e-newsletter, Guidry, the Univision TV show “Nuestra Vida”, the Box radio station, the City of Houston’s Controller’s Office e-newsletter, The Green Report (reaching more than 26,000 people) and was sent to 450 media contacts.

HCL participated in the National Literacy Coalition Conference held November 2-3, 2011. It was at this event First Lady Barbara Bush and her grandson, Pierce, who sits on Houston Center for Literacy’s Board, presented our organization with the First Lady Barbara Bush presented Improving the Literacy HCL with the Improving Literacy Landscape Award. Landscape Award. HCL collaborated with both Literacy Powerline and ProLiteracy during the National Literacy Coalition Conference, the Annual Literacy Funders Network Symposium and the Annual USCAL (U.S. Conference on Adult Literacy) to ensure their events were successful by recruiting volunteers, sending press releases for the events, connecting with local donors and helping on technological fronts. Houston Center for Literacy partnered with Houston Independent School District (HISD) and the United Way of Greater Houston on the Collaborative Opportunities for Reading Excellence in Houston (CORE Houston), a plan to increase the number of children reading at grade level by the end of third grade. The plan was submitted by HISD for the All-America City Grade Level Reading Award, sponsored by the National Civic League. Through her work on the proposal, Annie Criner, VP Development and Communications, was invited to sit on the All-America City Award peer proposal reviewing committee.

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Houston Endowment approved a $450,000 grant, over three years, to fund a literacy advocate position at Houston Center for Literacy. HCL hired a fulltime Director of Advocacy, Jackie Simon, to assist the President and CEO in advocating for literacy in Houston and throughout Texas. This person is integral to HCL’s mission in leading and mobilizing a coalition of literacy providers and resources to improve the literacy landscape of Houston.

SPECIAL EVENTS 2012 Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee We shopped for a cause, wined, dined, and danced the night away at this year’s Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee, at which Team Susman Godfrey, comprised of lawyers Rob Safi, Rick Hess and Matt Behncke, Team Susman Godfrey proved victorious at the bee with the buzzed away v-iwinning word “zibatsu.” c-t-o-r-i-o-u-s with the winning word “Zaibatsu”, a Japanese term referring to industrial and financial business conglomerates or cliques. Thanks to our 2012 Great Gown-Up Spelling Bee Chairs, Sara and Bradley Bracewell, and all other supporters of this year’s event, we raised over $130,000 to support literacy efforts in our great city.

HCL’s Learner of the Year, Cindy Estrada, stands with Mayor Parker and Sheri Foreman after sharing her triumphant story at the 2012 Mayor’s Literacy Leadership Award Breakfast.

2012 Mayor’s Literacy Leadership Award Breakfast At this year’s Mayor’s Literacy Leadership Award Breakfast, Chaired by Leisa Holland-Nelson and Ellie Francisco, HCL’s Learner of the Year, Cindy Estrada, shared her triumphant story of learning English, earning her GED, and enrolling in her first semester at Houston Community College, all in one year. The event was a phenomenal success, raising $100,000 to support Houston’s literacy efforts and helping us to increase awareness about our city’s low literacy problem. The proceeds from this event help our organization encouraged learners like Cindy to not only have the opportunity to further their education, but also to strengthen Houston’s workforce. Southern Living Showcase Houston Center for Literacy was fortunate to partner with Stone Acorn Builders on its first Southern Living Showcase, whose proceeds benefitted Houston Center for Literacy and Friends of the Bellaire Library. The event was held the first three weekends of May and was a great success, raising approximately $20,000 to support Houston’s literacy efforts.

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ATRIUM Ready-to-Wear hosted a trunk show featuring Kathy Bracewell’s jewelry line, Agate Ranch + Marfa, which benefited Houston Center for Literacy. The event served as a kick-off for the Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee. Elaine Turner Event Houston Center for Literacy partnered with Elaine Turner Designs, a local boutique, to raise awareness about the critical literacy issue in Houston. The store hosted a trunk show that evening, with 20% of the proceeds supporting HCL. Leisa Holland-Nelson, President and CMO of ContentActive, (photographed from L to R with William Griffin, Sheri Foreman and Annie Criner) presented a donation to HCL for its partnership in a Facebook Campaign.

ContentActive Facebook Partnership HCL partnered with local business, ContentActive, for their Facebook campaign. For each new “like” the company received, they donated $1 to Houston Center for Literacy.

City Council Member Ellen Cohen, far right, (photographed here with Sheri Foreman and Board Chairman William Griffin) attended HCL’s Meet and Greet.

HCL Meet and Greet Jeremy Radcliffe, 2011-2012 Chairman of the Board, and his wife, Linsay, hosted a meet and greet at their home for HCL’s Board members, donors, and city council. Council Member Ellen Cohen attended the event, as did Houston Public Library’s Director, Dr. Rhea Lawson, HPL’s Deputy Director, Roosevelt Weeks, and various other Board members and donors.

HCL New Administrative Office Open House Houston Center for Literacy welcomed Board members and friends as we unveiled our newlyrenovated office space. This was a great opportunity to engage Board and Advisory members to witness the exciting changes happening as a part of HCL’s rebrand process. Chairman of the Board, William Griffin, attended the event, along with numerous Board and Advisory Board members.

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Houston Center for Literacy held monthly provider meetings for literacy organizations to learn more about the services we provide, resources available to them, best practice consulting, and current literacy initiatives. Providers were also given the opportunity to network with other literacy organizations in the community.

Houston Center for Literacy is able to track the number of callers to its Literacy Helpline in real time and discern the effectiveness of its provider agencies, based on the amount of time spent on the phone with callers. This newly-purchased interactive voice response system not only improves the efficiency of Houston Center for Literacy’s Helpline, but it also holds providers accountable for their services. Over the course of one year, 6,460 learners called the helpline and were referred to 78 adult literacy providers in Greater Houston. The top five zip codes callers are entering to identify a literacy provider in their area were: 77036, 77033, 77031, 77081 and 77021. The top five providers receiving referrals were: Chinese Community Center, Literacy Advance of Houston, Gulf Coast Community Services Association, House of Amos and Houston Community College-Southeast Campus.

Coordinated with Houston Public Library (HPL) Mobile Express to visit HCL’s Demonstration Learning Centers and other adult literacy providers, for a total of 25 visits.

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Government grants and fees Contributions Special events Investment return Total Revenue

$ $ $ $ $

1,219,540 575,593 171,536 2,531 1,969,200

$ $ $ $ $

Net assets released from restrictions: Program Expenditures Total

$ $

209,157 2,178,357

$ $

Literacy and education programs Management and general Fundraising Total Expenses

$ $ $ $

1,560,870 364,921 231,230 2,157,021



Net assets, beginning of year Net assets, end of year



$ $ $ $ $

1,219,540 1,171,544 171,536 2,531 2,565,151

(209,157) 386,794

$ $


$ $ $ $


$ $ $ $

1,560,870 364,921 231,230 2,157,021




















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REVENUE $1,219,540

EXPENSES $1,171,544

6% 46%

48% 64%


$1,560,870 72% 17%


$364,921 $171,536


Government Grants and Fees

Literacy and Education Programs


Management and General

Special Events

Fundraising (Excluding investment returns)

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Ms. Mary Almendarez Mr. Pierce Bush Ms. Rosie Canales Ms. Martha Daniel Mr. Brent Engelage Ms. Rhoda L. Goldberg Dr. Terry B. Grier Mr. William T. Griffin, Chairman Ms. Leisa Holland-Nelson Dr. David Joost Ms. Lisa Langston Ms. Alma Lara Dr. Rhea Lawson Ms. Shelli Lindley Ms. Amber Macksey Mr. Michael D. Mitchell Mr. Nic Phillips Mr. Dale Villareal Pillow Mr. T. Ray Purser Ms. Adriana Tamez Ms. Kim Tutcher

Mr. Daniel Bergman Ms. Cara Bradley Ms. Kim Cauthorn Ms. Jennifer L. Christensen Ms. Melanie Fisk Mr. Philip Fraissinet Ms. Cissy Garcia Ms. Katy Hays Ms. Jamie In Mr. David Klein Mr. Charles Litton Ms. Diana Davila Martinez Mr. Jeremy L. Radcliffe Mr. Marvin Rich Mr. Wayne Risoli Dr. Barbara Samuels Mr. Steve Shardonofsky Dr. Roland B. Smith Mr. Matthew Summers Ms. Michelle Trevi単o Ms. Susan Wagner Mr. Trey Wilkinson Mr. Harrison Williams Dr. Bill Young Honorary Board Members Former First Lady Barbara Bush Mr. Gordon B. Bonfield Mr. K. Gregory Erwin Ms. Gloria M. Portela President and CEO Ms. Sheri Suarez Foreman

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2011 - 2012 DONORS: Houston Center for Literacy is sincerely grateful to those who contributed in the 2011-2012 fiscal year, helping build a more literate, prepared city for years to come.



$500,000+ Houston Community College

$500,000+ Houston Endowment, Inc.

$300,000-$499,999 City of Houston

$100,000-$499,999 The Brown Foundation


$50,000-$99,999 John P. McGovern Foundation

$50,000+ The Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, Houston $10,000-$49,999 AAA Capital $30,000-$49,999 American Bible Society The McGraw-Hill Companies Anonymous Dollar General Literacy Foundation $10,000-$29,999 Ed Rachal Foundation Stone Acorn Builders The Simmons Foundation Wells Fargo Foundation $5,000-$9,999 Cameron $1,000-$9,999 ExxonMobil Corporation Central New York Community Foundation The Optimist Club of Houston $1,000-$4,999 The Samuels Foundation Half Price Books $500-$999 $500-$999 Bank of Texas Foundation Halliburton Giving Choices Carniol Family Philanthropic Fund Elaine Turner Designs Edwards Charitable Foundation Twilight and Marc Freedman Foundation $250-$499 Marvin and Shirley Rich Fund JB Land Co., Ltd. Salient Partners $250-$499 Harris and Kay Forbes Fund $1-249 Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff Foundation American Express AT&T Individuals/Annual Fund City of Houston $1,000+ Dravis Geological Services Gladys and Bill Young Finite Incantante Petro Amigo Supply, Inc. $500-$999 United Jewish Communities of Metrowest Susan Ballard NJ

Mary Ann Belin Margaret Doughty Jaclyn and Michael Fisherman Sheri Suarez Foreman Harriet and Joe B. Foster Jeanette Getz Janet and Elton Lipnick Sidney and Ione Moran Wayne Risoli Gay Roane Adriana Tamez $250-499 Kristin Ace and Jeffrey Braemer Kathy Bracewell Marilyn Caplovitz Bruce G. Garrison Mark O. Sikes Jack Weingarten Edith and Robert Zinn $1-$249 Dora Alim Gloria Almendarez Mary Almendarez Sue Sue and Don Aron The Bookworms Bookclub Marlene and Dan Bergman Sharon Botts Michaele and Michael Brown Chrystal Buckner Joeann Bullard Renie and Paul Carniol Kim and Clay Cauthorn Rosie Canales Stephanie Collins Dr. Charles Cook Patsy Cravens Patricia Cunningham Marty Daniel Charles Deeds 2011-2012 Annual Report | 17

Brad Deutser Patricia Anne and John Doukas Ruth Dressen and Thomas J. Van Laan Sheri and Dennis Dylewski Belinda S. Eichler Annie Eifler Aubrey and Sylvia Farb Kelli and Martin Fein Melanie Fisk Rhoda Goldberg Irma Gonzalez B.H. Goodfriend Alison L. Greene Dr. Terry B. Grier Leisa Holland-Nelson Yolanda Hunt Mella Jenkins Zenovia Johnson David Joost Joy and Joseph Kaplan Cecile and Samuel Keeper Alma Lara Lee Levit Anne C. Lewis Mary Alice Torres and John B. MacDonald Janice Meeks Michael D. Mitchell Mary Ann Nolen Mary M. North Aiesha Odutayo James L. and Kaylon Phillips Nic Phillips Dale Pillow Ralph J. Polley Nurudeen Rahman Regina J. Rogers Marion Rucktashel Louis Skidmore, Jr. Bettiruth B. Susholtz Gail K. Susholtz Ann Swift Blake Thomas Peter K. Thompson Maria E. Vigil Doretha and George Zornada Eleanor Zuber Lisa Stone and Scott Cantor

2012 Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee $10,000+ H-E-B Tournament of Champions $5,000-$9,999 Cameron The George and Mary Josepine Hamman Foundation Houston Community College Kroger PaperCity Linsay and Jeremy Radcliffe Lynn Goode and Harrison Williams $3,000-4,999 Chinhui and Eddie Allen/ Susan and Sanford Criner Max Barrett/Kelly and Will Garwood/ Chris Jospeh/F. Allen Lyons/ Bryant Patrick Kathy and Brad Bracewell/ Carol and Dean Currie/June Cullom Sarah and Bradley Bracewell Cathy and Joe Cleary Cobb Fendley and Assoc. EEPB, P.C. Susman Godfrey/Heather and Robert Safi Paige and William Griffin/ Nita and Bill Griffin/ Elaine and Carter Overton Houston Public Library Mary and David Klein Raymond James Reliant an NRG Company The Southampton Group Susman Kaplan and Veselka, LLP Vinson & Elkins, LLP Walker, Wilcox, Matousek, LLP $1,000-$2,999 Bud Light/Silver Eagle Distibutors Linda Clarke Janie and Dick DeGuerin Katy and Clyde Hays Reuven Hollo Houston Bar Association Tracy Krohn Lisa and Stan Langston

Josephine Smith Thompson Horton, LLP Terrie and Win Warren Whataburger $500-$999 Susan Baker Gwyneth Campbell Patricia Casey Jamie DeGuerin Sandy Eckles Annie and Campbell Eifler Jenny Elkins Carey and Sarah Ford Beverly and Harold Friedman Louise and Larry Glenn Hannah and Leonard Golub Lauren and Brock Hudson Christiana and Luke McConn Mary Moore Catherine C. Mosbacher Molly and Robert Neff Trey Peacock Wayne Risoli Techknowledge Zinn Petroleum $250-499 Crys Blankenship Gracie and Bob Cavnar Council Member Stephen Costello Patsy Cravens Isabel David Brent Engelage Sheri Suarez Foreman Katie and Johnny Forney Lacey and Matt Goossen Wendy Hall Margaux and Adam Harbin Alex and Anthony Heins Charles Litton Amy Williams Monier Caitlin Pickard Debra Rockman Louis Skidmore Julie Thomas Cynthia and Melvyn Wolff Family Foundation 2011-2012 Annual Report | 18

$1-$249 Bambi Alderson-Shields Regina and Jeff Brattain Pierce Bush Philip Cannon Patrcia Casey Alfred Davis, IV Sheri and Dennis Dylewski Paula Faillace Lindsey Fondren Patrice Heins Jamie In Literacy Advance of Houston Ali Lyman Harold Montgomery Emily Nelson Michael Pipkin Anne and Joseph Romano Priscilla Ross Marion Rucktashel Ashley Sneed Sami Sawaf Margaux Stephens Rhonda and Robert Traband Trey Wilkinson

John P. McGovern Foundation Seyfarth Shaw, LLP Thompson & Horton, LLP $1,000-$1,999 Ellie Francisco $500-$999 Ginger and Jack Blanton Bud Light/Silver Eagle Distributors CenterPoint Energy ContentActive Debbie and Council Member Stephen Costello Susie and Sanford Criner Margaret Doughty Melanie Gray Shelli M. Lindley Shirley and Marvin Rich Louis H. Skidmore, Jr. Diana M. Woodman

$200-$499 Wendy Adair Adult Reading Center Sofia AdroguÊ 2012 Mayor’s Literacy Leadership Award Joan and Stanford Alexander Breakfast Amegy Bank of Texas $10,000+ Philamena Baird Comcast Susan Bischoff Hilda & Hershel Rich Family Fund Kim Cauthorn Gracie and Bob Cavnar $5,000-$9,999 Heidi New Crockford Bank of America Jane and Gus Eifler ExxonMobil Grant Thornton LLP Klein Equities/Raymond James Rhoda Goldberg The Robert and Janice McNair Irene Helsinger Foundation Virginia Holbrook Linsay and Jeremy Radcliffe Ham, Langston & Brezina, LLP Salient Partners Monica Hartland Strake Foundation Houston Endowment Houston Public Library $2,000-$4,999 Harriet Latimer The Brown Foundation Greg McEldowney The Congregation of the Sisters of Charity Diana Davila Martinez of the Incarnate Word, Houston Cora Sue and Harry Mach Dollar General Literacy Foundation Amber Macksey Katy and Clyde Hays Lynn Mathre Houston Community College Annette Monks

Neuhaus Education Center Ms. Leila Perrin Mr. and Mrs. Jim Postl T. Ray Purser Regina Rogers Ms. Lisa Shumate Ottley Sims Matthew Summers Michelle Trevino Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. Martha D. Voss Beth Wolff $1-$199 Madeleine Appel Michael Brown Bethany and Drew Dylewski Sheri and Dennis Dylewski East Side University Village Community Learning Center Bernice Feld Melanie Fisk Carol Gartsman Louise and Larry Glenn Rhoda Goldberg Paige Griffin Patricia and Kevin Harris Diane Hasell Adrienne and Walter Hecht Virginia Holbrook Jamie In Celine and Charles Kaplan John Kelley Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund Lauri Laufman Suzanne K. Morris Jennifer Olmos Edith T. Personette Kaylon and James Phillips Marvin Rich Franelle Rogers Rozelle and Herman Schultz Diedra Taylor Nancy and Peter Thompson Martha Torres Maria E. Vigil David Waddell Trey Wilkinson 2011-2012 Annual Report | 19

HOUSTON CENTER for LITERACY at the center of progress @houlit or #txliteracy

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HCL 2011-2012 Annual Report  

Houston Center for Literacy (HCL) (originally named Houston READ Commission) was established with one goal in mind: to raise the adult liter...

HCL 2011-2012 Annual Report  

Houston Center for Literacy (HCL) (originally named Houston READ Commission) was established with one goal in mind: to raise the adult liter...