Donate to Literacyworks and Support
FAMILY AND Adult Education
Literacyworks appreciates and acknowledges all of our generous sponsors. We hold various fundraisers during the year to support our various programs and students. Please go to the Sponsorship Opportunities section below to participate.
What will my donation support?
Literacyworks will use your donation to support the Literacyworks Center, literacy programs and to develop projects to assist families and adults in developing their literacy skills. Across the country, libraries provide services to low-literacy adults and their families using trained volunteer tutors.
Why is being literate and reading important?
Literacy is the ability to read, write, compute, and use technology at a level that enables an individual to reach his or her full potential as a parent, employee, and community member.
In the United States, an estimated 30 million people over the age of 16 read no better than the average elementary school child. The ability to read and write is the basis for all other education; literacy is necessary for an individual to understand information that is out of context, whether written or verbal. Literacy is essential if we are to eradicate poverty at home and abroad, improve infant mortality rates, address gender inequality, and create sustainable development. Without literacy skills, today’s adults will struggle to take part in the world around them and fail to reach their full potential as parents, community members, and employees.
Why should I care?
Because we all benefit from an educated society.
On an economic level, the return on investment is huge. A literate workforce attracts more business resulting in higher salaries, enhanced job security, greater productivity, increased consumer spending and tax revenues, reduced correctional costs, and a decreased drain on social services. Literacy is the most basic employable skill, the essential element of economic development and living-wage jobs.
On a personal level, parents are better able to support their children’s education and nurture healthier citizens. When adults gain the power to read and write it is nothing short of transformational – resulting in healthier and, yes, happier communities.
Families and adult learners needing basic education are an enormous potential asset. They want to improve their lives, their communities, and their children’s future. 90% of fortune 1000 companies stated that “Low literacy levels are limiting their productivity and profitability.” Literacy is essential for job opportunities, participation in civic and community engagement and meaningful involvement in children’s education. Literacy strengthens our economy, neighborhoods and families.
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Mail to: Literacyworks 625 2nd St. Suite 107, Petaluma, CA, 94952
Because you receive no goods or services for your donation, the full amount is tax deductible as per the IRS. Literacyworks has been determined a 501(c)(3) organization by the IRS.
Sponsorship Opportunities 2018
Literacyworks and Copperfield's Books Present
2018 Literacyworks Lecture Series Sponsorship Donation Form
(More Speakers to Be added in 2018)
Petaluma’s Literacyworks Lecture Series is upping its star-power this year, with the 2018 version of the nonproﬁt’s popular speakers’ showcase now featuring some of the brightest and best thinkers, writers, politicians and philosophers in America. - PETALUMA ARGUS-COURIER • THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2018
Robert Reich in Conversation with Lynn Woolsey, April 8, 2018, Petaluma Veteran’s Memorial Building, Petaluma, California
Robert Bernard Reich is an American political commentator, professor, and author. He served in the administrations of Presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and Bill Clinton. He was Secretary of Labor from 1993 to 1997. His new book, “The Common Good,” is focused on why we must restore the idea of the common good to the center of our economics and politics.
Greg Sarris, Sunday, May 6, 2018, Copperfield’s Books Petaluma Store
Greg Sarris is an author, screenwriter, producer, scholar, professor and Tribal Chairman of the Federated Indians of the Graton Rancheria. His most recent book, which will be featured at the lecture, is “How a Mountain Was Made: Stories.”
Daniel Ellsberg in Conversation with Peter Coyote, June 10, 2018, Petaluma Veteran’s Memorial Building
Daniel Ellsberg is an American activist and former United States military analyst who, while employed by the RAND Corporation, precipitated a national political controversy in 1971 when he released the Pentagon Papers, a top-secret Pentagon study of U.S. government decision-making in relation to the Vietnam War, to The New York Times and other newspapers. His new book, “The Doomsday Machine,” is an eyewitness expose of the dangers of America’s top secret, seventy-year-long nuclear policy that continues to this day.
Isabel Allende in Conversation with Michael Krasny, (date and location TBD)
Chilean author Isabel Allende won worldwide acclaim when her bestselling first novel, The House of the Spirits, was published in 1982. She has since written 22 more works. Allende’s books, all written in her native Spanish, have been translated into 35 languages and have sold nearly 70 million copies. Michael Krasny is the host of KQED’s “Forum” program as well as a renowned author and educator
2018 Literacyworks Lecture Series Sponsorship Donation Form
Series Presenting Sponsorship – $25,000
The Presenting Sponsor opportunities are for the full Literacyworks Lectures and Copperfield’s Books Presents series. The Presenting Sponsors will have featured placement on all programs, print and social media outreach and other promotional considerations for the Literacyworks Lecture Series and the Literacyworks organization throughout the year. A Presenting Sponsorship will include 20 guest tickets to each program in the 2018 Lecture Series, as well as a private green room reception with the speakers directly before the lectures.
Series Supporting Sponsorships - $10,000
The Supporting Sponsorship opportunities include prominent placement on all program, print and social media outreach for three programs of the Literacyworks Lecture Series. The Supporting Sponsorships will include 10 guest tickets to each program in the 2018 Lecture Series, as well as a private green room reception with the speakers directly before the lectures.
Two Individual Lecture Sponsorships - $2,500
Individual sponsorship opportunities will include mention in the 2018 Literacyworks Lectures program, 10 guest tickets for two programs of the Lecture Series and private green room reception with the speakers directly before the lecture.
Individual Lecture Sponsorships - $1,000
Individual sponsorship opportunities will include mention in the 2018 Literacyworks Lectures program, 4 guest tickets for one program of the Lecture Series and private green room reception with the speaker directly before the lecture
100% of sponsorship funding will go directly to Literacyworks’ programs.
Literacyworks has been determined a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization by the IRS.
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