Union Station will be decidedly more bookish than normal this evening, when the Downtown venue hosts A Toast to Literacy. The fundraiser for Literacy Instruction for Texas, featuring keynote speaker Matt Bondurant, is co-chaired by author Kathleen Kent and Dave Perry-Miller associate C C Allen.
A longtime LIFT supporter, Allen traces her passion for adult literacy to a family tradition of support for education through the Feild Co-operative Association, a nonprofit organization that provides low-cost loans to deserving students for higher education. And she’s not the only Dave Perry-Miller associate who’s dedicated to the literacy cause; Dave Millheiser is a member of LIFT’s board of directors.
To say thanks to the organization’s supporters, Allen, Millheiser, and his wife, Peggy Millheiser, are offering free assessments of their homes’ values. Patrons will find gift certificates for this service in their cars after tonight’s event.
Coincidentally, today is North Texas Giving Day. If you make a donation to Literacy Instruction for Texas — or any of our region’s numerous other nonprofits — your dollars will be enhanced by the Communities Foundation of Texas.