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Barbara Bush Foundation’s Florida Celebration of Reading

Barbara Bush Foundation’s Florida Celebration of Reading
. Please Note --> This is a Past Event!! .

Date: 2/17/2017
Time: 6:00 PM

5001 Coconut Rd
Bonita Springs, FL 34134


Phone:
239-277-6295


Event Description: Best-selling authors Chris Gardner, Elin Hilderbrand, Candice Millard and Laura Numeroff will join the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy for the 17th annual Florida Celebration of Reading on Friday, Feb. 17 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in Bonita Springs. Since 2001, the Florida Celebration of Reading, founded by former Gov. Jeb Bush and his wife, Columba, has raised more than $26 million in support of family literacy programs of the Barbara Bush Foundation that help children and their parents improve their literacy skills. The annual event features guest appearances by members of the Bush family, including Jeb Bush Jr., who will serve as event honorary chair, and best-selling authors who read from their works during the event. Funds raised from the annual Florida Celebration of Reading help support programs of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, including Teen Trendsetters, a high-impact program that pairs teen mentors with first- or second-grade students who are, on average, half a year behind in reading. Sponsorships are available and include exclusive events, such as a private, intimate luncheon with members of the Bush family and guest authors, a VIP reception, and preferred seating at the reading event and dinner. Major 2017 Florida Celebration of Reading partners include Prudential, State Farm, Publix Super Markets Charities, Mosaic, Florida Lottery and AT&T. Individual tickets are $250 and include the reading program and dinner. For more information about Celebration of Reading or to purchase tickets, visit www.BarbaraBush.org/events. The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy is the nation’s leading advocate for family literacy. The Foundation was established by Mrs. Barbara Bush in 1989, and today is a public charity that aspires to achieve a vision of fostering the opportunity for every man, woman and child to secure a better life through literacy. To learn more about the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy’s commitment to promote family literacy in homes across America, please visit www.BarbaraBush.org or join the conversation on Facebook or Twitter (@BarbaraBushFdn).
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Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa


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