Daniel Rubenstein via Crowdrise
May 15, 2011
BENEFITING: FAMILY LEARNING INSTITUTE
EVENT DATE: Jun 03, 2011
Welcome back for the 5th annual Family Learning Institute (FLI) spelling bee, "Bee on Board for Literacy"! FLI is a community non-profit dedicated to closing the achievement gap in Washtenaw County through one-on-one tutoring, mentoring, and support services for youth from low income households. FLI's services are free of charge to eligible families and it relies on financial support from local government, foundations, corporations, and individuals.
The Bee is FLI's premier annual fundraising event. Please help support this effort, in any amount you can afford, by clicking DONATE. Or, you can go even one step further and help us fundraise for this cause by clicking JOIN THE TEAM and share your own project page with your friends and family. Here's a bit about Team Emma and the Bee...
It's obvious I love this cause and the practical solution FLI offers. I volunteered on the board for six years before coming on staff as development director last year. You who knew Emma know of her passion for learning. My career change, to focus on helping disadvantaged kids learn, was largely inspired by and honors Emma's life. So, for the second year, we're organizing a team in Emma's name. Team Emma is made up of Emma's teachers, friends, or loved ones. This year's line-up is: Robin Gleason (Bach Elementary, 4th grade), Gretchen Hahn (Slauson Middle School, science), and Jen VanAlsburg (family friend, Bach parent, and stalwart Bach volunteer). It's a fun and raucous time as 18 teams of 3 adults duke it out for bragging rights. Food! Drinks! And music by the Community H.S. Jazz Band!! (See pix from last year's Bee at left.)
If you'd like to help close the achievement gap in our community while honoring Emma, and if you are finanically able, please donate and/or join us at the Bee. We'd love you to sit at our table! Tckets are $35. $25 per ticket is tax deductible; straight donations are 100% tax deductible. Here's the nittgy gritty:
- Since you're already here, the easiest way to buy tickets and/or donate is here. If you can attend, donate at least enough for the number of tickets you want and tell us in the Message field how many; we will hold them at the door the evening of the Bee. Also let us know if you want to organize a team!
- You are also welcome to visit our website (www.familylearninginstitute.org), where you can download and mail in an invitation or team registration form, or simply donate.
- Or you may mail a check to FLI at 1954-D S. Industrial, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, and, if applicable, let us know how many tickets you need. Please make checks payable to "FLI" and write "Team Emma" in the memo.
- Or you can phone us (734-995-6816) and we can talk about it.
Thank you for any help you can provide! We hope to see you there!
5th annual Bee on Board for Literacy
Friday, June 3, 2011, 7:00 p.m.
Morris Lawrence Building
Washtenaw Community College
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