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Friday, May 8, 2009

Literacy Partners Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Star-Studded "Evening of Readings" Gala

Literacy Partners Celebrates 25th Anniversary
with Star-Studded "Evening of Readings" Gala

On May 11, New York Society will join headliners from the worlds of fashion, design and media for a historic star-studded affair: Literacy Partners' 25th annual "Evening of Readings" Gala in the Koch Theater at Lincoln Center.

Chaired by celebrated New Yorkers Liz Smith, Arnold Scaasi and Parker Ladd, this year's event will also feature television commentator Barbara Walters and authors Marie Brenner, David Wroblewski and Christopher Buckley. Each will read aloud from their most recent work, using a Sony "Reader Digital Book."

Literacy Partners, New York's only accredited adult literacy organization, will honor philanthropists Nina Rennert Davidson and Mitchell Davidson and author and historian Barbara Goldsmith for their leadership and dedication in support of adult literacy.

This year's attendees will include Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Ms. Elie Tahari, Mortimer Zuckerman, Dr. & Mrs. Mark Meyer, David Koch, Josh Gruss and Shoshanna Lonstein Gruss, Nora Ephron and Nicholas Pileggi, Mary Higgins Clark, Frederick Eberstadt and Mr. & Mrs. William Rayner, among others.

WHEN: Monday, May 11, 2009, at 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Koch Theater at Lincoln Center
Columbus Avenue, at 63rd Street
New York, NY
WHO: Literacy Partners supporters
WHY: To help Literacy Partners continue to provide high-quality, free, community-based adult and family literacy programs to New York City residents, just as the charity has done for over 35 years

For ticket information, please call 212-573-6933

About Literacy Partners: For 35 years, Literacy Partners has helped thousands of New Yorkers learn the basic reading, writing and math skills needed to succeed in day-to-day living. Through successful collaborations with major corporations, community partners and benefactors, Literacy Partners offers small, welcoming classes taught by enthusiastic, highly trained volunteer tutors. Literacy Partners is the only nationally accredited adult literacy program serving New York City. For more information, visit

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