3rd Grade Reading Success Matters

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2017 GLR Week

From June 13-16 at the Westin Denver International Airport Hotel, the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading hosted the 2017 GLR Week, comprised of the Funder Huddle and All-America City Awards Gathering.

The 2017 Funder Huddle was one of the largest gatherings of local, state, and national funders that support early learning, early literacy and early school success. This year over 300 attendees convened to:

LIFT up their best work and biggest challenges
LEARN about innovative best practices
LEAD the grade-level reading movement toward bigger outcomes

In addition to the opportunity to connect with peers from around the country, every attendee received highly actionable takeaways to strengthen and accelerate progress in their communities. Take a look at the event resources below and be sure to share them with your network.

During the All-America City Awards Gathering, the GLR Campaign the National Civic League recognized communities that have made measurable progress for low-income children on the key drivers of early reading success. See list of All-America City Award recipients.


                                  THANK YOU GLR WEEK SPONSORS


GLR Week Sponsors


Anne Anderson, Director of Early Childhood Development

The Ben and Lucy Ana Walton Fund of the Walton Family Foundation

Veronica Figoli, President and CEO
Denver Public Schools Foundation

Barbara Grogan, Civic Leader

Steve Hannon, PhD, President
LENA Foundation

Elsa Holguin, Senior Program Officer
Rose Community Foundation

Doug Linkhart, President
National Civic League

Amanda Mountain, President and CEO
Rocky Mountain Public Media, Inc.

Honorable Barbara O’Brien, former Lt. Governor of CO.
President, Catapult Leadership
Senior Consultant, Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

Lisa Roy, Executive Director, Early Education
Denver Public Schools

Gloria Rubio-Cortes, Civic Leader

David Shapiro, Business Relations Manager
EPIC (Executives Partnering to Invest in Children)

Jennifer Stedron, Executive Director
Early Milestones Colorado

Susan Steele, Executive Director
Buell Foundation

Dave Younggren, President and CEO
Gary Community Investments and The Piton Foundation



Debra Jacobs, President & CEO
The Patterson Foundation
Committee Chair

Sally Fuller, Project Director, Reading Success by 4th Grade
The Irene E. & George A. Davis Foundation

Nicole Gallant, Senior Vice President, Chief Impact Officer
United Way of New York City

Dave Geneen, Executive Director
Doris and Victor Day Foundation

Jennifer Grassham, Vice President of Grants
J.F. Maddox Foundation

Laura Johns, Corporate Grants Manager
The UPS Foundation

Reginald Jones, President & CEO
Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation

Suzanne Mineck, Chief Executive Officer
Mid-Iowa Health Foundation

Marilee Dal Pra, Vice President of Programs
Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust