Reading Power raises over $200,000 with its golf and games fundraiser

  • Reading Power Chairman and CEO Kathy McFarland with Reading Power board member Jacalyn Ramdin-Johnson, North Chicago Mayor Leon Rockingham, Zion Mayor Billy McKinney and retired North Chicago Police Chief Richard Wilson.

    Reading Power Chairman and CEO Kathy McFarland with Reading Power board member Jacalyn Ramdin-Johnson, North Chicago Mayor Leon Rockingham, Zion Mayor Billy McKinney and retired North Chicago Police Chief Richard Wilson. Photo courtesy of Bonnie Robinson

 
 
Updated 10/5/2021 10:55 AM

More than 160 golfers, card players, supporters and friends joined Lake County-based nonprofit Reading Power, Inc., for its inaugural Play for Literacy Golf & Games Event on Sept. 13 at Onwentsia Club in Lake Forest.

Attendees played a round of golf, learned a new card game or joined the cocktail reception on Onwentsia's patio grounds. The fun and fellowship guests shared were all in support of Reading Power's mission to foster the promise of literacy for students in Lake County and beyond.

 

More than $200,000 has been raised to date and will be used to "Extend, Expand, and Enhance" the literacy organization's programming for more students this academic year.

Corporate sponsors included: Guggenheim, BCU, William Blair, Packaging Corp of America, RBC, BMO Harris, Bernstein, Goldman Sachs, EMCO Chemical, Alley Company, Convergint, Follett, Grand Craft, Northern Trust, Riddell, Romano Beverage, Lake Forest Bank and Trust, Mark David Designs.

Reading Power provides literacy tutoring to children in prekindergarten through second grade in North Chicago and Zion. More than 250 professionally trained volunteers provide one-to-one tutoring for children, helping them accelerate their literacy gains, develop confidence, and embrace a love of reading and writing that lasts a lifetime.

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