About Wings of Spring
Wings of Spring: A Celebration of Literacy has raised nearly $3 million to provide free education and life-skills programs to thousands of immigrant and refugee families across Dallas. This year's event will take place on Monday, April 25th at AT&T Performing Arts Center Annette Strauss Square. Named Dallas' Best Outdoor Venue by the Dallas Observer, we are so excited to use this beautiful venue for our outdoor celebration.
In recognition of their long-time support of Literacy Achieves, we are delighted to announce Ruben and Alina Esquivel will serve as Honorary Chairs for this year's event. Ruben is Vice President for Community and Corporate Relations of UT Southwestern Medical Center, and Alina is a licensed professional counselor. Ruben and Alina immigrated to the U.S. from Cuba and have paved the way for many immigrants who arrive in our community every year.
We are also deeply honored to present the 2022 Marnie Wildenthal Literacy Legacy Award to Rabbi Nancy Kasten. Nancy serves as Chief Relationship Officer for Faith Commons, a Dallas-based organization that encourages people of all faiths to express their values in the public square for the common good. For more than 30 years, Nancy has worked as an educator, volunteer, and activist, to create spaces where all are welcome.
The annual Wings of Spring gala is a significant source of support for Literacy Achieves. We greatly appreciate your partnership in this life-changing work. Together, we are making a difference in the lives of our students, their families, and the greater community.
Thank you to our 2022 Sponsors!
Anthony Family Foundation Cathey and Don Humphreys
Joyce and Les Coleman Hirsch Family Foundation
Sara and Gary Ahr Jabeen Zaidi and Stephen Hurley Jo and Rob Langdon Melissa and Barry McNeil Colleen and Rob Taylor
Charles Schwab The Garden Gate Haynes & Boone KPMG Luther King Capital Management Oncor The Rosewood Corporation
Felix Thaddeus Arroyo Family Foundation Kathryne Bishop Kathy and James Clark Gretchen and Doug Davies Alina and Ruben Esquivel Arlene Ford and Chris Reynolds
Your Temple Emanu-El Family Linda and Byron Harris In Memory of Pieter and Afaf Dubbelday Caroline and David Hundley Gayle G. Johansen Marian and Rob Richmond
Scovell Family Foundation Michele and John Stephens The Priscilla R. Stern Memorial Fund Marnie and Kern Wildenthal Donna Wilhelm
Barbra and Bud Applebaum Joyce and Selly Belofsky Phyllis Bernstein and William Weiss Georgia and Tom Davis Sharon and Paul Devereux East Dallas Christian Church
Elliott Family Faith Commons Don and Beverly Freeman Kaki and Shelton Hopkins Harry Jones Nancy Kasten and David Stern Barbara and Frank Lloyd
Sally and Ron Lutz Beth and Vance Maultsby Amy and Ran Merrill Louisa and Jim Meyer Sharon Michie and Bruno de la Croix-Vaubois Dr. David O. and Rev. Amy W. Moore
Katherine and Eric Reeves Helen and Frank Risch Nancy Rivin and Jim Bishkin Francis Ryburn Anne and Brien Smith Barb and Mike Tonti
Marguerite Archer Melissa and Wilson Aurbach Janie Autz Carolyn and Ken Barth Harold Carter Amita and Sarinder Chhabra Joni and Bob Cohan Carole S. Cohen
Sally and Mark Dietz Embrey and Family Foundation Myra and Bert Fischel Margaret and Chuck Gall Judy and Jim Gibbs Stephanie and Robert Haley Ginger Hartman
Marcia Howard Cathy King Lisa and Peter Kraus Carole and Andrew Levine Sarah Losinger Rose and William Lumry Mike and Judge Barbara Lynn Carmen Mitchell Sarah and Lee Papert Cathy and Chris Packard Margot Reid Linda and Scott Robins Deedie Rose Annette and Charles Rutherford Nancy and John Solana
Fran and Jeffrey Toubin Pat and Rob Warren Hilarie and Peter Weinstock
Friends of literacy
Suzanne Aberly Cara and Ryan Armstrong Catherine Awtrey and Mike Cieri Alexandra Bacalao Nicole Bates and Trey Angel Elaine Bernstein Rick Best and Steve Jobman
Bill Bond Beverly and Malcolm Bonnheim Stacy Brainin and Bill Cobb Camille and Jim Brown Dalene and John Buhl Becky and Rick Burgett Pam and Chris Casner
Helen and Kent Comer Suzy and Gary Cowles Sally and Bill Dix Adrienne and Dennis Drapkin Ricki and Randy Ebner Sandra Estess Ola and Randall Fojtasek
Royal Furgeson and Marcellene Malouf Lisa and David Genecov Beth and Jim Gold Karen and Craig Goodman
Marsha Gordon and Doug Reader Terry and Barry Greenburg Suzi and Jack Greenman Marcia Grossfeld Linda and Guy Humphries Judy and Dan Jacks
Rusty and John Jaggers Amy and Dave Jones LearnAbout Media, Inc. Julie and Michael Lowenberg Amy and Michael Malone Ellen and Arnie Marks Lynn and Allan McBee Gary McDaniel Gwen and Curtis Moore Twila and Ted Moore Meg and Kevin Nicholson Camille and Patrick Owens Annette and Steve Perkins Susie and Jim Riley
John H. Rodgers Cecilia Rosen Joyce and Lee Roth Susan Sala and Ruth Ann Becker Tobie and Steve Sasser Ellie and Thad Sims Phyllis and Ron Steinhart
Audrey and Walter Stewart Sheila and Stephen Stieglitz Susan Swanson and Kevin Coffey Nancy and John Thursby Jan and Tom Timmons Maddy and Mark Unterberg
Anne van Kleeck and Jim Smeeding Kim and John Vernon Kate and Todd Watson Kay and Peter Weeks Elizabeth Williams Joyce and Linus Wright Shirley and Z Zsohar