The Cape Fear Literacy Council presents it's 34th annual gala
About the 2019
34th Annual Gala
Mark your calendars for the area’s most exciting fundraising event, benefiting local adult learners, their families and our community.
Those who’ve attended our galas in the past know we strive to outdo ourselves each year, so we’ll be pulling out all the stops!
Last year, we gave you Winter is Coming. This year, Once Upon A Time…
Date: Saturday, November 9, 2019 @ 6:30pm
Open bar of magical elixirs by Blue Shark Vodka
Theme-inspired delectables by Middle of the Island
Special musical guests, Uptown Easy
An enchanted forest
Our ever-popular photo booth
Cocktail or fairy tale-inspired attire preferred
$125 per ticket, 21+ only
For the 2019 Gala, signature cocktails provided by Wilmington-based:
501 Nutt Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
Parking at the Event Center is limited - please consider a drop off service.
There is a pay Parking Garage located across the street from the venue.
WE ENVISION A COMMUNITY IN WHICH ALL ADULTS HAVE
THE LITERACY SKILLS THEY NEED TO SUCCEED.
While most of us have strong literacy skills that we take for granted, thousands of adults in our community don’t have these skills and their lives are impacted in profound ways.
An estimated 14,000+ adults in New Hanover County function at a “below basic” literacy level
47,000 more functioning at a “basic” literacy level
12,700 people in New Hanover County live in a household where a language other than English is spoken
These neighbors struggle daily to fill out job applications, use maps, understand information from a school or doctor’s office, and perform countless other tasks. They want – and need – to develop their skills to succeed in their jobs, take better care of their families and contribute more fully to their community.
Cape Fear Literacy Council offers programs in:
English as a Second Language (ESL)
GED and test preparation
In supporting these programs, you support the adult learner and your own neighborhood. Research-based statistics show that illiteracy affects the costs of social services and has a direct effect on your taxes and your community. Click here to learn more.
There are many ways to support the The Cape Fear Literacy Council,
and the easiest way is by pledging funds to sustain our ongoing programs.
Personal donations can be submitted by cash, check or credit card, in-person, by phone,
by mail to our office (1012 S. 17th St., Wilmington NC, 28401), or online.