LIFT Hosts 2017 Toast to Literacy Kickoff Party

LIFT supporters from across DFW came together on the rooftop of South Side on Lamar on June 7 to kick off the 5th annual Toast to Literacy, an annual fundraising program benefiting LIFT.

Guests enjoyed drinks and hors d’oeuvres from Checkered Past, while taking in the beautiful views of the Dallas skyline during the evening sunset.

Presenters included Paul Thibodeaux, Chair of the LIFT Board of Directors, Melanie Ferguson, Co-Chair of LIFT’s Fund Development and Marketing Committee, Todd and Kate Schlemmer Watson, the Event Chairs of the 2017 Toast to Literacy, and John Haley, the Underwriting Chair of the 2017 Toast to Literacy.

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