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Thank you to ALL of our Supporters! 

LitNet believes that a connected community is a stronger community.  When we join together, our students succeed, our tutors thrive, and our neighborhoods flourish.  Each year we work with hundreds of individual donors, sponsors, and businesses throughout the Berkshires to ensure that LitNet will have the resources we need to advance our mission.  
 
We would particularly like to recognize our gala sponsors and our community partners for helping us to promote education for all.  Please join us in thanking them for their generosity!  
 

Gala Sponsors

CHAMPION
 
BENEFACTOR
Wendy & Eric Federer
 
SUPPORTER
Virginia & James Giddens
Merle & Leo Kailas
Betty Prashker
Deborah & Bill Ryan
 
FRIEND
Richard J. & Deborah Ferro Burke
Ursula & Walter Cliff
Ruth & Lee Glazerman
Joan & Paul Kopperl
Dr. Tony and Fadia Makdisi
Linda & Frank Russell
Aso O. Tavitian
Ingrid & Richard Taylor
Sue & Jay Weintraub
 
IN KIND

 

 

Community Partners

On September 7, LitNet launched the “Community Cares Initiative” asking local businesses to take a leadership role in supporting its American Dream Campaign.  Look for the window decal reading: "We Support the American Dream Campaign."
 
Carr Hardware                     
Casablanca                                                 
Frankie's Ristorante Italiano                                
Gb9   
Gorham & Norton        
Lenox Chamber of Commerce                                        
Lenox Fit, Inc.                                           
One Mercantile                              
 
 

LitNet Launches American Dream Campaign

Whether our families have lived here for one generation or ten generations, our ancestors came to this country in search of new opportunities and worked hard in order to succeed. Their shared hope for a better life is the essence of the American Dream.
 
Though some would argue that the American Dream is a thing of the past, we can assure you that the American Dream is alive and well at LitNet. We see it every day in the lives of our students, about 90 percent of whom are immigrants who have come to America seeking better lives and new opportunities. With LitNet’s help, adults in our community cultivate the skills they need to reach their goals and follow their dreams.
 
In 2016, the number of new students we served increased by almost 30 percent, but our income did not increase proportionally. Therefore, this spring, we are launching the American Dream Campaign, a fundraising effort that will support LitNet’s goal of remaining free, open, and accessible to any southern Berkshire adults who need educational support. This campaign celebrates the core values of courage, strength, and determination upon which our country was founded. All funds raised will support the daily operating expenses that enable LitNet to serve students and help them pursue their own American Dreams.
 
We are excited to share that The Gilson Family Foundation has generously agreed to match funds raised by the American Dream Campaign up to $30,000!
 
A gift to the American Dream Campaign is a gift of opportunity and a promise of hope for dozens of adult learners in this community. CLICK HERE to make a donation today and help keep the American Dream alive for future generations.  

 

Upcoming Events

Coming to America Writing and Storytelling Workshops for Students and Tutors:
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 5:30pm
Lee Library
 
Fall Tutor Training
October 23, 26 & 30 - 4-6pm
Lee Library
 
Monthly Progress Reports for Tutors 
Tutors:  Please click here to submit your monthly progress report for the time period between September 1 and September 30, 2017.
 

LitNet Photo Release Form

Please click here to download a photo release form.