The Open Book Program is bringing the gift
of reading to many adolescents in Chicago. We havent done
this without a lot of help from our sponsors and donors. These sponsors
and donors are our friends. They are also the friends of every boy
and girl who has been introduced to the power and wonder of reading
through the Open Book Program. They are the governmental agencies,
foundations, corporations, businesses, and individuals who donate
the funds that enable us to carry out our mission.
To these sponsors and donors to our friends we say
We know that you are reaping the rewards of your generosity.
Thank You For your support
Chicago Area Project
Chicago Black Hawks
Chicago Department of Human Services
Chicago Empowerment Zone
Chicago White Sox
Church of the Spirit
Coca Cola, Inc.
Illinois Department of Human Services
Illinois Institute of Technology
Institute of Athletics and Education (IAE)
Marshall Fields-State Street Store
Polk Brothers Foundation
Risk Management & Information Systems
RR Donnelley & Sons
State Rep Lou Jones
State Senator Emil Jones, Jr.
The Host Organization
The Jazz McDonalds
The Kimberly Group
University of Chicago
Thanks You For Your Support
The Open Book Program wants to say thank you to the many individuals,
companies, and organizations that helped make the first annual the
2001 Open Book Off The Page Reading Festival a tremendous success.
We thank our sponsors and our many volunteers from RR Donnelley
& Sons, 100 Black Men of Chicago, Church of the Spirit, and
the Renaissance Women. We also thank the elected officials who supported
our efforts including Alderman Leslie Hairston (5th), Alderman Toni
Preckwinckle (4th), Cook county Commissioner Jerry Butler. And then
there our wonderful authors (see list below) and artistswe
couldnt have done it without you!
The Institute for Positive Livings
Open Book Program in conjunction with Chicago Area Project, the
Chicago Park District, the Chicago Empowerment Zone, R.R. Donnelley
& Sons, and the University of Chicago.
Bank One, Chicago Board of Education Chicago Youth Centers, East
Lake Management, Hygo Port, Inc., Plum Cafe, Reggio's Pizza, Risk
Management Information Systems, and Shell Oil.
Delores Z. Ali, Geneva Bell (My Rose), Sandra Belton, Marlene Targ
Brill, Jerry "the iceman" Butler, Lois Carson, Candace
Fleming, Jan Spivey Gilchrist, Terry Spencer Hesser, Jaquelyne Jermayne,
Cleo Johnson, Kevin Luthardt, Dr. Amina Cora Mayo, Stella Peusner,
Harriette Gillem Robinet, Candace Sandym Glennette Tiley Turner,
Greg Walker, and Darwin McBeth Walton.
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