FACTS TO CELEBRATE ITS 10TH ANNIVERSARY
year marks FACTS' 10th year of operation and there is so much to celebrate! “FACTS
was initially a vision and set of hopes,” explains Ed Nakawatase, Co-Chair of
FACTS Board of Trustees.
against considerable odds, the school’s founders aspired to create a welcoming
and challenging public institution that would build upon the needs of
multi-racial and multicultural communities with many immigrant children, employing
innovative teaching and the creative energies of an invigorated staff.”
October 17, 2014, FACTS will celebrate ten years of accomplishments with a
Benefit Banquet and Silent Auction honoring one of the school’s founders and
long-time board chair, Hao-Li Tai Loh. Founder Hao-Li, as she is known around
the building, led the FACTS Board of Trustees for the first nine years, bringing
resources, time, energy and a vision for peace, justice and equity to the
Award-winning author Lenore Look will give
the keynote address at the banquet. Ms. Look's children's books, including the Alvin Ho
series, are read avidly by FACTS students. Her books have inspired many young
readers and writers and speak to the need for more racial, ethnic and language
diversity among characters in children's literature.
FACTS 10th Anniversary Celebration will be held on Friday, October 17, 2014 from 6:00 - 9:00 PM at the Sheraton University City Hotel, 3549 Chestnut Street. Tickets may be purchased online here at BrownPaperTickets.com or at the door the evening of the event.
For more information, please contact Rebecca Rathje, Director of Development, at email@example.com or 215-569-2600 x 1035.
In addition to the banquet, FACTS plans to hold a community-wide anniversary celebration in the spring of 2015.