2017 Reading between the Wines Event Announces Honorary Chair Mary Gayle Brindley

Helen Bow, Mary Gayle Brindley and Gena Horak.

Helen Bow, Mary Gayle Brindley and Gena Horak.

Plans for the 2017 Reading between the Wines event are well on their way! This year’s featured author is best-selling author Candace Bushnell. Set for Friday, March 31st at Safari Texas Ranch in Richmond, Reading between the Wines is co-chaired by Helen Bow and Gena Horak. Nancy Olson will serve as emcee for the evening.

Mary Gayle Brindley is this year’s Honorary Chair. Brindley served on the board of directors for the Literacy Council from 1997 to 2009 and was the chair in 2001. She now serves on the Advisory Council and is an active participant on the Reading between the Wines committee. She is incredibly enthusiastic in all aspects of the Literacy Council’s fundraising efforts and in many other Fort Bend County non-profit organizations. No task is too big or too small. Her family and her community are her passions.

“My years of service on the board of directors were truly the most gratifying of all my years of being involved in the Fort Bend community, because I know in my head and heart the gift of literacy is the most genuine gift we could give to those who need it,” said Brindley. “There are countless benefits from providing adult literacy, but the one I like best is that it creates and restores confidence and dignity, because at the end of the day, it’s a hand up instead of a hand out. I am incredibly honored and flattered to be the Honorary Chair of the 2017 Reading between the Wines.”

The Literacy Council of Fort Bend County is so grateful to Brindley for her efforts in working with the agency and thanks her for her contributions to the community. She is the perfect honoree for the Literacy Council’s 30th Anniversary and this year’s Reading between the Wines.

Sponsorship opportunities are available and range from $500 to $15,000. Benefits include admission to a VIP party, reserved premier seating and more. Individual tickets are $125 and include live music, wine, a “restaurant stroll” featuring tastes from local chefs and restaurants, the opportunity to bid on exciting auction items, music and dancing! Book clubs have the opportunity to attend at a special book club rate of $1,000 for a table of 10 guests.

For more information about Reading between the Wines or The Literacy Council of Fort Bend County, contact Events Coordinator Emily K. Stuart at estuart@ftbendliteracy.org or 281-240-8181.

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