Literacy Council Gulf Coast is hosted its annual Passion for Fashion fundraising event on February 5, 2020. The event featured clothing from Chico’s FASFOX 4 Anchor, Shari Armstrong as the emcee and a keynote address from FGCU’s Vice President, University Advancement and Executive Director, FGCU Foundation, Kitty Green. The fashion show was complete with lunch, a glass of champagne, and silent auction featuring some of the best items from across Southwest Florida. Click here for pictures from the event.

“This event was a huge success,” said Sue Holman, President & CEO of Literacy Council Gulf Coast. “We are so thankful for all of our donors and supporters who help make this possible every year. Literacy is the key that unlocks a person’s ability to learn, and our programs are the tools that help them get there.”

President and CEO of Literacy Council Gulf Coast, Sue Holman and FOX 4 Anchor, Shari Armstrong posing together for a photo.

Celebrating over 30 years of excellence in education, Literacy Council Gulf Coast (LCGC) helps adults and children acquire the literacy skills necessary to improve their quality of life. Students with effective English language skills are more likely to obtain their GED or continue to higher education, gain meaningful employment, and better provide for their families. With programs offered in GED and U.S. Citizenship preparation, worksite literacy, and family literacy, LCGC serves students across Lee County, North Naples and LaBelle. In 2018-2019, nearly 2,700 students attended Literacy Council classes.

Studies show that salaries of adults with below-basic literacy skills are on average $28,000 less than salaries of adults with proficient skills. Read the full Literacy Council Gulf Coast 2019 Impact Report here: