Scribbles 2018 Highlights

In the spring of 2018, Jumpstart supporters helped us to celebrate the power of literacy at our Scribbles to Novels fundraising galas in cities across the country. Events in Atlanta, New York, San Francisco, and Boston brought together authors, donors, and program partners, and raised over $1.9 million to support our work in these communities. See the galleries below for highlights from these wonderful events.

Atlanta ā€” March 1, 2018

Jumpstart National Board Member Stephanie Blank's home: the location of the Scribbles to Novels Gala in Atlanta
Professional Athlete Malcolm Mitchell with Jumpstart volunteers, staff, and supporters
Guests at Scribbles to Novels in Atlanta
Jumpstart National Board Member Stephanie Blank and Special Guest Malcolm Mitchell addressing guests

New York ā€” April 18, 2018

Jumpstart college student volunteers
The Authors Panel, featuring (from left to right) Veronica Chambers, Gayle Forman, Renee Watson, RJ Palacio, Fiona Davis, Tad Hills
The Capitale: location of the Scribbles to Novels Gala in New York City
Jumpstart National Board Member Nigel Barker addressing the crowd
Jumpstart National Board Co-Chair Chris Stadler
Jumpstart Board Members with Jumpstart President & CEO Naila Bolus

San Francisco ā€” April 27, 2018

Jumpstart staff with Guest Speaker Astriz Perez and alumnus Yusuf
Adonal Foyle - author, Golden State Warriors Community Ambassador, retired NBA player, media analyst, and player advocate - with his children's book, "Too Tall Foyle"
Guests at the Scribbles to Novels gala in San Francisco
Jumpstart member Astriz Perez speaking to the crowd
Special Guest Adonal Foyle addressing the crowd
Emcee Michael Tate with Jumpstart National Board Member Tamara Jones Dunn

Boston ā€” May 11, 2018

Author Major Jackson signing copies of his book for guests
Guests making donations and showing their support for Jumpstart
Guests at the Scribbles to Novels gala in Boston
The Authors Panel, featuring (from left to right) Major Jackson, Jane O'Connor, Karen McManus, Sandra Lim, and Ace Atkins
Corps Member Speaker Noelia delivering the keynote speech
Authors Panel Discussion

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