Gala 2018

Friday 23 February, 5:30 – 9:00pm

Baldoria on the Water

146 Van Gordon Street, Lakewood, CO 80228

Only Alice

Come raise a glass and some funds to fight illiteracy in Colorado and around the world. 

Illiteracy is a silent crisis in America. Two-thirds of children who struggle with reading by the fourth grade will engage in criminal activity, creating a cycle of incarceration and recidivism that can last a lifetime. Currently, 70% (1.6M) of people in the U.S. Prison System struggle with literacy. A staggering 45% (1.04M) are functionally illiterate. Let’s work together to fight illiteracy and break this cycle.

Tethered by Letters is a literacy nonprofit, creating programs and free resources to fight illiteracy globally. Help us fund our literacy initiatives, such as the Frames Prison Program which offers free education to incarcerated people in Colorado, helping to reduce recidivism and positively impact hundreds of lives.

From government officials to stars in the entertainment industry, our annual Novel Gala gathers over 200 leaders in philanthropy, literature, and education.

Join us in honoring Carrie Morgridge with the Novel Philanthropic Award for her outstanding contributions to local and global causes in literacy.

A special thank you to the Morgridge Family Foundation, our Presenting Sponsor, and Ed Greene, our Emcee.

Rabbit (Custom)

Please help us spread the word about The Novel Gala 2018:

Come along to our Kickoff Party—it’s free!

Gala Kickoff Party

Wednesday 17 January, 6 – 8 pm

Andrew Clark Photography Studio

1481 South Gaylord Street

Join us for a fun, free evening to enjoy appetizers and drinks and raise critical funds to fight illiteracy in Colorado and around the globe.


More About Us

Tethered by Letters is a nonprofit that relies on generous donations from people just like you! Every donation matters; any amount (even just $10) is the lifeblood of TBL.

 Tethered by Letters is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. In addition to helping us cultivate the next generation of literature, your donation is fully tax deductible.

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