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5th Annual Pat Gibson Founder's Award Luncheon

Thursday, April 7, 2022  •  12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.  •  Founders Hall at Charles Towne Landing

Come Join Our Celebration of Six Outstanding Women in the Lowcountry. These Women Are Making an Impact Through Their Philanthropic Work.   You Will Hear Each Honoree Share Their Story at This Special Event.
∼Trident Literacy Looks Forward to Seeing You!

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PREMIUM LEVEL 50TH EXTRAVAGANZA SPONSORSHIP – $25k

Support two amazing events with one sponsorship!

  • 2-minute speaking opportunity at Pat Gibson Founder’s Award Luncheon
  • 1 reserved front table for Founder’s Award Luncheon
  • 1 reserved front table for the upcoming 50th Extravaganza Gala & Auction
  • 6 VIP Cocktail Reception tickets at the 50th Extravaganza Gala
  • Back cover placement in both the Founder’s Award Luncheon and Gala & Auction program booklets
  • 1 Retractable Banner with custom company message and logo, prominently displayed at both events
  • Year-long promotion on the Trident Literacy Association website
  • Public recognition in the Post & Courier advertisements
  • Featured on Trident Literacy Association social media platforms and e-blast promotions

 

Contact Trident Literacy to learn more! jhoretsky@tridentlit.org

PREMIUM LEVEL 50TH EXTRAVAGANZA SPONSORSHIP – $25k

Support two amazing events with one sponsorship!

  • 2 minute speaking opportunity at Pat Gibson Founders Award Luncheon
  • 1 reserved front table for Founder’s Award Luncheon
  • 1 reserved front table for the upcoming 50th Extravaganza Gala & Auction
  • 6 VIP Cocktail Reception tickets at the 50th Extravaganza Gala
  • Back cover placement in both the Founder’s Award Luncheon and Gala & Auction program booklets
  • 1 Retractable Banner with custom company message and logo, prominently displayed at both events • Year-long promotion on the Trident Literacy Association website
  • Public recognition in Post & Courier advertisements
  • Feature on Trident Literacy Association social media platforms and eblast promotions

2022 Founder’s Award Honorees

JaneT Bates

JaneT Bates

Client Solutions Manager at JE Dunn Construction Company

TAMMY MCCOTTRY

TAMMY MCCOTTRY

Founder & CEO of Tammy Media Group

SANDY MORCKEL

SANDY MORCKEL

President of Solutions for the Greater Good

MARCELA RABENS

MARCELA RABENS

Producer of Universal Latin News Charleston

MARY JO ROMEO

MARY JO ROMEO

President of MJR Coaching + Consulting

RAGINA SCOTT SAUNDERS

RAGINA SCOTT SAUNDERS

Executive Director of Destiny Community Cafe

PAST

HONOREES

2018 Honorees

Pat Gibson

Dr. Maria A. Cordova Salinas

Molly Greene, OBM

Carolyn Hunter

Jan Pearlstine Lipov

Lorraine L. Lutton, FACHE

Susan Pearlstine

Dr. Mary Thornley

2019 Honorees

Jennet Robinson Alterman

Brenda Carter

Dr. Giovanna De Luca

Nathalie Dupree

Dot Scott

Dr. Deborah Williamson

Carolyn Murray

2020 Honorees

PJ Browning

Colleen Condon

Lydia Cotton

Katarina Fjording

Andrea Hazel

Hon. Lucille Whipper, OBM

 

2021 Honorees

Nilsy Rapalo

Nina Cano Richards

Julie Armstrong

Susan Dunn

LaVanda Brown

Linda Ketner

Sue Hanshaw

Harriet P. McDougal

 

JaneT Bates

JaneT Bates

Client Solutions Manager at JE Dunn Construction

TAMMY MCCOTTRY

TAMMY MCCOTTRY

Founder & CEO of Tammy Media Group

SANDY MORCKEL

SANDY MORCKEL

President of Solutions for the Greater Good

MARCELA RABENS

MARCELA RABENS

Position/title/accomplishment of note

MARY JO ROMEO

MARY JO ROMEO

MJR Coaching + Consulting

RAGINA SCOTT SAUNDERS

RAGINA SCOTT SAUNDERS

Owner of Scotts Grand Event Center

Get to Know Pat Gibson

Pat Gibson is a remarkably humble woman who started out as a reading teacher. Later, she served as an English as a Second Language (ESL) instructor who applied her passion for helping others through literacy and created Trident Literacy Association. This Virginia native planted the seed for the organization in 1972. Gibson quickly dismisses the notion that she is solely responsible for starting Trident Literacy Association but rather was just trying to do the right thing by filling a need in the community.

One day at a card shop, Gibson was asked by an older gentleman if a greeting card was appropriate for his grandson. He held up the card for her to read it to him. Later, the clerk thanked Gibson for helping the man and said, “He is in here all the time buying cards but he can’t read them.” This is just one of the stories that Pat tells of why she started Trident Literacy.

As we celebrate our 50th Anniversary, we reflect back on the early days of Trident Literacy.

In the beginning, Gibson matched students to volunteer tutors to assist students in learning to read. She maintained the students’ personal records on index cards that were placed in a shoebox and stored safely under her bed.

 

 

Gibson’s simple matching method from an organized shoebox has evolved into a holistic case management approach to best serve the students’ educational and immediate needs. This holistic method allows the students to focus much more clearly on their educational path.

The basic literacy programs include GED-preparation courses, career readiness, ESL, and digital literacy. In addition, comprehensive family literacy, individual advising, and parenting skills are offered to fulfill the students’ ever-evolving needs.

On average, Trident Literacy provides instruction to more than 800 students annually with the assistance of over 100 volunteers. Trident Literacy reflects on the many notable student achievements that have benefited thousands of adults. These students who often fall through the cracks have changed the course of their lives for themselves and their families. Trident Literacy students also assist in the larger goal of reversing the cycle of generational poverty and illiteracy for the future.

Gibson’s legacy will continue through Trident Literacy’s existing and new advancements in literacy initiatives. Gibson found a need and filled that need in the community for generations to come.

THANK YOU TO OUR

2022 Founder’s Award Luncheon Sponsors

“There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.”

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