Celebrating the 26th anniversary of Literacy Achieves, Wings Of Spring Co-Chairs Melissa and Wilson Aurbach have announced that former WFAA investigative reporter Byron Harris will be honored with the 2023 Marnie Wildenthal Literacy Legacy Award at the organization’s annual fundraiser on Thursday, March 30.
According to Literacy Achieves CEO Dionne Kirby, “Naming all the ways Byron Harris gives to Literacy Achieves can be a challenge. Literacy Achieves is so fortunate to benefit from his storytelling as a videographer. He’s made our podcast, ‘When I Got Here,’ a success as a producer, is a committed board member and has also served as a volunteer teacher several years.”
Tapping the WFAA family, WFAA senior crime and justice reporter Rebecca Lopez and her husband Steve Oliphant will serve as honorary co-chairs.
In addition to the presentation of the award to Byron, the event will include a dinner and a performance by the Dallas String Quartet at Gilley’s Dallas’ South Side Ballroom.
Funds raised from the evening will support the “Dallas-based non-profit organization that provides free English literacy and life-skills programs to non-English speaking adults and their children” in three high-density, low-income neighborhoods (Vickery Meadow, West Dallas and East Dallas).
Over the past 19 years, Wings Of Spring has raised more than $3M benefiting thousands of immigrant and refugee families across Dallas.
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