Presented by Gurtin Municipal Bond Management

Thank you for being a part of our 2017 Author’s Luncheon & Fundraiser presented by Gurtin Municipal Bond Management, our most successful yet. Alongside over 500 attendees, you helped us receive $225,000 in support of our mission: to open opportunities for life success by inspiring a commitment to reading.

This event and all our fundraising efforts allow us to serve over 5,000 children and families each year. Through our core programs we provide empowering connections to reading for children, youth, and adults. Our innovative programs help participants discover the joy of reading and how books can add meaning to their lives.

“It is literacy which for me opened the mysterious and decisive doors of imagination and understanding. To see the way others see. To think the way others think. And above all, to feel.” – Salman Rushdie

We hope to inspire the same love of reading that Salman Rushdie has with all of our students and you help make that possible.

Event News and Photographs

Click here to see event photographs from the San Diego Union Tribune, Vincent Andrunas.

Sponsorship for 2018

Words Alive is committed to creating a sponsorship experience that best represents your partnership with us. Contact Susan Arias, Development Director at (858) 274-9673 with any questions.

Thank you to our Sponsors

Centerpiece Sponsor

Centerpiece Sponsor

Wine Sponsor

Wine Sponsor

Community Sponsor

Community Sponsor

Community Sponsor

Community Sponsor

Thank you to Warwick's for making the Author presentation possible.

Thank you to Warwick's for making the Author presentation possible.

Raffle Sponsor

Raffle Sponsor

Community Sponsor

Community Sponsor