STORYBOOK BALL: CELEBRATE OUR 30TH BIRTHDAY!

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2019

5:00 p.m. VIP Reception
5:30-6:45 p.m. Silent Auction
7:00-9:30 p.m. Dinner, Live Auction, and Program

MANCHESTER GRAND HYATT HOTEL
1 Market Place, San Diego, CA 92101

CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF
UNITED THROUGH READING

From our humble beginnings in 1989 making VHS recording of Sailors and Marines on the piers at the 32nd Street Naval Base in San Diego, we currently are supporting every military branch around the world through multiple delivery channels including a new cloud-based United Through Reading App. Join us for our annual black tie gala to celebrate our milestone birthday at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego on November 2, 2019.

MASTER OF CEREMONIES

INVOCATION

HONOREE

Cathrine-Garcia
Coming-Soon
Judy-Moody

Catherine Garcia
Evening Anchor, NBC7 San Diego

CAPT Terry C. Gordon, USN
Fleet Chaplain of Navy Region Southwest

Megan McDonald
Author of the award-winning Judy Moody series and its companion series starring Stink.

Audrey Geisel
Friends of Military Children Award

 

SPONSORS

TITLE SPONSOR

“SHOULD I SHARE MY ICE CREAM” SPONSORS

“PETER RABBIT” SPONSORS

VADM and Mrs. James M. Zortman, USN (Ret)

“CHARLOTTE’S WEB” SPONSORS

GEN and Mrs. Carter F. Ham, USA (Ret)

Dwayne and Kay Junker

HOST, LEADERSHIP, AND AUCTION COMMITTEES

Honorary Chair
Mr. Charlie Van Vechten

Host Committee Co-Chairs
Mrs. Ellen Miller

Host Committee
Mrs. Tracy Baker
Mrs. Laurel Becker
Mrs. Maggie Chebi
Mrs. Tera Fitzgerald
Mrs. Chris Heritage
Mrs. Stephanie Holsey
Mrs. Nancy Ruttenberg

Mrs. Abby Tocorzic
Mrs. Beth Weber

Leadership Committee Co-Chairs
RADM David Thomas, USN (Ret.)
Ms. Cynthia Curiel

Leadership Committee
Mr. Bobby Buchanan
Ms. Elyse Dasko
RADM Fran Holian, USN (Ret.)
Dr. Kim Hunt
Mr. Byron Johnston
Mr. Dwayne Junker, USN (Ret.)
RADM Terry Kraft, USN (Ret)
Mr. Frank Martin, USN (Ret.)
Ms. Sonia Menon
Mr. Sid Morris
Mr. Chris Parkes
Mr. Robert Pennoyer

Ms. Cathy Spetter
RDML Dave Steindl, USN (Ret.)
CDR Ward Wilson, USN (Ret.)
Ms. Maggie Young
VADM Jim Zortman, USN (Ret.)

Auction Committee Chair
Ms. Kayla Teague

Auction Committee
Ms. Liz Campbell
Ms. Spring Dyer
Ms. Becky Hass Gower
Ms. Paige Hoffmann
Ms. Wendy Liberko
Ms. Chelsea Sylvester
Ms. Kim Teague

AUCTION ITEM DONATION

Would you like to support us by donating an auction item for our silent auction?

If so, we’d love to hear from you!

LAST YEAR’S STORYBOOK BALL

November 10, 2018

UNABLE TO MAKE IT? YOU CAN STILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

Together, with your support, we can bring more video-recorded stories home to military children keeping military families connected and resilient while bolstering critical literacy skills for emotionally and academically vulnerable military children!

For ticket purchases or more information, email storybookball@utr.org or call 252.412.8671

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