6:00 PM General Reception
7:00 PM Dinner, Live Auction, and Awards Program
Loews Coronado Bay Resort
4000 Coronado Bay Road
Coronado, CA 92118
Black Tie or Military Equivalent Dress
The Audrey Geisel Friend of Military Children Award
Author Jeff Gottesfeld & Illustrator Matt Tavares
The author and illustrator of Twenty-One Steps: Guarding the Tomb of the Unknown will be honored for their work elevating the story of the Tomb Guards and connecting with military families.
Veterans United Foundation & Veterans United Home Loans
Veterans United Foundation and Veterans United Home Loans will be honored with the Reveille Award for their visionary action on behalf of military and Veteran families.
A centerpiece of United Through Reading’s presence in San Diego, CA, the Storybook Ball brings 350 corporate executives, senior military leaders, long-time supporters, and military families together for a special evening that celebrates military families who have forged meaningful connections through the read aloud experience and gives recognition to the corporate, public policy, and military leaders whose vision and support have been vital to United Through Reading’s mission delivery.
In the face of a global pandemic in 2020, one thing became obvious – everyone’s need for personal connection. In our 32-year history of connecting military families during times of separation, we know this all too well. United Through Reading has connected 2.5 million military family members – through deployments, drill weekends, and now global pandemics. Storytime with United Through Reading helps families stay connected, remain resilient, and build a love of reading.
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!