A reminder: I’m reading at McNally Jackson Bookstore on Prince Street tonight (Wednesday) at 7 p.m. — an evening sponsored by the Desk Set.
Dear Mr. Tough,
One of our Board members is a huge fan of your work and has tried, unsuccessfully thus far, to contact you. She has asked me to follow up and make another attempt to reach you.
Our organization, based in Dallas, is creating just the systemic change in public education about which you write. We have created an unprecedented public-private partnership in the 11th largest urban school district — with the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, the Dallas Public Library System, the Dallas ISD, the Parks and Recreation Department, over 60 non-profit arts, cultural and community-based organizations, national and local foundations (most notably, the Wallace Foundation), and local corporations and individuals — and we are changing the lives of children in every place children learn: in school, in their neighborhoods, in their homes. We have been featured in publications by the Harvard Education Press, the Annenberg Institute for School Reform, RAND Corporation, and the Ford Foundation as leaders in the nation for coordinating community resources to support and reform the public education system.
We have distributed your book to our Executive Management Team and many of our Board members, and we plan to give Whatever It Takes to our each of our top donors at a recognition and thank you event in February.
Mr. Tough, I would welcome the opportunity to speak with you and to introduce you to our work. Is there any chance your book tour might bring you to Dallas?
Thank you in advance for your consideration and
LeeAnn Harle-Le Goff
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