Team Read Spring Benefit Luncheon

Thursday, March 05 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM [PST]

99 Union St, Seattle, WA, 98101, United States

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Thursday, March 05 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM [PST]

Four Seasons Hotel Seattle, 99 Union St, Seattle, WA, 98101, United States.

Team Read’s annual Spring Benefit Luncheon supports hundreds of 2nd – 4th grade readers who are achieving increased literacy skills with the help of their teen reading coaches. Join us for a celebration of Powerful Pairs! We'll explore the unique relationships between our student readers and teen coaches, and how their work together has a dual impact that lasts a lifetime.

Doors open at 11:30 am and the program begins promptly at 12 pm. A delicious plated lunch, dessert and refreshments will be served.  

$150 suggested donation.

If you can’t make the event and would still like to support Team Read, please consider making a donation by check or online at

Cancellation policy

If you cannot make the event, please notify us by Thursday, February 27 so we can update our catering numbers.

Team Read

Team Read believes all kids deserve to be great readers and teens should have access to a meaningful, paid first job. We work to close education opportunity gaps through a unique cross-age, one-on-one tutoring program after school and during the summer. Our dual-impact model helps young students to become confident readers equipped for academic success, and teens to develop work and life skills that support their transition to college and future employment.

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Girmay Zahilay
King County Councilmember - District 2

Girmay Zahilay is the King County Councilmember-elect representing District 2. He is the son of Ethiopian refugees, the first in his family to attend high school or college, and a product of Seattle public housing communities and public schools. He is an attorney, non-profit founder, and organizer. The nonprofit that he co-founded, Rising Leaders, aims to equip underserved middle school students with professional networks, mentorship, and monthly trainings around leadership and life skills. Zahilay’s life experiences have shaped his desire to pursue public service and fight for our poor and working-class neighbors.

About Girmay Zahilay

King County Councilmember - District 2
Anne Wang-Annanie
Middle School Science Teacher

Anne Wang-Annanie began her Team Read journey as a student reader at Northgate Elementary. She grew up speaking Chinese and Korean at home and had to learn English at school. “Receiving the extra reading support from Team Read was absolutely a positive experience that helped me build my future,” she says. Anne returned to the program as a reading coach at Olympic Hills Elementary in 2006, and then worked as Team Read’s summer program coordinator in 2016. She now teaches middle school science – and fully recognizes that fluent reading is key to her students’ success.

About Anne Wang-Annanie

Middle School Science Teacher
Melissa Pailthorp
Executive Director, Team Read

About Melissa Pailthorp

Executive Director, Team Read

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