10th Anniversary Celebration

10 Videos to Celebrate 10 Years

Celebratory Cheers!

October 1st we hosted a live-streamed Celebratory Cheers to conclude this campaign. Donors received Celebratory Cheers packages, sponsored by Millennium Restaurant Group, with a range of goodies including a split of champagne, chocolate covered strawberries, and a MRG gift card. Watch the brief celebration below. 

Guest Speaker: Art Rolnick, Economics of Early Childhood Development Expert

Art is a senior fellow at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. He previously served at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis as a senior vice president and director of research. (https://www.hhh.umn.edu/directory/art-rolnick)

Guest Speaker: Suzanne Bouffard, Author and PBS Kids Contributor

Suzanne is the author of The Most Important Year. She will join KC Ready 4s to discuss just that, the importance of high-quality learning environments!

Guest Speaker: Denise Crawford, President and Chief Executive Officer for Family Health Center

Denise Crawford has led FHC since 2009, steadily expanding the center’s ability to deliver quality health care to underserved populations in the greater Kalamazoo area. Denise serves on the KC Ready 4s’ Board of Directors, and will join us to talk about the ways in which FHC and KC Ready 4s partner to support child development.

Guest Speaker: Dr. Lia Gaggino, Pediatrician and District V Chair for the American Academy of Pediatrics

Dr. Lia Gaggino is a primary care pediatrician with 31 years of experience. Currently also serving as the District V Chair for the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Gaggino will discuss the impact of high-quality pre-k on a child’s brain development.

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