Summer of a Lifetime

Through the Summer of a Lifetime program, low-income, minority scholars of the Noble Network are provided funding and support to participate in life-changing, summer academic enrichment programs on college campuses nationwide.

Thank you for joining us October 16, 2019 for our
10th Annual Fall Dinner

Noble Network’s Summer of a Lifetime
presents an evening with
Richard Whitmire
Education Writer and Author
Please join us for our 10th Annual Fall Dinner
benefitting the scholars of
Wednesday October 16, 2019
University Club of Chicago
76 East Monroe Street
(at Michigan Avenue)
Chicago, IL 60603
5:30 Cocktails • 6:30 Dinner • 7:00 Program
We greatly appreciate the generosity of our sponsors*:
*Through August 15, 2019
Whitmire, a former editorial writer for USA Today, has written six books about education ranging from boys falling behind in school to Michelle Rhee’s time as D.C. schools chancellor. The B.A. Breakthrough: How ending diploma disparities can change the face of America, is the latest, laying out a path to dramatically boost the college graduation rates for first-generation college goers. Whitmire's work reinforces the critical mission of Summer of a Lifetime to forever change the trajectory of a young person's life.
He is the author of The Founders: Inside the revolution to invent (and re-invent) America’s Best Charter Schools, On the Rocketship: How High Performing Charter Schools are Pushing the Envelope and The Bee Eater: Michelle Rhee Takes on the Nation’s Worst School District. Whitmire also wrote Why Boys Fail: Saving Our Sons from an Education System That’s Leaving Them Behind and co-authored The Achievable Dream: College Board Lessons on
Creating Great Schools.
Whitmire served as a former president of the National Education Writers Association and as a fellow at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the Emerson Collective. 
10th Annual Fall Dinner Host Committee:
Angelica Alfaro*, Melinda and Patrick Baldwin*, Kathleen Bannan*, Shea Soucie* and Chris Henger*, Sam Franklin*, Katie and Drew Maurer*, Amy and Michael Murray*, Louis and Bridget Ray*, Sharon and Tony* Rettino, Sergio Rocha*, Brooke Semel*, Sara and Steve Sullivan* - President
Jill Kohlberg - Executive Director
*Board Member

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