Top Literacy Stories: January 23

Nominate your favorite volunteer, literacy organization, or adult learner for an award at FLC’s annual conference!
Florida Literacy Coalition’s annual conference is coming up May 9-11 at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront. At a special banquet at Conference, FLC will recognize organizations and individuals for their commitment and dedication to increasing adult and family literacy in the state of Florida.

Orlando Magic donates $1 million to education
The Orlando Magic’s charitable foundation gave out $1 million in grants Wednesday morning to 19 nonprofit organizations in Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties, boosting efforts to improve literacy, education and healthy lifestyles, and alleviate homelessness.

SEC Seeks Comment on Financial Literacy, Investor Disclosure
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is seeking public comment on financial literacy and investor disclosure issues as part of its review mandated by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

How to create your 2012 Nonprofit Career Plan
I know that many of you are happy doing what you are doing, but in case one of your resolutions is to accelerate in your career, I have the perfect site for you. This blog has several useful tools and resources for helping you plan the next part of your journey.

Pat Williams of the Orlando Magic to speak at the Florida Literacy Conference

Pat Williams

The Florida Literacy Coalition is excited to announce that Pat Williams, Senior Vice President and co-founder of the NBA’s Orlando Magic, will be a keynote speaker at the 2011 Florida Literacy Conference. Pat is one of America’s top motivational, inspirational, and humorous speakers. In addition to leading the Orlando Magic, Pat is also the author of 60 books, including Read for Your Life: 11 Ways to Better Your Life with Books. His most recent one title is Extreme Focus: Harnessing the Life-Changing Power to Achieve Your Dreams.

Since 1968, Pat has been the general manager with teams in Chicago, Atlanta, Philadelphia and Orlando. In 1996, Pat was named as one of the 50 most influential people in NBA history.

Pat and his wife, Ruth, are the parents of 19 children, including 14 adopted from four nations. Pat and his family have been featured in Sports Illustrated, Readers Digest, Good Housekeeping, Family Circle and The Wall Street Journal.

We are so excited to have Pat Williams speak at the conference. Make sure that you are registered for the conference so that you do not miss the opportunity to hear Pat’s inspirational message.