Thrive 2022 25 Years

THRIVE! 2022

  • Friday, November 4, 2022
  • 12pm – 1:30pm. Doors open at Noon.
  • Crowne Plaza Cleveland @Playhouse Square
  • Individual Tickets $125
  • Benefactor Tickets $250 single / $500 couple – Includes exclusive VIP Reception and program recognition
  • Valet parking is included with all tickets.

All proceeds benefit student instruction at Seeds of Literacy.

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This year’s Thrive! is special – it’s during our 25th Anniversary Year, and our Cultivator Impact Award recipient has been with us for most of those years! She makes our Silver Anniversary that much sweeter.

Literacy Champion, Tutor, Ambassador, Motivational Speaker, and 2012 Alumna

This event sponsored in part by:

Carnegie Management & Development Corp.

DataRedi Technology

ABOUT the Cultivator Impact Award Recipient MARGO HUDSON

Literacy Champion, Tutor, Ambassador, Motivational Speaker, and 2012 Alumna

Margo Hudson signs her emails “With delight”, a phrase that perfectly sums up her sunny, hopeful, positive, and energetic personality. She pursued her GED at Seeds of Literacy for eleven years and took her test six times before passing — a true testament to her perseverance.

What is truly incredible is what she has done since earning her GED. In addition to tutoring at Seeds and volunteering with other organizations, she’s become a powerful name in adult education.

Margo has received letters from Ohio Governor Kasich and U.S. President Biden, led the Pledge of Allegiance at a national political convention, testified at the Ohio Statehouse, been named National Adult Learner of the Year, and  taken selfies with everyone from Geraldo Rivera to Cleveland Mayor Bibb. She’s been interviewed by every major news outlet in Cleveland, and has appeared on several broadcasts. She speaks at homeless shelters, food pantries, health fairs, library events, and more.

Her story continues to change lives and inspire others.

It is “With delight” that we recognize this incredible woman and the impact she has made on not only Seeds, but the world around her. We hope you’ll join us, meet Margo, and hear her story.

RSVP, PURCHASE: Individual & Benefactor Tickets

Ticket prices include complimentary valet parking. 

  • Individual Tickets $125
  • Benefactor Tickets $250 single ticket / $500 a couple. Includes exclusive VIP Reception following the luncheon.

No paper ticket will be distributed,  simply check in when you arrive. 





SPONSORSHIP Opportunities

Download the Sponsorship PDF

Your sponsorship raises our students to new heights. Becoming a Thrive! sponsor brings you the opportunity to invest in students who are:

  • Dedicated – students choose to enroll
  • Nontraditional – most are in their late 20s to early 40s
  • Limited in reading, math, and computer skills

Our students are ripe for transformation. You are the perfect partner to help them Thrive!


$20,000 Presenting Sponsor

  • Premier seating at 2 tables for 8 with a VIP Reception following the program, recognition as a named sponsor, full page ad in the program book

$10,000 Giant Sequoia 

  • Premier seating at 1 table for 8, recognition as a sponsor, 1/2 page ad in the program book.

$5,000 Mighty Oak

  • 1 table seating for 8, program recognition

$2,500 Noble Fir

  • 4 tickets, program recognition

$1,500 Sugar Maple

  • 4 tickets, program recognition