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THRIVE! 2018


Friday, November 9, 2018

12pm – 2pm

Union Club of Cleveland (1211 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115) * FREE PARKING is included in the ticket price


This new event highlights Seeds of Literacy student achievement and recognizes one outstanding Seeds stakeholder. Enjoy a delicious lunch and inspiring student speakers in a classic Cleveland venue. All proceeds support student instruction at Seeds of Literacy.

This year’s Thrive! launches our Cultivator Impact Award, given to an individual or organization who has generously contributed significant resources to help our students, and Seeds, grow and Thrive!

The recipient of the 2018 Seeds of Literacy Cultivator Impact Award is William Litzler. Learn more about this incredible individual below.

Contact Development Director
Jo Steigerwald | 216.930.5361
(9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday)



The Oatey Foundation  



Also known as “That Math Guy,” William (Bill) Litzler has tutored hundreds of Seeds’ students — from fractions to polynomials — since 2005. He balances high expectations of his students with kindness and sharp good humor: an unbeatable combination that helps students succeed at one of their most challenging subjects.

Bill doesn’t do things halfway. His passion and commitment to adult education reach far beyond the classroom. Numerous volunteers, tutors, and supporters were first Bill Litzler’s friends and associates before generously sharing their resources with Seeds. Seeing the need for success beyond Seeds, Bill and his family created a scholarship for Seeds students at Tri-C.

It is with great gratitude that Seeds recognizes Bill’s generosity in raising awareness, graciously giving, and deeply believing in our students and their potential to Thrive!


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

The typical Seeds student is a woman of color raising children, who approaches Seeds in her 30s to work towards a High School Equivalency.

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

Thrive! Sponsorship Form

GIANT SEQUOIA $10,000 *Exclusive* Only 3 available

($9,560 Tax-Deductible)

  • Eblast Invite: Your Name + Logo + Link to your website
  • This Event Page: Your Name + Logo + Link to your website
  • Social Media Event Page: Name + Link to your website
  • Lobby Sign: Name + Logo
  • Program Ad: Full page, full color (In order of commitments received: 1st= Back Cover, 2nd =Inside Front Cover, 3rd =Inside Back Cover)
  • Program Sponsor Page: Name + Logo
  • Preferred Event Seating: for 8

MIGHTY OAK $5,000 *Exclusive* Only 5 available  Only 2 remain!

($4,670 Tax-Deductible)

  • Eblast Invite: Your Name
  • This Event Page: Your Name + Logo
  • Social Media Event Page: Your Name
  • Lobby Sign: Name + Logo
  • Program Ad: Full page, full color, interior
  • Program Sponsor Page: Name + Logo
  • Preferred Event Seating: for 6

NOBLE FIR $2,500

($2,280 Tax-Deductible)

  • Lobby Sign: Name
  • Program Ad: ½ page horizontal, full color
  • Preferred Event Seating: for 4


($890 Tax-Deductible)

  • Program Ad: ¼ page vertical, full color
  • Program Sponsor Page: Name
  • Preferred Event Seating: for 2

Contact Development Director
Jo Steigerwald | 216.930.5361


Richard F. Clark (Founding President, Saint Martin de Porres High School)

Terry Coyne (Vice Chairman, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank)

Thomas Gill (President, Urban Community School)

Rev. Raymond P. Guiao, S.J. (President, St. Ignatius High School)

Kevin M. Hinkel (Managing Partner, Kadish, Hinkel & Weibel)

Matthew Litzler (President, C.A. Litzler Co., Inc.)

Megan O’Bryan (Vice President, Development & Tri-C Foundation)

Andrew Rashid (Director, Mergers & Acquisitions, OMNOVA Solutions)

Anthony Rego (Vice Chairman, Giant Eagle Foundation)

Rob Walker (Managing Director, Central Region Head, CIBC US)

Kristin Warzocha (President & CEO, Greater Cleveland Food Bank)