2020 Luncheon

Save the Date for the 2020 luncheon

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Join Celebrated Writer Paul Tough -- From Your Living Room!

Paul Tough

This year's Matters of the Mind on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 will be an online gathering of the incredible community that makes our mission possible.

We are thrilled to welcome Paul Tough, author of bestsellers The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us and How Children Succeed. In talks drawn from his six years of research and travel, Tough challenges the status quo, revealing how higher education and social mobility really work, and what we can do to make it more equitable for all.

Why Virtual?

We are living in unprecedented times, and despite some uncertainty around what the next year may hold, Gateway's students must continue to access high quality instruction and services. The Luncheon raises nearly 20% of our annual fundraising budget, and we know our community may not be able to safely gather in our gym by the fall.

With this mind, we decided to turn our annual event into a live virtual celebration of our schools to raise the critical funds necessary to do right by our kids.

What you can expect from this year's virtual event:

  • A live program with virtual seats reserved for you
  • Hear from Gateway students and teachers, and keynote speaker, Paul Tough
  • Engage with fellow attendees and speakers during the program
  • Be part of raising $350,000 for Gateway's mission!

Join Us as a Sponsor for This Historic Event

Please join us as a sponsor this year and join our work to level the playing field for Gateway students as they chart their pathways to college and beyond. 

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To learn more about sponsorship opportunities and the fun surprises we have planned for sponsors this year, contact Chanda Lockhart, Director of Development and Outreach, at clockhart@gatewaypublicschools.org.