Family Learning Center Raises $100,000 at Annual Auction

Annual Penfield Tate Humanitarian Awards Dinner and Auction Meets Fundraising Goal
and Successfully Kicks Off End-of-Year Fundraising Campaign


Boulder, Colo., September 25, 2009 - The Family Learning Center, a Boulder non-profit dedicated to encouraging successful lifelong learning and economic self-sufficiency for families of diverse cultures and limited incomes, announced today that it has successfully kicked off its end-of year fundraising campaign raising more than $100,000 at its 15th annual Penfield Tate Humanitarian Awards Dinner and Auction held on Friday, September 11 at the Stadium Club in Boulder.

"We are very pleased and grateful that we met our fundraising goal for this event and created tremendous momentum for our upcoming holiday giving drives," said Brenda Lyle, founder and executive director of The Family Learning Center. "It is especially significant given the state of the economy. We are all deeply touched by the continued generosity of our event sponsors, The Boedecker Foundation, The Sterling Rice Group, JP Morgan Chase and others, as well as the Boulder community."

Also at the event, John Tayer was awarded the 2009 Penfield Tate Humanitarian Award for his outstanding contributions to the Boulder community. The annual Penfield Tate Humanitarian Award was created by The Family Learning Center to honor the memory and legacy of the late Penfield Tate, a former mayor of Boulder and civil rights lawyer.

In the coming months, The Family Learning Center will launch several holiday drives for low-income families in Boulder, including a toy drive, a winter coat drive for kids, an adopt-a-family program and other efforts to raise funds to provide quality early childhood and college prep programs for low-income children throughout Boulder and Broomfield Counties.

All Family Learning Center fundraising efforts directly support its early childhood programs, school age programs, adult education, community support and technology and literacy programs for more than 1,200 low-income children and their families in Boulder.

About The Family Learning Center
Since 1981, the Family Learning Center has provided Boulder County 's low-income, culturally diverse children and families with the lifelong tools necessary for self-sufficiency and success. The Center provides educational, crisis intervention, computer technology, college-prep and family support services for approximately 2,000 children and their families each year. For more information, please visit www.flcboulder.org

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