In July 2016 the Children's Dyslexia Center-Madison was again a highlight at the NFL Alumni Association-Madison Chapter's kick-off banquet.
On Sunday, July 31, 2016, Robbie G., a center student, did an excellent job sharing his personal experiences of before and after receiving tutoring at the Children's Dyslexia Center-Madison. A dozen representatives of the center were there to support Robbie, his family, and the center. The NFL Alumni Association-Madison Chapter has been a loyal sponsor of our center for nearly a decade.
Madison4Kids awarded two $500 scholarships during this fun event at a UW Badger basketball game on January 15, 2015. Representing the Children's Dyslexia Center-Madison was Nate W. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation was also represented at the event by Will H.
For the Dress Like A Badger contest both Nate and Will had to dribble across the court while wearing oversized basketball uniforms. Nate won! And both Nate and Will were awarded the prize which was a $500 scholarship AND an Bo Ryan autographed basketball!
The Children's Dyslexia Center-Madison thanks Madison4Kids for these gifts that will help open up the world to both these kids and offer them more choices in their future.
Celebration of Success, May 6, 2014, held at the Madison Masonic Center, Madison Wisconsin.
Joe Whitt, Jr. cornerbacks coach for the Green Bay Packers, knows about persistence both on and off the field, having struggled with dyslexia his entire life. He shared words of praise and encouragement for the graduating students, their parents and supporters at the Celebration of Achievement on May 6th. Whitt gave some sage advice that reflected his coaching prowess when he pointed out that each of us is given the same 24 hours every day to do with as we choose -- advising that we can, and should, choose to be our very best every day.
Children's Dyslexia Center-Madison Tutor
Wins Wisconsin Literacy Award
In April, 2014, Kimberly Chan, a tutor at the Children's Dyslexia Center-Madison (CDC-M) was awarded honorary mention as Tutor of the Year by the Wisconsin Literacy Organization. Winning one of only two awards presented was an honor to both Kim and the CDC-M.
(Pictured below are Kim Chan, her parents Edith and Keith, as well as Ann Malone, CDC-M Executive Director and Kelly Kuenzie, CDC-M Associate Director.)
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Robbie G. speaking at the 2016 NFL Alumni Association kick-off banquet.
Group Health Cooperative of South-Central Wisconsin Honors Kelly Kuenzie, Center Director
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Our very own, recently-graduated, Lauryn Radke spoke to over 400 retired NFL players and donors at the NFL Alumni banquet at the Concourse Hotel on July 26, 2015, and she did a marvelous job. She is shown above with Bob Landsee, NFL Alumni Madison Chapter Board Chair. Nineteen representatives from the Children's Dyslexia Center- Madison were present to enjoy the lovely evening. Again, thank you everyone for your help to make this a successful fundraiser for our Center!
Children's Dyslexia Center-Madison's Executive Director, Kelly Kuenzie received an award in August 2016 from Group Health Cooperative of South-Central Wisconsin (GHC). This award recognizes Kelly as a "GHC Champion" and is well-deserved, as anyone who has worked with Kelly knows. Congratulations, Kelly, for being recognized for your hard work and dedication to the Center. Pictured here from the left are Deb L., Kelly Kuenzie, and Logan L.
Kelly Kuenzie, Center Director, and Robbie's father Matt at the banquet.
Lauryn Radke, CDC-M speaker at the NFL Alumni banquet on July 26, 2015, with
Bob Landsee, NFL Alumni Madison Chapter Board Chair
Above: Reps from the Children's Dyslexia Center - Madison paid a visit to Madison Community Foundation offices to present a certificate of appreciation for recent support for their $20,000 grant to expand our current facility and launch a pilot partnership with local schools to train classroom teachers in the research-based, Orton-Gillingham method of phonics instruction. This grant was from their Community Impact grantmaking program.
Pictured are L-R: Bill Johnson, Vice Chair of the Board of Governors for the Children's Dyslexia Center-Madison, MCF VP of Community Impact Tom Linfield, Dr. A.D. Anderson, CDC-Madison board member and passionate advocate for dyslexia treatment (and an MCF fundholder), and MCF Stewardship Director Darcy Kobinsky.
Past Celebrations of Success
Finnian, 2018 Center graduate (top), and Casey (bottom), mother of Kennedy who also graduated in the 2018 class, share their stories at the May 1, 2018 Celebration of Success.
"Know Your Madisonian" honors Children's Dyslexia Center-Madison tutor, John Mathis.
Our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate the opening of our new classrooms was held January 14, 2016. We were pleased to acknowledge our generous donors that evening and again say, "Thank You" to:
Madison Community Foundation
Irwin & Robert D. Goodman Foundation
Jeanne & Joe Silverberg