From Paper to Pixels
Literacy Services' 55th Anniversary Celebration

With fifty-five years of support from people like you, Literacy Services of Wisconsin has transformed, expanded, and innovated to become a leader in adult education service delivery. We still use books, pencils, and paper, just like our very first students and volunteers used, but our programs have now evolved to include online tools to expand in-person instruction further. As our current programming has transitioned to the digital realm in response to COVID-19, so has our annual fundraiser.

Join us to celebrate from the comfort of your home!

Help us honor some of the inspiring individuals who exemplify the history, spirit, and future of LSW. Connect with live chat and share your virtual hugs, applause, and inspiring stories. As always, your support will help us continue to provide valuable educational opportunities to our diverse community.

Did you miss the premiere?
You can watch or re-watch the event at any time.

Join us!

Visit our YouTube page to watch the show and celebrate our students and history! Use the comment section to share your thoughts. Be sure to download and check out our commemorative event program, too.

Presented by Denise Thomas

Denise Thomas will be the emcee for the evening! Denise will bring tremendous energy to our awards presentation and we are thrilled that she can help us tell our story on September 15th.

Denise is the President and owner of The Effective Communication Coach, LLC, a consultancy focused on transforming emerging and existing professionals into extraordinary leaders by mastering the art of effective communication. With 19 years of experience within Fortune 500 companies, Denise has honed the ability to deliver and receive messages across language, cultural, and communication-style barriers. She has been recognized for excellence in leadership from companies including Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana, PepsiCo, General Electric, and MillerCoors. Denise continues her focus on empowering people by traveling and teaching effective communication to professionals worldwide including Egypt, China and Israel.

Meet our Inspiration Award Winners

Alumnae of Inspiration
2016 HSED Graduate

Tutor of Inspiration
Adult Basic Education

Student of Inspiration
Adult Basic Education

Student of Inspiration
English Language Learning

Student of Inspiration
Adult Secondary Education

Be sure to check out our online silent auction!

We are excited to offer a new way to bid on a variety of great auction items and packages. With the online platform, you can browse and bid at your leisure. You'll also have an opportunity to test your luck in our virtual wall of wine and gift-card grab. Get ready to have fun fundraising!


Donate today to support our anniversary fundraiser. Please consider making an online gift to ensure that we can continue to make an impact! 

Special thanks to our sponsors!

Thank you to our underwriters!

Sponsorship & underwriting opportunities are still available!
Contact Chad Knezel to learn more.
Call 414-344-5878 or email

See you online!