Laughs for Literacy 2017

September 20, 2017 | Parkview Mirro Center
5:30 - 6:30 pm Buffet Style Dinner
6:30 - 8:00 pm Twisted Colleague-Wed Game
8:00 - 9:00 pm Comedian, Tim Cavanagh

Laughs for Literacy is your LOL, fall-out-of-your seat, hysterical night in support of The Literacy Alliance’s mission of helping adults improve their education and achieve his or her high school equivalency diploma.

Presented by Parkview Health





2017 Laughs for Literacy Game

Watch groups of co-workers try their hand at the Twisted Colleague-Wed Game. See how well you know (or don’t know) your colleague and play for a chance to win a prize chosen just for you! Afterwards, you’ll be treated to comedian, Tim Cavanagh who is a nationally-touring comedian best known as a regular guest on the Bob & Tom Show.

Thank you to our Supporting Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

  • Parkview Health

Comedian Sponsor

  • Comcast | Heartland Region

Dinner Sponsor

  • BF Goodrich


  • Midwest Pipe and Steel

"The Seven-Year Itch"

  • Barnes & Thornburg
  • Fort Wayne Metals 
  • Pro Resources Staffing
  • Wolf Mattress

"The Honeymoon"

  • Custom Engineering and Fabrication
  • David Gladieux
  • EPCO Insurance
  • First Federal Bank
  • First Financial Bank
  • Glenbrook Automotive
  • MedPartners
  • North River Capital
  • Ottenweller Company Inc.
  • Physicians Health Plan
  • Rothberg Logan & Warsco
  • Ruoff Mortgage
  • STAR Financial
  • Vera Bradley

Additional support provided by Crowe Horwath, Business People, Ortho Northeast, and Pizza Hut. 

Laughs for Literacy Event History

In 2016, Laughs for Literacy hosted "Twisted Colleague-Wed Game." Nearly two hundred persons attended the colleague-wed game, which was followed by entertainment by a hypnotist. The event raised nearly $30,000 to provide literacy services in Allen County. In a year, the Literacy Alliance serves over 400 adult students.

This event raises funds to help us reach more of the 32,000 adults who lack literacy skills and a high school diploma. We are grateful to terrific volunteers and generous sponsors for their support.
— Mike Landram, The Literacy Alliance Executive Director,