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Proceeds earned during Western Michigan University Cooley Law School’s Auburn Hills campus’ annual charity event held on June 10 were presented to Beyond Basics – Literacy is for Everyone, a child-centered, literacy-focused nonprofit organization that provides one-on-one reading, tutoring and literacy enrichment programs for K-12 students to achieve grade level movement in six to 12 weeks. The $6,000 donation will be used for programs at Walt Whitman Elementary School in Pontiac. Presenting a check for $6,000 to Beyond Basics Director of Community Relations Javier Reed (second from right) during a presentation on June 25 were (left to right) WMU-Cooley students Guiliana Allevato and Hannah Roberts, WMU-Cooley Assistant to the Deans Wendy Barnes, Assistant Dean Lisa Halushka, Professor Heather Dunbar, and student Samantha Barry. “We are excited to be able to make this donation to an organization that is dedicated to changing the young lives of those living in our community,” said Halushka. “WMU-Cooley’s Auburn Hills campus is looking forward to discovering further ways we can collaborate with Beyond Basics well into the future.”

– Photo courtesy of WMU-Cooley

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