Liz Smith, Fareed Zakaria, Sheila Nevins & Jill Kargman toast literacy: PHOTOS

Literacy Partners held their annual gala dinner dance at Cipriani 42nd Street yesterday raising $1 million to promote family literacy.

The black-tie event included a reading from actress Jill Kargman from her book “Sprinkle Glitter on My Grave.” Award-winning journalist Maurice DuBois was the emcee for the evening.

USA Today editor-in-chief Joanne Lipman and CNN host Fareed Zakaria were honored at the event. Longtime Literacy Partners board member John Josephson was honored with the Champion of Literacy Award and Sheila Nevins, president of HBO Documentary Films, was also honored with The Lizzie Award.

Check out photos from the evening below.