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.

Jill Kargman
Jill Kargman
Jill Kargman
Jill Kargman
Joanne Lipman
Joanne Lipman
John Molner, Katie Couric, and Maurice DuBois
John Molner, Katie Couric, and Maurice DuBois
John Molner and Katie Couric
John Molner and Katie Couric
Katie Couric
Katie Couric
Katie Couric
Katie Couric
Liz Smith and Jackie Weld Drake
Liz Smith and Jackie Weld Drake
Marchette Hellams
Marchette Hellams
Maurice DuBois
Maurice DuBois
Members of the Literacy Partners Board
Members of the Literacy Partners Board
Members of the Literacy Partners Board
Members of the Literacy Partners Board
Sheila Nevins, Fareed Zakaria
Sheila Nevins, Fareed Zakaria
Vanessa Eastman, Will Kopelman
Vanessa Eastman, Will Kopelman
Alina Cho
Alina Cho
Anthony Tassi
Anthony Tassi

Carolina Zapf, and John Josephson
Carolina Zapf, and John Josephson
Coco and Arie Kopelman
Coco and Arie Kopelman
Elizabeth Peabody, Liz Smith, and Sheila Nevins
Elizabeth Peabody, Liz Smith, and Sheila Nevins
Fareed Zakaria
Fareed Zakaria
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