Your donation will empower all students to join the conversation, one voice at a time.

About the Event

On November 29, The Great Books Foundation’s Associate Board of Ambassadors hosted Sing It Forward, our second annual virtual giving event. This year’s event featured Reuters Entertainer of the Year Michael Cavanaugh, who took requests and dazzled all those in attendance by singing favorites from the American rock and roll songbook. What a privilege it was to have such a talented performer donate his time and talent to further our cause!

Whom It Will Benefit

Critical thinking and discussion skills are more important in today’s world than ever before. Money raised at Sing It Forward will enable us to bring Junior Great Books® programs to more schools, empowering students with the tools, empathy, and confidence they need to build a brighter future. Join our efforts to help more children make their voices heard and participate in collaborative conversations!

Sponsored By

Students and teachers will benefit from Junior Great Books and its focus on inquiry-based learning!

Critical Thinking

Reading Comprehension

Speaking and Listening


The Great Books Foundation Associate Board

Lana Burge

Lana Burge

An avid reader since before she could walk, Lana is passionate about using stories as a way to build empathy and strengthen connections with others. She believes GBF’s mission of teaching kids how to have respectful and thoughtful discussions will create a better future for all.
Kendall McDermott

Kendall McDermott

As a former childhood bookworm, Kendall believes reading has the power to open the world to new perspectives and diverse ways of thinking. She is proud to be a part of GBF’s mission to foster civic engagement and spark thoughtful discussion for generations to come.

Mike Heaney

Throughout childhood, Michael avoided sharing his thoughts in school due to a lack of confidence speaking in front of his classmates. Years later, after participating in a Shared Inquiry session, Michael found GBF to offer a solution for children with similar reservations. He has made it his goal to spread the message by dedicating his time and devotion to the organization.

Victoria Conner

After sponsoring the Laugh It Forward event in 2020, Victoria decided to donate 10% of her business profits to GBF to provide further support. Seeing the value in reading, Victoria wanted to continue to participate in furthering GBF’s mission by joining the ABA.