John Wood, Room to Read cofounder, speaking at Montreal’s Destination Global Literacy event on May 7, 2015

I’ve been an event photographer for over a decade and have covered countless fundraisers, but I am especially proud of my involvement with the Destination Global Literacy event the Room to Read Montreal Chapter held on May 7th, 2015 in Montreal. As a member of the Advisory Board for the Montreal Chapter, and a father of a young daughter, I couldn’t be more supportive of what Room to Read is trying to achieve: literacy for all, gender equality, and sustainable educational centres in parts of the world where opportunities are few – and even fewer for the poor and illiterate.  

Last night we were treated by Room to Read’s founder, John Wood, who cheered on the roomful of donors (and Habs fans=) and helped push our fundraising efforts over the top.  By the end of the night we had raised over $200,000. RTRMTL 173

One particularly generous family who chose to remain anonymous offered up a dollar for dollar match up to $75,000. Considering the cost of putting ten girls through secondary school for a year in Room to Read’s Girls’ Education Program is $3000, or the price of a book printed in their local language is $1, that’s a lot of life changing money being spent directly where it will impact the lives of the students themselves and the communities they will grow into and improve.

Below are a few sample photos from the event with more over here on my portfolio site: Room to Read Montreal Chapter Event, May 7, 2015 hosted by BMO

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Julian Haber is an events, corporate portraits and conference photographer based in Montreal. He is the author of a book on freelancing and runs a busy boutique agency of creative professionals in the fields of photography, videography and design. |