Dear Highlights Foundation Friends,
We lost two great friends recently: Clay Winters and Peter Jacobi. Both were long-time champions of the Highlights Foundation and contributed greatly to building the Highlights Foundation reputation for excellence in the quality of our teaching the craft of writing for children and young adults.
Clay Winters was a long-time faculty member of the Highlights Foundation, having taught at many of the Chautauqua Writer’s Workshop summer programs. Clay was the originator of our workshop: “A Crash Course in Children’s Publishing: Everything You Need to Know About Children's Book Publishing.” The Crash Course still exists today, and will be offered as an online course in 2020. Clay also served on the board of trustees of the Highlights Foundation for a number of years. We had the pleasure of visiting with Clay and his wife, Jill, at a luncheon in early December. You can read Clay's obituary here.
Named scholarship funds were established for both Clay and Peter many years ago as a way of recognizing their significant impact on the Highlights Foundation. I know the Highlights Foundation was very important to both men. If you would like to contribute a gift in their memory, please choose Scholarship Fund, then find their names in our list of named funds. Click here.
Our hearts go out to their families as we remember these two who made a significant contribution to children’s literature.
George Brown, Executive Director
The Highlights Foundation
Posted on: January 9, 2020