Our Founder - Le Ganschow


It is with a heavy heart that I share the news of the passing of Le Ganschow on May 19th,  the founder of  the Literacy Task Force of Northern Wisconsin.  Le was a leader and mentor in the Northwoods community in the field of literacy.  In 2004, Le realized a need to help those struggling with reading.  She, along with Nona Soorosh, formed the task force, whose mission is to train individuals interested in becoming reading  tutors.  Each summer for the past 12 years, trainings have been held to teach sound based, multi sensory reading instruction.  Nearly 200 students have received the training and many children and adults have been tutored using the skills taught through the task force.

Le was an amazing and talented woman. She brought to the task force a drive to help others.  Her enthusiasm was contagious as she recruited us one by one to serve on committees and the board.  She mentored each of us, as we served on the board and continued the work of the task force.

Le will be truly missed in the Northwoods.  Her many talents and interests included leading the choir at St. Matthias Episcopal Church in Minocqua and volunteering at the St. Matthias Thrift Shop.  But most importantly, for me, she will be remembered as a woman with an incredible drive and a passion for life.  Rest in peace dear friend.

Donna Hejtmanek
Past President of the Literacy Task Force

*Please note the Le Ganschow Memorial Fund notation on the Donation/ Membership Form if you wish to donate to this fund.

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