On April 3, 2008, the TIRF Board of Trustees hosted a breakfast at the Sheraton New York in New York City, honoring TIRF’s supporters, reviewers, and grant recipients. The breakfast was held in conjunction with the international TESOL convention. This year TIRF celebrates its 10th year of existence. Kathleen Bailey, TIRF trustee, introduced the program with a talk called “TIRF Turns Ten!”. TIRF President Donald Freeman welcomed the guests and Johan Uvin presented results of TIRF’s first Key Questions study called “The Roles of English and Multilingualism in the Global Economy.” G. Richard Tucker finished the program speaking on “Why I Give to TIRF”.

Kathleen Bailey
TIRF Trustee Kathi Bailey celebrates TIRF’s 10th Anniversary in her presentation, “TIRF Turns Ten!”

G. Richard Tucker
G. Richard Tucker encourages the audience to give to TIRF.

Morley, Penny, Jim Alatis
Joan Morley with long-time TIRF supporters Penny and Jim Alatis.