CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Navigant (NYSE: NCI) and author Craig Frazier announced the
limited edition release of the children’s book, Catch That Hat! The
colorfully illustrated book about the importance of perseverance will be
donated to children’s libraries, nonprofit organizations, and schools
across the globe in conjunction with National Reading Day in the United
Catch That Hat! advances Navigant’s One Million by 2020 (1Mx2020)
program, which aims to positively impact one million youth by helping to
improve the college and career readiness of tomorrow’s leaders by the
year 2020. The concept of the book was developed in 2012 with the launch
of Navigant’s 1Mx2020 program. As Navigant’s workforce contributed to
the 1Mx2020 goal over the last three years, illustrations on each page
of the online book were revealed to show the firm’s growing impact.
“Navigant’s pledge to better prepare our future leaders grew out of our
passion for education, youth development, and our desire to harness and
focus our robust volunteer, philanthropic and pro bono pursuits,” said
Julie Howard, Chairman and CEO, Navigant. “This is an ambitious goal we
continue to work towards. Catch That Hat! is just one example of
how our workforce is inspiring and positively affecting the next
generation of leaders.”
Among the communities benefiting from Catch That Hat! donations,
Navigant is proud to partner with local organizations, including:
Out in London, a charity which gives disadvantaged children
positive experiences to support them becoming future members of our
society and workforce, will receive a donation of books from Navigant.
Navigant will donate Catch That Hat! books to Chicago’s North
Kenwood / Oakland School (NKO). The 2015/2016 school year marks
Navigant’s ninth year as volunteer partners with NKO, where Navigant
employees provide ongoing mentoring to fourth and fifth grade students.
Navigant will donate books for distribution to all Boulder, CO public
elementary schools through the Boulder
Valley Education Association, an organization that promotes
quality public education.
Navigant’s Houston office will partner with Houston’s Books
Between Kids to deliver Catch That Hat! to home libraries
for Houston children in need and Houston Independent School District
elementary school students.
Catch That Hat! is printed by Blurb®,
a self-publishing platform and creative community that enables
individuals to design, publish, share, sell, and distribute photo books,
trade books, and magazines in both print and digital formats across the
globe using its free, innovative book creation and layout tools. Founded
in 2005 by Executive Chairman, Eileen Gittins, Blurb has nearly two
million independent book authors worldwide, resulting in 3.9 million
unique book titles, with more than 14 million units shipped to 80
countries around the world.
About Craig Frazier
Frazier is an internationally recognized designer and illustrator. He is
a frequent contributor to major media publications, and works with
corporate clients around the world. In addition, Frazier is the author
and illustrator of ten children’s books including the Stanley
series (Chronicle Books 2004-2007).
Navigant, Inc. (NYSE: NCI) is a specialized, global professional
services firm that helps clients take control of their future.
Navigant’s professionals apply deep industry knowledge, substantive
technical expertise, and an enterprising approach to help clients build,
manage and/or protect their business interests. With a focus on
industries and clients facing transformational change and significant
regulatory or legal pressures, the Firm primarily serves clients in the
healthcare, energy and financial services sectors. Across the range of
advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and technology/analytics services,
Navigant’s practitioners bring sharp insight that pinpoints
opportunities and delivers powerful results. More information about
Navigant can be found at navigant.com.
Navigant Corporate Communications
Megan Maupin, 312.583.5703