Press Release

Navigant Publishes Children’s Book to Support National Reading Day

January 22, 2016 at 8:30 AM EST

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 22, 2016-- 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 States.

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:

  • Kids 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).

About Navigant

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.

Source: Navigant, Inc.

Navigant Corporate Communications
Megan Maupin, 312.583.5703

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