Pathway to Student Success

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2017-18 Annual Report

Our aspiration:

Over the next ten years, Reading Partners seeks to be at the center of a nationwide movement for educational equity, engaging communities to support students through trusted and proven literacy solutions. 2

Letter from the CEO Dear Reading Partners friends and colleagues, Each year, I continue to be inspired by the collective impact that our Reading Partners community has on student literacy. In the 2017-18 school year, the efforts of our donors, volunteers, board members, school partners, AmeriCorps members, staff, and community partners made it possible to provide nearly 11,000 students across the country with critical literacy skills through one-on-one tutoring. We are proud to share that 85 percent of all Reading Partners students, and 90 percent of our K-2 students, are meeting or exceeding their primary end-of-year literacy growth goal. Thank you for giving our students the gift of reading!

Table of Contents Tutoring spotlight 2 Service leadership 4 Community partnerships 5 Program validation 6 New strategic plan 7 Financials 8 Board members 9 Supporters 10

Together, we are planting the seeds of literacy and a love of learning that will put our students on a path to be empowered, successful scholars, leaders, and citizens—creating a profound ripple effect across our communities. As we build on a strong track record of success, we aim to create more avenues to even greater impact. During the 2017-18 school year, we partnered with The Bridgespan Group to develop a strategic plan that will drive our work in the years to come. Over the next four years, we will create a more sustainable organization, enhance our programmatic offerings to drive greater student success, and expand our literacy offerings to provide whole-school or district-wide systems of support. Thank you for your continued commitment to Reading Partners. Together we can help build pathways to success for thousands of students who will go on to do the same for others. It is an honor to work alongside you. With gratitude,

Karine Apollon, CEO 1




of our K-2 students are developing mastery of key foundational reading skills needed to read at grade level.

34 sessions per student on average over the course of the year.

Anne, Andrea, and the joy of reading For Anne Miano, a second-year Reading Partners volunteer tutor in Seattle during the 2017-18 school year, Wednesdays from 1:30 to 2:30 pm were absolutely sacred. That was the hour each week when she worked with Andrea, a third-grade student with a love of reading and an infectious smile. Anne discovered Reading Partners one day while searching for a way to make a meaningful contribution in her community. In the two years since, Anne has worked with several students and has been inspired to see them, and the program, grow tremendously.

“I tell clients, ‘No, I can’t meet at that time.’ Whether it’s a current project or an opportunity for new work, it doesn’t matter. On Wednesdays from 1:30 to 2:30 I am unavailable to everyone but Andrea. Our time together has a greater impact on my life, her life, the community, and the world than anything else I could be doing at that time.” — Anne Miano, second-year Reading Partners volunteer When Andrea first started attending Reading Partners, she was pretty nervous, but she soon found it to be one of the most enjoyable times of her week, thanks in large part to her affection for “Ms. Anne.” Andrea really enjoyed reading with her mom at home, and having Ms. Anne read with her every Wednesday gave her even more time to practice reading and continue learning. After receiving several prizes for reading 15 books at home during the school year, she set an ambitious goal of reading 100 books at home next year. Go Andrea!

“After two years in Reading Partners, I learned a lot about reading and I feel more confident. When I go to college, I am going to show everyone what I did at school. I am going to become a teacher because I want to help other kids when I grow up.” — Andrea, Reading Partners student

12,302 community volunteers



of volunteers are satisfied with their experience.


Leadership through service Since 2010, over 1,300 AmeriCorps and VISTA members have served with Reading Partners. AmeriCorps members are at the heart of Reading Partners’ work; they are on the ground every day, making sure students receive the programming they need to gain the essential literacy skills they will need for life. As an example of impact, just one Reading Partners AmeriCorps member may coordinate 70+ volunteers who provide up to 1,800 hours of individualized literacy intervention in a year. In 2015, Shawn Wilds joined the DC team as an AmeriCorps VISTA. Shawn was drawn to Reading Partners because she wanted to tap into her passion for education and youth. She went above and beyond in her service by forging new partnerships with community organizations and brought in many new tutors to Reading Partners DC. Shawn served a second term with Reading Partners AmeriCorps and continued to fortify community relationships.

All of these efforts led to Shawn being awarded the Segal Leadership Award in 2018. This prestigious award recognizes the achievement of an outstanding AmeriCorps alum whose service demonstrates entrepreneurial vision and leadership to make the world a better place. Shawn continues to work in education as a post-secondary program coordinator where she supports seniors as they unlock opportunities and identify a path for success after high school. Shawn’s time with Reading Partners AmeriCorps confirmed her desire to work in education, as it does for many members. After completing their service, over 50 percent of Reading Partners AmeriCorps members remain within education or in the nonprofit space. Shawn is a shining example of Reading Partners AmeriCorps members continuing to make a difference in the communities they serve well beyond the service year.

National service, such as AmeriCorps and VISTA, is a smart investment — For every $1 the federal government invests in national service, there is a nearly $4 return on investment. 4



of members strongly indicated that the skills they developed at Reading Partners will help advance their career.

Building strong community partnerships

After a year of cultivation, Reading Partners Tulsa successfully formed a partnership with Mayor G.T. Bynum and the City of Tulsa, resulting in more than 100 weekly volunteers and the largest employer-based partnership in the history of the program. In November of 2016, then Mayor-elect Bynum joined in a citywide effort to significantly increase the reading proficiency of Tulsa children by pledging to be a reading partner and issuing a challenge for 2,000 Tulsans to join him. Soon after taking office in January of 2017, Mayor Bynum issued an executive order that allowed City of Tulsa employees to use their lunch breaks to volunteer with Reading Partners. The following school year, more than 100 City of Tulsa employees took advantage of the opportunity and became weekly volunteers.

“When I heard the Mayor’s initiative to support Reading Partners, I knew it was something I had to sign up for. I’m excited to be a part of my reading partner’s life, make an impact, and help her master basic reading skills.” — Lauren Colbert, Community Involvement Coordinator for the City of Tulsa Mayor Bynum continues to advocate for Reading Partners as one of the simplest and most effective ways that community members can get involved and make an impact on the Tulsa reading crisis, where only 17 percent of third graders in Tulsa Public Schools are reading at proficient levels.*

*According to the 2018 Oklahoma State Testing Program


A program validated by evidence Affirmation of Reading Partners’ impact The strength of Reading Partners’ program has been affirmed by a second rigorous, third-party evaluation. This multi-year study, conducted by Augenblick, Palaich, and Associates (APA), a Denver-based research and evaluation firm, was released in 2018 and found that Reading Partners was able to launch quickly, sustain operations, and implement our program with fidelity in Colorado. Moreover, APA found that students served by Reading Partners—and particularly English Language Learners—showed significantly greater improvement in their literacy skills than comparison students not served by the program.

Promising outcomes for students and AmeriCorps members Reading Partners’ two-year research partnership with Child Trends, a leading national nonprofit research organization, provides new insights and promising results. The study, which included all four Reading Partners regions in California, found that: 3 Reading Partners was successful in recruiting and engaging students who needed reading support. In fact, 92 percent of the students served in California during the study period were reading below their grade level at baseline. 3 Participating students improved their reading and social-emotional learning skills (83 percent of Reading Partners students improved their social-emotional learning skills by the end of the school year, making gains in social competence, persistence, self-control, and reading engagement). 3 Reading Partners volunteer tutors upheld program fidelity and engaged in positive, supportive relationships with students. Eighty-seven percent of tutors had highly positive relationships with their students. 3 Reading Partners AmeriCorps members gained essential professional skills compared to national AmeriCorps alumni, and nearly 9 in 10 AmeriCorps members were very satisfied with their experience.

Rigorous gold-standard research Independent, gold-standard research conducted by MDRC demonstrated, through a randomized control trial, that Reading Partners has a positive and statistically significant impact on student reading skills, is effective for a wide variety of students, and is a resource multiplier for schools. The MDRC evaluation is included in the U.S. Department of Education’s What Works Clearinghouse.

Recognition for literacy best practices The 2017 Library of Congress Literacy Awards program honored 15 organizations, including Reading Partners, for outstanding work in the field of literacy and implementation of best practices in literacy promotion.




Ninety-four percent of principals report improved school-wide reading progress.* *Among respondents of 2017-18 surveys



One hundred percent of teachers report Reading Partners is valuable to their school.*

Our 2018-22 strategic plan A track record of success... From 2012 to 2017, Reading Partners made significant investments in scaling its core model, nearly quadrupling the number of students served from 3,000 to 11,000. The organization stretched to reach more than 200 schools in 14 distinct regions, across 10 states and Washington D.C. This growth has established Reading Partners as one of the largest-scale providers of literacy support in the country, with strong evidence of impact for low-income and English Language Learner students across a diverse set of geographic regions. Reading Partners offers a value proposition distinct from other literacy interventions. We mobilize communities, partner with under-resourced schools, and provide differentiated, one-on-one literacy instruction to help students who struggle with reading.

...and the path to even greater impact Today, under new leadership, the organization is ready to pursue a focused strategy that is anchored in a commitment to educational equity and greater impact. To that end, Reading Partners will invest in four strategic priorities over the next four years:

Increase impact

Deepen focus on equity

Increase impact by enhancing Reading Partners’

Deepen focus on equity by developing a team,

individualized tutoring program while expanding our presence in existing geographies.

program, and culture that better reflect the diversity of the communities Reading Partners serves and by building partnerships to support a broader national movement for educational equity.

Achieve greater financial sustainability Achieve greater financial sustainability by increasing nationally driven resource development and pursuing a greater proportion of multi-year, multi-region investments from a broader set of sources.

Ensure organizational success Ensure organizational success by building the systems, staffing, and infrastructure required to more efficiently and consistently deliver our program.


Statement of activities

Financials for July 1, 2017 — June 30, 2018

INCOME $ 15,526,547


Government Contracts/Grants






Individual Contributions



In-kind Donations



Corporate Gifts/Grants






Rental Income





$ 23,095,555


Management & General








Foundation Grants


EXPENSES Program Services

TOTAL Change in Net Assets




Other Assets




Current Liabilities


$ 7,386,249


Net Assets




2017–18 Board of directors

2017–18 NATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS Dan Carroll, Chair Walter Elcock, Vice Chair Stephanie Cohen, Secretary Brad Creswell, Treasurer Kristyn Klei Borrero Ian Cameron Kevin Capitani Ann Chen Neal Cohen Susan Hayes Harris Larney Jamie Slaughter Jeremy Smith

2017–18 REGIONAL BOARD CHAIRS Baltimore: Ted Blankenship Charlotte: Chip Stanley Colorado: Kara Williams DC: Stuart Stein Los Angeles Area: Barbara Mitchell New York: James Hobson North Texas: Jennifer Chandler Sacramento: Pavan Sandhu San Francisco Bay Area: Tom White Seattle: Brad Creswell Silicon Valley: Eli Khouri South Carolina: Richard Star Tulsa: Ben Stewart Twin Cities: Catherine Shreves


Thank you to our generous supporters The following major contributors donated to Reading Partners between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018. $4,000,000+

Edna McConnell Clark Foundation*

$1,000,000 - $3,999,999 Ballmer Group Deerbrook Charitable Trust George Kaiser Family Foundation Pearson*

$500,000 - $999,999

DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education* The Duke Endowment Tipping Point Community

$250,000 - $499,999

Focusing Philanthropy Hellman Foundation* Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation The Pinkerton Foundation South Carolina Department of Education United Way of Metropolitan Dallas*

$100,000 - $249,999

Brin Wojcicki Foundation* The Carroll Obremskey Charitable Fund Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation Ann and Paul Chen* Laura and Walter Elcock The Edith Glick Shoolman Children’s Foundation* The Eisner Foundation Eloise and Carl Pohlad Family Fund* George H. Sandy Foundation The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation Inc. Heckscher Foundation for Children The Louis L. Borick Foundation Lisa and John Pritzker Family Fund* Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation* The Minneapolis Foundation Overdeck Family Foundation Quest Foundation Rainwater Charitable Foundation Robin Hood Foundation Rogers Family Foundation* Sid W. Richardson Foundation Sobrato Family Foundation* Stuart and Joy Stein Family Legacy Fund* Tulsa Area United Way

$50,000 - $99,999


The Abell Foundation Annenberg Foundation Arata Brothers Trust Kerri and Richard Bartlett The Belk Foundation City of Sacramento Cobb Family* Stephanie Cohen DC Office of the Deputy Mayor of Education General Mills Foundation* George and Fay Young Foundation GGS Foundation Golden 1 Credit Union* Google Gray Foundation Horning Family Fund* The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation

Kenneth Rainin Foundation Kindred Foundation Mary K. Chapman Foundation* Jay K. Paul Scott Pearson and Diana Farrell* Peierls Foundation INC. QuikTrip The Ralph R. Parsons Foundation The Ravens Foundation* Rice-Cameron Family Foundation* Sanford & Irene Burnstein Foundation* Severns Family Foundation S. H. Cowell Foundation Social Venture Partners Charleston of Coastal Community Foundation Solid Rock Foundation Sunnyvale Fluid System Technologies, Inc. Target Foundation Trident United Way The WEM Foundation

$25,000 - $49,999

The A. James and Alice B. Clark Foundation Anonymous Anschutz Foundation Better Together Fund Blackstone Charitable Foundation Michelle Cale Carlson Family Foundation Neal Cohen Colorado Rockies Charity Fund, a McCormick Foundation Fund Brad and Stephanie Creswell Dallas Autumn Ball Daniel Island Community Fund David and Barbara B. Hirschhorn Foundation* Cathy and Sandy Dean Denver Post Charities Department of Children, Youth, and Their Families Steve Dostart and Sharon Meers East Bay Community Foundation Rolf and Nancy Engh* FAO Schwarz Family Foundation Flint Family Foundation Foundation for the Carolinas France-Merrick Foundation Frances L. & Edwin L. Cummings Memorial Fund The Franklin and Catherine Johnson Foundation F.R. Bigelow Foundation Fund for Children, Youth and Families Golden State Warriors The Hanafin Foundation, Inc. Harry W. Bass, Jr. Foundation Greg and Sally Hartman Hattie M. Strong Foundation* Hille Foundation Inasmuch Foundation Irene S. Scully Family Foundation Kirkland & Ellis LLP McCamy Family Fund of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta* Kathleen McCarthy Baldwin and Matthew Baldwin The Mervin Bovaird Foundation The Miles Foundation MUFG Union Bank Foundation Nadel and Gussman Energy, LLC The O’Shea Family Foundation Pasadena Community Foundation PIMCO Foundation Richard E. and Nancy P. Marriott Foundation The Rose Hills Foundation Safeco Insurance Fund

The Sharna and Irvin Frank Foundation The Stocker Foundation Thrivent Financial Thrivent Member Network Northwest Region Transamerica Life Insurance Co. The United Way of Central Maryland The Valley Foundation The Walther Foundation Wells Fargo Foundation Wendy and Colin Smith Family Foundation William Blair & Company, LLC Williams Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation Wright Family Foundation

$10,000 - $24,999

Adobe Foundation The Alvin and Fanny B. Thalheimer Foundation, Inc. Inc. Anonymous (2) Apple Employee Giving Baltimore Women’s Giving Circle Bank of America Charitable Foundation Bank of the West Barclays The Barry Bonds Family Foundation BGE Big Day of Giving Blackbaud Fund of Coastal Community Foundation Brae and Seth Blackley The Boeing Company The Brandon and Sapna Boze Fund Laura Butzel and David Berg The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation Carson Foundation Charles and Peggy Stephenson Family Foundation Charleston Promise Neighborhood City National Bank City of Charleston Clayton Baker Trust The Clorox Company Foundation County of Charleston County Supervisor Patrick Kennedy Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP Crowell & Moring Foundation Sue Cummings Walder and Jay Walder DaVita DC Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs Deloitte Dodge and Cox Amy Dunbar and Ted Hester Dwight Stuart Youth Fund EY Fleishhacker Foundation David Fredston and Rochelle Gores Fredston Grousbeck Family Foundation The Hardenbergh Foundation Harold Simmons Foundation Alexandra Hill and Carlos Moreno The Hoglund Foundation* I’on Trust John J. Leidy Foundation Johnny Carson Foundation Johns Hopkins University Neighborhood Fund Kaiser Permanente Chop and Annette Keenan Jamie and Allison Keenan Eli and Carli Khouri KLA-Tencor Foundation Stephanie and Charles Knowles

Kramer Levin Naftails & Frankel LLP Lane Partners, LLC Leo M. Shortino Family Foundation Life.Church LinkedIn Brandon W. Lower Melissa Magner Mardag Foundation Maxine and Jack Zarrow Family Foundation McDermott Will & Emery Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP The M.R. and Evelyn Hudson Foundation Jeannie and Robert Musslewhite The Neuberger Berman Foundation Nordstrom ONE Gas Ravi Paidipaty and Libby Smiley Prologis Provident Benevolent Foundation PurePoint Financial Qualcomm R4 Foundation Ann Rakestraw and Steven Farina* Gail T. Reinemund Kristi and Bill Ribbecke Rose M. Badgeley Residuary Charitable Trust Ruettgers Family Charitable Foundation The Saint Paul Foundation Nancy Schned Scholastics Book Club Seth Sprague Educational and Charitable Foundation Share Fund Sierra Health Foundation Sally Sloan and Tom Hentoff* Richard and Shara Star Amy Starck and Jack Cogen TEGNA Foundation Tevanian Family Foundation Thomas M., Helen McKee and John P. Ryan Foundation Stephen Tomlinson Karen Watson and Rich Gershen Jerry Weintraub and Melody Howe-Weintraub William G. Gilmore Foundation Jennifer and Michael Woods World Bank Community Connections Fund Zendesk

$5,000 - $9,999

Janet B. Abrams Aegon Transamerica Foundation Asawari and Ashutosh Agrawal Airbnb Mr. and Mrs. Greg Annick Anonymous (8) Helen Apthorp and Stephen Greenspan Atkinson Foundation Cathy Bacich and Ed Schallert Ghedam Bairu and Andrew Dabalen* Bakker Family Fund Endowment The Baltimore City Foundation Bank of Oklahoma Beneto Foundation Kristi and Mark Berg Todd and Barbara Bluedorn Kathleen Bohland and Mark Brown Shannon Brayton Ryan and Kristine Burke Capital One Carolina Panthers Football Team Torin and Kris Caverly Clay Foundation-West Robert S. Clayman* Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina Evonne and Robert Connolly* Costello Family Foundation Debbie Cowan and Michael Berman* C.W. Titus Foundation E.L. and Thelma Gaylord Foundation Enbridge Energy Company, Inc. Allison Enell E-Therapy Shannon Fallon Lois and Michael Fingerhut*

First Republic Bank First Unitarian Church of Dallas Gillian D. Francis Franklin Templeton Simone and Wayne Frederick* Jennifer and Zach Friedland Karen and Sean Gardner* The Gemini Fund of the Minneapolis Foundation Fred and Cathy Gladstone* Glenwood Management Goldman Sachs Gives Goodwin Family Memorial Trust Richard Graf and Sarah Kahn* Christopher Graves and JoAnn Ward* Tom and Amy Greaser* Grodberg and Gillett Family Dennis and Molly Hasson Hawk Hill Fund Ronnie Hawkins and Nigest Getahun-Hawkins* Bruce and Nedra Hecker Patrick and Lisa Heneghen Hinze Chow Family Charitable Fund Hogan Lovells LLP Aasheema Hudda* Hutton Family Foundation Hyde and Watson Foundation The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles The Joseph and Mercedes McMicking Foundation Judith and Jean Pape Adams Charitable Foundation Daniel Karubian Keenan Capital Management, LLC Robert Keller Bill and Mary Jane Kelly Sue-Jean Kim* Kathy and Rick Kimball Roopa Kosuri and Kanak Patel* KPMG April Kupper and David Geib Holly Kuzmich John Lancaster and Gail Walker* Dorothy Lazier Lenzner Family Foundation* Leprino Foods Company Foundation Adam Levin* Pam Levy David Liu The Lois Lenski Covey Foundation, Inc. Emy Lou and Jerry Baldridge The Lowell Berry Foundation Tor and Nancy Lund Phil and Kelly Mahoney Mair Family Foundation Mariner Foundation Katie and George Markov The Marlene Swan Family Trust Carrie and David Marriott* Marsh-Levin Family Fund of the Sacramento Region Community Foundation Christina and Anthony Mason Cathleen and David Massey* McKinsey & Company The McMurtry Family Foundation Dianne L. Mooney and Frank Pietrantonio* MUFG Foundation The Nint Foundation Omidyar Network Fund Inc. Vipul Patel Bill and Amy Payne Pepco, an Exelon Company Peter R. & Cynthia K. Kellogg Foundation Bill and Cathleen Phelps* Linda and Stuart Price Rembrandt Foundation Andrea and John Rice* William and Anne Rosenau* Elise Rosenberg Sacramento County Supervisor Don Nottoli Scholastic, Inc. The Scorpio Rising Fund The Seufferlein Family Fund Barbara Silverstein and Alan Kirschenbaum* Staci and Jamie Slaughter Doenda Smith Hallie and Chip Smith* Inez Smith Reid* Sony Pictures Entertainment Benjamin M. Soto*

Richard L. Spees, Jr.* The Stanley S. Langendorf Foundation Steepery Tea Holdings LLC Anne and Al Stewart Mark and Ethel Sundberg* SunTrust Foundation Kristin Sverchek Steve and Emily Swanson Kathy Taylor and Bill Lobeck Rowan and Julie Taylor Thomas Wilson Foundation John Thompson and Julia Forster Tom and Catherine Tinsley* The Town of Kiawah Island United Way of Greater Atlanta United Way of the National Capital Area Valley National Bank Jim and Pat Voelker Jay Wagley Lisa and Tim Walsh of Confluence Companies Weil, Gotshal and Manges Wells Fargo Dallas Katharine Weymouth* Sylvia Davis White* Charles Wyman and Megan Pickett Wyman

$1,000 - $4,999

AbbVie Monica and David Adelstein Susan Adland* The AGB Fund Lucie Aidinoff Allianz Global Investors Milt Alpern Sher Amos-Grosser and Adam Grosser Ed and Roxanne Fie Anderson Hilary and Jack Angelo Anonymous (15) Ann Addlestone Apple Apple Inc. Arthur and Cyndy Applegate APSCO Inc. Erin Argo Arisaig Fund of the Minneapolis Foundation Olga and Douglas Armer Samantha Arnow Aufmuth Family Foundation Brynn and John Bailey Bain & Company Joanne Barker Bartell Drugs Beth and Paul Bartlett Lou and Tom Bartlett Timothy Bauman Ludi Beasley Bonnie Bella The Bellevue Collection Benefitfocus Fund of Coastal Community Foundation Eric Bennett and Callie Pote Haleigh and Wallace Mitchell Bennett III Berlin Rosen, Ltd Erich Bethke and Shawn Alfrey Manu Bettegowda and Vani Raja Bettegowda Bill and Edie Dwan Fund Bishop Gadsden Episcopal Retirement Community Blackbaud Mary Ann Blitt Bloomberg Philanthropies Boa Technology Wesley C. Boatwright* Booz Allen Hamilton Jean Borgerding Millicent R. Boykin Bozzuto Construction Company Linda Bracken Lisa and Michael Bracken Kira and Andrew Brandman Pat Braus and Holly Boone The Brickyard Berridge Fund Bridgewater Associates Brighton Jones Brigitte and Donald Manekin Family Foundation Nina Brody The Broome Family Caroline Brown



Building Futures Foundation Annette Bull Rob and Karen Byko C & L Fund California Community Foundation Campbell/Frankel Fund of the Minneapolis Foundation Anne Campbell Canyon Title Company, LLC Capitol Hill Community Foundation Eric Caraszi The Carney + Hurley Charitable Fund Caroline and Jacob Werner Charitable Fund Dan and Phoebe Casetta Castro’s Kids Susan and James Cavalieri Jennifer and Scott Chandler Debby Chang and Andrew Sakai Johanna Chanin Ross Chapman Chapters of Hope Foundation Charm City Run Emily Chen and Antonius Koller Chen Family Fund Cherry Creek Has Heart Foundation Children’s Medical Charities Association Brooke and Jack Chin City of South San Francisco Allison and Eli Cohen Bruce Cohen and Gale Mondry Timothy Cole Ken and Caretha Coleman Sharon and Ken Coleman Zack Coleman Michelle Collier and Cat Feeley Collins + Wilson Communications Clare Compton Serena Connelly Constellation Energy John Cooper and Lynne Eickholt Cordish Companies Judy and William Courshon Ruth Cove Jay Cowles and Page Knudsen Cowles* Cox Foundation Katherine Crump-Wiesner* The Cunningham-Gardiner Foundation Mark D’Agostino and Susan Ruffo The Dampop Fund of Coastal Community Foundation Timi and Dave Davenport Timothy Davenport David E. and Cassie L. Temple Foundation Judy and Kim Davis Sarah and Brett Davis Glenn Degenaars Joe DeGroff Carla De Landri and Florindo Volpacchio Beth Delaney Mr. and Mrs. Michael Delman DeMund Family Private Foundation Ian and Kerri Devine DigitalGlobe, Inc. Dimick Foundation Dollar General Literacy Foundation Don and Barbara Thornton Family Foundation Downey Brand Cornelia Dude Susan G. Duncan Dunes Commercial Properties Ryan Durham Ralph and Louie Dweck Steve Dworkin Candace Dyal Terry and Lindsay Eakin Eddie C. and Sylvia Brown Family Foundation Education Reform Now - DC Howard Edwards Chris and Marni Elliot David and Anne Ellis The Emanuel and Ellen Marritt Endowment Jim and Kathy Emme E-Nor, Inc. Cathy Estrada The Exchange Club of Charleston ExxonMobil Nolene Fabre Ann and Mark Farrow*

Prentiss E. and Gail W. Feagles Fei Family Foundation Linda Keithan Fein Ann and John Felton Bob and Karen Felton Anthony and Dana Fenwick Amy Fikes First Citizens Bank Ben Ford and Jean Dugan William and Elizabeth Fort Walter and Wendy Foulke Steven and Jennifer Fox Bryce Fraser Deborah Freis* Ann B. and Thomas L. Friedman FThree Foundation Rebecca and Dan Galemba Tanja and George Gallate Gateway Mortgage Group Andrew Gaule GCVI Summit Amanda Genovese Husnal Gill* Shannon and Sam Gilliland Giving Back to Berkeley County Fund Global Prairie Meg Goble Dianna Goldman Evan Goldman Jennifer Allan Goldman and Matthew Goldman Sandra Goodenough* Google Matching Gifts Program Grace Episcopal Church Jonathan Grad Becca Graves and Tobin Thompson Raquel Grazi Fischer and Zachary Fischer Great Divide Brewing Co Carrie and Vincent Greene Jim and Kecia Greenho Lawrence Greenspon Griffith Energy Services Bradley J. Gross and Beryl Silver Grubhub Inc. Adelle and Tim Guidotti Gunderson Direct Jane Haderlein John Hagerty and Susan Simons Pamela and Frank Haith Sarah Hall Bruce and Carolyn Hancock Charles and Elizabeth Hanson Kevin and Sharon Harlan Bill and Amy Harley Kenny and Jeannie Harrell Sally Harrison Douglas and Jessica Healy Tyler Henritze Matthew and Alicia Henry Henry and Sylvia Yaschik Foundation Henry E. Niles Foundation Henry Ford Elementary Linda and Dennis Herman Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson Elizabeth and James Hobson Hord Coplan Macht Mimi and Richard Houstoun Jennifer Howard and Michael Hager* Riley and Susan Howard Leslie and George Hume Jan Hurley and Greg Tuke Ani Hurwitz Iacoboni Site Specialists, Inc. Libby Imperio Jessica Inglima Harry Jaffe The James Irvine Foundation Michael Jameson Nina Jaroslaw The Joanna Foundation Johnson & Johnson William Johnson Mimi Johnson-Jacobs Annabel Jones* Roger and Teresa Jones Ramyata Joshi Joye Law Firm JPMorgan Chase Foundation JTK Foundation

Jessica Kaczmarek* Philip and Miranda Kaiser Michael and Donna Kaplowitz Joan Karlin David Karnovsky Kasirer LLC Katharine and John Crawford Family Endowment Robert Kaufmann Rich Kemp Lynn and Rex Kennedy Jeanette Kern R.D. Kern and Kendra Klang Erna and Michael Kerst Cristina and Forest Key Annika Khouri Hye Rim Kim Rhonda Kirschner Damion Kistler Jeff and Kathy Knetsch Michael and Alison Kowalski The Kruger Family Fund Konrad Kruger Karen Kuchenbecker Ian and Mitra Lahaye Lainoff Family Foundation Lam Research Foundation Land Title Guarantee Company Logan and Stefan Lauterbach Katie Lavie Fred and Lesley Lawler Lisa Lazarus Mark and Jennifer Lea Joy Leach Ted and Tricia Legasey Claudia Lewis and Woody Scal Daryl and Elizabeth Libow Emily Liu Shawn Liu Andrea London Steven and Ann Loar Brooks Marques Lopez Los Altos Community Foundation Mark Louie Loyola University Maryland Audrey Lu Zander Lurie and Kristin Vogelsong William and Hildie Lyddan Anne Lynde Ron and Marcia MacLeod Myra MacPherson Gordon* Manhattan Borough President The Manny and Cecile Hernandez Charitable Foundation Mary and George Mansfield Mariners Care Jen and Andrew Marrus David Martin Luke Mauritsen MAXIMUS Foundation Velma and Darrell Mayfield Mayor’s Intern Fellows Program of The Dallas Foundation Mazaika Family Foundation April and Sid McAnnally Danny McCormick In memory of Melody McCutcheon A. Patrick McEvoy, Jr. Marshall McIntosh Deirdre and Colin McKechnie Bates and Kristin McKee McKinstry Co. Kassandra McLaughlin and Michelle Touchet Stu and Meg McLaughlin McMurtry Family Foundation McNellie’s Group Bill and Mary McTighe Dipa Mehta and Mark Nelson* Laura Mellor The Meredith Family Foundation Methodist Dallas Metro Volunteers Lauren Micelli Mile High United Way Angela and Fred Miller Beth Miller Denver E. Miller Stephen Miller Tom Miller

Karen Millet Mizrahi Real Estate Strategies Moore & Van Allen PLLC Mike Moran Robert Morgenthau Hans Morris Katherine Morris Tom Musbach Kevin M. Muskat Mutual of America Foundation Nathan & Marlene Addlestone Foundation National Home Library Foundation National Life Group Foundation Barbara Navarro Dennis Neill Phillip Neugebauer NMI Holdings, Inc. Cyrena Nolan Melanie and Lawrence C. Nussdorf Odell Brewing Co Oklahoma Alpha Delta Kappa Mike and Teresa Olson Parker Griffith Family Foundation The Parrington Family Fund Mary Jo and Richard Parrino Sharon and Stephen Paskoff James Patrick Roger and Judi Patterson The Pearlstone Fund, Inc. Joanna Pedas* Susan and Lane Pennington Jennifer Pepin Henrietta and Brett Pertuz PG&E Daniel Philips Pi Beta Phi Foundation Mark and Karen Pinosky Lisa and Stephen Plavin Leslie and Nick Podell Point West Rotary Club Foundation Carol Pomerantz Mary Powell and Adam Messinger Jonathan and Shannon Privette Stephanie Pryor Katherine Rainbolt Ralph and Frances McGill Foundation Randall A. Wolf Family Foundation Jane Rascoff Paul Rasmussen RBC Foundation Monique and Andrew Rechtschaffen Lilli Rey Artie Richards Eric E. Richardson Rickenbaugh Cadillac Neilly Ricketts Aarika and Ryan Riddle Cesar and Emily Rivera Katherine Roboff and Jonathan Czin* Daisy P. Rogers Robert and Ellen Rogers Janet Romano and Ted Jadick, Jr. Sandra Rorem Ross Stores Foundation Rotary Foundation of Washington, DC Kristin Rowles and Paul Ferraro Margot and Darin Ruebel Allie and Chris Ruettgers Betsy Rumely Jaclyn Rundle Scott and Jill Rynda Sacramento Public Library Foundation Sacramento Region Community Foundation Sadie Meyer and Louis Cohn Foundation Vince and Ellen Sakowski Evelyn Sandground and Bill Perkins San Francisco Humanities, Inc. Katherine Scalet* Katherine Schafler Pam Schafler Russ and Laura Schaible Schaller Family Leslie and Andy Schultz Suzanne and Will Schutte Eileen Sebold Julia Segal and Mark Warner Marsha and Jerry Seslowe Stephen Shapiro

John C. Shaw Guy Sheetz Caroline Shirk Johnson Catherine Shreves Nicole Dermond Siegel Linda Slaughter and Cathy Ellis Danielle J Smith Judi Smith Laurie Smith Amy Smolen SMUD Scott and Patricia Soffen Soroptimist International of Metropolitan Sacramento South Carolina Ports Authority Kathy Spicer Claudia and Michael Spies Richard and Sandra Spigler Bonnie and Stuart Stainman The Stanley Family Charitable Fund State of New York Steinberg Law Firm Community Fund of Coastal Community Foundation Steinberg Law Firm, LLP Tricia Stevens Jennifer Stoloff Alexis Strongin John Studzinski Summit Financial Group Sunrise Banks SunTrust Bank Allie and Patrick Sweeney The Tang Fund Petty and David Tanner Jessica Teich and Michael Gendler Jean-Jacques Teng and Li-Chin Shen Mike and Mary Terry Texas Instruments Foundation Kathryn Thomas Thrivent Choice TIER REIT T-Mobile USA Town of James Island Lou Trebino and Lars Ruggles T. Rowe Price Foundation Larry Tuke and Brooke Healy Tulip and Petunia Publishing Tulsa International Airport Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation United Way California Capital Region United Way of King County Urbane Cafe U.S. Trust Vector Marketing/Cutco Elizabeth and Matt Vereecke Verizon Foundation Volvo Car USA Operations Wanji Walcott Robert and Torre Waldo The Walker Family Charitable Fund Miriam Warren and Laurence Wilson Weaver and Tidwell Private Foundation Weidemeyer Family Foundation Vicki Weiner Chantal Weinman Jim and Nancy Welch Wellspring Group CPAs Western National Insurance Group Caitlin Whitaker Laura Will and Joseph Lipscomb The William Gano Houstoun Foundation De’Edra S. Williams Elissa Williams Elsa B. Williams Kara and Chris Williams PJ Williams Gary Wimmer Ellen and David Winter Maureen and Jon Witter Martin and Geana Wolfram Brad and Crickett Woloson Women Lawyers of Sacramento Foundation Marina Wong* Margaret Wood Catherine and Thomas Wornom Gregory Worrell WPX Energy Sandy Wu

Jia-Ning Xiang and Lijun Wang Jon Yarian and Melissa Ellis-Yarian Margery Yeager Yelp Anupama Yerramalli David Zinger

Special thanks to our AmeriCorps partners: AmeriCorps VISTA CaliforniaVolunteers Corporation for National and Community Service Maryland Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism New Yorkers Volunteer OneStar Foundation Serve DC United Way Association of South Carolina

Special thanks to Focusing Philanthropy donors who collectively contributed more than half a million dollars throughout the year.

*Indicates the full value of a multi-year commitment.


Reading Partners National Headquarters 180 Grand Ave., Suite 800 Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 444-9800 @ReadingPartners

BALTIMORE 1500 Union Ave., Suite 2200 Baltimore, MD 21211 (410) 949-1552 CHARLOTTE 13000 S. Tyron St., Suite F-139 Charlotte, NC 28278 (704) 941-0525

NEW YORK CITY 499 Seventh Ave. 20th Floor, North Tower New York, NY 10018 (646) 395-3831 SACRAMENTO 4625 44th Street, Room 6 Sacramento, CA 95820 (916) 996-0830

COLORADO 1600 Downing St., Suite 700 Denver, CO 80218 (720) 409-9909

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA 180 Grand Ave., Suite 800 Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 444-9800

LOS ANGELES AREA 3452 E. Foothill Blvd., Suite 315 Pasadena, CA 91107 (213) 399-8599

SEATTLE 3250 Airport Way South, Suite 642 Seattle, WA 98134 (206) 992-4484

NORTH TEXAS 2910 Swiss Ave. Dallas, TX 75204 (214) 821-4500

Signature Partners

SILICON VALLEY 600 B Valley Way Milpitas, CA 95035 (408) 945-5720 SOUTH CAROLINA 6296 Rivers Ave., Suite 305 North Charleston, SC 29406 (843) 860-3915 TULSA 907 Detroit Ave., Suite 600 Tulsa, OK 74120 (918) 949-1979 TWIN CITIES 2324 University Ave., Suite 105 St. Paul, MN 55114 (651) 362-0450

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