A Future Built on Literacy: Reading Partners 2016-17 Annual Report

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Future Built




We envision a future where all children in the U.S. have the reading skills necessary to reach their full potential.


Dear Friends and Colleagues, In the 2016-17 school year, because of you—our donors, volunteers, board members, AmeriCorps members, school and community partners, and staff—11,257 students across the country received regular, one-on-one literacy support and are now better equipped for success in school and beyond. It was our biggest year of impact yet, and you made it possible. Thank you!

TABLE OF CONTENTS Tutoring Spotlight 2 Commitment to Service 4 Community Partnerships 5 Program Validation 6 A Look Ahead 7 Financials 8

When I joined Reading Partners in February 2017, I was immediately inspired by what I saw in our reading centers. Our program is community driven, rooted in research, and proven to work, and we are making a meaningful difference in thousands of young students’ lives every single day. I think one of our students said it best.

Board Members 9 Supporters 10

“They help me learn about things and inspire me to do what I want and don’t give up on my dreams.”

— Hector, a second-grade student in Tulsa, shared these sentiments when asked what his reading partners mean to him.

I’m guided by our vision of a future where all children, regardless of race or socioeconomic status, have the reading skills they need to reach their full potential. We’re excited to be working with Bridgespan Group to develop a strategic plan that will help Reading Partners build a strong foundation for greater sustainability and impact over the coming years. I hope you—our partners and supporters—are as eager as I am to carry Reading Partners into the future, and to continue helping students reach for their dreams and beyond. Together, we’re paving the way for a future built on literacy. It’s an honor to join you in this work. With gratitude,

Karine Apollon, CEO 1

Janalyn reading a speech at a Reading Partners event with Nancy proudly looking on.




Ninety percent of our K-2 students master key foundational reading skills needed to read at grade level.

CREATING CONNECTION: NANCY AND JANALYN Every volunteer at Reading Partners tutors a student for their own particular reason. For Nancy Jarrell, a third-year tutor in the 2016-17 school year, it’s because the Reading Partners mission holds very personal significance. As a child born during World War II, Nancy faced significant challenges learning to read, so significant in fact that she was held back in second grade. But despite those challenges, Nancy’s mother, who believed in her and in the power of literacy, routinely took Nancy to the library over the summer and worked with her until she got back on track.

“Programs like Reading Partners really help kids long term. When you help a child learn how to read, you help them through their whole life.”

— Nancy Jarrell, third-year Reading Partners volunteer

Because of her own experience as a child, Nancy, who now lives in Colorado, was eager to get involved when she learned about the Reading Partners program. In fact, Nancy tutored two students that first year, including a young girl named Janalyn. Nancy and Janalyn formed a strong bond during their many reading sessions together, and they were paired with one another again the following year. In their time together, Nancy has proudly watched Janalyn’s reading skyrocket. When Janalyn started with Reading Partners, she was more than two years behind grade level in reading and she doubted whether she would ever catch up. Over time, Janalyn’s reading skills have blossomed, and she is now a confident student and a voracious reader who is on a fast track to reading at grade level.

“Reading Partners is not just a reading program to boost my level—it’s kind of like my family. Everyone here is so sweet. We’re in it together to help build each other up.”

— Janalyn, Reading Partners student

11,422 community volunteers



Ninety-five percent of volunteers are satisfied with their experience. 3

A COMMITMENT TO SERVICE On October 7, 2016, AmeriCorps held its “Million Member” celebration commemorating the swearing in of its one millionth member since the program’s inception in 1994. Perry McAlister, an AmeriCorps member serving with Reading Partners, was one of the event’s speakers. Before becoming aware of Reading Partners, Perry McAlister worked a part-time job in retail where he found little satisfaction. In an effort to find a source of fulfillment in the work he did, Perry began seeking out volunteer opportunities, ultimately discovering Reading Partners in 2015. Learning he would be able to offer one-on-one tutoring to a fourth-grade girl attending a school in the same community he grew up in, he decided to give it a try.

“Within weeks, I was sold. The hours I spent [tutoring my student] provided me more fulfillment than any paid work I have done.” — Perry McAlister What Perry didn’t know at the time was that his decision to become a volunteer tutor would only 360+ AmeriCorps and VISTA be the beginning of his story with Reading members served with Partners. After learning he could become a Reading Partners in the Reading Partners AmeriCorps member, Perry 2016-17 school year. quickly submitted his application and ultimately became a site coordinator in a Baltimore reading center during the 2016-17 school year. Perry’s experience with direct service to elementary school students had a significant impact on both his personal and professional life. What began as a volunteer opportunity to tutor a fourth-grade girl struggling with reading ended with Perry finding his calling to serve the youth in his community.

“I have found my life’s purpose—helping children. My joy is my service to the children of Moravia Park Elementary School. I am one of one million.”

— Perry McAlister speaking at the AmeriCorps “Million Member” celebration in October 2016


IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES As with all 14 of Reading Partners’ regions across the country, Reading Partners DC is successful because of the countless community members and organizations that collaborate to ensure all students have the opportunity to reach their full potential. Aiton Elementary School, located in DC’s Deanwood neighborhood, is an especially powerful example of a unique partnership at work. Joining forces with Reading Partners DC in 2016-17 for the very first year, the school enrolled a total of 40 students in the highly individualized literacy tutoring program delivered by dedicated volunteer tutors. A great number of these tutors came to Reading Partners through DC Public Schools’ “Empowering Males of Color (EMOC)” initiative that strives to increase the achievement of male students of color. A key driver of success for the partnership was that all parties involved effectively communicated to ensure that target students were enrolled in the program and received the consistent tutoring sessions they needed to propel their literacy skills and confidence. By pairing students with tutors of color, Reading Partners and EMOC worked together to enhance the student experience of young males of color and prepare them for college, careers, and a successful life beyond DC Public Schools.

“The most important benefit of having Reading Partners is the fact that they are an intervention that sees the same child with the same consistency all year long. The growth is apparent because the instruction is intentional. Come back next year!”

— Principal Malaika Golden, Aiton Elementary School


A PROGRAM VALIDATED BY RESEARCH 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, started in 2012 and conducted by Augenblick, Palaich, and Associates (APA), found that Reading Partners was able to launch quickly, sustain operations, and implement our program with fidelity in Colorado. Moreover, APA found that Reading Partners had a positive and statistically significant impact on the literacy skills of students served, based on assessments administered by teachers.

PROMISING OUTCOMES FOR STUDENTS AND AMERICORPS MEMBERS In 2016, Reading Partners began a two-year research partnership with Child Trends, a leading national nonprofit research organization. The first year of the study found that Reading Partners’: 3 Students demonstrate positive literacy and social-emotional learning outcomes (e.g., persistence and self-control); 3 Tutors and AmeriCorps members are highly satisfied with their experiences; and 3 AmeriCorps members report meaningful skill development across the year. Final study findings, including data from both years of the study, will be released in fall 2018.

MY BROTHER’S KEEPER WHAT WORKS SHOWCASE In October 2016, Reading Partners was selected by the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) initiative as one of five organizations and educational interventions invited to the Obama White House to present an evidence-based approach to helping kids read on grade level by third grade. At the heart of what works for Reading Partners are the dynamic pairs of passionate community volunteers and motivated students. What drives results is the research-validated program.

FOUNDATIONAL 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 reading comprehension, sight-word reading, and reading fluency. The study also found our program is effective for a wide variety of students and that for every dollar invested in Reading Partners, our program model delivers more than two dollars in literacy resources to students. The MDRC evaluation has been accepted into the U.S. Department of Education’s What Works Clearinghouse.




Ninety percent of principals report improved school-wide reading progress.*

*Among respondents of 2016-17 surveys



Ninety-eight percent of teachers report Reading Partners is valuable to their school.*


Anyone walking into a Reading Partners reading center in a partner school is immediately greeted with bright colors, the warmth of volunteer tutors, and the inspiration of literacy and learning in action. This same scene is multiplied every day across the country in hundreds of partner schools. In a time when so many moments are stimulated by fast-paced technology, the precious moments in shared reading experiences that Reading Partners provides are incredibly valuable and important to the education and life trajectories of more than 11,000 students. The individual relationships built between students and tutors make it possible to maximize each teachable moment, moments that become the literacy foundation upon which all other learning is built. In the United States, despite our vast educational resources, millions of low-income children in grades K-4 are reading behind grade level, far behind in many cases. In order to eradicate this solvable issue for as many students as possible, Reading Partners emphasizes continuous improvement. In the years ahead, Reading Partners will continue to innovate our core model and explore the best ways to reach and serve students. The organization anticipates releasing a new strategic plan in the spring of 2018 that will outline the innovations we plan to prioritize over the coming years.

“The program is just so easy. You don’t have to worry about anything. It’s all structured, so you’re bringing only your enthusiasm and wanting to work with these kids. Everything else is there—the materials, the lessons—so you don’t have to think through it. And it’s fun.”

— Carla Neumann, Reading Partners tutor for seven years in Silicon Valley 7

FINANCIALS FOR JULY 1, 2016 – JUNE 30, 2017



Foundation Grants

$ 13,313,080


Government Contracts/Grants






In-kind Donations



Individual Contributions



Corporate Gifts/Grants






Other Income





$ 25,466,085


Management & General












Program Services

TOTAL Change in Net Assets

Current Assets


$ 8,339,589

Fixed Assets


Other Assets




Current Liabilities


Other Liabilities







2016–17 NATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS Dan Carroll, Chair Walter Elcock, Vice Chair Stephanie Cohen, Secretary Brad Creswell, Treasurer Kristyn Klei Borrero Susan Hayes Harris Larney Andrea Rice Jamie Slaughter Jeremy Smith

2016–17 REGIONAL BOARD CHAIRS Baltimore: Ted Blankenship Charlotte: N/A Colorado: Kara Williams Los Angeles Area: Barbara Mitchell New York City: James Hobson North Texas: Jennifer Chandler Sacramento: Michelle Yung San Francisco Bay Area: William D. Evers, Jr. Seattle: Brad Creswell Silicon Valley: Eli Khouri South Carolina: Richard Star Tulsa: Ben Stewart Twin Cities: Catherine Shreves Washington, DC: Ian Cameron

“Literacy is an essential building block that helps students achieve success in school, and ultimately in life. Reading Partners believes deeply that through community mobilization, this foundational life skill can be within reach for all students regardless of other obstacles they may face. Whatever a child may aspire to become one day, literacy is sure to play a central role in determining the degree to which they achieve their wildest dreams.” — Dan Carroll, National Board Chair of Reading Partners 9

THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SUPPORTERS! The following major contributors donated to Reading Partners between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017. $4,000,000+

The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation and The True North Fund* (including funds from the Social Innovation Fund, administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service)

$1,000,000 - $3,999,999 Deerbrook Charitable Trust* Focusing Philanthropy* George Kaiser Family Foundation Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation* Pearson*

$500,000 - $999,999 The Duke Endowment The Koshland Foundation* The Pinkerton Foundation Tipping Point Community

$250,000 - $499,999

DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education Greater Twin Cities United Way Hellman Foundation* The Rainwater Charitable Foundation South Carolina Department of Education

$100,000 - $249,999

Anonymous The Belk Foundation* Booth Ferris Foundation* The Carroll Obremskey Charitable Fund Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation Stephanie Cohen The Edith Glick Shoolman Children’s Foundation* Laura and Walter Elcock George H. Sandy Foundation Gray Foundation* The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation Inc. The Heckscher Foundation for Children Helen and Wil Webster Foundation The Kenneth Rainin Foundation Kindred Foundation Lisa and John Pritzker Family Fund* Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation* Mile High United Way (funds from the S ocial Innovation Fund, administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service) Quest Foundation Robin Hood Foundation Rogers Family Foundation* S.H. Cowell Foundation Target Tiger Foundation Tulsa Area United Way United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

$50,000 - $99,999

The Abell Foundation The Alvin and Fanny B. Thalheimer Foundation, Inc.* The Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation Ann Peppers Foundation Anonymous Arata Brothers Trust City of Sacramento The Clorox Company Foundation Fund Cathy and Sandy Dean Denver Post Season to Share, a McCormick Foundation Fund


Department of Children Youth & Their Families FAO Schwarz Family Foundation* FW Murphy Family Foundation GGS Foundation Google Greater Washington Community Foundation Horning Family Fund* Jay Paul Company J. H. Walker Legacy Foundation The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation Katherine C. Carmody Charitable Trust Lake City Partnership Council The Louis L. Borick Foundation Mayor’s Office of Economic & Neighborhood Development The Meadows Foundation Michael J. Connell Foundation Michelle Cale and Duncan Greatwood Nadel and Gussman Energy, LLC Pasadena Community Foundation Scott Pearson and Diana Farrell* Peierls Foundation The Piton Foundation, which is part of Gary Community Investments QuikTrip The Ravens Foundation* Rice-Cameron Family Foundation* Sanford and Irene Burnstein Foundation* Severns Family Foundation Sid W. Richardson Foundation Swagelok Northern California Trident United Way The WEM Foundation W.L.S. Spencer Foundation Wells Fargo Foundation Wright Family Foundation

$25,000 - $49,999

Aegon Transamerica Foundation Ahmanson Foundation Anonymous (2) The Anschutz Foundation Bank of the West Kerri and Richard Bartlett Blackstone Charitable Foundation Carlson Family Foundation Castro’s Kids Celanese Foundation Charlotte Mecklenburg Community Foundation Dallas Autumn Ball Fund of The Dallas Foundation David and Barbara B. Hirschhorn Foundation* Steve Dostart and Sharon Meers East Bay Community Foundation Nancy and Rolf Engh* Esping Family Foundation Flint Family Foundation F.R. Bigelow Foundation The Franklin and Catherine Johnson Foundation General Mills Foundation Golden 1 Credit Union* The Green Foundation The Hanafin Foundation Harry W. Bass, Jr. Foundation Hattie M. Strong Foundation* Helen Littauer Educational Trust Bank of America Irene S. Scully Family Foundation John Edward Fowler Memorial Foundation Junior League of Washington Leprino Foods Company Foundation The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation M&T Bank Charitable Foundation McCamy Family Fund of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta* Kathleen McCarthy Baldwin and Matthew Baldwin Mervin Bovaird Foundation Mike Morath

The O’Shea Family Foundation Otto Bremer Trust PIMCO Foundation Ruettgers Family Charitable Foundation Sobrato Family Foundation Social Venture Partners Charleston of Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina Solid Rock Foundation The Stocker Foundation Thrivent Financial Union Bank The United Way of Central Maryland The Walther Foundation Warriors Community Foundation Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation Yelp Foundation Zendesk

$10,000 - $24,999

The A. James and Alice B. Clark Foundation Adobe Foundation Adolph Coors Foundation Amazon.com Inc. The Annette Nibley Fund at the East Bay Community Foundation Anonymous (3) Anonymous Fund of the East Bay Community Foundation Apple, Inc. Erin Argo AT&T John Atwater and Diana Nelson Baltimore Gas & Electric Bank of America Charitable Foundation Barclays The Brandon and Sapna Boze Fund Debra Caplan Carson Foundation Caterpillar Foundation Charleston Promise Neighborhood City National Bank City of Charleston Clayton Baker Trust Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina Cobb Family* Julie and Frank Cohen Colorado Rockies Charity Fund, a McCormick Foundation Fund Drew and Elizabeth Constanzer Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP Brad and Stephanie Creswell Crowell & Moring Foundation Giovanni and Maree Cutaia Daniel Island Community Fund DaVita DC Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs Dictionary.com Dodge and Cox Amy Dunbar and Ted Hester E.L. and Thelma Gaylord Foundation Employees Community Fund of Boeing Will and Melinda Evers Fleishhacker Foundation Jennifer and Zach Friedland Bert Galleno and Lareina Yee George Preston Marshall Foundation Goldman Sachs & Co. Matching Gift Program Raquel Gorostiza Grousbeck Family Foundation The Hardenbergh Foundation Herb Block Foundation HFF Hille Foundation James Hobson The Hoglund Foundation Inasmuch Foundation

International Monetary Fund James J. and Sue Femino Foundation Johnny Carson Foundation Johns Hopkins University Neighborhood Fund Katrine Menzing Deakins Charitable Trust Eli and Carli Khouri Stephanie and Charles Knowles Kiawah Cares Foundation KLA Tencor The Klei Family Charitable Fund of the Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund Kramer, Levin, Naftails & Frankel LLP The Larry Fitzgerald First Down Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation Leo M. Shortino Family Foundation Level 3 Foundation, Inc. Life.Church LinkedIn Melissa Magner Management Improvement Fund of the Saint Paul Foundation Mardag Foundation The Mary K. Chapman Foundation Maxine and Jack Zarrow Family Foundation Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP The Mike & Mary Terry Family Foundation The Miles Foundation National Christian Foundation - The Ferguson Family Giving Fund Neiman Marcus Charitable Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas The Neuberger Berman Foundation Nordstrom Omidyar Network Fund Inc. Patrick Family Foundation Annabel and Matt Perelman Peyback Foundation Pizza Hut Pepperoni Classic R4 Foundation Kristi and Bill Ribbecke Andrea and John Rice* Richard E. and Nancy P. Marriott Foundation Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation The Riordan Foundation Rose M. Badgeley Residuary Charitable Trust S. Mark Taper Foundation Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office P ublic Safety and Community Improvement Fund Sacramento County Supervisor Patrick Kennedy The Saint Paul Foundation Nancy Schned Thomas D. Scott Scripps Howard Foundation Seth Sprague Educational and Charitable Foundation The Share Fund The Sharna and Irvin Frank Foundation Silver Point Capital Staci and Jamie Slaughter Sally Sloan and Tom Hentoff* Andrew Spokes Richard and Shara Star Stuart and Joy Stein Family Legacy Fund Sullivan & Cromwell LLP TBonz Foundation TEGNA Foundation Tetragon Tevanian Family Foundation Thrivent Member Network - Northwest Region The Valley Foundation ValueAct Capital The Venable Foundation Virginia W. Hill Charitable Foundation John and Ali Walecka David Wallenstein Karen Watson and Rich Gershen Tom and Tammy White White Foundation Wien Family Fund William G. Gilmore Foundation

$5,000 - $9,999

Asawari and Ashutosh Agrawal Airbnb Anonymous (5) Anonymous Fund at the American Endowment

Foundation Apple Employee Giving APSCO, Inc. AZZ Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Guil Babcock Cathy Bacich and Ed Schallert Ghedam Bairu and Andrew Dabalen* Bakker Family Fund of Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina Baltimore City Association of School Psychologists Bank of America Matching Gifts Elizabeth Bausch* Beacon Partners Beneto Foundation Cynthia and Gary Bengier Berliner Cohen, LLP Mike Berman and Debbie Cowan* Beth Chartoff Charitable Fund The Blackbaud Fund of Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina Brae and Seth Blackley BlackRock Barbara and Todd Bluedorn Cecilia and Garrett Boone Philippe Bouclainville Victoria Burroughs Laura Butzel and David Berg Martha Lemer Byrne Capital Group Capital One Bank Michael Casey CBS Ecomedia Charleston County Government Charm City Run City of North Charleston Clay Foundation-West Codding Family The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region Evonne Connolly* Costello Family Foundation John Culver Susan Cummings-Walder and Jay Walder David E. and Cassie L. Temple Foundation Dean & Margaret Lesher Foundation Deloitte The Dennis Row Neill Charitable Fund at the Tulsa Community Foundation EY Lois and Michael Fingerhut* John Finley Gillian D. Francis Freshfields Giants Community Fund Glenwood Management Golden State Warriors Richard Graf and Sarah Kahn* Christopher Graves and JoAnn Ward* Rebecca Graves and Tobin Thompson Thomas Greaser* Hammarskjold Family Fund Greg and Sally Hartman Ronnie Hawkins and Nigest Getahun-Hawkins* Robert Heady Nedra and Bruce Hecker Henry and Sylvia Yaschik Foundation Henry E. Niles Foundation Hinze Chow Family Charitable Fund Hogan Lovells Holly Energy Partners Mimi Houstoun Aasheema Hudda* Hutton Family Foundation John J. Leidy Foundation Broderick and Michele Johnson* The Joseph and Mercedes McMicking Foundation Judith and Jean Pape Adams Charitable Foundation Kaiser Permanente Diana Kapp and David Singer Daniel Karubian Keenan Capital Management, LLC Kekokua Foundation Kelly Foundation The Kerr Foundation Kirkland & Ellis LLP Jeff and Melissa Koskinen KPMG

April Kupper and David Geib Holly Kuzmich John Lancaster and Gail Walker* Dorothy Lazier Lenzner Family Foundation* Wesley and Evan LePatner Level 3 Communications, LLC Lois Lenski Covey Foundation The Lowell Berry Foundation Tor and Nancy Lund M. Sigmund and Barbara K. Shapiro Philanthropic Fund Make It Count Family Foundation Katie and George Markov Carrie and David Marriott* Marsh-Levin Family Fund of the Sacramento Region Community Foundation Christina and Anthony Mason MAXIMUS Foundation McDermott Will & Emery McKinsey & Company The McMurtry Family Foundation Nadeem Meghji Alan Miyasaki Diane L. Mooney and Frank Pietrantonio* Rob and Suki Moore The Morning Foundation MUFG Foundation Jeannie and Robert Musslewhite Dahlia Neiss* The Nora Roberts Foundation Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits ONE Gas ONEOK ORIX Foundation Ravi Paidipaty and Libby Smiley Pamela Kohlberg Fund Tuhin Parikh Bill Payne Bill and Cathleen Phelps* Picture Book Summit PNC Charitable Trusts PNC Foundation Mary Powell and Adam Messinger Eva and William S. Price III Ann Rakestraw and Steven Farina* Inez Smith Reid* Rembrandt Foundation Rose Community Foundation William and Anne Rosenau* Elise Rosenberg Rotary Foundation of Washington, DC Sacramento Bee’s Book of Dreams Fund of the Sacramento Region Community Foundation Schlessman Family Foundation Scholastic, Inc. James Seppala and Sarah Bernard Chuck and Sylvia Seufferlein Mark Sexton Sharon and Adam Levin Fund* Barbara Silverstein and Alan Kirschenbaum* Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP Doenda Smith Hallie and Chip Smith* Ben Soto* Richard L. Spees, Jr.* The Stanley S. Langendorf Foundation Mark Sundberg* Steve and Emily Swanson Kathy Taylor and Bill Lobeck Thomas Wilson Foundation John Thompson and Julia Forster* Tom and Catherine Tinsley* Stephen G. Tomlinson Top Golf USA, Inc. The Town of Kiawah Island United Way of Greater Atlanta United Way of Tarrant County USAA Christopher Viets Vinson & Elkins LLP Naomi and Peter Waltman Weil, Gotshal and Manges Courtney and Jacob Welch Western Digital Foundation Katharine Weymouth* WHH Foundation Kara and Chris Williams


Woodrow Wilson High School Community Foundation Jennifer and Michael Woods World Bank Community Connections Fund Charles Wyman and Megan Pickett Wyman Margery Yeager Daniel Zarkowsky Zynga.org Foundation

$1,000 - $4,999

Janet B. Abrams Acacia Capital Corporation Active 20-30 No. 1 of Sacramento Monica and David Adelstein The Advisory Board Company A.J. Agarwal Katie Albright and Jake Schatz Jennifer Allan Goldman and Matthew Goldman All Dimension Construction Dean Allen Sher Amos-Grosser and Adam Grosser Mr. and Mrs. Greg Annick via Focusing Philanthropy Anonymous (12) Anonymous Fund of the East Bay Community Foundation Clair and Henry Anstice Anton Development Company Christopher Armao Douglas Armer Aufmuth Family Foundation Avanti Food and Beverage LLC Debbie Baldwin Bandera Ventures Bank of America Employee Giving Campaign Bank of America US Trust Joanne Barker Bonnie Bella Benefitfocus Fund of Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina Trey Bennett Berkshire Hathaway (The Charitable Foundation) Erich Bethke and Shawn Alfrey Lauren Bindler Ted Blankenship and Thomas Kazmierczak Manja Blazer Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma The Bohannon Foundation Bohland Family Charitable Gift Fund Bolton Foundation BookBar Katherine Boone Neal and Winnie Borden David and Jeanne Bovill Brendan Boyle Bozzuto Construction Company David Brands Elizabeth Brands Vereecke Shannon Brayton Laura Brewer The Brickyard Berridge Fund at the East Bay Community Foundation Bobbe and Jon Bridge Bridgewater Associates Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. Steven and Ann Loar Brooks Tony Brush Building Futures Foundation Felecia Caldwell California Community Foundation Nell and Joe Callahan Canyon Title Company, LLC Capitol Hill Community Foundation Eric Caraszi Caroline and Jacob Werner Charitable Fund Janice Carroll* Dan and Phoebe Casetta Cashin Family Fund Susan and James Cavalieri Centerbridge Foundation Jennifer Chandler Debby Chang and Andrew Sakai Ross Chapman Mei and Herald Chen The Cherry Creek Has Heart Fund at Community First Foundation Janice and Bill Chevaillier Children’s Medical Charities Association


Winston Choi-Schagrin Allison and Eli Cohen Ira Coleman Clare Compton James D. Cooper John Cooper Cordish Companies Bill and Judy Courshon Jay and Page Cowles* Cox Foundation Karen and Mark Criswell Patrick Crosetto Barbara Crossan The Cunningham-Gardiner Foundation C.W. Titus Foundation Brett and Sarah Davis Carla De Landri and Florindo Volpacchio Allison and Michael Delman Matthew and Jessica Denecour Lori and Ray DePole Robert de Rothschild Yvonne Derse Dimick Foundation Philip and Jennifer DiNapoli Downey Brand Pamela Downs Downtown Dallas, Inc. Andrea Drasites Beth Dugan Bill and Edie Dwan Ralph and Louie Dweck Amy Banse and Joseph Dworetzky Terry and Lindsay Eakin ECMC Foundation Eddie C. and C. Sylvia Brown Family Foundation Michael Eglit David and Anne Ellis Emergent BioSolutions Jim Emme Enterprise Rent-A-Car Catherine Estrada Eva Shi Daycare Exelon Foundation Matching Gifts Program Exxon Mobil Corporation Darin White Eydenberg Rebecca and Rod Fallow Farallon Capital Management Prentiss E. and Gail W. Feagles Regen Fearon Fei Family Foundation David and Laurie Finkelstein First Citizens Bank First Republic Bank Adam Flatto Flowe Foundation Elizabeth and William Fort Bryce Fraser Simone and Wayne Frederick Mary and Donnie Freeman Richard Fried Ann B. and Thomas L. Friedman Kevin Frisz Frost Bank Curt and Diane Fuhrmann Rebecca and Dan Galemba George and Tanja Gallate Humberto and Ana Galleno Pete and Kathy Gaynor GEICO Philanthropic Foundation The Gerald C. McNamara and Renee K. Petrofes Charitable Fund Shannon and Sam Gilliland Alison and Paul Gillis Goldman Sachs Gives John and Sherri Goodman Google Matching Gifts Program Rebecca Gowen Grace Episcopal Church Jonathan Grad Stuart Morrian Grant Raquel Grazi Fischer and Zachary Fischer Great Divide Brewing Co Carrie and Vincent Greene Griffith Energy Services Grubhub Adelle and Tim Guidotti John Hagerty and Susan Simons Lauren Hall and David Hearth Bruce and Carolyn Hancock

Harman Cain Family Foundation Rob Harper Kenny and Jeannie Harrell Hartwig Family Dennis and Molly Hasson Pete and Rebecca Helme Tyler Henritze Ken Henry Linda and Dennis Herman Alexandra Hill and Carlos Moreno Hord Coplan Macht, Inc. Riley and Susan Howard Leslie and George Hume Kellie Erin Hurson Wende Hutton Iacoboni Site Specialists, Inc. Immediate Needs Grants Program of the S acramento Region Community Foundation Industrial Valuation Services, LLC In memory of Claire Gustafson Reidenbach Intel Foundation J&A Herrmann Jason and Kimberly Isaly Italco Food Products, Inc. Jackson National Community Fund Kimberly Jacobs Harry Jaffe Christopher James Laura Jehl and Michael Cicero Joan Coulter Pittman Fund of Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina Jim and Allison Johnson Timothy Johnson Mimi Johnson-Jacobs Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Josephs Ramyata Joshi JPMorgan Chase Foundation Junior League of Denver Justice, Justice Foundation Philip and Miranda Kaiser Carolyn Kaplan Joan Karlin Chop and Annette Keenan Jamie and Allison Keenan Bill and Mary Jane Kelly Erna and Michael Kerst Brian Kim Carol Kim Dasle Kim Sue-Jean Kim Dr. Damion Kistler Kowalski Family Jenny and Loren Koziol John and Kathy Krause Ian Lahaye Lainoff Family Foundation Lake Avenue Community Foundation Beth Lamb Lane Partners Frank and Betty Langhammer Roy Lapidus Lesley and Fred Lawler Sally and Chris Lawrence Andrew Lax Lisa F. Lazarus Mark and Jennifer Lea Joy Leach and Rich Goodstein Ted and Tricia Legasey Legg Mason Charitable Foundation Daryl and Elizabeth Libow LinkedIn For Good Fund, a corporate advised fund of Silicon Valley Community Foundation LinkedIn Matching Gifts Program David Liu Lone Pine Foundation Harry and Jennifer Lopez Mark Louie William and Hildie Lyddan Donna Lynne Madeline and Isaac Stein Family Fund of Silicon Valley Community Foundation Qahir Madhany Phil and Kelly Mahoney Baird Mallory and Molly Pratt The Manaster Recibe Love Charitable Fund The Manny and Cecile Hernandez Charitable Foundation The Martinez Family Charitable Fund at Schwab Charitable

Bill and Jenny Martinusen Joshua Mason Cathleen Massey Louis Matthews Jr. Maverick Capital Foundation Mayor’s Intern Fellows Program of The Dallas Foundation Mazaika Family Foundation Mary Stuart McCamy Melody McCutcheon Sharon and Chip McElroy Kyle McNair MCN BUILD Baltimore Ron Menzin The Meredith Family Foundation Jim and Louisa Meyer Michael Minnick, School Board Trustee Sacramento City Unified School District Mary Jo and Robert Milbank Nora Morgenstern and Michael Lyster Ann Morrical Hans Morris Katherine Morris The Morrison and Foerster Foundation Annette and Kevin Murray Tom Musbach Mutual of America Foundation Anthony Myers Michael Nash Nathan and Marlene Addlestone Foundation Barbara Navarro Janice Nelson New York University The Nord Family Foundation North Charleston Breakfast Rotary Club North Forty Melanie and Lawrence C. Nussdorf Nutanix, Inc. The Oakland Athletics Community Fund Peter and Lorena O’Brien Becky and Ralph O’Connor Jill and Erik Olson Oncor Therese O’Neill Peters and Elliot Peters Doug Paddock Panwy Foundation, Inc. Paragon Real Estate Group Pamela Parker Mary Jo and Richard Parrino Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation Bruce Pauley Susan and Lane Pennington Nasim and Alex Peretsman Henrietta and Brett Pertuz Norbert and Regina Peyfuss PG&E Corporation Foundation Phillips Family Fund of Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina James and Mimi Piper Stephen and Lisa Plavin Point West Rotary Club Foundation Jonathan Pollack Sam Pruett PWC Anna Quah, UPS Paul Quinlan The Raikes Foundation Ralph and Frances McGill Foundation Randall A. Wolf Family Foundation Reading with Realtors Rechtschaffen Family Charitable Fund John and Darlene Reid-Dodick Reinauer Transportation Gail Reinemund Jim and Janet Reynolds Aarika and Ryan Riddle Jane and Kirk Rimer Margot and Scott Ritchie Daisy Rogers Robert and Ellen Rogers Mr. and Mrs. Scott Rohrman Janet Romano Rooftop Development Denver Sheri and Andrew Rosen Ronald Rosenfeld Ilene Rosenthal Douglas and Megan Ross Ross Stores Foundation Rotary Club of Tulsa Foundation

Kristin Rowles and Paul Ferraro RRH Hotel LLC Allie and Chris Ruettgers Sadie Meyer and Louis Cohn Foundation Sagamore Development Salesforce Samlyn Capital, LLC San Jose Mercury News Wishbook Fund Laura Saunders Sawhney Family Charitable Fund Alexandra Scaggs Joseph Schady Katherine and Michael Schafler Laura and Russ Schaible Suzanne and Will Schutte Gabriel and Jolie Schwartz Julia Segal and Mark Warner Senesco Marine LLC Senn Visciano Cagnes P.C. ServisFirst Bank Marsha and Jerry Seslowe David Shainok Debi and Jay Shaw The Sheetz Family Gwen Sherman Susan Sherman Kimberly Shin Caroline Shirk Mary Ann Shirk Sylvia and Samuel Shiroyama Catherine E. Shreves and Thomas L. Bird Sean Silk Leslie Simmons Linda Slaughter and Cathy Ellis Jeremy Smith and Jeremy Hastings Judi Smith SMUD Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. Don Soifer Sony Pictures Entertainment Soroptimist International of Metropolitan Sacramento Doug and M. Fabiana Sosnik* South Carolina Ports Authority Sparo Kathy Spicer Richard and Sandra Spigler Karen Sprogis Bonnie and Stuart Stainman The Stanley Family Charitable Fund Stanley and Elizabeth Star Michelle Staubach Grimes Bob Stegall and Janet Ryan Jonathan Steinberg Stein Family Charitable Foundation Liz and Emanuel Stern Mark and Mary Stevens Tricia Stevens Anne Stewart Steve Stich Brodie Stone David and Laura Stone John Strickland Gary Sumers Summit SunTrust Foundation Super Bowl 50 Fund SurveyMonkey Karen Suzukamo Allie and Patrick Sweeney Mark and Sherrie Taguchi The Tang Fund David and Peggy Tanner Armineh Tavitian Texas Instruments Foundation Kate Thomas TIER REIT Michelle Torgerson The Tray Siegfried Family Lou Trebino and Lars Ruggles Trinity Second Century Foundation T. Rowe Price Foundation Turnbridge Public Charter School Tyco Integrated Security UBS Financial Services United Way California Capital Region United Way of the National Capital Area University of Texas at Dallas Comet Bridge Robert Van Newkirk and Angel Roberts

Trish Van Pilsum Varian Partners in Giving Program Vectra Bank Vista Equity Partners The Walmart Foundation Walmart Stores, Inc. Lisa Walsh Janet Wang Tim Wang Chantal and David Weinman Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign Wellspring Group CPAs Charles and Eva Werk Joan Wessel Bates White Whole Foods Markets Vicki Wiener Laura Will William Blair & Company Foundation Abby and Todd Williams De’Edra Williams Lance and Sadie Williams Donna Williamson Gary Wimmer David Winter WM. and Martha Erickson Foundation Joel Wohlgemuth Brad and Crickett Woloson Women Lawyers of Sacramento Foundation Greg Worrell Anupama Yerramalli ZGF Architects Mary and Jeff Zients Dave Zinger Dana Zucker

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.


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BALTIMORE 1500 Union Ave., Suite 2200 Baltimore, MD 21211 (410) 949-1552 CHARLOTTE 809 West Hill St., Suite C Charlotte, NC 28208 (704) 941-0525 COLORADO 1600 Downing St., Suite 700 Denver, CO 80218 (720) 409-9909 LOS ANGELES AREA 3452 E. Foothill Blvd., Suite 315 Pasadena, CA 91107 (213) 399-8599 NORTH TEXAS 2910 Swiss Ave. Dallas, TX 75204 (214) 821-4500

Signature Partners

NEW YORK CITY 499 Seventh Ave. 20th Floor, North Tower New York, NY 10018 (646) 395-3831 SACRAMENTO 5299 Auburn Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95841 (916) 996-0830 SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA 180 Grand Ave., Suite 800 Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 444-9800 SEATTLE 210 S. Hudson St., Suite 314 Seattle, WA 98134 (206) 992-4484 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

WASHINGTON, DC 500 Penn St. NE Washington, DC 20002 (202) 701-9110

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