Back to School
with Partnerships that
Keep Children Reading

Join Worldreader CEO & Co-Founder David Risher and special guest Malcolm Mitchell, CEO of Share the Magic Foundation, reading advocate, and former NFL Wide Receiver, for an intimate conversation about the importance of digital reading and reading access. 

They will discuss how partnerships are crucial to providing children and families in vulnerable communities with the books, resources, and educational programming they need to succeed in and out of the classroom.


Date: Sept 16, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
The Georgian Terrace Hotel, Mitchell Ballroom

Lunch will be provided

RSVP by September 2, 2021

Back to School
with Partnerships that
Keep Children Reading

Sept 1612:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Georgian Terrace Hotel

Share the Magic Foundation – Unlocking the potential of young lives through literacy by introducing book ownership to students in households where reading is not a priority. 

Worldreader – Bringing first class digital solutions to underserved communities communities to enhance reading and learning among children and youth. 


David Risher
CEO & Co-Founder of Worldreader

David Risher is the CEO and co-founder of Worldreader. After a career as a general manager at Microsoft and an early stage executive at Amazon, David recognized early on how e-readers and digital books could give kids in under-served parts of the world better access to the life-changing experience of reading. Since co-founding Worldreader in 2010, David and the Worldreader team have expanded the organization to have impact in more than 46 countries, delivering high-quality books in 52 languages to over 13 million children. Together, they’ve demonstrated how digital technology–combined with high-quality books, smart programming, strong partnerships–can accelerate reading around the globe and unlock the potential of the world’s next scientists, teachers, innovators, and explorers.


Donna Lowry

Donna Lowry is an award-winning journalist who combines a passion for storytelling with a desire to empower others with the communication and critical thinking skills surrounding educational, political, cultural diversity, and financial issues. Through her firm, Donna Lowry Communications, she provides consulting, writing, and producing services for several firms, including non-profits.

Donna is a seven-time regional Emmy award winner, a three-time national Gabriel Award recipient, and has garnered honors from countless organizations, including the National Association of Black Journalists, Atlanta Association of Black Journalists, Georgia Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists, Georgia Association of Educators (GAE), and the Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE).

Malcolm Mitchell
CEO of Share the Magic Foundation

Malcolm Mitchell – CEO/Founder of the Share the Magic Foundation; author, literacy advocate, and former Georgia Bulldog and member of the NFL World Champion New England Patriots. His foundation has placed books in the hands of more than 65,000 young readers and provided Read with Malcolm Literacy Programs to over 300,000 students.