Join Worldreader for an
intimate reception

Worldreader CEO & Co-Founder David Risher and the Worldreader Board of Directors look forward to hosting you for an intimate reception at a beautiful, brand new gathering space in one of San Francisco’s most scenic luxury buildings. We will share Worldreader’s latest innovations, strategies, and successes as we strive to Keep Children Reading. And you’ll learn how you can support these bold efforts to help millions of readers build a better world!

We can build a better world, together

San Francisco Reception
with CEO & Co-Founder David Risher
and our Board of Directors

October 21|6:00 – 8:00 PM

The Avery Condominiums, Fireplace Lounge & Sky Terrace
488 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA

“You already know the marked advantages reading and reading proficiency bring to an underserved child’s education and future. Your gift to Worldreader is an investment in their critical need for improved instruction, development of reading habits and increased opportunities to learn at home and school. The children and families your contribution can impact will become contributors to the “better world” we can all build!” 

Chris Capossela 
Worldreader Board Chair
Chief Marketing Officer & Executive Vice President of Consumer Business, 


Date: Thursday, October 21, 2021,  6:00 – 8:00 PM
Fireplace Lounge & Sky Terrace at the Avery Condominiums

Support our work

If you’re unable to attend but would like to make a contribution to our work, please donate today. We’re extremely grateful for your generosity.

Board members

Chris Capossela | Board Chair
Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President of Consumer Business, Microsoft

Kartik Raghavan | Board Secretary
Managing Director, Two Sigma

Charles Brighton | Board Member
Co-Founder & Co-Chief Executive Officer, Brighton Jones, LLC

Elizabeth Dollar | Board Member
Partner and Not-for-Profit National Practice Leader, Moss Adams LLP

Kate James | Board Member
Former Chief Corporate Affairs and Global Marketing Officer, Pearson

Elizabeth Khuri Chandler | Board Member
Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Goodreads

Ericka Lock | Board Member
Co-founder, Kaphan Foundation

Dana Reid | Board Member
Trusts and Estates and Tax-Exempt Organizations Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Alison Rich | Board Member
Senior Vice President, Publishing Development and Author Platforms, Penguin Random House

David Risher | Board President
Co-Founder & President, Worldreader

Gretchen Sorensen | Board Member
Principal, Sorensen Group

Peter Spiro | Board Member
Technical Fellow, Microsoft


AN IMPORTANT NOTE ON COVID-19 SAFETY: The Avery Fireplace Lounge & Sky Terrace is a new recently occupied space, complete with MERV 13 Filtration filters which exceeds the requested 11+. In addition to the highest quality ventilation system, the venue will have its sliding glass doors open to access the Terrace. Additionally we will be hosting less than one-half of the 100 person capacity to ensure social distancing. We request that attendees be vaccinated.