| December 6, 2011

David is a Microsoft Integral Fellow!


We’re very excited to announce that our Executive Director and co-founder David Risher has been elected as a 2011 Microsoft Integral Fellow.

This follows as intensive selection process led by the Microsoft Alumni Association and judged by a distinguished panel including Ashoka Founder Bill Drayton CNN’s medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta, and eBay Founder and Chairman Pierre Omidyar.

The award includes a $25,000 grant for Worldreader and access to the network of Microsoft alumni to help support our work.  This is both exciting in itself and we think it will lead to great things in the future.

Here are a few pictures of David with Bill and Melinda from the event– and more information in this Seattle Times article.   Enjoy!  (And for a look at the inspirational video the Alumni Foundation prepared about his love of reading and inspiration for Worldreader, click here.)

Photos courtesy Randell Walton Photography

Photos courtesy Randell Walton Photography