Our supporters

We are grateful to our supporters
for their generous donations

We are grateful to these individuals and families who have supported Worldreader’s mission to help readers build a better world. To see a list of our institutional supporters and partners, please visit this page.

Recently, Worldreader has received an outpouring of support and kind messages from the friends of former CEO of Simon & Schuster, Carolyn Reidy, including more than 50 donations made in her memory. We are grateful for these gifts that will advance Carolyn’s vision of sharing books with millions of readers. To learn more about how Carolyn supported Worldreader over the years, please read this note from our Co-founder and CEO, David Risher, Remembering Carolyn Reidy.

Our most recent
online donors

Jonathan Guss
Georgette Knuckles
Freda Lightfoot
Amar Rathor
Eedy Nicholson
Noreen Fetzer
Nancy Horie
amy calkins
Rebecca Leege
Jeff Freedman
Karen Berliner
Elyse Wright
V E Christie
Pamela Maher
Rebecca Fine
Katy Lillquist
Melanie Wise
Roy Vore
Kerry Knott
Sally Hauser
Jilly Scott
Tamara Eriksen
virginia gomez
Alan Yorinks
Julia Valencoso
IoLa L. Thomas
maurien moller
Pam Fleischer
Elizabeth J Harger
Cindy Strong
Nalorm Tay-Agbozo
John David Risher
Larry Rosenblum
Zibby Owens
Jennifer Cast
Chris McGuinness
Robert Genovese
Sue Lamb
Aaron Challenner
Nicholas Lovejoy
Jessica Blanchard
Mark Kellenbeck
Vasileios Papakonstantinou
IoLa L. Thomas
Maria Katrina Ablen
maurien moller
Timothy Williams
Inga Aksamit
Nalorm Tay-Agbozo

* Denotes multi-year pledges. Worldreader sends our deepest thanks to donors who have committed unrestricted multi-year support to sustain our growth and impact for years to come.

Updated February 2020

The Epic Circle

$500,000 – $1,000,000 and above

Chris Capossela and Leigh Toner*

Jennifer and David Risher*

Terry Atkinson and Kathy Taylor*

Cynthia and Steve Hammer

Kaphan Foundation*

The Anthology Circle

$250,000 – $499,999

Kate James and Hans Bishop*

Sakurako and William Fisher*

Klintworth Family Foundation*

Donna and Matt Bellew

The Novel Circle

$100,000 – $249,999

Charles and Lorie Brighton*

Joel Spiegel and Karen Van Dusen*

Otis and Elizabeth Chandler*

Peter and April Spiro

Wilke Family Foundation*

Carolyn Kroll Reidy and Stephen Reidy*

LJ Ross*

Peter and Elisabetta Mallinson Trust*

Tod and Allison Nielsen

The Poetry Circle

$25,000 – $99,999

Adam Bosworth*

Dana Johnson and Mark Nelson

Larry Hitchon and Dana Reid*

Lisa and Peter Nitze

Neil Roseman and Rose Tatlow*

Sue and Duff Sanderson

Colleen and Clyde McQueen*

Harrison Miller and Clare McCamy

Lauri and Greg Nakamoto*

Maryam Mohit and Erik Blachford*

Star Soltan and Dillon Lerach

Thacher Family Philanthropy Fund


$10,000 – $24,999

Craig and Susan Bruya

Diego Piacentini and Monica Nicoli

JJ Jacobi*

Margaret A Meyer Family Foundation

Mary Case

Sarah and Michael Risher

Viral Patel

David Dominguez

James Osborne

Kartik Raghavan

Martin and Victoria Nye*

Pam Fleischer


$5,000 – $9,999

David Zapolsky and Lynn Hubbard

Kirk Koenigsbauer

Van der Wansem Foundation

Stephanie and Jim Gamble

Timothy and Jennifer Kingston

John and Jessica Fullerton

Mike Nugent

Cintra Pollock and the Singer Family Foundation

The Family of Sibyl Frankenburg and Steve Kessel

Tom Alberg and Judi Beck


$2,500 – $4,999

Dhiren Shah

Josh Schweitzer and Mary Sue Milliken

Lisa Brummel and Celeste Keaton

Hermione and Tobin Ireland

Lindsay and Patti Eberts

Robert Short and Emer Dooley


$1,000 – $2,499

Alan and Vic Caplan

Deborah Yeh and Mark Risher

Greg Hart

Jodie Jones and Leland Rockoff

Michel Roger Goffin

Steve and Heather Murch

Angela Reynar

Elizabeth and Olof Carmel

Greg Linden

Joseph Synk

Peter Orth

Taleb Salhab

Carol Risher

Frances and Mac Merenda

Haroula Kosmatos and David Fildes

Juanita Baker

Richard Ward and Cheryl Capriola

Tamra Myers

Catherine Stocker

Gabe Tsuboyama

Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kevin Phaup

Sean and Heidi Williams

Walter Baddoo

Christina Vrachnos

George and Cherry Snelling

Jane and Max Slade

Kim Rachmeler

Sherry and Edward Guy

Thank you for helping readers build a better world.

We are grateful for your support. For more information, please email donations@worldreader.org. We look forward to hearing from you.