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We Gratefully Acknowledge Our Major Donors

We are ever grateful to these families and individuals who give $1,000 or more annually in support of Worldreader’s mission to bring books to all. To see a list of our institutional supporters and partners, please visit here.

* 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 Februrary, 2020

The Epic Circle

$500,000 - $1,000,000 and above
Jennifer and David Risher*
Chris Capossela and Leigh Toner*
Cynthia and Steve Hammer*
Kaphan Foundation*
Karen Van Dusen and Joel Spiegel*

The Anthology Circle

$250,000 - $499,999
Otis and Elizabeth Chandler Foundation*
Kate James and Hans Bishop*

The Novel Circle

$100,000 - $249,999
Carolyn Kroll Reidy and Stephen Reidy*
Charles and Lorie Brighton*
Donna and Matthew Bellew*
Peter and Elisabetta Mallinson Trust*
Star Soltan and Dillon Lerach*
Tod and Allison Nielsen
Wilke Family Foundation*

The Poetry Circle

$25,000 - $99,999
Adam Bosworth*
Brad Horwitz
Colleen and Clyde McQueen*
Dana Johnson and Mark Nelson
David and Martha Dominguez
Fraser and Dierdre Black*
Harrison Miller and Clare McCamy
Kartik Raghavan*
Klintworth Family Foundation*
Larry Hitchon and Dana Reid*
Lauri and Greg Nakamoto*
Lisa and Peter Nitze
Lisa Brummel and Celeste Keaton*
Maryam Mohit*
Paul Maritz
Peter and April Spiro*
Singer Family Foundation*
Sue and Duff Sanderson
Thacher Family Philanthropy Fund
Venky Harinarayan


$10,000 - $24,999
Brad and Jan Silverberg
Carol Risher
Craig and Susan Bruya
Diego Piacentini and Monica Nicoli
Don and Barb Niemann
Elizabeth and Olof Carmel
James Osborne
Jenifer Jacobi
Jennifer Hanner
LJ Ross
Margaret A Meyer Family Foundation
Martin and Victoria Nye*
Mary Case
Pam Fleischer
Sarah and Michael Risher
The Joy Charitable Trust
Thomas and Deborah Cole
Viral Patel


$5,000 - $9,999
David Zapolsky and Lynn Hubbard
Gina Centrello
Gregory and Elisabeth Fowler
John and Jessica Fullerton
John and Martha Stewart
John Jameson
Justin Anderson
Keith Edwards
Kirk and Neen Koenigsbauer
Mary Bacher
Mike Nugent
Raffiq Nathoo
Terry Atkinson and Kathy Taylor
Timothy and Jennifer Kingston
Tom Alberg and Judi Beck


$2,500 - $9,999
Autumn Schwed
Darla Flanagan
Dhiren Shah
Hermione and Tobin Ireland*
Josh Schweitzer and Mary Sue Milliken
Lindsay and Patti Eberts
Lucia and John Davies
Paul Van der Wansem
Robert Short and Emer Dooley
Steve and Heather Murch
Sven and Cheryl Pole
The Family of Sibyl Frankenburg and Steve Kessel


$1,000 - $2,499
Adrian Zackheim
Alan and Vic Caplan
Angela Reynar
Betsy McElroy
Brad Newton
Bradley Greenwald
Brad and Rachel Greenwald
Brian and Carrie Pratt*
Brian Roberts
Christina Vrachnos
Clare Segall
Claudine Ryan
Deborah Yeh and Mark Risher
Frances and Mac Merenda
Gabe Tsuboyama
George and Cherry Snelling
Greg and Corina Linden
Greg Hart
Haroula Kosmatos and David Fildes
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
James Blatch
Jane and Max Slade
Jodie Jones and Leland Rockoff
Joel and Ann Reed
Joseph Synk
Juanita Baker
Kevin Phaup
Kim Rachmeler
Liz Dollar
Lori and Ron Saxon
Louise Jeffrey
Lucie Murray
Martin Tyte
Megan and Fred Eiden
Michel Roger Goffin
Neil Black
Nick Jarman
Pamela Bynum*
Peter Bladin and Donna Lou
Peter Orth
Richard Ward and Cheryl Capriola
Sapp Family Foundation
Sean and Heidi Williams
Stephanie and Jim Gamble
Stephen and Zorinne
Tamra Myers
Walter Baddoo
William Ralson

Our Most Recent Online Donors

  • Christina Heins in honor of Doug Heins
  • Rosie Mitchell in honor of Cynthia Fletcher
  • Dominic Leonard in honor of Mary Anne Clark
  • Joseph Sterneman in honor of Katie Sterneman
  • John Nunes in memory of Maria Dila Nunes
  • Julia Paulsen in honor of Judy Paulsen Bamforth
  • Raman Chari in honor of My children
  • Cynthia Hammer in honor of Allison Hammer
  • Horntvedt Sally in honor of Carew Carswell
  • Jennifer & David Skelly from United States of America in honor of David Skelly
  • mary lou norcross from United States in honor of Sarah Walker Risher
  • Elizabeth Seirmarco from United States
  • Julie Leach from United States in honor of Sarah Risher
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  • Pam Fleischer from United States
  • Elizabeth Chandler from United States
  • John from United States
  • Charlotte Calhoun from United States in honor of Sarah Risher
  • Ruthann Bromleu from United States in honor of Sarah Risher
  • Edward Saxton from United Kingdom
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  • HEIDI WILLIAMS from United States in honor of Sarah Risher
  • Jamie Leader from United States in honor of Sarah Rischer
  • Carol Risher from United States in honor of Sarah Risher
  • Greg Linden from United States
  • Emily Cox from United States in honor of Sarah Risher
  • Patricia O\\\'Toole from United States in honor of Sarah Walker Risher
  • Robert M. Genovese from United States in honor of Kira Genovese
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  • Jeffrey Freedman from United States
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  • Carolyn Connolly from United States
  • Timothy McGraw from United States
  • Roger Kluge from United States in honor of Carolyn & Stephen Reidy
  • Paul Hsi from United States in honor of Priscilla Hsi
  • Antonio Convit, M.D. from United States
  • Adam Rothberg from United States
  • Roy Swan from United States
  • Autumn Schwed from United States
  • Robert M. Genovese from United States in honor of KIra Genovese
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  • Bryan Collins from Ireland