Donors

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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
Chris Capossela and Leigh Toner*
Cynthia and Steve Hammer
Jennifer and David Risher*
Kaphan Foundation*
Terry Atkinson and Kathy Taylor*

The Anthology Circle

$250,000 - $499,999
Kate James and Hans Bishop*
Klintworth Family Foundation*
Sakurako and William Fisher*
Donna and Matt Bellew

The Novel Circle

$100,000 - $249,999
Charles and Lorie Brighton*
Carolyn Kroll Reidy and Stephen Reidy*
Joel Spiegel and Karen Van Dusen*
LJ Ross*
Otis and Elizabeth Chandler*
Peter and Elisabetta Mallinson Trust*
Peter and April Spiro
Tod and Allison Nielsen
Wilke Family Foundation*

The Poetry Circle

$25,000 - $99,999
Adam Bosworth*
Colleen and Clyde McQueen*
Dana Johnson and Mark Nelson
Harrison Miller and Clare McCamy
Larry Hitchon and Dana Reid*
Lauri and Greg Nakamoto*
Lisa and Peter Nitze
Maryam Mohit and Erik Blachford*
Neil Roseman and Rose Tatlow*
Star Soltan and Dillon Lerach
Sue and Duff Sanderson
Thacher Family Philanthropy Fund

Sponsors

$10,000 - $24,999
Craig and Susan Bruya
David Dominguez
Diego Piacentini and Monica Nicoli
James Osborne
JJ Jacobi*
Kartik Raghavan
Margaret A Meyer Family Foundation
Martin and Victoria Nye*
Mary Case
Pam Fleischer
Sarah and Michael Risher
Thomas and Deborah Cole
Viral Patel

Ambassadors

$5,000 - $9,999
David Zapolsky and Lynn Hubbard
John and Jessica Fullerton
Kirk Koenigsbauer
Mike Nugent
Van der Wansem Foundation
Cintra Pollock and the Singer Family Foundation
Stephanie and Jim Gamble
The Family of Sibyl Frankenburg and Steve Kessel
Timothy and Jennifer Kingston
Tom Alberg and Judi Beck

Advocates

$2,500 - $9,999
Dhiren Shah
Hermione and Tobin Ireland
Josh Schweitzer and Mary Sue Milliken
Lindsay and Patti Eberts
Lisa Brummel and Celeste Keaton
Robert Short and Emer Dooley

Supporters

$1,000 - $2,499
Alan and Vic Caplan
Angela Reynar
Carol Risher
Catherine Stocker
Christina Vrachnos
Deborah Yeh and Mark Risher
Elizabeth and Olof Carmel
Frances and Mac Merenda
Gabe Tsuboyama
George and Cherry Snelling
Greg Hart
Greg Linden
Haroula Kosmatos and David Fildes
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Jane and Max Slade
Jodie Jones and Leland Rockoff
Joseph Synk
Juanita Baker
Kevin Phaup
Kim Rachmeler
Michel Roger Goffin
Peter Orth
Richard Ward and Cheryl Capriola
Sean and Heidi Williams
Sherry and Edward Guy
Steve and Heather Murch
Taleb Salhab
Tamra Myers
Walter Baddoo

Our Most Recent Donors

  • Mark Kellenbeck from United States
  • Barbara Dalton from United States in honor of Carolyn Reidy
  • IoLa L. Thomas from United States
  • Conway Shui from United States in honor of Carolyn Reidy
  • Robert Bender from United States
  • Siobhan Ciminera from United States in honor of Carolyn Reidy
  • Stephanie Overholt from United States in honor of Carolyn Reidy
  • Sameet Agarwal from United States
  • Mark Kellenbeck from United States
  • Kate Fahey from United States in honor of Carolyn Reidy
  • Elizabeth Heron & Brian Marsh from United States
  • Terence Reidy from United States in honor of Carolyn K Reidy
  • Wendy Sheanin from United States in honor of Carolyn Reidy
  • maurien moller from Netherlands
  • Les Hinmon from United States in honor of Carolyn Reidy
  • Mark Kellenbeck from United States
  • Nitesh Kartha from United States
  • Michael Carley from United States
  • Nader Zaidan from United States
  • Sophie Cottrell from United States in honor of Carolyn Reidy
  • Ariana Neumann from United States in honor of Carolyn Reidy
  • Kwok lai Pierre Cheung Cheung from China
  • Walter Walker from United States in honor of Carolyn Reidy
  • Ray Hopkins from United States in honor of Carolyn Reidy
  • David Millar from Canada in honor of Carolyn Reidy
  • Carol Cunningham from United States in honor of Carolyn Reidy
  • Carol Cunningham from United States
  • Stephen Divenere from United States
  • Rhedd Lewis from United Kingdom
  • Sean Siegel from United States in honor of Carolyn Reidy
  • Patricia Todd from United States in honor of Carolyn Reidy
  • Brenda Ciccone from United States in honor of Carolyn Reidy
  • Tracy Woelfel from United States
  • Christine Newman from United States in honor of Ruth Cook, librarian extraordinaire
  • Wendy Nicholson from United States in honor of Carolyn Kroll Reidy
  • Szilvia Kovacs from Hungary
  • Sorche Fairbank from United States in honor of Carolyn Reidy
  • Martha Gifford from United States in honor of Carolyn K. Reidy
  • Brenda Sisnett from Canada in honor of Carolyn Reidy
  • Mr & Mrs Stephen Clark from United States in honor of Carolyn Reidy
  • Nigel Ellis from United States
  • Anthony Doerr from United States in honor of Carolyn Reidy
  • Kartik Raghavan from United States
  • Susanna Porter from United States
  • Sheila Oakes from United States in honor of Carolyn Reidy
  • Cynthia Bear from United States in honor of Carolyn K. Reidy
  • Sally George from United States in honor of Carolyn Reidy
  • Desiree Vecchio from United States
  • Kerry Fiallo from United States
  • Shawn Bice from United States