Our Supporters

Thank you to our generous funders

  • The Cummings Foundation
  • The Richard Davoud Donchian Foundation

  • Connecticut State Department of Education
  • Massachusetts Department of Education

Our Founding Gift

HILL for Literacy was founded in 2001 with a generous grant from the Hanson family (Glenn, Krista, and Dale Hanson) to help address the disparities in achievement for all readers. The goal was to significantly increase the literacy performance of children through educational outreach services to schools and school systems; teacher training and consultation; research and evaluation of measured outcomes; and development of new teacher resource materials. Glenn Hanson cited his own childhood experience as the major reason for supporting the initiative. We are particularly grateful for this founding gift which enabled us to grow as an organization and have a positive impact in many schools.

“I struggled all through school to read and it was only with great effort that I was able to grasp the process. With proper intervention, such struggle is unnecessary. We see this [gift] as investing social venture capital for a worthy cause.” Glenn Hanson

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