Our Supporters

Thank you to our generous funders!

  • Boston Early Reading First Grant
  • Chelsea Early Reading First Grant
  • Community Foundation of Western Mass.
  • Connecticut State Department of Education
  • The Cummings Foundation
  • Fannie Cox Foundation
  • Fund for Rhode Island
  • Goldman Sachs & Co.
  • Hans E. & Berta E. Gwinner Fund
  • Glenn and Krista Hanson, and Dale Hanson
  • Highland Elementary School, Westfield, Mass.
  • Holland Family Fund
  • Mabel A. Horne Fund
  • Massachusetts Department of Education
  • Walter J. Noonan Trust
  • Frank Reed & Margaret Jane Peters Memorial
  • The Rhode Island Foundation
  • Surkin Family Charitable Fund
  • TriMix Foundation
  • Wilbraham Junior Women’s Club
  • Michael Young

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Are you a business considering making a donation? Your gift can have a tangible, meaningful impact on HILL schools. Learn more about how you can make a difference with a sponsorship!

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Our Founding Gift - The Hanson Family

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

How Can I Help My Community?

We don’t take the challenge of teaching kids to read lightly: according the 2013 NAEP results, 66% of 4th graders fail to read at grade level each year and we know that we can help them. How? Working with leadership-oriented principals and superintendents, and supported by the highest-quality literacy professionals in the nation, HILL for Literacy helps schools transform into efficient, systemic platforms for literacy excellence. Contact us to find out how we can help your school or district today, or click below to learn more about how you can support our programs in your community!

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