Meet our Supporters

2 Authors and Longtime Supporters of RAR-MA

Raising A Reader MA (RAR-MA) has grown over the years, and with it, the Dinner with an Author gala. Since the event’s inception, Hank Phillippi Ryan and Anita Diamant have been featured authors at the event. Both have a long list of books and an affinity for supporting families to experience the joy of reading.…

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3 Different Expertise, 1 Love of Reading

What do a commercial real estate entrepreneur, Catholicism expert and a pitmaster/restaurateur have in common? The understanding of the importance of reading and knowledge in propelling both their careers and personal lives. Bill Cummings, James Carroll and Andy Husbands are supporting Raising A Reader MA as featured authors at the Dinner with an Author gala…

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In Loving Memory of Evelyn Quintiliani

We are incredibly grateful for the donations we have received over the past two months made in memory of Evelyn Quintiliani of Newton, MA. Evelyn is a lifetime resident of Newton, MA and daughter of two Italian immigrants. She is survived by her daughters Cindy Hodgdon, Doreen Quintiliani and Linda Quintiliani, who requested that people…

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RAR-MA Welcomes New Board Member

We are thrilled to welcome Susan Houston to the Raising A Reader MA Board of Directors! Susan Houston’s experience covers the private, public, and non-profit sectors. Most recently, Susan was Executive Director of MassEcon, a private, non-profit economic development entity charged with promoting Massachusetts as the best place to start, locate, and grow a business.…

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13 Ways to Get Involved at RAR-MA

Helping You Help Us Help Families in Massachusetts There are many incredible people that contribute to our success in a variety of ways. Did you know all of the ways you could support Raising A Reader MA? You can now give through your Donor-Advised Fund online. How? Visit our donation page and scroll down. Then…

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New Partners Added as a Result of Boston Children’s Hospital Collaboration for Community Health

Last year, Raising A Reader MA (RAR-MA) was selected as a recipient for Boston Children’s Collaboration for Community Health. As a result of a $400,000 multi-year grant, RAR-MA has hired a new evaluations and operations manager, improved inter-departmental integration and evaluation systems and added 9 new program partners and expanded with 1 partner, allowing RAR-MA…

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The 2019 Rodman Ride for Kids

Thank you to the riders, donors, staff and volunteers that helped make this year such a success! On Saturday, September 21, Raising A Reader MA (RAR-MA) participated in the Rodman Ride for Kids. With a team of 15 riders, RAR-MA raised over $16,000 to support its mission to end the cycle of low literacy. It…

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Morgan Stanley Gives Back in June

For Morgan Stanley, June represents a time for giving back to their communities. This year, Raising A Reader MA was lucky enough to have the support of twelve staff members during their annual Global Volunteer Month. In honor of this month of volunteerism, Morgan Stanley employees have already donated over two million hours since 2006…

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Making an Impact with Deloitte

On June 7th, Raising A Reader MA was honored to have the support of 14 staff members from Deloitte Boston as part of the company’s 20th Annual Impact Day. Each year, Deloitte employees in offices across the country spend a day supporting their local communities through a day of volunteerism. This was the second year…

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