Become part of our mission to make interactive reading a joyful and rewarding routine for all families.
Our Events help raise essential sponsor support and are an important part of our efforts to equip parents to be their child’s first teacher. Come out and show your support!
Rodman Ride 2023
The 2023 Rodman Ride for Kids will be held on Saturday, September 23 in Foxboro, and Raising a Reader MA will be there! We have a goal of raising $20,000, and you can help us to achieve it by either giving today or signing up to ride with our team. Give or sign up here.
Do you want to sponsor our Rodman Ride team? Contact Angela Haynes to learn more at [email protected].
Thank you for making our Dinner with an Author Gala a success!
What an evening! We are so grateful to all of you for joining and supporting us.
Together with 26 esteemed authors, 28 generous sponsors, 26 gracious hosts, and a full room of 250 guests, we exceeded our goal by raising over $375,000 towards RAR-MA’s efforts to close the literacy opportunity gap among young children and their families in under-resourced communities across Massachusetts! We could not have done it without you: our friends, our hosts and sponsors, and our truly outstanding and talented group of authors:
Julie Brown, Christy Cashman, Laura DeSisto, Emily Franklin, Allegra Goodman, Beth C. Greenberg, Lynne Reeves Griffin, Desmond Hall, Diane Hessan, Virginia Hume, Rachel Kadish, Henriette Lazaridis, William Landay, Helen Elaine Lee, William Martin, Claire Messud, Ben Mezrich, Tonya Mezrich, Michael Ponsor, Edward Lee Rocha, Hank Phillippi Ryan, Dan Shaughnessy, Katherine Sherbrooke, Nadia Liu Spellman, Ilyon Woo, and James Wood!
You can still make a donation by visiting the event website:
The 2022 Dinner With an Author Gala
Together with 27 esteemed authors, 17 generous sponsors, 26 gracious hosts, and a full room of 250 guests, we exceeded our goal by raising over $350,000 towards RAR-MA’s efforts to close the literacy opportunity gap among young children and their families in under-resourced communities across Massachusetts!
32nd Annual Rodman
Ride for Kids
Over the past 30 years, the The Rodman Ride for Kids has raised over $145 million and impacts tens of thousands of kids each year.
- 31st Annual Rodman Ride for Kids
- Better Together Winter Soirée 2020
- Beyond the Red Book Bag
- Dinner with an Author 2019
PNC’s Power Plays for Pre-K
Raising a Reader MA is a proud recipient of PNC’s Power Plays for Pre-K sponsorship. In partnership with 98.5 The Sports Hub Bruins Radio Network, PNC donates $250 for every Boston power play to a Grow Up Great partner organization.
LIVE! with an Author
Sponsored by PNC Bank
Our virtual author series: LIVE! with an Author sponsored by PNC Bank! was presented as a complement to our Dinner with an Author Gala on October 15, 2020. The series offered exciting, interactive chats with your favorite authors. and an opportunity to learn more about RAR-MA and support our mission to close the literacy opportunity gap.