Events & Sponsorship

Essential Support

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!

2024 Dinner with an Author Gala

Our Dinner with an Author gala will return on May 16, 2024, at an exciting new venue – Raffles Boston.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Find information here or contact Angela Haynes at [email protected].

Featured Speaker

Featured Authors

Steve Almond, Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg, Adrienne Brodeur, Christy Cashman, Tina Cassidy, Sara DiVello, Crystal Cobb Collier, Paul Grogan, Emily Habeck, Caroline Kepnes, Jessica Lander, Kaija Langley, Ben Mezrich, Tonya Mezrich, Virginia Pye, Andrew Ridker, Dan Shaughnessy, Michelle Min Sterling, Garrick Thames, Jonathan Todd, Ilyon Woo, and Laura Zigman


Past Events

The 2023 Dinner With an Author Gala

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!

33rd Annual Rodman
Ride for Kids

For over 30 years, the The Rodman Ride for Kids has raised over $145 million and impacts tens of thousands of kids each year.

Event News

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.

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

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.