Our Leadership

Room to Read's goal is to combine the best of private and public sector management in order to become the trusted global educational development organization.

Our leadership team is comprised of veterans of such venerable corporations as Goldman Sachs, Gap, Microsoft and Unilever, along with former managers from CARE, The Nature Conservancy and the World Health Organization. They have taught in overseas locations ranging from Kuwait to Mongolia to South Korea, and have all spent considerable parts of their careers involved in international business and social causes.

Our organization is bound by a shared commitment to hiring and retaining a talented, passionate global team, maintaining financial and programmatic transparency, engaging in true partnerships with local communities to empower them to improve their situation, and being faithful stewards of donors' investments in Room to Read. Together, we seek to provide millions of children in the developing world with the lifelong gift of education.


With your help, we can affect the lives of 10 million children by 2015.

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Schools Constructed 1,930
Libraries Established


Books Published 1,158
Books Distributed 15,641,734
Girls' Education Participants


Children Benefited 9.7 million

results updated quarterly

2013 Annual Report

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