Platinum Sponsor Highlight: Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation

Essential to any successful non-profit are sponsors who believe in your mission and work with you to fulfill that mission. The Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation (WRF) is such a sponsor for AR Kids Read. Since 2013, WRF has supported AR Kids Read through funding of the Arkansas Grade Level Reading Campaign (AR-GLR). This funding over the past four years has enabled AR Kids Read to develop and expand our program.

Not only has WRF provided key funding support, they have also invested in AR Kids Read through providing consultative assistance through the grant process. WRF supported our development of the necessary metrics, review and fiduciary systems to report on the success of AR Kids Read helping students improve reading proficiency. The engagement of the WRF team has also helped with our collaborative effort with the ForwARd Arkansas education intitiative, and other literacy organizations, both locally and nationally.

We are pleased to highlight the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation as a Platinum Sponsor of AR Kids Read. Not only have they provied the specific support listed aboe, they provide additional benefits that we value in our sponsors. They are advocates for AR Kids Read and the positive impact that we have on our community. They work with us to creatively explore ways to reach as many students and families as possible. WRF is an excellent partner as we work to deliver the best possible programs and expand capacity.

Charlie Conklin
Executive Director
AR Kids Read