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Advisory Council

Robin Adelson, Managing Director, Jefferson Awards Foundation
Joan Allen, Actress
Vincent Altruda, CEO, Espresso Royale, LLC.
Elizabeth Arky, Co-Founder, First Book, and Director, Government Relations, Accenture
Jennifer Bohler, Owner, Alliance Management
Meghan Bracken, National Director, Corporate Responsibility - Citizenship, KPMG
Andrea Camp
Harold Clarke, Senior Advisor, The Reader’s Guild, LLC., Principal, Handover Pfist & Clarke
Libby Doggett, Libby Doggett Consulting, National Speaker
David Dotson, President, The Dollywood Foundation
Deborah Dugan, CEO, (RED)
Deni Frand, Senior Director, External Relations & Communications, Virtual Enterprise International
Gina Goff, Senior Director, Community Involvement, C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc.
Susan Grode, Partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Don Gunther
Greg Hoffman, President, Greg Hoffman Consulting
Lisa Holton, President, Classroom, Inc.
L. Spencer Humphrey, Principal, Rocky Hill Group
Marilynn G. Jacobs, Marketing Consultant
Laurence Kirshbaum, Senior Agent, Waxman and Leavell Literary Agency
Ilene Leff, Independent Management Consultant
Adam Lenkin, President, I Sports & Entertainment
James M. Loy, Senior Counselor, The Cohen Group
Colleen Luddington
Kathryn (Kit) Lunney, Smith, Dawson & Andrews
Elsa Palanza, Strategic Advisor, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Project Everyone: Goalkeepers
Tim Pinnington, Managing Director, The Symmetry Group
Carol Rasco
Dr. Carolynn Reid-Wallace, George Washington University
Susan Roman, Dean & Professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Dominican University
Harriett Sanford, President & CEO, The NEA Foundation
John Schreiber, CEO, New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Heather Steinmiller, Senior VP & General Counsel, Conner Strong & Buckelew
Jamienne S. Studley, Deputy Under Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education
Mary Tatum
Tom Tolworthy, CEO & President, Twinlab Consolidated Holdings, Inc.
Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers
Ali Wentworth, Actress, Comedian, Author and Producer
Judee Ann Williams, Co-Executive Director, Creative Artists Agency Foundation
Marla Neely Wulf, Grand VP, Programming, Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women
Joanne Wyss
Karl Wyss
Judith Zimmer, Deputy Director, Street Law, Inc.

Our Approach

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Our Innovative Approach

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Our Impact

First Book works with existing community programs and schools to provide an ongoing supply of new books and educational resources to children in need.

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