National Non-Profit, Read to a Child®, Selects Gloria Jolley as Greater Los Angeles Director
For Immediate Release
Ms. Jolley to grow support, stakeholders and operations in Greater Los Angeles to serve more students in acclaimed Lunchtime Reading Program
Los Angeles, December 10, 2019 – National literacy and mentoring non-profit, Read to a Child®, announced today that is has selected Gloria Jolley as its next Greater Los Angeles Regional Director. Ms. Jolley will grow support, stakeholders and operations in Greater Los Angeles to serve more students in its programs, including the Lunchtime Reading Program.
A graduate of Boston College (BC), with additional graduate certificates from BC in political science and Boston University in professional fundraising, Ms. Jolley has enjoyed a successful career in both the non-profit and for-profit telecommunications, media and entertainment sectors. Gloria has extensive experience in sales, marketing, fundraising, community relations and foundations and her success in the entertainment and media industries will be particularly relevant as she expands Read to a Child’s impact in Greater Los Angeles. Ms. Jolley also has extensive fundraising experience for political candidates at the local, state and federal levels and currently serves on the Women in Cable Telecommunications Board of Directors.
“I am thrilled with Gloria’s selection and look forward to her positive impact on achieving Read to a Child’s growth goals in Greater Los Angeles,” said Paul Lamoureux, CEO of Read to a Child. “Despite having numerous corporate funders in other sectors, we have yet to penetrate the entertainment, media and communications industries in the region, and I fully expect Ms. Jolley to help us significantly grow our support in these sectors.”
“I am excited to join Read to a Child to support the mission of fostering a love of reading and improving literacy skills among at-risk children,” said Ms. Jolley. “I look forward to working with educators, community leaders, corporate partners, and our outstanding regional board of advisors to expand the program for children most in-need in Los Angeles’ underserved communities.”
“I am extremely encouraged that Gloria’s unique combination of skills and experience will help us achieve our expansion goals in Greater Los Angeles,” said Eva Davis, Read to a Child regional board chair and partner at Winston & Strawn. “Ms. Jolley’s strong fundraising background and successful track record in media and entertainment will both be critical in continuing to develop and expand our stakeholder community.”
About the Lunchtime Reading Program
Read to a Child currently deploys corporate and community volunteers to 7 greater Los Angeles elementary schools in the Lunchtime Reading Program. Once a week, volunteers read aloud to their designated reading buddy during lunch. The volunteer relationship lasts the entire school year and often extends for multiple years through fourth grade. The simple act of reading aloud to a child once a week, over time, ignites a love of reading in children, while providing students with the skills and self-confidence to succeed in school and in life. The Lunchtime Reading Program also provides adults with a convenient, joyful, and meaningful way to give back to the community.
About Read to a Child
Read to a Child (readtoachild.org) is a national literacy and mentoring non-profit whose mission is to foster a love of reading, improve literacy skills, and empower underserved children by inspiring adults to read aloud to them regularly. Read to a Child’s Lunchtime Reading Program utilizes 2,000 corporate and community volunteer mentors who read one-on-one to 1,500 at-risk elementary school students in Greater Boston, Detroit, Hartford, Los Angeles and Miami.