The President's Award

Every two years at the ProLiteracy Conference on Adult Education, we present the President’s Award to a person or organization whose devotion to and accomplishments in the field of adult literacy reflect ProLiteracy’s mission and our highest ideals. Recipients of this award have a record of exemplary performance and have demonstrated achievement, integrity, selflessness, leadership, and service to the adult education community.

The Nora Roberts Foundation is the recipient of the 2021 ProLiteracy President’s Award

In 2020 the Nora Roberts Foundation helped ProLiteracy kick off their first Great American Book Sale. ProLiteracy raised more than $52,000 in its first year of the fundraiser. Proceeds from the sale provide educational materials, digital licenses, and professional development to the adult education and literacy field.

Additionally, The Nora Roberts Foundation recognized the strain the pandemic was putting on adult education and literacy organizations. In response, the foundation provided a generous donation.

Read the full press release here.

Previous President’s Award Winners:

2019 – Southwest Airlines

2017 – Romance Writers of America

2015 – Pitney Bowes Foundation 

2011 – Dollar General Literacy Foundation - Denine Torr

Nora Roberts Foundation

ProLiteracy has had a relationship with the Nora Roberts Foundation for close to 30 years. They have been an annual funder and public supporter of ProLiteracy and adult literacy education, donating more than 2 million dollars to the organization in that time.