Donor Impact Update
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on April 27, 2022 in categoryNews

The work we do to support adult literacy programs would not be possible without the generosity of ProLiteracy’s donors, and it’s important to us to share how we put that money to use. 

So, we are trying something new this spring with the creation of our Donor Impact Update. In it we share how our donors have helped us make an impact. This update is far from exhaustive, but rather highlights some of our more recent accomplishments that funders have made possible, including: 

  • Distributing 6,300 individual digital licenses between 2019 and 2021 to help students continue studying during the pandemic 
  • Adding new courses for programs and instructors on Education Network that you will only find from ProLiteracy: Learning to Use Learning Circles; Understanding Finance and Money, and the final topics in the Adult Literacy Management and Leadership Training 

The update also features a story about former student Denise O’Neal whose literacy journey was sparked about 15 years ago by her son. Now, she’s gearing up to watch him graduate.  

Behind everything we do are students like Denise whose lives are changed with the help of their local literacy program. 

Finally, we end the update by sharing some sad news. ProLiteracy’s philanthropic planning officer, Wallace Barkins Jr., unexpectedly passed away on March 21, 2022. For years he built lasting relationships with many of our loyal donors. We miss Wally tremendously and he leaves behind some huge shoes to fill.  

Read the complete update here: 

You, too, can make great things happen. Become an adult literacy supporter:  




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