Sunday, January 23, 2011

ProLiteracy recognizes Nora Roberts’ support for its adult literacy programs - National Nora Roberts

Nora Roberts, along with real estate agent and investor Bonnie Pfeifer Evans and the Romance Writers of America, were singled out for special praise on ProLiteracy’s website this week. ProLiteracy, which focuses on teaching adults to read, write, compute and become computer literate, has long been a major recipient of funds from the Nora Roberts Foundation.


“Through her foundation, Nora is a major ProLiteracy supporter, helping us transform lives and communities through adult literacy,” the organization acknowledged. ProLiteracy also noted Roberts’ recent designation by The Giving Back Fund as the second most generous celebrity donor to charities.

ProLiteracy also lauded the Romance Writers of America (RWA), a professional society with which Roberts is associated. According to ProLiteracy, the RWA has donated $670,000 since 1990 through its annual Readers for Life Literacy Autographing, a key feature of each annual RWA conference.

ProLiteracy acknowledged the contributions of Bonnie Pfeifer Evans as well. Evans, who was profiled in the Nov. 9, 2010 issue of the Wall Street Journal, set up ProLiteracy’s Charles Evans Book Fund to provide literacy and other educational programs to homeless adults and families.

David C. Harvey, ProLiteracy President and CEO remarked, "We are privileged that Ms. Pfeifer Evans and Ms. Roberts have taken such a strong interest in adult literacy and are happy to see their work and philanthropy recognized in this way. We are also pleased to read about Romance Writers of America in the New York Times. This organization has been a wonderful ProLiteracy supporter and literacy advocate, and many RWA authors are literacy volunteers in programs across the country."

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