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Carolyn Simpson Appointed to Reading Is Fundamental’s Board of Directors

WASHINGTON, December 5, 2008—Reading Is Fundamental, Inc. (RIF), the nation's oldest and largest children and families’ literacy organization, appointed Texas native Carolyn Byrd Simpson to its board of directors.

Simpson is currently the director of Success By 6, Lubbock Area United Way in Texas. Her ample community service includes her current appointment to the Lubbock Club board of directors, and the Mayor's Task Force-Family Council. Simpson is currently the fraternity chairman of philanthropy for Kappa Kappa Gamma through 2010, and recently served on the Foundation Board of Trustees and as director of chapters for Kappa Kappa Gamma.

"RIF is proud to have been adopted as Kappa Kappa Gamma's national philanthropy, and are thankful for the time and resources that Kappa volunteers have contributed to RIF," said Carol H. Rasco, RIF president and CEO. "We are delighted to have Carolyn Simpson as the newest member of our board."

Simpson began her career in the Lubbock Independent School District. She holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Education from Texas Tech University and received elementary and all-levels reading certification.

 
Reading Is Fundamental, Inc. (RIF), founded in 1966, motivates children to read by working with them, their parents, and community members to make reading a fun and beneficial part of everyday life. RIF’s highest priority is reaching underserved children from birth to age 8. Through community volunteers in every state and U.S. territory, RIF provides 4.6 million children with 15 million new, free books and literacy resources each year. For more information and to access reading resources, visit RIF’s website at www.rif.org.

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Carolyn Simpson Appointed to Reading Is Fundamental’s Board of Directors