All children deserve a chance to read and learn, but it can be difficult to create the right conditions for everyone. Mary Walker Foundation provides schools with the tools they need to help students succeed in their reading endeavors and have opened doors for better futures.
The Mary Walker Foundation’s reading programs have given hope to students by opening doors for them to better futures. The program started in 1959 with the vision of Mary Walker, a retired teacher and school administrator, who believed that every student deserved a fair chance at a good education. Since then, her generosity has helped create the largest free or low-cost reading program in the United States.