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We are so very grateful for your support of our mission!


Our 2021 impact at a glance...



Active Volunteers



Hours Donated



Volunteer Events with Corporate Partners



In funding pledged and received from Corporate Partners and employee giving programs



New books added between April 2021-March 2022



Our Volunteers Make an Impact


Your great generosity has a profound and lasting impact on the students, parents, and educators that use Learning Ally’s solutions. When you volunteer, you are making a commitment to share that most precious of resources – your time – to make life better for those who are in need. 


While we know that you choose to volunteer selflessly and without expectation of being recognized or rewarded, we want to take the time to let you know just how much your dedication is appreciated and to make sure you know that everyone at Learning Ally is forever grateful to each of you. Whether you are a long-time volunteer or if you got involved fairly recently, and regardless of how many hours you choose to give, it’s important for you to know that what you do makes a difference.


The Mary Alyce and John Merow Distinguished Volunteer Service Awards



Generous philanthropic gifts donated by Mary Alyce and John Merow’s estate and foundation provide Learning Ally with an incredible opportunity to invest and enhance our solutions for students, educators, and families. We honor and celebrate the Merow’s and their generosity with solutions designed to address the specific needs of students and educators in an ever-changing learning environment.


In our work with more than 20,100 schools across the country, Learning Ally is providing effective, proven solutions to close opportunity gaps so all students can learn and succeed. Our solutions are informed by our Whole Child Literacy™ approach, weaving together the entire learning ecosystem. We’re turning research on brain science and the sciences of reading into actionable practices, preparing educators and administrators to be literacy leaders, putting kids in the driver’s seat to direct their own learning, and empowering families and communities to actively support kids’ reading development.


It is the generosity and service of the Merows that allow us to do this meaningful work. Mary Alyce Merow was a longtime volunteer who accumulated over 4,000 service hours recording audiobooks in the New York studio over several decades. She was part of the Wednesday morning "Breakfast Clubbers" group of volunteers, and we dedicated booth Number 7 in honor of the Merows. She also served as Secretary and member of our National Board of Directors.


Above & Beyond Awards


These great volunteers have gone the extra mile, and we really appreciate it!




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Over-Achiever Awards


These wonderful volunteers have donated an awesome amount of service hours in the past year!



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Lifetime Milestones

These fantastic volunteers are the backbone of our organization and hit these incredible milestones in the past year. Thank you so much!