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Passing the Torch

This letter is bittersweet, as I am passing the baton as Board Chair of Reach Out and Read Colorado after three years in the role and nine years of Board service. As I reflect, I could not be more proud of the work we have accomplished together. Just before I joined the Board in 2009, Reach Out and Read Colorado was being provided in 128 healthcare clinics to roughly 78,000 under-resourced children in Colorado, and we distributed 138,000 books. Today, through 328 healthcare clinics in 63 counties, 115,000 children are receiving our vitally important program. We could not have had this incredible growth without your support.

I was equally proud to witness firsthand the resilience of our program and our stakeholders. When the pandemic hit, we watched clinics shift their practices practically overnight, in order to continue providing critical healthcare to the young children that they treat. Equally impressive was the dedication of our staff and the Board of Directors, making quick shifts to remote working and meeting, in order to continue our momentum.

And now, as Suzy Jaeger takes the helm, I am confident that the future of Reach Out and Read Colorado is in wonderful hands. I may be stepping down as a Board member, but I am by no means stepping away from the organization. Thank you for allowing me to lead the dedicated team of Reach Out and Read Colorado. It has been an honor and a privilege.

SIMON HAMBIDGE  |  BOARD CHAIR

Staying the Course

After four years of service on the Board of Directors of Reach Out and Read Colorado, I am delighted to step into the position of Board Chair. Supporting the growth of the organization under Simon’s capable leadership, I feel well equipped and ready to continue the trajectory. As Reach Out and Read Colorado found new ways to support families through this global health crisis, we worked hard to plan for the future too. This is an exciting time for us! Our clinic partners remain critical access points for all young children and their families. 

Reach Out and Read Colorado has unparalleled access and ability to share valuable resources via these partners and empower parents/caregivers to effect lasting change in the lives of their children. In my role as a Senior Executive at Children’s Hospital Colorado, I see every day how strongly Reach Out and Read Colorado is positioned to support the continued evolution of pediatric practices, linking literacy advancement with improved health, improved developmental outcomes, and improved parent engagement. These are all key factors contributing to the growth of healthy communities and in breaking the cycle of generational poverty. It is exciting to be part of this forward motion, and I look forward to continuing to serve Reach Out and Read Colorado in this new capacity. I am grateful for the opportunity to contribute in such a meaningful way to the health, well-being and growth of thousands of under-resourced children in our state. I know you are too! With your continued generosity, we will achieve even greater expansion, serving more and more of Colorado’s deserving children.

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SUZY JAEGER  |  INCOMING BOARD CHAIR

2019 - 2020 Statewide Impact

115,185

colorado children

Received books at regular well-child visits this year

* Despite many clinics having to close briefly in Spring 2020, and a slow return to normal, we still served 89% of previous volume

0
PERCENT

of the children served are living in poverty

Nationality

White: 42.1%
Hispanic/Latinx: 25.8%
Black: 6.2%
Asian:  2.03%
American Indian/Alaska Native:  0.6%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander:  0.3%
Not Reported or Unknown:  23.0%

0
LANGUAGES PRESCRIBED

Majority are English or Spanish Books

Top Other Languages Prescribed this Year
[ In Addition to English & Spanish ]

206,584

new books

Prescribed to families enabling them to read aloud together

* Might add something here… working on it. 

328

partner clinics

Received books at regular well-child visits this year

* Despite clinics having to adapt practices during the pandemic, all 328 clinics are still prescribing Reach Out and Read books

0
HEALTH CARE PARTNERS

trained in the Reach Out and Read model

63

OF COLORADO’S 64 COUNTIES

had access to Reach Out and Read clinics

161

Urban Clinics

167

Rural Clinics

“Thank you for allowing our pediatric population to benefit from the Reach Out and Read program. Many of our patients are living in poverty and parents may not be able to afford to buy books for their kids to read at home. These kids light up when we give them the books — their smile says it all! Again, thank you! Your generosity it is greatly appreciated.”

Casandra Taylor, BSN, RN

Evans Pediatrics at Fort Carson

“Thank you for allowing our pediatric population to benefit from the Reach Out and Read program. Many of our patients are living in poverty and parents may not be able to afford to buy books for their kids to read at home. These kids light up when we give them the books — their smile says it all! Again, thank you! Your generosity it is greatly appreciated.”

Casandra Taylor, BSN, RN

Evans Pediatrics at Fort Carson

89%

success rate

vs. the National average of 78%

54,473

volunteer hours

between our providers, clinic staff, and in-office volunteers

nine

staff members

in our Denver office & regional positions

Reach Out and Read Colorado Top Book Titles This Year

Mama Loves You So

by Terry Pierce

Digger, Dozer, Dumper

by Hope Vestergaard

You Are My Sunshine

by Jimmie Davis

The More We Get Together

by Jimmie Davis

Ten Little Toes, Two Small Feet / Diez deditos de los pies, dos piececitos

by Kristy Dempsey

The Day I Forgot to Wash My Hands [bilingual]

by Anna W. Bardaus

“As a practicing pediatrician in the early days of this pandemic, I was thinking, ‘Are books really that important at this time?’ Now as the weeks have gone by, I feel the Reach Out and Read model is as important to well-child care as immunizations are. There is evidence and it impacts our kid’s lives. While we can’t hold or hug our young patients, we can hand them a book (a brand new, sterile book!) for them to take home. Sort of a distant hug. This is more important than ever. Thank you!”

Chad Rogers, MD

PEDIATRICIAN

“As a practicing pediatrician in the early days of this pandemic, I was thinking, ‘Are books really that important at this time?’ Now as the weeks have gone by, I feel the Reach Out and Read model is as important to well-child care as immunizations are. There is evidence and it impacts our kid’s lives. While we can’t hold or hug our young patients, we can hand them a book (a brand new, sterile book!) for them to take home. Sort of a distant hug. This is more important than ever. Thank you!”

Chad Rogers, MD

PEDIATRICIAN

financials

Revenue

Foundations $365,471

Individual $181,999

Special Events $145,090

Government $104,496

InKind $78,421

Organizations $50,561

Corporations $28,536

Investment Income $25,556

total revenue $980,130

Expenses

Program Services
75%
Fundraising
18%
Management & Admin
Web Designer 7%

Our Partners

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
Amazon Smile Foundation
The Art, A Hotel
Aspen Community Foundation
Bahramzadeh Family Foundation
Barnes and Noble Thornton
Beck’s Silk Plant Company
Bellco Credit Union
Bohemian Foundation
Bok / Colorado State Bank Foundation Trust
Boulder Beer Company
Broadcom Fort Collins
Broomfield Community Foundation
The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa
Campbell Foundation Fund
Caring for Colorado
Center for Health Progress
Charities Aid Foundation of America
Chase Bank
Children’s Hospital of Colorado
Clyfford Still Museum
College Invest
Colorado Academy Used Book Sale
Colorado Ballet
Colorado Department of Human Services
The Colorado Health Foundation
Colorado Mesa University
Colorado Rapids Soccer Club
Comcast Business Solutions
Community First Foundation
Community Shares of Colorado
Corporate Trustee for Cent
Crazy Mountain Brewery
David & Peggy Gordon Marks Family Foundation
David & Sue Palmer Family Fund
The Dean & Helen Witter Family Foundation
Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation 
Denver Alumnae Association of Kappa Kappa Gamma
Denver Art Museum
Denver Art Museum Docents
Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Denver College of Nursing
Denver Cooking Classes
The Denver Foundation
Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Denver Post Charities
Denver Preschool Program
Denver7
Dulberger Family Gifting Fund
Elway’s Cherry Creek
Epic Escape Game
Epsilon
Executives Partnering to Invest in Children (EPIC)
Ezulwini Foundation Inc.
First Plymouth Congregational Church
Firstbank
Frasca Food and Wine
Garbe Family Fund
Garfield County
Giddy Up Fund
Glaxosmithkline
The Goddard School
Good Shepherd Catholic School
Google Inc.
Graland Country Day School
Green Waves Fund
Healing Ground Chiropractic
Hill Family Foundation
Hord Coplan Macht
Jim and Jodie Charitable Fund
Johnson Foundation of the Rockies
Just for Kids Foundation
Kachina Cantina
Ken & Barb Laff Family Foundation
La Clinica Tepeyac, Inc
Land Title Guarantee Company
Lewis Family Fund
Lone Tree Brewing Company
Lowry Foundation
Margulf Foundation
Massaro Images
McDermott Family Foundation
Medtronic Foundation
Mile High United Way
Moye White
MPLX
Nading Family Fund
Nancy & Robert Schulein Fund
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats
Perry & Co.
Pinon Trail Foundation
Pitkin County Health and Human Services
Primrose School of Erie at Vista Ridge
Primrose School of Lowry
Primrose School of Thornton
Ridgway Schools
RMA Children’s Foundation
Robert E. & Anne T. Sneed Family Foundation
Rocky Mountain Alliance Children’s Foundation
Rose Community Foundation
Schlessman Family Fund
Scholastic, Inc.
Secret Sauce Food & Beverage
Shamos Family Foundation
Sidney E. Frank Foundation- Colorado Fund
Snooze An A.M. Eatery
St. Luke’s United Methodist Church
Stanley British Primary School
Stargate School
Stokes Charitable Account
Striker Foundation
Strive Prep Ruby Hill
Summit View Elementary School
Super Mega Bien
Tattered Cover Book Store
Telluray Foundation
Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation
Thomas & Beatrice Taplin Fund
Tj Maxx Cherry Hills Shopping Center
Trinidad Community Foundation
University of Colorado PA Program
University of Colorado School of Medicine
US Bank
Used Book Emporium
Virginia W. Hill Foundation
Wieger’s Family Foundation
Wild Women Wine
William D. Witter Foundation
Yampa Valley Community Foundation

In March 2020, Reach Out and Read clinics removed gently-used book libraries from their waiting rooms due to COVID precautions. Because the need for access to books in our communities still existed (and was heightened due to school and library closures), we started partnering with organizations that were already providing other services to families in need in our communities. Thousands of gently-used books have been distributed through these new partnerships.

Thank you to our partners at Focus Points Family Resource Center, Monarch Montessori of Denver, Rocky Mountain Welcome Center, Roots Family Center, Rise Colorado, Mile High United Way, Aurora Public Schools Pregnant/Parenting Students, Adams County Farmers Market, SafeCare, Colorado Statewide Parent Coalition, United for Schools Initiative, and more for making this possible!

In March 2020, Reach Out and Read clinics removed gently-used book libraries from their waiting rooms due to COVID precautions. Because the need for access to books in our communities still existed (and was heightened due to school and library closures), we started partnering with organizations that were already providing other services to families in need in our communities. Thousands of gently-used books have been distributed through these new partnerships.

Thank you to our partners at Focus Points Family Resource Center, Monarch Montessori of Denver, Rocky Mountain Welcome Center, Roots Family Center, Rise Colorado, Mile High United Way, Aurora Public Schools Pregnant/Parenting Students, Adams County Farmers Market, SafeCare, Colorado Statewide Parent Coalition, United for Schools Initiative, and more for making this possible!

Thank You to Each of

our generous Donors

Richard D. Abbott
Laura Ackerman & Hal Berenson
Magdalena & Jose Aguayo
Stephen Aguirre
Rick & Linda Albert
Phyllis Allen
Blake & Kelley Allen-Fox
Devra Altman
Kathy Anderson
Laurie Anderson
Karyn Andrus
Alice Anneberg
Katya & Ryan Anthony
Marcelle V. Arak
Kristen Araki-Tokushige
Kristin Aslan
Stephanie & Joseph Augustine
Abby & Anita Azari
Dana Bacardi
Kathleen Bahr
Carolyn & William Bailey
Lisa & Steve Bain
John Baker & Jane Altemeier Baker
Richard Baker
Laura Bakke
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Elise & Brian Barish
Randy Barnhart
Charlotte Barrera
Jennifer Bater
Janice Baucum
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Barbara & Fred Baumann
Dr. Roberta Beach
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Michelle Beckner
Michael Benage
Linda & Norman Benedict
Alice & John Benitez
Holly Bennett
Ann Benson
Fran Benton
Sarah Berkman
Gail & Marty Berliner
Sharon Bernard
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Jennifer Betz
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Dr. Dori Biester
Marjorie L Bilker
Terri & Bob Birdsong
Bernard Birnbaum
Lynn & George Bishop
Susan Blake-Smith & Scot H. Smith
Jennifer Boeche
Jackie & Harvey Bolshoun
Ann Booth
Carolyn & Rodney Borwick
Terry Bower
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Ceil Boyles
Fred Bramhall
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Sharon Brauch
Patty Braun
Daynee Bredahl
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Margaret & Trevor Brown
Carrie & David Brumbaugh
Joan & Ben Bub
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Minna Buck
Kate Buckius
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Sue Capitelli
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Barbara Carpenter
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Rick Charbonneau
Jessie & Ryan Chase
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Christopher Ciarallo
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Elizabeth Clymer
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Elizabeth Cochran
Katherine Coerver
Joel Cohen
Joan Cohen
Judith & Harvey Cohen
Rebecca Cole
Joan & Jeffrey Collins
Rick Connor
Hope & Edward Connors
Howard & Marty Corren
Suzie & Casey Costley
Patty & Tim Coughlon
Mary Cousins
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Carolyn Craig
Dr. Lori Crane
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Becky Crowe
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Jordan Dahms
Maegan Daigler
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Jo Ann Davis
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Amy Davis
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Ed Diez De Medina
Tiffany Deines
Alex Dell
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Ashley Dixon
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Kathleen Doherty
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James Doody
Jean Doty
Gregg Doty
Anne Doty
Ann Jill & David Drucker
Judy & Benjamin Duarte
Karen & Bruce Ducker
Heather & John Duncan
Lori & Grady Durham
Daniel Dyer
Aviva Edwards
Nan & Spike Eklund
Sharon & Bill Elfenbein
Josh Emdur
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Miriam & Seymour Epstein
Vivian Epstein
Stephanie & George Erbrecht
Nicole Erwin
Jennifer Fackler
Janis & Bill Falkenberg
Rick Fantini
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Jami Fassett
Lana & Mike Fauver
Peggy Favero
Karen Inger Fedde
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Maria Fox
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Green Waves Fund
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Melanie Grant
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Danna & Ryan Gunderson
Lee & Toby Gurney
Jean Guthery
Aline Hansen Guzman
Melissa Hallam
Dr. Simon Hambidge & Dr. Elizabeth Bayliss
Charles & Linda Hamlin
Katharine Hammond
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Jodi Hardin
Sharon Harris
Anita & Chuck Harrison
Lyndia & Cy Harvey
Anna Jo Haynes
Nancy J Heagney
Anne Hegler
Jason Heinz
Susan Heinzeroth
Lindsay Heller
Rhiannon Hendrickson
Karen Herr
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Rachel Hess
Liz Hesse
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Sharon Hill
Meredith Hintze
Sarah Hite
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Mary Hoagland
Anita Hoerman
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Elsa Holguin
Michael Holland
Dan Holligan
Britt Hopkins
Jon Horn
Kip Hughes
Tara Hurst
Chryse & Steve Hutchins
Janie & Buck Hutchison
Annie Immele
Jessica Jack
Diana Jackson
Suzy Jaeger
Anjula Jalan
Claudia Jantzer
Christine Jelinek-Barents
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Todd Johnson
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Ann & Doug Jones
Mary Jones
Anna Jones
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Susan Karl
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Jan Kennaugh
Jane Kennedy
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Kathleen King
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Sally Kurtzman
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Dr. Sharon Langendoerfer
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Jeannette Le
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Charity Lehn
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Sarah Leopold
Jerusha Lev
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Krista Lewis
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Daniel Liptzin
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Nancy & Dr. Les Lockspeiser
Tai Lockspeiser
Ann & Hal Logan
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David Mead
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Patti Micklin
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Philip Miller
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Gwen Mitchell
Brenda & Stefan Mokrohiisky
Jill Monroe
Maria Montoya
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Katherine Moore
Barbara & Bob Morrison
Maggie & Mitch Morrissey
Kimberly Mourani
Janell & Jonathan Mroch
Ann Navarro-Leahy
Andrea Nederveld
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Darcee & Paul Nelan
Bob Nelson
Madeleine Nelson
Mary Anne & Roger Newell
Judi & Robert Newman
Margaret Nicholson
Dr. Daniel Nicklas
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Virginia Nyhart
Josina O’Connell
Nina & Luke O’Kelley
Sonja & Sean O’Leary
Alan O-Hashi
Susan & Kent Oakes
Sally & John Odenheimer
Eilene & Ron Oehl
John Ogle
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Robin Papale
Marcia Parent
Anuschka Pashel
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Mary Penny
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Elizabeth Perkins
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Liz & Jay Peyton
Cindy Phelps
Lisa & David Piantanidas
Marya Pickel
Tiaja Pierre
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Joshua Porter
Savannah Porter
Bethany Price
Adrienne Prince
David Prinster
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Gwen Raftery
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Carla Rapp
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Julie & Adam Reeves
Ellen Reid
Kevin Reidy
Jean & Michael Reidy
Samantha Reno
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Ellen Reynolds
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Doug Rhinehart
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Carol Robinson
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Sally Russo
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Lorie Scherschligt
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Courtney Schimschock
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Margi Schroeder
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Monica Sharp
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Theresa & Marston Shelton
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Michelle Shiffman
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Christine & Jim Shore
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Gail Shulman
Leona Shum
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Emma Simpkins
Rhoda Singer
Terri & Richard Slivka
Molly Smith
Ann & Michael Solomon
Amy & Mark Soltes
Lauren Sonderegger
Suzanne Sorkin
Gayle Spelts
Barbara Spencer
Jack Spittler
Maryann & Victor Stabio
Eric Stapleton
R. Holbrook Stapp
Lenora Starr
Mary Beth & Robert Starzel
Dr. Jane & Dr. John Steiner
Danielle & Evan Steinhart
Anne & Larry Stellmon
Barbara Stengel
Jennifer Steuck
Chris Stille
Kristin Stork
Bethany Strout
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Jeff Switzer
Jamie Tafoya
Lisa Taussig
Anne & Cary Tengler
Dixie Termin
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Jennifer Thekan
Greg Thomas & Stephanie Webb-Thomas 
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Emma Tulip
Lauren Tuttle
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Lynne Valencia
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Claudia VanWie
Heather & Charles Varnell
Denise Vega
John Vega
Zach Vega-Perkins
Mary Velky
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Dr. Steve Vogler
Brian Vogt
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Vanessa Voorheis
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Debbie Wagner
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Stephen Walden
Andrea & Tim Wang
Andrew Warot
Janet Warren
Sara Watson
Mark Wehrle
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Deb Welles
Maureen Wenz
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Daniel White
Dr. Kim White
Dr. Lisa Whitesides
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Katherine Williford
Megan Wilson & Jayson Goldinger
Rick Winter
William Witter
Martha Wofford & John Knight
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Jacquelyn Wonder & Jerry Conover
Anica Wong
Margarita Wong
Jennifer Woods
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Matthew Wozniak
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Florence Wu
Penelope Yerigan
Rivka Yerushalmi
Megan Yocum
Linda & Woodrow Young
Marsha Young
Jennifer Younger
Nicolette & Oswald Zaayman
Patricia Zavadil
Dr. Mary Zavadil-Gutierrez & Greg Gutierrez
Betsy & Stuart Zimbalist
Whitney Zimmerman

2019-2020 Board of Directors

Simon Hambidge MD (Chair)

Steve Bain
Anne Norris Chandler
Jennifer Delory
Suzy Jaeger
Bobby King
Jenny Krause
George Love Jr.
Maria Montoya
Kristi Novinger
Steve Vogler MD
Denise Vega
Mary Zavadil MD

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“I want to thank you for all the wonderful books that our practice receives from Reach Out & Reach. Your program is a gift to our families and their children, and truly promotes literacy and the mission of our profession. I pray the program continues for many, many years to come. Our location in Green Valley Ranch is approximately 70% Medicaid, so Reach Out & Read is very much appreciated by our families, and may be the only books these kids own themselves. It has become an eagerly anticipated part of the well visit.” -Meggan Macias, PA-C
Child Health Associate/Physician Assistant, Horizon Pediatrics

My name is Sandra. I’m one of the home visiting nurses that works with Barb in the NFP program with Tri-County Health Department. I was the nurse who asked for the Farsi books. I have a client that speaks Farsi, so we work through a translator when I visit her in the home. I was really eager to give her the children’s book as she has a 6 mo boy. When I handed her the book, she was so thrilled! She immediately opened it and showed it to her son. She reached over and gave me a big hug and kiss. She was so very thankful to have this book. She is currently taking English classes and was excited that she could also work on her English, as the book is printed with the English words too. Thank you so much for providing these wonderful books in other languages. It really means a lot to this client!” – Sandra Gwinn, BSN, RN, CLC @ Tri-County Health Dept, Nurse Family Partnership

I wanted to reach out to you to let you know that we have started seeing clients again. Yeah!!! Last week was the first time we have seen clients since March 18th. Our building is still not completely open to the public and we are seeing clients by appointment only. We have asked that our clients and children (age appropriate) wear a face covering when they come to their appointment. We have made appointments far enough between that we only have one appointment in our office at a time. This gives us time in between to sanitize before the next appointment arrives. It went really well last week and I think our clients appreciate the length between each appointment. so we’ll do the same again this week and continue the same procedure until things change. Of course all of the kids were so excited to receive a book. That’s always the best part!”
-Jo Lynn Idler, Site Coordinator at Prowers County Public Health/Kiowa County Public Health (May 18, 2020)

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