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Reading Is Fundamental Welcomes Matthew McCorry to Board

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2012 – Reading Is Fundamental, the nation’s largest children’s literacy organization, welcomes Matthew E. McCorry to its Board of Directors. McCorry has more than 15 years of experience consulting to Fortune 500 insurance and financial services organizations.

“Matt’s commitment to Reading Is Fundamental will be invaluable as we move into a new chapter for the organization,” said Carol H. Rasco, president and CEO of RIF. “Not only are we continuing our focus on delivering free books and literacy support to children most in need, but we are also focusing on the intersection of literacy and science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics. As leader of KPMG’s Insurance Risk Practice, Matt knows the importance of ensuring our nation’s youth have passion for the very skills they’ll need to compete in a global economy.”

“Our future success depends on ensuring that today’s young minds have the tools they need to flourish. Books are one of life’s most essential tools,” said McCorry, “I remember the sense of wonder and creativity that was born within me when my mother would read to us – that experience allows us all to dream, and every child deserves that opportunity.”

About RIF
Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) delivers free books and literacy resources to children and families in underserved communities in the United States. By giving children the opportunity to own a book, RIF inspires them to become lifelong readers and achieve their full potential. As the nation's largest children's literacy nonprofit, RIF has placed 400 million books in the hands of more than 35 million children since it was established in 1966. Learn more and help RIF provide books to kids who need them most, visit RIF.org.


Contact: Jay Brown | 202-536-3528 | jbrown@rif.org

Reading Is Fundamental Welcomes Matthew McCorry to Board