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Rich Russo

Chief Creative Officer at Havas Adrenaline

"Impressed by the people, passion and impact of"

Mary Ashton Burgh

Writer at Havas Worldwide

"Reading was such a large part of my childhood. Discovering new worlds in books was what made me want to be a writer. So grateful to for the work they're doing around the world. And very happy to be a part of it."

Lindsey Kaufman

Freelance Copywriter/Creative Director

Eric Bertuccio

Writer at Havas NY

"I am a writer. I am an ex-teacher. And I am totally inspired by what you guys are doing.

Frank Connolly

Senior Editor,
MindEdge Learning

"Reformed journalist and lover of the written word. 'There is no frigate like a book, to take us lands away...'"

Alla Gonopolsky

Freelance Writer and Brand Strategist

"Fast reader. Slow writer. Medium ukulele player. Deeply inspired by this initiative!"

Rick Boyko

AAF Advertising Hall of Fame, Retired Co-President CCO Ogilvy North America, Director VCU Brandcenter

Wendel Meldrum

Writer, Blogger, Award-winning Comedic Actress

"Reading is inner travel, self reflection, inspiration and wonder. I am grateful to be able to extend the gift of reading to others. Thank you for making it possible."

Andrew Jeske

Advertising Creative Director/Copywriter

"Devotee of the extremely short form."

Alice Whitmore

Author of Lutheranliar Looks at Life

"Enthusiastic reader. Even more enthusiastic writer. Former Copy Girl at Ogilvy and elsewhere. Currently author of 'Lutheranliar Looks at Life.' (If Nora Ephron and Garrison Keillor had a Lovechild, it would be Lutheranliar.)"

Alan Brown

Coach, Speaker, Writer at

"I am inspired by anyone seeking to learn, improve their life or live to their full potential. And I help others do that with my coaching, speaking and writing. I focus particularly on those with learning disabilities, but my teaching and writing applies to pretty much anyone. I am also inspired by Deepak Chopra and Eckhart Tolle, who showed me the truth in Marcus Aurelius's quote that, 'The happiness of our life depends on the quality of our thoughts.'"

AnaLiza Alba

Freelance Creative Director/Writer, Co-Founder of fibi&clo

"I'm honored to be part of such a transformational community that's bringing opportunity and education to the world."

Kurt Nossan

Group Creative Director, Havas Worldwide

"This donation is in honor of my mom, who always had her nose in a book. I guess if I was really honest about it, it was her love of reading that ultimately taught me the power of words."

Ken Gilbert

"Writing is more than creativity and communication. Writing is therapy that gets you into your own head. Writing is discovery and release. Writing is laughter and tears. I've been inspired by Ellison, Baldwin, Salinger, Oates, Cummings, Poe, Della Femina, Plath and many more."

Andrea D'Aquino

Illustrator, Designer, and Author of Once Upon a Piece of Paper &Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Havas NY

NY Office of Global Advertising Agency

"Dedicated to all the great wordsmiths at Havas NY. And we love the effort and passion of"

Matt Sherring


"I'm inspired by the passion of Library for All. And I dedicate this to the great teachers in my family; my dad, mother and sister."

Jerry Della Femina

Writer / Author / Columnist. AAF Advertising Hall Of Fame Writer. Author of From Those Wonderful Folks Who Gave You Pearl Harbor &An Italian Grows in Brooklyn. Owner and Columnist of The Independent.

"I've made my living writing and working next to great writers. I love what is doing for literacy in the most impoverished communities in the world. They're changing the futures of kids around the world."

David Steinberg

Comedian / Writer / Director of Curb Your Enthusiasm. Author of The Book of David. Documentary, Quality Balls: The David Steinberg Story.

"I love what is doing. So smart. Keep it up."

Frank DiGiacomo

Award-Winning Writer / Creative Director

"Your great work was brought to my attention by one of your active members, Rich Russo."

Agnes Fischer

Executive Group Director, Droga5 / Author of Eggs Unscrambled: Making Sense of Egg Freezing, Fertility, and the Truth about Your Reproductive Years.

"The gift of reading broadens horizons, inspires curiosity, fuels wanderlust, and fills our hearts and minds with stories we could never imagine on our own, but so often help drive our own creativity."

David Baldwin

Writer/Creative Director/Author of The Belief Economy: How to Give a Damn, Stop Selling, and Create Buy-In.

"When I was a kid reading was THE escape for me. It expanded my world, gave me things to believe in, made who I am today. We need as many readers as we can get these days."

Kelly Simmons

Author of Standing Still; The Bird House; The Fifth of July; One More Day.

"Thanks to Rich Russo for telling me about this. And for the opportunity for authors to share our books with others, too!"

Michael Olguin

President of Havas Formula

"Without writing you cannot tell a story. Without storytelling, then brand marketing wouldn't exist. This dedication is hundreds of writers and storytellers over the years at Havas Formula who have built brand narratives for their clients."

Hope Galvin

Director of Finances, Havas Worldwide