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Read Fort Worth wins $100,000 prize through Reliant Gives

Read Fort Worth has won the Reliant Gives campaign, a charitable giving program created in 2016 by Reliant Energy. The program puts the power of nonprofit advocacy in the hands of the public, inviting people to vote and direct the company’s charitable giving to three Texas charities nominated by employees. Read Fort Worth received the must public votes during the campaign.

A post on Read Fort Worth’s Facebook page said:

“We offer a heartfelt thank you to Reliant and its employees for nominating and promoting Read Fort Worth for this impactful program. Supporters of Read Fort Worth came together to vote over the past week and their turnout was truly amazing.

This could not have happened with the tireless efforts of Betsy PriceDr. Kent P. ScribnerFort Worth ISD staff, parents and students; Fort Worth City Hall (City of Fort Worth); our partners and the countless champions of Read Fort Worth throughout the community!

This donation will make a difference in the lives of children across Fort Worth!”

Elizabeth Killinger, president of Reliant said, “Each round of Reliant Gives feels special knowing we’re able to support causes that are close to our employees’ hearts and rally the public around each nonprofit’s mission. We are excited about the lasting change the gift of reading will make in these children’s lives and the community at large. Congratulations to Read Fort Worth for earning this donation and for making a difference in the community.”


Fort Worth has formed an unprecedented coalition of business, civic, education, philanthropic, nonprofit and volunteer leaders to ensure that 100 percent of Fort Worth third-graders are reading to learn – not learning to read – by 2025. The partnership will use data-driven analyses to engage the community, to identify areas of opportunity and to scale up what works to improve results. Find out more on the organization’s website. publishes every week.
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