It was announced today that I will be leading the Corporate Giving for Coughlan Companies. I'm excited to work on this since I think corporate giving shows that Capstone is much more than 'just' a book publisher. Every year our company donates thousands of dollars in books, gives scholarships to employee dependents and encourages our employees to volunteer.
Our biggest Corporate Giving project right now is the Capstone Literacy Center (CLC). About a year ago, Dr. Andy Johnson developed the CLC in the basement of our corporate offices in Mankato. This reading intervention program uses myON Reader and employee volunteers to help local students (at no charge) who just never got the reading help they needed. It's expanded to three sites already! I'm anxious to see where we will expand it next, and excited to dive into my new role!