Our staff, board of directors, community partners, and donors are dedicated to providing literacy services to adults in Western New York.


Our Staff

In addition to our volunteer tutors, our organization is staffed by an administrative team that is dedicated to serving the WNY community.

Tara Schafer

Amy Mazur

Director of Operations

Courtney Tunmore

Anna Nawojski

Director of Development & Marketing

LisaMarie Addison

Program Coordinator

Hex Kleinmarten

Program Coordinator

Board of Directors

Justine David

Vice Chairperson
Dr. Anne Eisenberg

Kerrie Gebhardt

Michael Berchou

Members At-Large

Sean Bowers

Adam M. Desmond

Jonelle Gordon

Rachel Leidenfrost

Tracie L. Lopardi

Douglas Mandell Jr.

Hannah Piscatelli

Stephanie Rivera

Mark L. Talley

Kathryn Walker

Royce L. Woods


Our Funders

We are grateful for the many organizations that partner and invest in supporting our work so we can fulfill our mission to develop literacy skills, providing free tutoring in Erie and Niagara counties through engagement and training of diverse community volunteers.

  • Buffalo Adult Education (Buffalo City Schools)
  • Community Development Block Grant — Niagara Falls
  • Erie County Legislator, Hon. Michael H. Kooshoian
  • Erie County Legislator, Hon. Jeanne M. Vinal
  • Five Star Bank
  • Foundation 214
  • Garman Foundation
  • Highmark Blue Fund
  • Key Bank Foundation
  • M&T Charitable Fund
  • NYS Department of Education
  • Nora Roberts Foundation
  • Rotary Club of Buffalo
  • Spectrum
  • United Way of Buffalo & Erie County

Collaborative Partners

Interested in supporting a future where all people in Erie and Niagara counties are literate? Ask us about becoming a collaborative partner! Call Amy Mazur, Director of Operations, or send a quick email.

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