Promising Pages is a nonprofit organization that collects donated books and distributes them to children in the Charlotte Area Book Desert: those with few, if any, books at home. Our mission is to provide ownership of books to underserved children and cultivate a lifelong love of reading through innovative literacy programs and partnerships. Fueled by studies showing that children who can’t read proficiently by third grade are four times more likely to drop out of high school, Promising Pages provides direct classroom programming and more than 150,000 free books annually, making us Charlotte’s largest and most efficient distributor of upcycled books aimed at addressing this critical – and solvable – community need.

Awards & Recognition

Partner of the Year

Central Piedmont Community College

2018-2019

Legacy Award Winner

Leadership Charlotte

2016

Winner in “Waste Reduction Category”

Sustain Charlotte

2016

Wipe Out Waste Award

Mecklenburg County

2017

Board of Directors

Nick Hurd

Board Chair Bank of America

Matt Susong

Board Vice Chair TIAA

Marcy Neale

Board Secretary Atrium Health

Monica Allen

Board Member Mecklenburg County

Sonia Gwyn

Board Member Integrated Coaching Plus, LLC

Melissa Nemec

Board Member Foundation For The Carolinas

Kristin Prentice

Board Member Cetera Investment Services LLC

Nathan Smith

Board Member RAIN, Inc.

Jimmy Taylor

Board Member Vanguard