Our Funders

Maryland READS is honored to have earned the confidence of the Nam-Macgill Family Fund and the Sherman Family Foundation.


The Nam-Macgill Family Fund is focused on getting more underserved students in Maryland into and through college and into well-paying careers. They partner with universities, non-profits and employers to help develop pilot programs and services around college completion and career readiness. They have heard from their university and employer partners that Maryland students' low reading levels is one of the biggest barriers to college persistence and to completing the job training needed for the fastest growing employment sectors in the state.  Here's what they said about Maryland READS:

We believe that the Maryland READS team can bring a new approach to a long-standing problem and get results where others haven't. These results will both help underserved communities and the state's economy as a whole.

— Mary-Ragan (MR) Macgill


The Sherman Family Foundation's founders, George and Betsy Sherman, have a profound belief in the power of education to create better opportunities, better communities, and stronger families. They established their foundation in 1995 to make long-term, strategic investments in programs that are scalable and have compelling evidence of helping vulnerable, economically disadvantaged children and their families achieve better outcomes in all aspects of their lives.

Make a Donation Today!

If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation or share a grant opportunity to help Maryland READS raise operational funds for 2024, please contact:

Trish Brennan-Gac
[email protected]

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