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Room to Read's goal is to provide 10 million children with the lifelong gift of education. To succeed, we need your support! Your involvement will make a world of difference in the lives of children in the developing world.
John Wood, Founder and CEOof Room to Read, started teh organization after a fast-paced and distinguished career with Microsoft from 1991 to 1999. He was in charge of marketing and business development teams throughout Asia, including Director of Business Development for the Greater
John was selected as the second recipient of the Draper Richards Fellowship, has twice been chosen for the Skoll Foundation award for social entrepreneurship, and has led Room to Read to three consecutive selections for the prestigious "Social Capitalist" by Fast Company magazine and the Monitor Group. In 2004, he was named as one of Time Magazine's "Asian Heroes" - the only non-Asian ever selected to receive this award. He is also the author of Leaving Microsoft to Change the World (Harper Collins; September, 2006).
Official Website: http://www.roomtoread.org
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