Educational Institutions

Books for America Inc

  • Washington, DC
  • www.booksforamerica.org

Mission Statement

Because everyone deserves to read, watch, listen, and learn. Our mission begins with supporting literacy programs which give children and adults the tools to acquire knowledge through reading. But that is only the beginning. A constant, high quality supply of books and other materials is needed to ensure continued interest in reading. To state the obvious, it is impossible to promote reading and learning if books are not available in the first place. Books for America was created to ensure that anyone who wants to read will have the tools to do so. Recipients include hospitals, inner-city and rural schools, assisted living communities for seniors, adult literacy programs, V.A. hospitals, youth centers, women's shelters, hospices, and other such organizations.

ruling year

2002

Principal Officer

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Mr. Stephen Hersey

Keywords

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Books, literacy, education, children, kids, homeless, veterans, youth, schools, shelters, women, Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Rita

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EIN

03-0463305

 Number

0856327536

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (O01)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (P01)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs

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Who does Books for America donate to? Veterans Hospitals Children's Organizations Public Schools and Libraries serving disadvantaged communities Women's Shelters AIDS Clinics Adult Literacy Programs Youth Centers Hospices Homeless Shelters and more...

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BOOKS FOR AMERICA INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Books for America Inc

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Principal Officer

Mr. Stephen Hersey

BIO

Steve Hersey has years of experience in marketing, communications, and strategic operations planning for both start-up enterprises and major national non-profit organizations. Prior to founding Books for America, he served in concurrent roles at one of the nation's leading association management companies - the Association Management GrouSteve managed the fiscal and administrative affairs of a national educational foundation in conjunction with the organization's board of directors, including managing large federal grants and major industry sponsorships. He also served as an account executive for a public relations agency specializing in strategic marketing and public-relations planning and execution for non-profit and association clients. Before joining AMG, Steve marketed a start-up debit account program for the George Washington University. Developing a corporate fundraising program at The Nature Conservancy in Arlington, VA, was the first stop in his career. Steve was a keynote speaker on entrepreneurship and was named Alumnus of the Year at the George Washington University School of Business and Public Management Leadership Retreat in 1997. Hersey holds a bachelor of business administration degree in finance from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

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