National Grid Foundation continues to energize scholarships.

$9,800 grant marks third year of support for Read to Succeed.

Robert Keller, President of the National Grid Foundation, with Community Preparatory School students participating in the Read to Succeed Summer Program: Joshua Breard, Kanne La-Hoz, David Rodriguez, Lydia Montes-de Oca and Cristian Rodriguez-Morel.

Providing valuable financial assistance for our 2014 summer program, the National Grid Foundation has awarded its third $9,800 grant to Read to Succeed. The presentation was made by Robert Keller, the Foundation’s president, at a special event attended by participating students and their parents.

“Summer reading loss is a major issue for students who return to school in the fall unprepared to handle new material,” Keller stated. “Read to Succeed addresses this by encouraging children to read during the summer — with the promise of a scholarship and realized success in the classroom.”

“We are excited to have earned Bob Keller’s trust and generous financial support from the National Grid Foundation for three consecutive years,” said Barbara Papitto, who co-founded Read to Succeed with her husband, Ralph. “This most recent grant strengthens our ability to double Read to Succeed’s enrollment each year, an annual goal that is central to our ambitious five-year plan.”

The National Grid Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life, economic strength and environmental stewardship in National Grid’s service territory. The Foundation’s mission is to create opportunities for solutions to today’s educational and environmental challenges. By awarding grants to non-profit organizations, the Foundation inspires and serves as a catalyst to a shared future, ultimately impacting and improving lives of the underserved in our neighborhoods. Since its inception in December 1998, the Foundation has provided more than $15 million in grants to hundreds of organizations.