20 Outstanding Women Mary Beth Fowler

Hannaford Supermarkets and B95.5 are partnering to identify and celebrate women in the Capital Region its the

20 Outstanding Women!

We found the women who go above and beyond to make their communities a better place to live. Those unsung heroes in our neighborhoods – the ones who are already busy, yet find the time to give back in big ways to help others.

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Today's Outstanding Woman is,

Mary Beth Fowler of Albany

Mary Beth is co-founder of The RED Bookshelf, a successful and effective nonprofit that inspires, encourages and motivates children to read by providing free, gently used, cleaned and mended books for Albany children on bright red bookshelves in the community where children go. She and co-founder Rachel Eveleth started the organization in 2009 as they became aware that many Albany children, particularly in low-income neighborhoods, were not reading on grade level. National research indicates that the number of books in the home correlates closely with reading proficiency. So The RED Bookshelf was established to create equitable book access. It started with one bookshelf and three volunteers, fifteen years later, there are 26 bookshelves all across Albany!

Nominated by Dayle E Zatlin

See all of this year's 20 Outstanding Women announced so far!

Congratulations to all of the 20 Outstanding Women with Hannaford Supermarkets and B95.5!

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