Honoring A LitWorld Hero: Bill Krupman

It is with a heavy heart that we share the recent passing of our founder Pam Allyn's father, Bill Krupman. As LitWorld's Chief Advisor, Bill's inspiring wisdom nourished the growth of LitWorld and he was a tireless champion for children. Bill joined a 2011 LitWorld trip to Kenya and Rwanda where his self-declared mission was to listen to the stories of our LitKids, those who face the hardest roads to travel, and he honored their stories with his support for our work. Bill's extraordinary spirit will live on through the children of LitWorld and all they are accomplishing with the power of literacy.

  Bill Krupman (left) starting a wild rumpus with LitClub kids during a 2012 LitWorld trip to Kibera, Kenya.

Bill Krupman (left) starting a wild rumpus with LitClub kids during a 2012 LitWorld trip to Kibera, Kenya.

We dedicate our Annual Appeal campaign this year to Bill and we have created a special fund in his memory, The Bill Krupman Literacy Legacy Fund. Our goal is to raise $450,000 by December 31st so that we can deepen and expand our programs for children whose challenging lives are made more hopeful by the power of stories and words. From the Za'atari Syrian refugee camp to the Detroit public schools, with your support we can be sure Bill's legacy lasts forever. Visit our donate page to make a contribution today and visit our In Memoriam page to learn more about the LitWorld heroes who are part of our work.