The gift of literacy

Your gift to the Susan Scherer Charitable Foundation Keep Books Support Fund at The Ohio State University will help provide critically needed extra reading support materials at no cost to school districts and community organizations working to impact child literacy.


Rachael Gabriel, PhD
Books and Badges Program
Keep Books distribution

Read about a partnership, aimed at increasing at home book access, that Jamie Lipp, Mary Fried Endowed clinical assistant professor and lead of Literacy Collaborative and Reading Recovery, established with the Columbus Division of Police through the Starfish Assignment's Books and Badges program.

Thanks to donor support, officers have delivered over 17,000 Keep Books to Columbus City Schools.


No matter the amount, your donation makes a difference. You can choose to make a one-time gift or make a monthly contribution.

For as little as $35, you can provide 40 books to a qualifying classroom or agency in great need.

Consider starting a collection with friends and family. Giving amounts of $150 delivers 200 books, and $200 doubles the amount to 400 books.

All books are produced by Ohio State educators and literacy experts.