TOLEDO, OH — Shumaker lawyers, in association with Leadership Shumaker, donated $5,000 to TutorSmart’s literacy program. This generous contribution represents Shumaker's Make a Difference through Literacy Initiative and the firm’s ongoing commitment to fostering a culture of reading and learning in the community.
TutorSmart is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help children across the Greater Toledo area achieve their academic potential through targeted, data-driven after-school tutoring.
“Our Leadership Shumaker program enables and encourages us to contribute time and money to organizations that promote the general improvement of neighborhoods and communities. TutorSmart does just that, and our associates chose to donate to its reading program because it aligns seamlessly with the goals of Leadership Shumaker and with our Make a Difference through Literacy Initiative,” said Jack Kelly, Shumaker Associate and TutorSmart Board Member.
Shumaker’s Make a Difference through Literacy Initiative is dedicated to transforming the lives of individuals through the power of words. Committed to fostering positive change, Shumaker aims to improve literacy for more than 100,000 individuals by 2025 as part of the firm’s centennial celebration. The $5,000 donation to TutorSmart will be directed toward its reading program, enabling the nonprofit to continue making a meaningful impact on the lives of local students.
Tutor Smart's Executive Director Tiffany Adamski, expressed her appreciation, saying, “Our kids and community are blessed by Shumaker’s generosity and thoughtfulness. Their support is an investment not only in the education of individual children, but also in the prosperity and well-being of our entire community.”
This donation to TutorSmart marks the second nonprofit contribution within Shumaker's literacy initiative. In October, the firm gifted $5,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota and DeSoto Counties Funds for Great Futures Academy Initiatives.
"This second donation demonstrates our long-term commitment to address literacy gaps and ensure that everyone has the chance to reach their full potential and to create a brighter future for students,” shared Jennifer Compton, Chair of Shumaker’s Management Committee.