Promising Pages is a nonprofit organization that collects donated books and distributes them to children with few, if any, books at home. Our mission is to provide ownership of books to underserved children and cultivate a lifelong love of reading through innovative literacy programs and partnerships. Fueled by studies showing that children who can’t read proficiently by third grade are four times more likely to drop out of high school, Promising Pages provides direct classroom programming and more than 150,000 free books annually, making us Charlotte’s largest and most efficient distributor of upcycled books aimed at addressing this critical – and solvable – community need.

Awards & Recognition

Central Piedmont Community Partner of the Year

CPCC

2018-2019

Legacy Award Winner

Leadership Charlotte

2016

Winner in “Waste Reduction Category”

Sustain Charlotte

2016

Impact3 Finalist

Queen City Forward

2014

Kristina Cruise Named “Top 50 Most Influential Women”

Mecklenburg Times

2013, 2017

Legend Leadership Award Winner

Dale Earnhardt Foundation

2013

Women of Acheivement Award

YWCA

2013

Wipe Out Waste Award

Mecklenburg County

2017

Kristina Cruise named "40 Under 40"

Charlotte Business Journal

2018

CULTIVATE Recipient

Next Stage Consulting

2018

Board of Directors

Nick Hurd

Board Chair Bank of America

Matt Susong

Board Vice Chair TIAA

Ed Rosenblatt

Board Secretary Wells Fargo

Monica Allen

Board Member Mecklenburg County

Kristin Prentice

Board Member Signature Wealth Strategies

Annual Reports & Financials