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Our Team

Our Board of Directors

Daphne Russell, Founder & Executive Director
Tracy Cracchiolo
Lance Jones
Annette Hernandez-Parkhurst
Martina Delgado 


Special Thanks

Thank you so much to the Friends of Books Save Lives that have helped and encouraged our progress.

​William Conway

Karen McCloskey, Beach Fleischman

Frey Creative Marketing

Thank you to Richard Small, The Stonewall Foundation and Community Foundation for Southern Arizona for their continuous support.

Thank you to John and Tracy Smith and the Long Cares Foundation for their donation.

Thank you to Brad Fader and Joe Cracchiolo for their generous donations. 

Thank you to Altrusa who have been supporting Books Save Lives since inception! 


Thank you to Cox Charities for their generous 2024 donation!

Special thanks to HSL Family Foundation for their 2024 donation to help start a literacy revolution in Santa Cruz County! 

​Thank you to the Sunstone Project ( for their generous 400 book donation! 

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