On the first anniversary of her death, Simon & Schuster announced a gift to the Survive to Thrive grant program in honor of long-time President & CEO Carolyn Reidy. Reidy was an early supporter of Binc as the Foundation grew beyond its origins serving Borders employees exclusively. This generous gift in Reidy’s name will help Survive to Thrive reach its $2 million fundraising goal.
In 2020, together, we brought hope and reassurance to 2,248 bookstore and comic shops owners, their employees and families, with more than $3M in emergency financial assistance. Every call for help was answered and everyone with a need that qualified was helped to get their household out of crisis or help their store pivot.