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Sue Grant

Founder/Executive Volunteer/Board Chair

Sue Grant’s career background as a philanthropist, educator, publicist and journalist has focused on the nonprofit industry for over 27 years. Sue founded OC Public Relations in 1996, specializing in cause marketing, media relations, special event planning and publicity for nonprofit organizations.   

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Sue’s journalism career includes over 17 years in positions as society editor, master calendar editor and editor for philanthropic publications. She was awarded “1998 Honorary Service Award” by the California Congress of Parents, Teachers & Students, Inc. for her literacy work in Orange County elementary schools. In 2000, Sue founded the first online magazine calendaring system for charity events in Orange Coast magazine, which expanded to 26 cities nationwide, earning her the “2002 Business Woman of the Year” by American Women’s Business Association.

Sue also educates on topics of special event publicity, media relations and nonprofit marketing at Cal State University, Fullerton, Volunteer Center OC, and UCI Extension Program. Sue has served on the various nonprofit boards over 25 years to include 13 years in all capacities as board member of The Sophisticates of ATSC who supports free counseling for troubled at-risk school-age children.

Sue graduated Magna Cum Laude from Cal State University, Fullerton (B.S., Human Services and Community Development) and studied her master’s degree at CSUF in Counseling & School Psychology. She attended the University of California, Irvine Extension Program in the studies of nonprofit fundraising and public relations.

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Kimberly Vig

Director of Regional Programs and Operations

Kimberly Vig began her career with The Literacy Project as an intern since its inception in 2009. Her role moved quickly from an assistant in all departments to becoming the Director of Regional Programs and Operations of TLP’s reading program in schools and after school programs.

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She handles recruitment, training and coordination of TLP’s master teachers and serves as the liaison between TLP and school administrators. Kimberly also serves as manager of human resources, finance and office administration. She is the special event coordinator for fundraising activities such as the annual luncheon and golf tournament and specialty events. Kimberly grew up in Arizona and moved to Orange County in 2006. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications with an emphasis in Entertainment Studies from California State University, Fullerton. She’s an active volunteer with the Make A Wish Foundation of Orange County. Kimberly has a passion for traveling and cooking, and enjoys spending time with her family.

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Angela Grier

Director of Grants Development

“When a child is illiterate, their future is less than bleak.  Give a child literacy, and they now have choices of who they want to become.   How many future writers, scientists, engineers, or mathematicians might say we have of these children?  All they need is a chance to become literate at this critical milestone to find out.”   Angela Grier, Director of Grants Development, The Literacy Project 

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Angela brings extensive operations, fund and grant development to support The Literacy Project’s programming and overall mission.  Over the past twenty-eight years working with Fortune 500 corporations and nonprofits in various senior executive positions, it became clear that her full-time mission is to empower non-profits by ensuring program sustainability and growth.

In addition to her non-profit career, she brings substantial and diverse experience interfacing with small to Blue Chip, Fortune 500 companies. Powerhouse brand names such as American Express, Coca-Cola, Calvin Klein, Honda, Nabisco, Procter & Gamble and Tiffany & Co are a cross section of companies that she has had the opportunity to implement advertising and marketing rollouts within fifteen (15) states and two countries.   All of which lent to the achievements for the nonprofits she has supported.

Angela’s concern for at-risk children was first sparked as a young child.  Her father, was one of the founders for a free camp for underprivileged and at-risk children.  Volunteering for ten summers alongside of her father, she saw firsthand how children could thrive even in the direst of circumstances when given the right opportunities.

Angela also knows firsthand her passion of autodidacticism would not have been possible without her love for reading; which changed the trajectory of her life when she was orphaned at fifteen.   Making her mission at The Literacy Project very personal.

Educated in England, Canada, Asia, and the United States, Angela holds a Post Baccalaureate Studies, Advanced Business Management / Executive Entrepreneurship from Pepperdine University.

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Kellie Gamboa

Office Assistant

College Internship Program

College students from Cal State Fullerton, UC Irvine and Chapman University are a critical part of our staff. We typically have 2-3 interns per semester. Their responsibilities include social media, email marketing, media relations, special event publicity, special event planning, communications, and marketing.

For more information on our program, please email info@literacyproj.org or call (949) 721-1319.

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