Passionate Literacy Champion, Denine Torr of Dollar General, Joins ProLiteracy Board of Directors

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Denine Torr, director of Community Initiatives at Dollar General Corporation, joins the ProLiteracy Board of Directors.

ProLiteracy, the largest adult literacy and basic education membership organization in the nation, is pleased to announce that Denine Torr will be joining its Board of Directors. Denine is the director of Community Initiatives at Dollar General Corporation in Nashville, Tennessee and in the role has been instrumental in advancing the company’s strong commitment to literacy and education efforts nationwide. She oversees corporate and foundation giving, employee volunteer engagement efforts, and assists with the development of cause-related partnerships for Dollar General.

Denine joined the Dollar General Community Initiatives team in 1999 and has designed and executed funding initiatives that have raised more than $100 million for charity. She was instrumental in the creation of the Dollar General Employee Assistance Foundation and growth of the Dollar General Literacy Foundation (DGLF). To date, the DGLF has awarded more than $98 million to literacy initiatives, helping more than 5.8 million individuals learn to read, prepare for the high school equivalency or learn English. Under Denine’s leadership, the DGLF has supported adult, family, youth and community literacy programs, and has helped build national awareness for the cause of literacy.

“ProLiteracy is proud to welcome Denine Torr to our Board of Directors,” says Kevin Morgan, president and CEO of ProLiteracy. “Denine has been a champion of adult literacy through her work with Dollar General, and we value the skills, dedication, and leadership she brings to our board.”

“There are 36 million adults in the United States that lack basic education and literacy skills. As we continue to look for ways to strengthen our communities, workforce and nation. Organizations like ProLiteracy are crucial in addressing this great need,” said Denine. “I look forward to working with the ProLiteracy Board of Directors and their continued efforts to increase access to quality literacy services.”

About ProLiteracy
ProLiteracy believes every adult has the right to literacy. ProLiteracy, the largest adult literacy and basic education membership organization in the nation, is committed to creating a world in which all adults are literate. ProLiteracy has 1,000 member programs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. They also work with 52 nongovernmental organizations in 34 developing countries. For more information contact Dee Cater, marketing and communication manager, at dcater@proliteracy.org.

About Dollar General Literacy Foundation
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education as part of the company’s mission of serving others for over 20 years. Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $98 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 5.8 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education. For more information about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and its grant programs, visit http://www.dgliteracy.com.

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