John and Carrie Morgridge’s generosity and passion for reading education is the inspiration behind the Morgridge International Reading Center (MIRC), a one-of-a-kind information and learning hub that will advance literacy through partnership and shared research. MIRC’s collection of research discoveries and best practices makes the center the premier resource for finding solutions to literacy issues.

“We’re growing, inventing and creating. We are thrilled about our investment in UCF,” says Carrie Morgridge.

The center’s Millennium Gallery—with its state-of-the-art videoconferencing screens—will enable teachers and scholars worldwide to collaborate virtually.

Editor’s note: Did you know that 42 million adult Americans and an estimated 774 million people worldwide can’t read?