WiseHeart Hires Program Director

MEMPHIS, Tennessee (April 15, 2015) – Coaching for Literacy and WiseHeart Foundation recently named Gray Blocker as the Program Director of both organizations. Coaching for Literacy and WiseHeart Foundation are two separate non-profit organizations that have common purposes, beliefs and values. To create the greatest impact in a financially responsible manner, the two groups share resources, such as office space and staffing.

Coaching for Literacy (CFL) is a non-profit organization focused on radically improving the national literacy level of both elementary and middle school students. Ryan Viner, CFL’s Executive Director, says, “Gray is an exceptional individual with many gifts and a strong desire to make a positive impact in the fight for literacy. We are thankful to have her as a part of our team as she will greatly enhance our ability to scale Coaching for Literacy’s programs and serve literacy partners nationwide.

WiseHeart Foundation is a charitable foundation serving Christian philanthropists by creating sustainable, God-honoring giving options with strategy resources and capital to impact the kingdom. Dr. David Lewis, the Executive Director of WiseHeart, says, “We are extremely excited to have Gray joining our team as we seek to do God-honoring work and lead others to do the same. Her skills and personal witness speak to the ideals we as a faith-filled Foundation are trying to grow and we believe she will quickly be a vital part of our future work and mission.”

In her new role, Blocker will be responsible to assist in all communication initiatives, donor relations and general administrative duties of CFL and WiseHeart. Coaching for Literacy aims to increase awareness about the number of people in America who are functionally or totally illiterate and the social problems associated with illiteracy. By leveraging the unique power of collegiate and professional sports, CFL raises money to support effective local literacy programs focused on educating elementary and middle school students. The WiseHeart Foundation was formed to stand in the gap between donors and charities to help people make wiser and more effective contributions. Its ministry strategy focuses on Christian medical missions, global Christian education and inner city or disadvantaged youth.

Blocker is from Jackson, Mississippi, and most recently served as the Executive Administrator of the Madison County Foundation, a private foundation for economic development. She previously worked for Strategic Marketing Group, a small PR firm in Ridgeland, MS and as a short-term missionary for Africa Inland Mission in Thika, Kenya. Blocker graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations and Journalism.

For more information, please visit www.coachingforliteracy.org and www.wiseheartfoundation.org.