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Team Funetix



Samira Prasad

Funding Team Lead

I have worked in the area of education and food security through NGOs based in India, as fundraising, marketing, and communications specialist. I have years of experience creating campaigns, developing corporate partnerships, using social media for donor and volunteer engagement, cause awareness, and developing marketing material. I also have an academic background in Economic Development. I am very excited to be a part of FUNetix’s Funding Team and look forward to making a difference.


Janet Elms

Funding Team

I am a lawyer with more than 20 years of experience.  In joining the Funding Team, I hope to use my research and persuasive writing skills to help FUNetix obtain funds to expand its ability to bring its innovative app to more and more children struggling to learn to read.  I am originally from California but now live in New York.  I love dogs and running and beaches, most especially in combination!


Leah Connor

Funding Team Lead

I have 25+ years of experience in creative services and digital marketing for both small businesses and non-profit organizations. I spent 22 years as a graphic designer and digital media coordinator with a family-owned business specializing in pre-k and elementary school education materials. I also volunteered for 13+ years with the local running club, managing its online presence, social media, and email, designing logos and marketing materials, overseeing membership and race registration databases, administering training programs, and race directing long-distance events.

I look forward to combining my passions for early childhood education and exercise by creating a special FUNetix walk/run event to raise awareness and money for our mission to achieve universal literacy.


Emma Scott

Funding Team/ Grant Writing

I am a nonprofit professional, focusing on areas of development, fundraising, and membership. I have worked for various nonprofits around central Texas and am currently working towards a Master’s in Nonprofit Administration. I am excited to be a part of the grant writing team!

The American Youth Literacy Foundation, 501(c)(3), dba FUNetix, is a nationwide, charitable non-profit dedicated to bringing literacy to every child before they reach the end of 3rd grade. Contact: EIN 26-3211521. 10 N. Main Street, Phoenixville, PA 19460, (484)744-9742