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Billy DiMichele

Children belong in families,
not orphanages

President, Board of Directors Lumos Foundation USA


"Like Lumos, I believe in the dreams, potential, and well-being of all children. I am honored and thrilled that I can support Lumos here in the U.S."

Billy DiMichele was appointed as President of the Lumos USA Board of Directors in 2015. In his role as Senior Vice President of Creative Development at Scholastic, the global children's publishing and media company, where he has worked for the past 18 years, Billy has been involved in bringing some of recent literature’s best-loved works to life for readers around the world. This has included a landmark series of webcasts which have reached over 50 million students and teachers to date, and several events surrounding the Harry Potter series, written by J.K. Rowling.

Billy has also produced 16 consecutive Scholastic Art & Writing Awards National Ceremonies, celebrating America’s most creative teenagers, at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. and at Carnegie Hall in New York City. He has been the recipient of multiple Webby and Telly Awards, as well as a 2003 Emmy® Award.