The Foundation staff works to inspire, support, inform, listen to and collaborate with the people and organizations of Greater New Haven to build an ever more connected, inclusive, equitable and philanthropic community.

Roxanne J. Coady

  • Appointed by the President of the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce for a term of seven years beginning January 1, 2016
  • Committee Membership: Audit, Development; Investment; TCF-MIC Board of Managers
  • Board Liaison: Community Fund for Women & Girls

Roxanne J. Coady is the CEO for R.J. Julia Booksellers and Just the Right Book. She founded R.J. Julia Booksellers in Madison, Connecticut in 1989, creating a business that is recognized as a national leader among independent booksellers. R.J. Julia also manages BookHampton in East Hampton, NY and Wesleyan RJ Julia in Middletown, CT.

In 2009, Ms. Coady founded a personalized book subscription site, Just the Right Book. This site has a national reach and combines the intimacy of an independent bookstore with the digital marketplace, i.e. human algorithm. In addition, Ms. Coady hosts a weekly podcast, Just the Right Book, in which she talks to the very best contemporary nonfiction authors.

Ms. Coady is the founder and Board Emeritus of Read to Grow, the largest literacy program in Connecticut. Since 1996, Read to Grow has donated more than 2 million children’s books.