Page Ahead is pleased to present the 2021 Sarajane Beal Award for Volunteer Excellence to Kim Ferse.
Kim began volunteering for Page Ahead in 2017 and quickly became a valued member of Page Ahead’s core volunteer team. Kim is incredibly dedicated to ensuring kids in need get excited about reading. She has read to classrooms of children as a Story Time volunteer for several years and has helped as a Book Up Summer book fair helper. Over the past year, she has taken on the role of Project Manager for our Book Oasis project.
Kim has been an extraordinary project manager for our Book Oasis project. She’s spent countless hours working with our volunteer architect on the designs of the Oases and coordinating the building and installations of 18 Book Oasis with our volunteer contractors. Kim has also helped us connect with potential hosts to ensure that we have the Book Oases well distributed throughout the Seattle area in the targeted book deserts. She has worked with numerous businesses to help secure donations for the project and oversaw the creation and installation of the beautiful signs with the Book Oasis logo (designed by Page Ahead volunteer Thea Bergstedt). Kim has spent countless hours keeping the team organized with all of our specific duties to get the Oases in the ground and keep them full of books for kids and families to enjoy. The success of the Book Oasis project is in large part due to Kim.
Thank you, Kim! You truly make a difference at Page Ahead!