A legacy of imagination

How Martha Feldman changed the lives of more than 1,000 young readers.

Page Ahead remembers supporter Martha Feldman, who passed away in June 2020. Martha was committed to her work in the medical field, which included time as an affiliated associate professor of bioengineering at the University of Washington and her work as founder and president of a company that helped others navigate the FDA approvals process, but she was really passionate about stories.

Her favorite genres in books and movies were science fiction and detective stories—bonus points for any authors who could incorporate both, like Isaac Asimov and Philip K. Dick. Those fiction genres drew on the scientific investigation and discovery she loved in her work, and also included the joy that comes from imagination and big “what if?” questions.

“Martha was one of a kind,” says her brother, Robert Feldman. “She wanted to make sure that every child had the opportunity to get lost in a fantasy world and use their imagination to make our world a better place.” To help make that possible, she included Page Ahead in her estate plans, and now 1,118 young readers will receive home libraries of 12 books each—just think of the futures those libraries will create!

Would you like to leave a legacy as powerful as Martha’s? It’s easy to include Page Ahead in your estate plan; talk with your financial advisor or reach out to us at info@pageahead.org to learn more.

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