September 1, 2001
Winner of the Sarajane Beal Award for Volunteer Excellence in 2012.
Page Ahead is proud to present the Sarajane Beal Award for Volunteer Excellence to Mark Best.
Mark Best is a skilled and avid photographer, and we are fortunate to be the beneficiaries of his talent and friendship. Mark comes to Page Ahead from the Boeing Company, where he has worked for 30 years. Giving books to children in need is a fun mission, but Page Ahead needed the means to vividly show the public what we do. Mark expertly fulfills that need by taking portraits, some exquisite, some adorable, of the many children who receive books from Page Ahead. For the last seven years Mark has given us memorable photos of our events and our kids. He does this out of the kindness of his heart – and the occasional doughnut. According to Mark, “Nothing can beat the excitement and joy of a student getting their very own book that they get to keep forever.” It’s time for Mark to come out from behind the camera and into the limelight. Thank you, Mark Best, for documenting our history, and making it look good.