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meet our amazing launch team!

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Over 90 individuals and businesses have stepped up to  launch the Grievers Library in Seattle! Conceived in October 2020 with our first "beta" Book Box launched in August 2022, the Grievers Library represents a true "community achievement."  Many thanks to everyone who has made this project possible!

our charter donors

MANY THANKS to our founding donors!
For every $10 donated, we buy a grief book and label it according to the donor's wishes.

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Pamela Belyea & Gary Faigin

Bob & Linda Dahl

Muriel Dance

Fred H. and Mary S. Dore Foundation

Wendlyn Ehrman

Rose Frantzen & Charles Morris

Cecily Kaplan

Fred Feiertag

Laura-Lee Fineman Karp

Laurie Kiely

Carol Kummet

in memory of Phillip Levine

Joanne Merriman

Ann Morris

Flip Morse

Monica Rush

Safe Crossings Foundation 

Jamie Saltoon

Deborah Scott

Cathy Sarkowsky

our book donors

WE ARE GRATEFUL to the many in-kind donors of grief-related books to fill our shelves. Every grief book donated receives a named labels according to the donor's wishes. learn more

Kathleen Albin

Bob Baugher, author

Paula Becker, author

Pamela Belyea

Lisa K. Boehm, Author

Iris Bolton, author

Rabbi Anne Brener, author

Eve Celsi

Rabbi Muriel Dance

Marlow Harris & Jo David

Kathy Frodsham

Laura-Lee Fineman Karp

Fred Feiertag

Friends for Survival

Luna Jaffe

Laurie Kiely

Fran Kremen & Marc Mayo

Jenny Lisk, author

Steffanie Lorig, author

Rabbi Myrna Matsa

Grace Lynch

New Harbinger Publications

Kathleen O'Connor

Anna Rhodes

Deborah Scott

Cathy Sarkowsky

Jamie Saltoon

Kristen Spexarth, author

Jinny Tesik

The Healing Center

Jan Warner, author

DLisa West

Nisha Zenoff, author

our in-kind donors

EXTRA SPECIAL THANKS to the generous businesses who supported the design, fabrication & install of our Book Boxes. 

Acrylic Panes: Clear Cut Plastics, Ballard

Aluminum Donation: Adam Ross

Artwork Scanning: Moon Photo, Ballard

Book Box #1 Host: Greenwood Senior Center

Book Box Artwork: Steffanie Lorig

Book Box Designer: Grace Lynch, NJ

Graphics Designer: Jennifer Coghill

Lead Carpenter: Bob Perkins

Hardware: Stoneway Hardware, Ballard 

Launch Refreshments: Trader Joes

Lumber: Limback Lumber, Ballard

Paint: Sherwin-Williams, Ballard

Roof Fabricator: Paolo Croatto Metalworks, Georgetown

Signage Printer: FASTSIGNS, North Seattle

PLUS! THANK YOU to the many kind folks who donated office equipment and supplies:

Bookcases: Cathy Sarkowsky

Office Furnishings: Shayne Adler, Pamela Belyea, Flanders & Ingrid Matthews

Office Equipment: Fred Feiertag, Laura Mueser & Elaine Corets

Office Supplies: Elaine Corets, Daniella Kim, OfficeMax Ballard, & Max Sarkowsky

our volunteers

Many thanks to every person who has volunteered their time in support of the Grievers Library. learn more

Baking Volunteers: Janet Cho & Taevery Glaser

Book Consultants: Holly Myers, Susan Scott & Jesica Swedler deHart

Brand Name: Sharon Hazzard

Launch #1 Musician: Mikhail Schmidt

Launch #1 Speakers: Pamela Belyea, Jane Dore, Chris Inaba, Cecily Kaplan

Launch #1 Support: Kyle Ackley, Bob Bejan, Aaron Hale, Kai Nakahara, Leslie Ross, Max Sarkowsky, Bruce Scott, Trader Joes

Librarians: Sandra Bobman (UW iSchool), Jannah Minnix & Michelle Urberg

Logo Designer: Jennifer Coghill

Office Install: John Dickson, Flanders, Kai Nakahara, Leslie Ross & Julie Tall

Office Volunteers: Janet Cho, Kathy Frodsham, Ella Griffin, Kris Harry, Cecily Kaplan, Laura Mueser, Laura Nelson, Charlotte Pozil, Kristen Spexarth, Mary Viggiano & DLisa West

Photography: Liz Stone

Project Manager: Pamela Belyea

Researchers: Sarah Comfort & Ellen Kissman

Resource Advisor: Laurie Kiely

Website Designer: BelyeaConsult

special thanks to
Greenwood Senior Center
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