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ArtsFund’s Favorite Reads of 2019

For 50 years, ArtsFund has been strengthening arts organizations like SAL through their grant-making, leadership, and advocacy, helping to secure the future for arts and culture across the Puget Sound region.

In conjunction with their 50th anniversary, we’re excited to share some of the ArtsFund team’s favorite reads of 2019 below, including picks from staff as well as current and incoming board chairs, to inspire your reading in the new year.

The Sisters Brothers, Patrick deWitt | Sue Coliton, Interim President & CEO

The Nickel Boys, Colson Whitehead | Sarah Sidman, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives & Communications

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, Mary Roach | Mark Jacobs, Vice President of Finance & Operations

A Girl Returned, Donatella Di Pietrantonio, translated by Ann Goldstein | Sarah Friedman, Vice President of Development 

The Bold World: A Memoir of Family and Transformation, Jodie Patterson | Kate Gleason, Engagement Coordinator

The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays, Albert Camus, translated by Justin O’Brien | Mike Myers, Annual Giving Manager

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom, David W. Blight | Tony Miles, Board Chair

The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches and Meditations, Toni Morrison | Tony Miles, Board Chair

Trust Exercise, Susan Choi | Ellen Milligan, Program Manager & Board Liaison

No Happy Endings, Nora McInerny | Rachel Porter, Project & Communications Manager

Convenience Store Woman, Sayaka Murata, translated by Ginny Tapley Takemori | Katy Corella, Programs & Advocacy Coordinator

Avenue of Mysteries, John Irving | Clarisse Benson, Finance & Operations Coordinator

The Power Broker, Robert A. Caro | Ian Stewart, Database Coordinator

Pachinko, Min Jin Lee | Sung Yang, Board Chair-Elect


A warm thanks to ArtsFund, celebrating 50 years of impact through the arts. Learn more about ArtsFund’s 50th on their website, or follow them on FacebookTwitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

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