September 20, 2013
This year’s Betty Bean-Kennedy Award for Outstanding Literacy Volunteer goes to Jeff Guitard. A volunteer for over 8 years, Action Read has benefited enormously from Jeff’s leadership and strong work ethic. Jeff doesn’t hesitate to get involved when he sees a need. Over the years, he has advocated on behalf of Action Read to funders, has recruited new board members, has initiated strategic planning, has helped problem-solve many situations, and has quietly taken on countless other activities and responsibilities, both large and small. Jeff’s effectiveness as a leader, his commitment to literacy and his compassion for others make him an obvious choice for this year’s Betty Bean Kennedy award.