It’s hard to believe, but it has already been over a year since we last informed the ACT1 community of the changes we were making. Unfortunately, this is not the bearer of good news.


Our board president, Kim Graham, has suddenly passed away after complications from a surgery. After Petra’s death in 2020, Kim shouldered many of Petra’s duties and spearheaded transitioning ACT1 from a production company into an endowment fund. Kim had been with ACT1 in some way, shape, or form practically from its inception. We are stunned to have lost another central person in our ACT1 community. Our hearts go out to Kim’s friends and family.


The Board of Directors has elected Virginia Winger as board president to fill Kim’s vacancy. A lot has happened in a year: marriages, babies, moves, new jobs, vaccines, and, sadly, deaths. We are re-configuring but know that our goal is always the same. We are still an endowment fund and, more than ever, we want to provide scholarships to empower artists.


We hope the next time you hear from us, we can bring you happier news.


Kim Graham’s celebration of life will be September 16, 2021 from 3-7pm at Charlie’s Restaurant and Lounge, 113 E Main St, Puyallup, WA 98372


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