Henrietta H. Davis Endowment for Children’s Books and Programs

The family of Henrietta (Retta) H. Davis created a named endowment to support children’s books and programs. Davis was a long-time elementary school teacher and community volunteer. For many years after she retired, she priced rare books at the Salvation Army and educated visitors at the Seattle Aquarium and Pacific Science Center. She also loved literature, and frequently traveled with her family to Ashland for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. She and her husband Aubrey Davis, former mayor of Mercer Island and CEO of Group Health Cooperative, lived full lives centered on family and service to their community. She passed away in 2008.