Remembering Jean Handley

jean-handley-blogfest.jpg"Her strategic thinking, coupled with passion and a willingness to dream was an amazing combination" said Mary Lou Aleskie, Executive Director of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas. "She was always involved, committed and full of hope. She was such an inspiring visionary, especially to women in leadership. She was out there well before any of us could even imagine what our opportunities would be. When I think about her and all that she did in her life, she made it all possible".

"Jean contributed her energy and thoughtfulness to all that the Board of the Festival dealt with," said Gordon Geballe, Board Chair of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas. "She could be counted on to be at meetings and volunteer for tasks, and by her participation she got all of us around her to do more. We will miss her guidance and friendship."