Made me aware of the necessity of this series in inspiring increased civic involvement 

- Lecture Attendee

Do you have a passion for event planning, community engagement, and lifelong learning? The Trudy Sundberg Lecture Series Planning Committee is looking for Whidbey Island volunteers to help organize the annual lecture series in honor of Whidbey Island teacher and civic leader, Trudy Sundberg. The series features inspiring presentations by eminent speakers and is presented in collaboration with the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation. To learn more and apply, complete an online application by August 31, 2022.

About the Trudy J. Sundberg Memorial Fund

The Trudy J. Sundberg Memorial Fund underwrites a lecture series honoring the memory of Trudy Sundberg and her lifelong commitment to discover, explore, and exchange information, ideas, and opinions in an environment of respect and consideration.

An annual presentation by an eminent speaker, selected by a team of community and library staff representatives, explores the areas of interest that Trudy shared: education, literature, history, the arts, civic engagement, and politics.

The lecture presentation is part of a programming initiative for adults and students on Whidbey Island, promoting reading and lifelong learning, and covering issues of current local and national or global interest. Funds for the program may also be used to enhance pertinent library resources and access to information for residents of the Sno-Isle Libraries District.

Watch a recording of the 2022 Trudy Sundberg Lecture Series presentation by Dr. Wade Davis!

More than 225 guests gathered at Whidbey Center for the Arts in Langley, WA on May 6, 2022, for this year's presentation by Dr. Wade Davis, Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World.

Dr. Wade Davis is an internationally acclaimed cultural anthropologist, ethnobotanist, author, photographer, filmmaker, and teacher. His work has largely focused on the extraordinary diversity of the world’s indigenous cultures and languages and has taken him to all corners of the globe. As a former National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, he has been described as “a rare combination of scientist, scholar, poet, and passionate defender of all of life’s diversity”. He has written 22 books, produced 13 documentary films, and spoken all over the world.

For more information on Wade Davis and related works please see this curated resource list.

We want to thank the following sponsors who joined with the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation to make it possible for us to bring such an outstanding speaker to the people of Whidbey Island, free of charge, and we are grateful for their continuing support in honoring Trudy.

  • Friends of the Clinton Library 
  • Friends of the Freeland Library 
  • Friends of the Langley Library 
  • Friends of the Oak Harbor Library 
  • League of Women Voters of Whidbey Island 
  • Rue and Primavera Occupational and Physical Therapy 
  • Savi Bank 
  • Terra Firma Wealth Management
  • Whidbey Community Foundation 
  • Whidbey Island Bank
  • Whidbey Island Democratic Club 
  • Whidbey Weekly 
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Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha


At any time, organizations or individuals may contribute funds online directly to the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation for support of the Trudy J. Sundberg Memorial Fund. Please use the Donate Now button and select the Trudy Sundberg Lecture Series funding option during checkout. Tax-deductible contributions also may be sent in Trudy's name to:

Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation
7312 35 Avenue NE
Marysville, WA 98271

The Trudy J. Sundberg Memorial Fund is administered according to the policies and procedures of the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation, adhering to guidelines established with the Greater Everett Community Foundation.

For further information, please contact Christina Kourteva at or 360-547-2955.

Watch: Lecture Series Event Videos

Our Partners

Thank you to our corporate and community partners for their generous support!

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