Happy Birthday Group Card to a Beloved Board Member

PASE (Partnership for After School Education) is a nonprofit that has been working for 25+ years to improve the quality of afterschool programs for children and teens living in poverty.

One of their board members, Fern Khan, recently turned 80. To honor Fern and recognize her service to PASE, the organization created her a Happy Birthday Group Card. There was an overwhelming response. Here are just a few quotes from the board to give you an idea:

You’ve been my “partner in crime” for, by my count, over 30 years between Bank Street and PASE, and I’ve loved working — and playing — with you evey minute of it. Simply put, I’d follow you anywhere!

Fern, I feel so fortunate to be included among those who know and love you. You are so generous with your spirit, and vast knowledge and wisdom. It is a gift to learn from you, about the educational space, careers and life at large. Happy 80th! May we all be so fortunate to share many more with you!

Happy birthday!!!! I just want to say thank you. Thank you for hiring me, giving me the space to learn and grow and for your advice, wisdom and patience. You are the best boss I have ever had. You taught me that being a leader is being patient, caring, humble, and most importantly a listener. Thank you for your continued mentorship and support. Enjoy your 80th year – you’ve earned it:)

See the full board here: https://www.kudoboard.com/boards/IypfbX4D

Thanks for giving us permission to share your Kudoboard story, Fern. And from all of us at Kudoboard — happy birthday!!