POLIN Museum Distinguished Benefactor, Mr. William K. Bowes, Jr. died in San Francisco

We are deeply saddened by the passing of William K. Bowes, Jr., Distinguished Benfactor of POLIN Museum and the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland. His generous gift supports POLIN Museum’s Global Outreach Education Program.

William K. Bowes, Jr. (1926-2016) was a venture capitalist from the San Francisco Bay Area for nearly 50 years. Mr. Bowes was born in San Francisco, graduated with a B.A. in Economics from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from Harvard University, and served in the U.S. Army infantry in the South Pacific and Japan during and after World War II.
Mr. Bowes was dedicated  to supporting education and medical research. He served as Chairman of the successful Mission Bay Campaign, a $240 million initiative of the University of California San Francisco. In 2007, Mr. Bowes was named the San Francisco Bay Area’s Outstanding Philanthropist by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Golden Gate Chapter and Northern California Grantmakers.
The generous gift of Mr. Bowes provided key support to the development and implementation of the Global Education Outreach Program of POLIN Museum.

We wish to express our condolences to Mr. Bowes family. May his memory be a blessing.

Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland Board and POLIN Museum.