William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation

William K. Bowes, Jr., was a venture capitalist in the Bay Area for nearly 50 years, founded U.S. Venture Partners (U.S.V.P.). 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 dedicated his time 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 the Museum.

William K. Bowes, Jr. died on December 28, 2016. The Foundation continue his legacy supporting education and medical research.

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