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It’s with deep disappointment that I write to share the information that our “north star,” Invoice Gates Sr., handed away on Monday, September 14 at dwelling surrounded by household.
It’s no overstatement to say that with out Invoice Sr. there could be no Invoice & Melinda Gates Basis as we all know it right this moment. His perception that each one lives have equal worth impressed our mission from the primary, and can stay on the coronary heart of the whole lot we do to the final.
His legacy is profound.
Invoice Sr. was a rare chief within the world combat towards inequity, and a tireless advocate for the muse and our points. His influence was additionally felt throughout Seattle and the Pacific Northwest by way of his involvement in organizations, together with the College of Washington, United Method of King County, Rotary, Thrive Washington, the Know-how Alliance, and plenty of others.
By each measure, Invoice Sr. embodied what it means to point out up for all times.
His generosity, humility, intelligence, and humor have been just some qualities of an excellent man. He was additionally an excellent good friend, colleague, and mentor to many, together with me. Whilst our group grew, Invoice Sr.’s values and pragmatism have been a reminder that that is very a lot a household basis. Our “north star” might be dearly missed.
Assertion from Invoice Gates
Assertion from Melinda Gates