William K. Bowes
fot. Muzeum Historii Żydów Polskich


William K. Bowes, Jr., 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 B.A. in Economics from Stanford University and M.B.A. from Harvard University; he served in the US Army infantry in the South Pacific and Japan during and after the Second World War.

Throughout his life, Mr Bowes supported 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 made it possible to develop and implement the Global Education Outreach Program of POLIN Museum.

Mr William K. Bowes, Jr. passed away in San Francisco in December 2016.