Letter to the Editor

A great loss

Executive director, Kids’ Cancer Research FoundationNovember 28, 2012 

I truly feel our community suffered a tremendous loss with the passing of Mr. Greg Hind. I feel very fortunate to have met him. In our first meeting I realized he was different.

I had read in The Tribune that Greg Hind had made a generous donation to a worthy cause here in our community. That article prompted me to call him and tell him about our pediatric cancer research foundation — supporting sick kids with cancer. I asked for his support, and he gave it. His donation was critical because it was our first major donation, and it started the foundation’s momentum.

Later, at the end of 2011, he and his daughter, Kirsten, decided to provide additional support.

What struck me about Greg was his compassion, his kindness and his level of intelligence. Here he was, managing business concerns, running a foundation, doing it all with his family surrounding him, all the while making it look effortless.

Not only did Greg generously fund important causes locally and statewide, he also supported the infrastructure that many of our community’s foundations depend on. This amplified the impact of the Hind Foundation.

I truly feel very fortunate to have known Greg Hind. He gives me hope that kindness is still a significant part of our communities’ culture.

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