Chair of the Kiwimbi Board of Trustees

Lynne has always believed in the impact that individual initiative can have in making the world a better place, one step at a time. As the daughter of educators she also has profound faith in the value of books to bring joy and to help people visualize change and realize their dreams. She and her husband John focused on giving the gift of a good education to their own children and, after years of working in insurance and law, Lynne committed to putting her skills to work for others who may have fewer educational resources or options.

Lynne’s been fortunate enough to have traveled to various parts of the world in her life and, importantly, to have visited a small part of the great continent of Africa on a project with Olubayi Olubayi. It was discussions with him and others that led to the establishment of Kiwimbi. Kiwimbi’s focus on educational opportunity, both academic and vocational, keeps Lynne energized. Her trips to Kenya to work with Kiwimbi’s Kenyan leaders and to observe first hand the differences we are making on the ground there never cease to inspire her.

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