Kappa Alpha Order

Chapter Eternal

Passing of Dr. James L. Bowers, Jr., Former KAOEF Trustee

Sadly, Dr. James L. Bowers (Beta Omega–Washington College ’57), former trustee and Life Trustee of the Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation, passed away on Friday, May 25, at the age of eighty-nine in San Diego, California.

A pioneer in the fundraising and development field, Jim gave of his time, talent, and treasure to the Order and the KAOEF for many years. He and Jerold Panas were close personal friends and considered “Deans” of the fundraising profession. He served as a KAOEF Trustee from 1995-1999 and again from 2002-2007. He returned for one more year in 2009 and was elevated to the status of Life Trustee which he retained until his passing. Jim was a member of the Crimson & Gold Society and the 1865 Trust and advisor to the KAOEF leadership and staff. His experience was invaluable as a long-time member of the KAOEF’s Fundraising and Development committee. In 2004, for his excellence in service and leadership to the Order, he was awarded the Knight Commander’s Accolade by then Knight Commander Ben W. Satcher, Jr.

A veteran, Jim’s interment and memorial service will be at Navy Cemetery at Miramar National Cemetery in San Diego, California. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation.

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