In 2001, I retired as Chairman of John Hancock Financial Services and John Hancock Life Insurance Company, after a 43-year career with the company. At John Hancock, values such as integrity, accountability, and trust guided everything we did, from strategic planning to day-to-day decision making. From my perspective, as Chairman of the Investment Committee and as a member of the Center's Strategic Planning and Finance Committees, similar principles guide the mission at the Center.
I know that everyone at the Kravis Center is dedicated to bringing world class performances and educational programs to the community. I want to make sure that the same opportunities are available into the distant future, and only a well-funded endowment can guarantee that. Such an endowment also serves as an important buffer in uncertain economic times, and provides a level of strength and stability for this wonderful institution. For these reasons, I am happy to have included the Kravis Center in my estate plan, and would urge others to do so.
Stephen L. Brown, FSA, CLU Emeritus
Kravis Center Board of Directors
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