Warren Hellman has passed away. He was 77 years young.
Here is a PDF file of the nice article from today’s San Francisco Chronicle newspaper - Warren Hellman dies at age 77. Article from San Francisco Chronicle newspaper, December 18, 2011.
Here’s the link to the article itself. Please read the article at the SFgate website and only access the PDF file if the SFgate link goes dead in the future.
My readers will recognize the Lester Center, for I have been attending its events regularly almost since its inception 20 years ago by my friend Jerry Engel, Senior Fellow and Executive Director Emeritus of the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship. The Lester Center for Entrepreneurship was founded in 1991 through a gift from W. Howard Lester, Chairman of Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
Hellman received his lifetime achievement award from the Lester Center at a gathering of the Berkeley Entrepreneurs Forum, one of the many events produced by the Lester Center.
Here’s a screen capture from the hf.com website of Hellman and Friedman LLC, which shows Hellman’s bio and photograph.
Sadly, I don’t recall any details from the Berkeley Entrepreneurs Forum where I met Hellman, as that was half a decade ago.