Public officials mourn Don Fisher

As the news of Gap Inc. cofounder Don Fisher's passing away became known public officials offered their condolences.

Jack O’Connell, the state Superintendent of Public Instruction, said in a statement Monday, “I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Don Fisher, a pioneering businessman and passionate advocate for a number of philanthropic causes, but most notably education. Don served as a member of the State Board of Education, and it is during this time that I saw firsthand his commitment to improving our schools.”

O’Connell went on to describe how Fisher was a strong supporter of the Knowledge is Power Program, a national network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public schools that aim to prepare students in underserved communities for success in college and in life.

“With Don’s passing, California has lost someone who achieved tremendous personal success in the business world, but never missed an opportunity to give back to his community. My condolences go out to Don's family and friends,” O'Connell said.
 

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