We are saddened by the death of Richard Rainwater, who died peacefully in his sleep after a long and courageous fight with a rare brain disease. For the past several years, the Rainwater Charitable Foundation has funded programs in our Education Impact initiative, for which we have been very grateful. Education, and particularly early childhood education, is a leading priority of the foundation.
Richard was an extraordinary and wonderful human being. He had an enormous impact on the lives of many, and his philanthropic interests have made the community at large a better place in which to live and work. He will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and staff.