Jim Ketelsen 1930-2017

GRAD’s beloved co-founder, James L. Ketelsen, passed away.  We share the sense of great loss on hearing this news.  The world around us will be diminished by his absence, but only in part.  Because of Jim’s vision, leadership, and steadfast commitment to Houston’s children – particularly those with the least – we, through our work every day, are able to contribute to and sustain what Jim and Kathryn founded. His legacy will continue to grow through each life that GRAD touches.   

We are reminded today that GRAD stands for Graduation Really Achieves Dreams. 
The need is great for the work that we do. GRAD’s mission continues.

Find more information about Jim’s work and life in this Houston Chronicle article and his obituary. His memorial service is Friday, May 5th at 2PM at the Christ Church Cathedral, 1117 Texas St, Houston, TX 77002.

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