On July 31, the entire AIM community was devastated to learn about the sudden death of Board of Trustees Vice-Chair Brian Zwaan.
Brian was a selfless member of our AIM Board of Trustees who joined us in 2013. He gave of his time and his resources and was never too busy to lend a hand. Brian was instrumental in assisting us on the Real Estate Committee with the acquisition of the building and likewise as part of the Finance Committee with the financing required as part of the 1200 River Road purchase. Before his death he had recently assumed the chair role of the Audit Committee with the same zeal that he assumed all of his responsibilities.
Most importantly, Brian's smile and laugh could light up a room. For those of us who were able to spend both social and professional time with Brian and Diane, we came to love his unique way of making each person he interacted with feel like the most important person in the room. He loved the mission of AIM and believed that all children should have the opportunities that AIM brought to its families and students.
Brian's passing is beyond words. As one of AIM’s board members expressed, “Good guys should be allowed to live to be 100 - especially those that give back to their communities!” Recalling Brian’s always positive attitude and wise counsel on what is best financially for AIM, we hope to honor his legacy by focusing our efforts on planning for AIM’s future growth and sustainability.