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Kenneth Francis Kamuokalani Brown On Friday, February 7, 2014, Friends of the Future Founder and Board Chair Kenneth Francis Kamuokalani Brown passed away at his Diamond Head home. During his 94 years, he was many things to many people ~ a talented architect, a political leader, a patron of the arts, a cultural resource, a businessman, a convenor of diverse groups, a mentor, and a friend.

His quiet, constant encouragement served as a foundation and compass for hundreds of today’s leaders. Each of us who was privileged to spend time with him has been deeply impacted by his wisdom, vision and dedication to the land, the people and the planet.

Tutu’s House would not be possible without Mr. Brown’s passion for, and belief in, the community’s ability to chart its own course to health and wellness. In the early days of Friends of the Future, many discussions revolved around the qualities of a healthy community; it was one of those conversations that connected Earl Bakken to Friends of the Future’s work and to his charge to improve the health-related quality of life for those who live, work, and play here.

As Chair of Queen’s Health System in the early 1990s, Mr. Brown was a tireless advocate for Tutu’s House and secured the initial funds that made Tutu’s House a reality.

In a January 5, 1998 fax, Mr. Brown wrote:

“The folks at Tutu’s House continue to give me inspiration and hope. With love,”

With love KB

We extend our gratitude and aloha to Mr. Brown’s wife, Joan, and his entire ‘ohana; they served as the foundation for his life of service.