Bill Gates Sr.

The Cambridge University community is saddened to hear of the death of Bill Gates Sr., who was instrumental in creating the Gates Cambridge Trust with a donation from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that remains the largest single gift Cambridge has ever received. 

Stephen Toope, Vice-Chancellor, said: “Bill Sr.’s enduring vision in establishing Gates Cambridge 20 years ago has inspired and supported a generation of scholars who are changing the world across myriad disciplines, from digital healthcare for the poor, to tackling food insecurity and proposing new ways to mitigate climate change. Please may I extend the University’s condolences to Bill Sr.’s wife Dr Mimi Gates and the Gates family on the passing of a giant whose outstanding impact on humanity will continue to grow each year, and whose passion for service will always burn in the hearts of the scholars supported by Gates Cambridge Trust.”

Bill Gates Sr., founding Gates Cambridge Trustee, dies at 94


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