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By Ned Montgomery

A Legacy of Living United: Remembering Patricia Kind

Mon, February 01, 2016

Patricia Kind

For many years our United Way has been touched by the Impact and generosity of the Kind family. Last month, we lost Patricia van Ameringen Kind at the age of 91. An amazing woman, dedicated United Way supporter, community champion and philanthropist, she will truly be missed.

Mrs. Kind, a former registered nurse, dedicated her life to caring about people and community. She was a devoted wife to her husband Philip for 53 years until his passing in 2004. She also enjoyed five children, 19 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Throughout her life Mrs. Kind was committed to the community. She and her late husband were both longtime United Way supporters and Tocqueville Society members. In 2014, we had the honor of recognizing the Kinds’ contributions and support. Our United Way created the Kind Society, a Leadership recognition society that honors the remarkable generosity of the late Patricia and Philip Kind, who supported our efforts to improve Education, Income and Health across the region for more than 60 years. The society celebrates donors who make a significant annual investment of $1,000 or more in our Impact Fund.

In addition to her work with United Way, Mrs. Kind served on the boards of and helped to found nonprofit organizations. She also started the Patricia Kind Family Foundation, which focuses its grant making on health and human services for families in need throughout the Philadelphia area.

Mrs. Kind leaves a legacy of Living United that will be remembered for a long time to come. Our thoughts and sincere sympathy are with her family and friends.