Shine Global Mourns the Loss of Hiry Booker West III
We are sad to announce that on February 23, 2020, at the age of 61, Hiry Booker West III, member of the Shine Global board of governors, passed away.
Hiry was born and raised in New York City. He attended the University of Rochester and graduated with a BA in History. He began his business career as a Financial Advisor and for the past twenty years he was involved with a number of different entrepreneurial ventures including as a private investor and a co-Founder of Medicaid Advisory Group and Zwoosh Media.
Hiry was always dedicated to charitable causes and was a passionate advocate for children. In addition to his work with Shine Global, he also sat on the Board of Directors of Gladney Center for Adoption, was a member of the Board of Trustees for Saint Chrysostom’s Episcopal Church, Chiaravalle Montessori School and the Rush Neurobehavioral Center. He also was an active volunteer with Off the Street Club, the largest boys and girls club in Chicago and the Fredrick Douglass Community Center in New York.
Shine Global Executive Director Susan MacLaury said “Shine Global’s staff, boards of directors and governors join me in expressing our profound sadness at Hiry‘s death. Beyond his generosity toward children’s causes, he was first and foremost a good man. He loved his family deeply. I considered him a friend and will miss him very much.”
Hiry leaves behind his wife Mary Beth and their four children along with many friends and admirers.