The Asia Foundation Mourns the Loss of Brayton Wilbur

San Francisco, March 29, 2006 — Brayton Wilbur, Jr., former chairman and one of the longest-serving members of The Asia Foundation’s Board of Trustees, died Friday, March 24 at the age of 70.

Mr. Wilbur’s commitment to a peaceful and prosperous Asia was underscored by his active involvement on the Foundation’s board, of which he first became a member in 1972. Mr. Wilbur served as Secretary of the Board from 1985 to 1991 and as Chairman of the Board from 1991 to 1995.

In addition to his many years of service to The Asia Foundation and other organizations, Mr. Wilbur was heavily involved in the San Francisco Symphony, serving as its president from 1980 to 1987, and in the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, playing a significant role in the building of the new museum.

Mr. Wilbur’s long-term friendship and support were invaluable to The Asia Foundation. His leadership and unique insight will be missed.

A memorial service is planned for 2pm, Monday, April 3rd at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco.