Mourning the Loss of Community Icon and Philanthropist Ken Hofmann

The Carondelet community mourns the loss of Kenneth H. Hofmann, a creative visionary and generous philanthropist who knew how education – especially Catholic education – was capable of changing everything for a child.

His commitment to opening the doors of opportunity for our area's youth was evident through his lifelong support of Carondelet and De La Salle High Schools as well as the Community Youth Center (CYC) in Concord, and numerous schools and universities. Mr. Hofmann translated his success as an entrepreneur and well-respected community leader into action and commitment to accomplish many great things for the community, touching the lives of thousands across the generations.

Most recently at Carondelet, Mr. Hofmann, through his family foundation, committed the lead gift to fund a state-of-the-art STEM Innovation Center on our campus, demonstrating a vision and entrepreneurial spirit through supporting our young women in their endeavors to make the world a better place. This gift has also created a transformative scholarship fund for Carondelet students, making high-quality Catholic education accessible to more young women.

We are proud that Mr. Hofmann's five granddaughters are Carondelet alumnae, and we are grateful for his legacy of leading with ideas and committing to making those ideas a reality.

We extend our deepest condolences to Mr. Hofmann's wife, Jean Hofmann; daughters, Lisa Hofmann Morgan and Lori Hofmann; and grandchildren: Vita Sechrest '09, Amanda Sechrest '11, Gabriella Seeno '14, Alexie Shurtz '14, Dominic Seeno (DLS '15), and Sophia Seeno '16.

Rest in peace, Mr. Hofmann. Your legacy will live on in tangible ways because of all you have done in our community – especially in cultivating the hearts, minds, and spirit of our students here on Winton Drive now and for generations to come.