"My grandfather was a true visionary in every sense of the word. He was a bold, entrepreneurial risk-taker who was not afraid to stand up for what he believed in and always willing to take the long view in tackling the problems before him. Our foundation will continue to reflect these characteristics in our philanthropy -- the world's biggest problems need long-term investment, visionary ideas, and an entrepreneurial approach in order to be solved."

- Katherine Lorenz, president of the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation, commenting on the recent passing of her grandfather, George Mitchell