A Lasting Tribute to Lifelong Leaders

Vernon and Yun Soong Jim were respected leaders in their community, world travelers, and longtime supporters of Lyon Arboretum. Their daughters, Arlene Chang, Velma Jim and Gwendolyn Wong have established an Endowment to benefit Lyon that represents their Mom and Dad’s values and respect for the work of Lyon Arboretum.

“How do you create a better environment from a plant life point of view unless you have the resources for study, experiments, research and testing to make it possible? Hopefully this endowment allows it to happen. I think Mom and Dad will look down on these efforts and say, ‘Yeah, this is a good one!’”

Mahalo nui loa to the Jims and their daughters from the whole Lyon Arboretum ʻohana.

Read the full article on the UH Foundation website.