Mates don’t forget Kurt Zimmerli for his adore of artwork, society and Spartanburg

Kurt Zimmerli

Spartanburg philanthropist Kurt Zimmerli is getting remembered as a qualified businessman and for his contributions to the arts, local community and to bigger schooling at Converse School.

Zimmerli, a native of Switzerland and founder of Zima, a textile equipment company, and Kusters, a paper equipment business, died at his home Sunday. He was 93.

Friend and fellow Converse Lifetime Trustee Monthly bill Barnet explained Zimmerli as a thoughtful and experienced businessman and leader who, with his spouse, Nelly, created main contributions to the attractiveness of Spartanburg. The Zimmerlis paid for the amphitheater in Barnet Park. In addition, the environmentally friendly room at the Spartanburg County Headquarters General public Library and the courtyard of the Chapman Cultural Center also are named in their honor since of their contributions to the assignments.

“Their generosity of each spirit and resources is evident throughout the confront of Spartanburg. The gift of the amphitheater and fountain in the group park, the developing at Converse Higher education bearing their name, the fountain honoring the legacy of his mate Hans Balmer and the statue at the entrance of the library — all are examples of willingly supplied aesthetic assets we all can share. The assist of our symphony is yet another blessing we can rejoice,” Barnet stated.