Our Story

Ken Whalen Surfing

January 5th, 1966 – September 28th, 2014

Kenneth James Whalen

The Kenneth Whalen Family Foundation honors the life of San Diego entrepreneur, world-traveler, athlete and family man, Kenneth James Whalen. Ken inspired many people in his life to reach higher, do more, and to bring about positive change in the world. He was well known for his compassion and generosity. Through the Foundation, the Whalen Family is committed to supporting organizations and programs that meant a great deal to Ken personally and represent the Foundation’s mission:
To empower and motivate people to overcome challenge.

On September 28, 2014, at the age of 48, Ken died from complications of a massive stroke. He is missed deeply by his beloved wife and children, parents, siblings, nieces, nephews, friends and colleagues. His accomplishments live on in many ways, including the work of the Kenneth Whalen Family Foundation.

Our Board
Paula Whalen, President
Alba Wylie, Treasurer
Lisa Bonebrake, Secretary
Kelly Johnson, Administrator