Harry Kent Allison was a retired Commander in the United States Navy. He died on September 10, 2013, from
lung cancer. His diagnosis came as a shock to him as he had always been a non-smoker and deeply involved
in health. During his career in the service, he received Presidential acknowledgements for his high level of
physical fitness, including Athlete of the Year. He was a dedicated ballroom dancer and awarded a doctoral
degree from the University of Southern California in public administration. He was fastidious about his selection
of foods. For this reason, he was an advocate of sustainability and set aside funds for its advancement before
HK Allison Projects for Sustainability was formed in 2014. It is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization which
received tax-exempt status on May 25, 2016.