Businessman, attorney, philanthropist
Theodore “Ted” Bo Lee died peacefully on August 17 at his home in Las Vegas. He was 88.
During his career, Lee and his wife, Doris, developed industrial, retail, and multifamily projects in Las Vegas and the San Francisco Bay Area. In 1988 they opened the Eureka Casino near the Las Vegas Strip and later the Eureka Casino Resort in Mesquite, Nevada.
Lee earned his bachelor’s degree from Harvard in 1954 and both a law degree and MBA at Berkeley. The importance of education was at the heart of his identity, and Lee endeavored to expand educational opportunities for others.
A generous donor to Haas and Berkeley (among many other organizations), he also supported the business school at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, which was renamed the Lee Business School in 2011 in his honor.
In 2012, he was the first recipient of the Alumnus of the Year Award presented by the Las Vegas Chapter of the Berkeley Haas Alumni Network.