Robert D. and Patricia Kern, who founded Generac in 1959, set up the Kern Family Foundation in 1998 after selling a division of the company. They added to the foundation in 2006 when they sold Generac to CCMP Capital Advisors, a private equity firm in New York, in a transaction reportedly worth moreAnd in 2010, a gift from Robert and Patricia Kern largely financed a $30 million parking structure topped with an athletic field at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. The athletic field was an extension of the spots and exercise facilities at the schools Kern Center.
Stephens, chief executive officer of Stephens Inc., a financial management company based in Little Rock, Ark.; Robert Kern, founder of Waukesha, Wis.-based generator manufacturer Generac, and his wife, Patricia Kern; and Patrick G. Ryan, founder of the Ryan Specialty Group, a Chicago brokerage firm.
Browning Elementary School Milwaukee WI 1961-1962, Corpus Christi Catholic School Milwaukee WI 1963-1965, Edgewood Elementary School Oak Creek WI 1965-1968, Oak Creek Junior High School Oak Creek WI 1968-1970
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