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Argosy Foundation

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The Argosy Foundation, founded in 1997, is currently based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It was formerly known as the Abele Family Charitable Trust.

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History

The foundation was established in 1995 with a 9 million dollar endowment from John Abele. In 2002, it was reported the foundation would move to Milwaukee with a net worth of over 450 million and that it had a history of supporting "liberal social and environmental causes". It was also reported that the foundation trustees were the five members of the Abele family: Chris, Alex, Jennifer, John Abele, and his wife.

Governance

Current known members of the board of directors of the Argosy Foundation are:

  • Jeneye Abele, President and Chief Executive of Argosy Foundation since 2011
  • Chris Abele, son of John Abele and Milwaukee County Executive
  • Alex Abele, a music composer based in Burlington, Vermont., and son of John Abele
  • John Abele, co-founder of medical equipment supplier Boston Scientific
  • Mary Abele, wife of John Abele
  • Grantees

    These are among the grants awarded:

  • 2012 award of 1.2 million dollars to Olin College of Engineering
  • 2013 award of 70,000 to a San Francisco company, Energy Foundation, which has been linked to a conservative-based super PAC the Congressional Leadership Fund
  • 2013 award of 100,000 dollars to Conservation Law Foundation
  • 2013 award of 65,000 dollars to Forestethics
  • 2013 award of 20,000 dollars to Center for Biological Diversity
  • 2013 award of 300,000 dollars to the Rocky Mountain Institute
  • 2012 award of 250,000 dollars to For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology
  • References

    Argosy Foundation Wikipedia


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