The Lubar Entrepreneurship Center (LEC) is beginning a series of features on donors to the LEC. The donors to the LEC support our mission of bringing entrepreneurship and innovation to both the UW-Milwaukee campus, as well as the entire Milwaukee community. Our first featured donor is David Lubar.
The following is a link to a presentation by Dave Bauer, Chief Investment Officer at Lubar & Co., at the Smart Business Dealmakers M&A Roundtable event in February of 2021.
In 2014, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) identified two specific but disparate needs for the campus – the need for a consolidated space for innovative entrepreneurship, and a need for an updated campus welcome center.
Currently, more than 30 percent of the ChemDesign staff is women, with the largest concentration of female employees working in the lab. But the growing role for women at ChemDesign is on the plant floor as chemical operators. And as the ladies and leadership at ChemDesign will quickly tell you, the new dynamic has been a positive one for the organization.
The book Climbing My Mountain: My Life, Words, and Values by Sheldon Bernard Lubar Ph.D. was officially released during a public party last month at the Milwaukee County Historical Society. The new memoir details the experiences, successes, and deeply held principles from one of Wisconsin’s leading entrepreneurs and most generous philanthropists.
After more than six decades of shaping himself into one of Milwaukee’s most successful business people, serving his country in Washington and sharing a significant chunk of his wealth with the community, Lubar has more than a few things to say. And in “Climbing My Mountain,” a book that is part autobiography and part collection of Lubar’s speeches over.