Philanthropist who doesn’t mind sharing the wealth:

Chris Abele

East Coast native and billionaire’s son Chris Abele is out to become a legend in Milwaukee through his family’s Argosy Foundation, and there’s no one in town who wants to stop him. He is already making his mark as a tremendous supporter of the arts, founding the heralded Milwaukee Shakespeare company.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, the Milwaukee Art Museum, Pabst Theater, Wisconsin Aids Fund and Planned Parenthood are among his beneficiaries. He’s hoping to grow the foundation’s worth to $2 billion, which translates to at least $100 million in annual donations. Abele has said he loves Wisconsin; well, we love him, too!

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Contributing writers: Laurie Arendt, Kay Dahlke, Jordan DeChambre, Candace Doyle, Bob Gosman, Matt Hronick, JoAnn Petaschnick, Janet Raasch, Mary Lou Santovec, Amy Siewert Contributing photographers: Nathan Harrmann, Amy Siewert
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