Husband and wife AGUSTIN A. RAMIREZ, JR., and REBECCA PAGE RAMIREZ, have made giving back to the community a centerpiece of their lives. They supported construction of a new elementary and middle school at the United Community Center in central-city Milwaukee, which provides educational opportunities to more than 1,300 predominantly Hispanic students.
The Agustin A. Ramirez, Jr. Family Foundation provides college scholarships to more than 100 Milwaukee-area students each year, and the family has committed $1 million for a new Ramirez Lean Scholars program that funds a collaborative effort between the Milwaukee School of Engineering and MCW. Most recently, the Ramirez Family Foundation committed to investing $60 million to build a new K-4 through 12 school on Milwaukee’s South Side. They have also funded a Chair in the Mechanical Engineering School at the Georgia Institute of Technology and endowed two scholarships at the University of Virginia.
The Ramirez family also is committed to building Christian schools in Central America, with a long-term goal of reaching 1,000,000 children. Agustin Ramirez, Jr., currently serves as Executive Chairman of HUSCO International, a global engineering and hydraulics manufacturing company he founded in Waukesha in 1985 and where he served as CEO for 26 years.