The WMC Foundation was founded in 1980 by Wisconsin business leaders who understood that business and economics education is fundamental to a healthy and prosperous state. Today, the 501(c)(3) charitable Foundation remains committed to improving our economy and ensuring a high quality of life for all citizens by providing educational programs and information sources.
The WMC Foundation believes informed teachers better prepare students for the workforce, well-educated students become high quality employees and employers, and safer workplaces help attract and keep professionals and their families.
The WMC Foundation is dedicated to a better Wisconsin by providing information on the state and its economy, promoting the value of free enterprise system, and advancing the efforts that ensure a high quality of life for our citizens.
What will Wisconsin look like in 20 years? What will our workforce look like? What sort of businesses will thrive in our economy? How will our tech colleges and universities stack up to those in other states? What sort of jobs will be available? Will we have enough people to fill the jobs? The WMC Foundation is working with public and private partners to identify, answer and be prepared for the outcome of those questions.
Business World® is designed to provide students and teachers from across the state with an experience that demonstrates the value of business and economics education.
The Wisconsin Safety Council is the state’s leading provider of workplace safety training and programming. WSC is the reason more people go home safely from manufacturing plants every day.
WMC honors best practices for manufacturing, service industry, environmental protection, education, and safety.
Our Board of Directors
|Daniel T. Ariens – Ariens Company, Brillion|
|Kurt R. Bauer – Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, Madison|
|John D. Baumann – Colony Brands, Inc., Monroe|
|Thomas J. Boldt – The Boldt Company, Appleton|
|Timothy L. Christen – Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP, Madison|
|David Hovde – American Transmission Company, De Pere|
|Thomas J. Howatt – Wausau Paper Corporation, Mosinee|
|Robert D. Kamphuis – Mayville Engineering Company, Inc., Mayville|
|Scott E. Larson – Marshfield Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Marshfield|
|Tod B. Linstroth – Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Madison|
|Karen Nichols – The Chamber of Manitowoc County, Manitowoc|
|Todd J. Teske – Briggs & Stratton Corporation, Wauwatosa|
|Chad Tisonik – HNI, Inc., New Berlin|
|Katie Yeutter – Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, Madison|
Our Major Sponsors
We are honored to have the support of our sponsors to help make our programs happen. Click here for complete list of our generous sponsors.
To learn more about how you can sponsor an event or program, please contact WMC Foundation Executive Director Kari Hofer, 608.258.3400.