BizTimes: Medical College of Wisconsin receives $2 million in gifts for Parkinson’s research

BizTimes: Medical College of Wisconsin receives $2 million in gifts for Parkinson’s research

The Medical College of Wisconsin has received $2 million in gifts to establish the G. Frederick Kasten, Jr. Endowed Chair in Parkinson’s Disease Research in honor of the former Baird president, chief executive officer and chairman.

Baird leaders, employees, community leaders and the company’s corporate and community partners contributed to the donation.

Kasten died in December 2019 after a battle with Parkinson’s. He led Baird as its sixth president between 1979 and 1998. He also served as a member of MCW’s board of trustees from 1996 to 2008.

“Fred Kasten embodied the strong firm culture established by Robert Baird and others who followed, including a deep commitment to community service and giving back,” said Steve Booth, president and chief executive officer of Baird. “The G. Frederick Kasten, Jr. Endowed Chair in Parkinson’s Disease Research is a fitting tribute to Fred and his legacy of caring for others. We’re pleased to partner with friends of Fred and Susie Kasten and MCW to make it a reality.”

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