Ramirez Family Foundation

October 2, 2023 | Article

Augustine Prep featured in article about high performing schools

It was almost exactly six years ago when Gus Ramirez gave me a tour of the new St. Augustine Prep school building on Milwaukee’s south side. It was the day before the first school day ever for Aug Prep, as it is often called.  Well-designed classrooms, ample space, a huge swimming pool with an accompanying […]

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July 26, 2023 | Article

Ramirez Family Foundation Acquires Cardinal Stritch Campus

MILWAUKEE, July 26, 2023 — The Ramirez Family Foundation (the Foundation) announced today that it has acquired the Cardinal Stritch University campus in an agreement valued at $24 million. The campus’s excellent location, spacious facilities and rich educational and spiritual heritage closely align with the vision and mission of the Ramirez Family Foundation. While specific […]

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May 9, 2023 | Article

St. Augustine Preparatory Academy Raises $2.1 million During 2023 Gala

More than 700 people gathered to provide critical support for the school’s continued growth, including the launch of a new elementary school and performing arts center opening in August. Full press release here. Milwaukee, May 5, 2023 – St. Augustine Preparatory Academy (Aug Prep), a high-performing K4-12 non- denominational Christian school on Milwaukee’s southside, announced […]

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March 13, 2023 | Uncategorized

Business leaders helped bring voucher schools to Milwaukee 30 years ago, funding them is their next fight

Nearly 30 years ago, Milwaukee’s business community threw its weight behind a hoped-for solution to improving educational outcomes in the city. Stagnating graduation rates in Milwaukee Public Schools and even lower college completion rates pushed for-profit leaders to wade into the contentious political waters of school choice. “There was just a tremendous challenge in finding […]

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May 10, 2022 | Uncategorized

Gus Ramirez Inducted into Georgia Tech College of Engineering Alumni Hall of Fame

Gus Ramirez, Founder and Chairman of Husco International, Inc. and St. Augustine Preparatory Academy, was inducted into the 2022 Georgia Tech College of Engineering Alumni Hall of Fame on April 23rd. Ramirez, who received a Bachelor’s (1968) and a Master’s (1969) degree in Aerospace Engineering, thanked Georgia Tech for launching him “through the Aerospace Department and to […]

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November 1, 2021 | Article

Camino de Restauracion School Revitalized

Ramirez Family Foundation helps Camino de Restauracion recover after Hurricane Maria leaves a path of destruction. Click here for a great film by JonathanJVN telling the amazing story of how a community, along with the Ramirez’s came together to get the school back up and running as well as installing a state-of-the art new basketball […]

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August 31, 2021 | Article

Ramirez Family Awarded Legacy Award from MVI.

On August 26th, 2021, Missionary Ventures International, an interdenominational Christian organization based in Florida, awarded Gus and Becky Ramirez with the organization’s inaugural Legacy Award. 

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August 16, 2021 | Article

St. Augustine Prep Details Plans for $42 Million Expansion

Milwaukee, July 8, 2021 – St. Augustine Preparatory Academy, a high-performing K4-12 non-denominational Christian school located in Milwaukee’s south side, officially announced today the details regarding its $42 million expansion plan to be completed by May of 2023. Founded in 2016 by Gus and Becky Ramirez and their family, Aug Prep, as the school is […]

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December 14, 2020 | Uncategorized

Ramirez Fellowship continues to provide opportunities.

In 2015, the Agustin A. Ramirez Jr. Family Foundation introduced the Ramirez Fellowship in association with MSOE and The Medical College of Wisconsin. Ramirez Fellowship Program from Milwaukee School of Engineering on Vimeo. As a Ramirez Fellow, you’ll be granted an internship at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) as you complete MSOE’s MBA in […]

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November 30, 2020 | In the News

Ramirez Family Wins BizTimes Lifetime Achievement Award

Two words describe the Ramirez philanthropic philosophy – all in! The family behind Waukesha-based Husco International doesn’t just fund schools in Central America; they regularly visit to make sure the schools are offering quality education.  They don’t just encourage employees to give to the United Way; they match the giving, and Husco president and chief […]

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