Milton Lauenstein is the current funder of the Purdue Peace Project. Milton has had a long career as a top executive, a consultant, and a teacher and served as CEO and/or Chairman of several successful corporations and on the boards of over a dozen. Milton taught business policy and strategy at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and at Northeastern University. He received an engineering degree from Purdue University and an MBA from the University of Chicago and has studied at various art schools in the United States and Europe.
In recent years, Milton served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Alliance for Peacebuilding, has sponsored research on political violence at several universities in the United States and Northern Ireland and initiated and funded a violence prevention project in Guinea-Bissau. He describes his approach to philanthropy in these blogs: