Ewing Marion Kauffman was born on a farm in
garden city, Missouri on September 21, 1916.
He is an American pharmaceutical entrepreneur,
philanthropist, and Major League Baseball owner.
Ewing Marion Kauffman moved to Kansas city with
his family when he was eight years old and he grew up
He was the owner of the Kansas City Royals baseball
team, and the stadium in Kansas City, Missouri was
renamed Kauffman Stadium.
His wife is Muriel Kauffman.
He died in August 1, 1993.
Early childhood experience centered on door to door
Since his family did not have a lot of money.
Kauffman would sell 36 dozen eggs collected from
His mother was very encouraging during his school
He was bedridden for a year at age 11 with a heart
ailment, during which he read as many as 40 to 50
books a month.
Worked as a laundry delivery person and was a Boy
Service in the Navy during World War II.
Worked as an apprentice seaman
Became an outstanding signalman
After the end of world war, worked as a Pharmaceutical
Earning pay higher than the president's salary.
When his territory was cut, he eventually quit the job.
Established his own company Marion Laboratories in
Continued to grow and reached over a billion dollars
per year in sales.
Kauffman’s most enduring legacy to his community.
The mission of the Kauffman Foundation - to fostering
both ends of the opportunity continuum: education and
Help young people, especially those from
disadvantaged backgrounds, quality education that
would enable them to reach their full potential, Stay
away from drugs and alcohol.
The connection between youth development and the
Purchase the Kansas city Royals (major league Baseball) in
Boost the city’s economic base, community profile and civic
Ewing Kauffman started his own pharmaceutical firm in 1950.
Marion Laboratories became a billion-dollar pharmaceutical
Marion Laboratories merged with Merrill Dow in 1989.
Marion Labs into a pharmaceutical powerhouse.
Merrill Marion laboratories had 9000 associate and had sales
of 4 billion
In late 1999 the company was again merged with
Aventis Pharma it focused on human medicine and
After this EPS grew upto 27% than previous year
Ewing Kauffman's values continue to inspire others
through the immense legacy he left behind. Kauffman
could sum up the keys to his success succinctly:
research and policy.
Kauffman was an Eagle Scout and as an adult was
awarded the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award.
After serving in the United States Navy in World War II,
Kauffman worked as a pharmaceutical salesman until
1950, when he formed Marion Laboratories
Established the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation–
support youth development and entrepreneurship.
Ewing Kauffman established the Kansas City Royals
Man of the Year in 1973
Honored as the 16th point of light in President George
Bush's "Thousand Points of Light" tribute
Good Neighbor Award from the Harry S. Truman
Southern Christian Leadership Award for his company's
support of civil rights
Kauffman has similarly funded ―All Terrain Brain,‖ a
multimedia project aimed at getting 8- to 12-year-olds
to adopt entrepreneurial habits—thinking creatively,
taking responsibility, embracing opportunities, solving
problems, and dreaming big.
Kauffman has worked with Disney.com to create ―Hot
Does not necessarily need to be rich.
A daring desire to shape the future and make other’s
Self-respect, respect for others, be responsible.
Source of inspiration and motivation.
Honest and hard working.
LESSON TO LEARN
Creative and ability to find and explore opportunities.
Entrepreneurship is important not only for self &
family but also for society and the country.
Better to know one’s own strength and weaknesses.
LESSON TO LEARN Cont...
Statue of the Kauffman—A life-size bronze statue near the main
entrance to the Kauffman Foundation’s campus in Kansas City
depicts Ewing Marion Kauffman and his wife Muriel Kauffman.
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