The multi-generation givers came in at no. Jon Stryker, an heir to the Kalamazoo-based medical equipment maker, ranked 45th on the list. Stryker gives primarily to his Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadershipcreated in to combat discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people and ensure the survival of great apes and their habitats.
Jon Stryker is a billionaire philanthropist and gay rights activist who along with his sisters, owns nearly 30 percent of the medical supply company, Stryker Corporation. A staunch liberal, he advocated for Obamacare since it would provide free health care to even more Americans. Now the company he is set to inherit announced last week they are cutting jobs as a preemptive measure against rising costs.
Grandfather, Homer Hartmen Stryker, was an orthopedic surgeon who began his medical practice in Kalamazoo, Michigan in and established offices at Borgess Hospital. He invented the mobile hospital bed and began selling his inventions in Inhe established the business as Orthopedic Frame Company.
The Arcus Foundation Board of Directors and staff are thought leaders who have significantly influenced thinking, and action, in the social justice and great apes conservation movements. They bring expertise, resources, and vision to their work—along with track records as catalysts of change. The diversity of our board and staff reflects the diversity of the world our work is shaping.
Inventor Homer Stryker founded Stryker Corp. His son Lee took over in but died in a plane crash in Lee's three children Patricia, Jon and Ronda still hold large chunks of Stryker shares.
In less than a decade, Jon Stryker has quietly emerged as one of the leading global funders of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT rights. InStryker founded the Arcus Foundation www. Stryker, who has been a Global Philanthropists Circle member sincetalked with Global Giving Matters about his journey as a philanthropist, the challenges of funding international LGBT groups, and why LGBT rights and human rights are one and the same.
Ronda Stryker, a Portage philanthropist best known for her work in higher education, is among Michigan residents on the list of Forbes' richest people in the world. Mark Bugnaski MLive. Ronda Stryker is a board member of Stryker Corp.
Jon Lloyd Stryker born c. He is a billionaire stockholder and heir to the Stryker Corporation medical supply company fortune of grandfather Homer Stryker alongside sisters Pat and Ronda. Stryker is the founder and president of Arcus Foundationa private international philanthropic organization primarily supporting great ape conservation efforts and LGBT causes.
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