Who Are We?
WILLIAM T. LAUBE III
During his lifetime, W.T. Laube was determined to spend the first half of his life making money and the second half giving it away, of which he described “it will be much harder to give it away than make it.” Due to unfortunate circumstances he was never able to fulfill this dream himself. The responsibility was passed on to his daughter, Miko, to execute this in his absence and to chose charitable causes she deems he would feel equally passionate towards.
WHO WAS WT Laube?
William Tell Laube III was an international entrepreneur who brought Styker’s modern medical devices to places around the world. He made Hong Kong his home in order to make this technology available throughout Asia. Living and traveling abroad were especially rewarding to him because it allowed him to understand and appreciate other countries and cultures. He devoted himself to passing on his skills and experience to the next generation. His personal passions included musical theatre, classical music and performance art.
MEET OUR BOARD
The daughter of WT Laube, Miko oversees all aspects of the foundation. She fields suggestions from the foundation’s board, investigates each opportunity personally and gives the final approval for all resource allocation. She seeks out organizations that fall within the mission of the foundation and takes great care to impact locally. Formerly a resident of San Francisco, Miko now lives in St Petersburg, Florida. She has worn the hats of photographer, fashion editor and designer but is now a full-time mom in addition to being the charity’s prime liaison.
As the widow of WT Laube, she is the motivation behind our commitment to military veterans and first responders, especially in cases of our wounded and fallen heroes. Both she and her husband were deeply impacted by the events surrounding 9-11. That day has been etched in the minds of all foundation members and propels the contributions towards people putting their lives at risk for the safety and freedom of others. Yuka is a Japanese native who has lived in the United States for almost 50 years. She was a child born at the end of WW2 and has tremendous compassion for those impacted by war.
Thomas T. Huff, Esq.
Tom is a lifetime, trusted friend of the Laube family. He is the foundation’s attorney who manages the foundation’s portfolio and designates the yearly giving. He lives with his wife, children and many grandchildren in Kalamazoo, MI where W.T. Laube got his start in the medical goods industry.
Jonathan G. Kepko, Esq.
Husband to the founder, Miko, Jon handles much of the foundation’s initial outreach and sources 501c3 organizations for consideration. As a former captain in the Air Force, Jon has a special connection to the military and has found many of our favorite military charities. While he works as an attorney in Tampa, he is an amateur Ironman and responsible for finding athletic programs in line with the foundation’s target groups, namely children and veterans.