Mary and Ted D. Kellner
Doctor of Humanities Degree Honorary Degree Recipients
(Reprinted from the 2011 Commencement Booklet)
Mary and Ted D. Kellner are both highly regarded in the Milwaukee community for their extensive public service and generosity. Ted Kellner is the founder and Executive Chairman of Fiduciary Management, Inc.
A Chartered Financial Analyst with more than 40 years of experience, he is also founding partner of Fiduciary Real Estate Development, Inc.
A trustee of The Medical College of Wisconsin since 2005, Mr. Kellner has been a member of the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Board for more than 22 years and has served to advance numerous other educational and civic organizations, including the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce, the Greater Milwaukee Committee, Milwaukee World Festival, Inc., and YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee.
For more than 15 years, Mary Kellner has been a dedicated volunteer for many community organizations, such as the Next Door Foundation and the Children’s Health Education Center. Mrs. Kellner is a trustee for the Faye McBeath Foundation, and she serves as President of the Kelben Foundation, a family foundation that supports important education and health initiatives.
In 2007, the Kellners created the Kellner Chair in Pediatrics at the Medical College. This endowed chair is held by Earnestine Willis, MD, MPH, Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the College’s Center for the Advancement of Underserved Children, and provides resources dedicated to reducing health disparities for area children.