Lawrence W. Milas

Photo of Lawrence W. Milas, Founding Member

Mr. Milas served on the F.W. Olin Foundation Board for 32 years and also was President for 26 of those years. During his tenure the Foundation made more than $200 million in building grants to colleges and universities across the country. In 1993 Mr. Milas proposed the establishment of Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering to the Foundation Board. He led the development effort since the Board approved the concept in 1997 and served as Founding Chair of the College from 1999 through 2006. He was a partner in the former New York City law firm of Baer Marks & Upham, where he specialized in tax and trusts and estate law.  Mr. Milas has received honorary degrees from Washington and Jefferson College, Whitman College, Roanoke College and the F. W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College. He is a recipient of the Babson Medal from Babson College and served several terms on Babson’s Board of Trustees. A 1958 graduate of Babson College (with distinction), he received his LL.B. degree from Columbia University in 1963.