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Posted on April 13th, 2022 in Blog by nmneuman
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Max Kade (1882-1967)

Max Kade (1882 – 1967) was a successful pharmaceutical entrepreneur and philanthropist. Born in Steinbach, Germany (near Schwäbisch Hall) in 1882, he immigrated to New York in 1905 and founded a pharmaceutical company through which he built his fortune.

In 1944, Max Kade and his wife Annette Marie Baudais, set up the Max Kade Foundation to help victims of World War II and to save and preserve works of art and other German cultural artifacts.

The Foundation continues to support initiatives that promote and encourage German Studies and exchange between German-speaking countries and the United States such as post-doctoral research exchange programs, visiting faculty exchange programs, and exchange programs of undergraduate and graduate students both here and abroad.