About The Kemper Foundation

“We have not only a strong desire but a responsibility to positively impact our society by supporting and strengthening the communities where we live and work.”

Joseph P. Lacher, Jr.

Chairman of The Kemper Foundation’s Board of Trustees

The Kemper Foundation is the philanthropic partner of Kemper Corporation, and focuses on support to charitable causes and organizations in the areas of education, health and community development. Through financial support and employee volunteerism, we aim to make a meaningful difference in the communities where we live and work.

  • Education will enable us to inspire and empower people of all ages to achieve their full potential, and help develop the next generation of leaders.
  • Health will encourage accelerated research, addressing patient and caregiver needs, and advance medical and disease education among leading organizations.
  • Community Development will improve access to food and housing, and advance civil rights and advocacy for underserved Americans.

“The Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life in underserved communities, and we’re focused on where we can have the most impact in the areas of education, health and community development.”

Barbara Ciesemier

President, The Kemper Foundation

Board of Trustees

Joseph P. Lacher

Board Chairman

Ismat Aziz
Ismat Aziz


Kemper Foundation John Boschelli
John Boschelli


Kemper Foundation Charles Brooks
Charles Brooks


Kemper Foundation Tom Evans
Tom Evans


Kemper Foundation Jim McKinney
James McKinney


Officers of The Kemper Foundation

Barbara Ciesemier
Barbara Ciesemier


Uchenna Hicks
Uchenna Hicks


Bob O'Keefe