Woodrow A. Kantner

Founder: Woodrow A. Kantner


The life of Woodrow A. Kantner reads like a Horatio Alger story. He survived a plane crash into New Hampshire’s Mt. Jim during World War II, experienced a difficult divorce and bankruptcy at the age of 42, and realized windfall profits during the real estate boom of the 1980s. Throughout his career, Kantner accepted the challenge of doing things properly and understanding when compromise and sacrifice are appropriate. As a decorated U.S. Air Force pilot and avid outdoorsman, he cared about our nation’s heritage and its future—the gifted young people of today.

  • “One consistent thing in my life has been the opportunity that the free enterprise system of this country has presented to me, and I want to do all that I can to help ensure the continuation of that opportunity for others.”

    – Woodrow A. Kantner, Founder 1917-2007