Although formed by Raymond and Mary Reisert in 2001, the roots of our mission stretch back to their earliest years. Ray and Mary both grew up in working class families with parents who prized education and sacrificed to provide it. This was the bedrock on which they built their family’s success. Their business, PW Funding, eventually became one of the most respected multihousing mortgage firms in the nation. When PWF was sold decades later, Ray and Mary set out to share with others some of the advantages they gained from their upbringing. Knowing that an investment in the right hands can make a real difference, they formed a foundation to fund grants to small charitible organizations in their own community. Now with a presence in four states, they manage the Raymond J. and Mary C. Reisert Foundation along with their two sons and daughters-in-law.