The Bernau Family Foundation was founded in 1995 by Theodore and Ruth Bernau from the estate of the late William A Bernau. It was their desire to continue the legacy of their fathers, William A. Bernau and Dr Kenneth P. Bishop. Both men were dedicated to promoting the long term improvement of individual lives and the development of positive leadership.


Kenneth and Pearl Bishop with William and Erna Bernau
at the Bernau's 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration (1980)






William Bernau trained and educated German and Polish immigrants to value the work ethic. He then employed many of them as skilled technicians at Universal Manufacturing Company in Irvington, N J.


William A Bernau




Dr Bishop dedicated his life to improving student lives by teaching the value of education and helping both students and teachers to become leaders in their respective communities.




Dr. Kenneth P Bishop