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Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation, Inc.

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Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for arts, education and historic preservation.


Established in 1997 in WI - Founded by Pleasant Rowland, an educator, writer and entrepreneur. She was the publisher of the "Children's Magazine Guide" and created a comprehensive language arts program, called "Beginning to Read, Write, and Listen." In 1986, Rowland founded the Pleasant Company, which manufactured the "American Girl" dolls, books and accessories. In 1998, Rowland sold the Pleasant Company (now American Girl) to Mattel for $770 million.


Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation, Inc.

Family foundation



Bridge Number



3415 Gateway Rd., Ste. 200 Brookfield, WI United States 53045-5111

Contact Information

  • Telephone: 6087292811