In many ways, the story of Charles and Sarah Allis is the story of Milwaukee. It’s one of migration, industry — and generosity. Both Charles and Sarah’s families left the East Coast to settle in Milwaukee, arriving in the very year the city was established. Sarah and Charles were born in Milwaukee and always called it home. As their fortune grew along with the family business, they made provision to serve the community in perpetuity — by bequeathing to Milwaukee a most magnanimous gift.