About the Foundation

Our Mission

The vision of the Louis L. Borick Foundation is to create opportunity for people to reach their full potential, positively contribute to society and participate in a culturally rich community by supporting education, youth and leadership development, and the arts. Concurrently, the Foundation supports furthering animal welfare through conservation and protection efforts.

In order to achieve this vision the Foundation seeks to partner with non-profit organizations that demonstrate impact, visionary leadership, efficient operation, and community engagement as well as take an active role in public policy.


Board of Directors

Steven Borick President
Linda Borick Treasurer & Secretary
Robert Borick Vice President


Lauren Johnson Program Director


1923 Louis L. Borick born in St. Paul, MN
1957 Borick founds Superior Industries
1969 Superior Industries goes public on the NYSE
1997 Borick founds the Louis L. Borick Foundation
2011 Borick passes away in Los Angeles, CA
2012 Leadership shifts to Borick's children, Linda, Steven, and Robert
2020 LIATIS Foundation merges with Louis L. Borick Foundation

The Foundation's Beginnings

The Louis L. Borick Foundation was founded in 1997 by entrepreneur, Louis Borick. Borick was the founder and longtime chairman of Superior Industries International, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of aluminum wheels for the automotive industry.

A born entrepreneur, Borick founded his first business in St. Paul, Minnesota shortly after returning from service as a B-17 pilot in the Army Air Forces in World War II. In 1956, he moved his family to Los Angeles and a year later founded Superior Industries, which at the time manufactured auto aftermarket products, such seat belts and Sport Grip steering wheel covers.

The company went public in 1969 and began making steel and cast aluminum wheels for the auto aftermarket in the late ’60s. That led to the company’s biggest break: a 1974 contract with the Ford Motor Co. to develop and manufacture aluminum wheels, beginning with the 1975 Ford Mustang II. Today, Superior supplies aluminum wheels to the vast majority of automobile manufacturers worldwide.

Borick was a natural leader who valued loyalty, integrity and teamwork in his approach to business. He had a gift for developing friendships that lasted throughout his life. He was a true original, providing opportunities to many, blazing his own path and receiving respect, loyalty and admiration in return. The Foundation continues and builds upon Louis Borick’s dedication to creating opportunities for others and bettering the community around him.

Louis L. Borick Founder