Milwaukee, WI – The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation has announced that the 15th annual Bradley Prizes will be awarded at a ceremony at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, May 15. The Bradley Prizes honor scholars and practitioners whose accomplishments reflect the Bradley Foundation’s mission to restore, strengthen and protect the principles and institutions of American exceptionalism.
“The Bradley Foundation is proud to honor three distinguished individuals whose extraordinary talents have influenced American scholarship and debate,” said Richard Graber, President and CEO of the Bradley Foundation. “We look forward to an evening that recognizes their achievements and celebrates the belief that political and economic freedom lead to greater opportunity, prosperity, and quality of life.”
The Bradley Prize recipients, to be announced next month, will each receive a stipend of $250,000. A selection committee of distinguished individuals chose this year’s honorees after careful review of nearly 200 nominations.
The committee members include: Victor Davis Hanson, scholar, author, Hoover Institution Senior Fellow and 2008 Bradley Prize recipient; Diane Hendricks, Founder and Chair, ABC Supply Co.; Alan Charles Kors, Henry Charles Lea Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Pennsylvania and 2008 Bradley Prize recipient; James Arthur Pope, Owner, Chairman and CEO, Variety Wholesalers, and Bradley Foundation Board Chairman; Tracie Sharp,President and CEO, State Policy Network; Kimberley Strassel, author and columnist, Wall Street Journal and 2014 Bradley Prize recipient; Robert Woodson, Sr., Founder and President, Center for Neighborhood Enterprise and 2008 Bradley Prize recipient; Dianne Sehler, Bradley Foundation Senior Advisor to the President; and Richard Graber, Bradley Foundation President and CEO and Selection Committee Chairman.
Founded in 1985, the Milwaukee-based Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation supports projects and organizations that strengthen families and communities, inform and educate citizens, advance economic growth and encourage self-reliance. The Foundation’s forward-looking approach to philanthropy is guided by four core principles: fidelity to the Constitution, with its principles of limited government, federalism, separation of powers, and individual liberties; commitment to free markets; dedication to the formation of informed and capable citizens; and commitment to the institutions of civil society that cultivate individuals capable of self-governance. To learn more, please visit www.bradleyfdn.org
To schedule an interview with Richard Graber, President & CEO of the Bradley Foundation, please contact Christine Czernejewski at 202-368-0281 or