First of Four Prize Recipients Announced Today
MILWAUKEE, April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation announced today that one of four 2012 Bradley Prizes will be awarded to Dr. Edwin J. Feulner, President of the Heritage Foundation.
The award will be presented to Dr. Feulner during a ceremony to be held at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, June 7. Each award carries a stipend of $250,000.
"Ed Feulner has elevated the influence of conservative research institutions since co-founding the Heritage Foundation in 1973 and serving as its president since 1977," said Michael W. Grebe, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Bradley Foundation. "Under his guidance, the Heritage Foundation has become a bastion of ideas that are an integral part of the national conversation and that have shaped public policy."
Dr. Feulner received his Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, his M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania and his B.S. from Regis University in Denver. In 1989, President Reagan awarded Dr. Feulner the Presidential Citizens Medal. Forbes magazine named Dr. Feulner one of the "Seven Most Powerful Conservatives in Washington."
The selection was based on nominations solicited from more than 200 prominent individuals across the country and chosen by a Selection Committee, which included Terry Considine, Pierre S. du Pont, Robert P. George, Michael W. Grebe (Bradley Prizes Committee Chair), Alan Charles Kors, Charles Krauthammer, Dianne J. Sehler, Shelby Steele and George F. Will.
"Through the Bradley Prizes, we recognize individuals like Ed Feulner who have made outstanding contributions, in hopes that others will strive for excellence in their respective fields," said Mr. Grebe.
Founded in 1985, The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation is devoted to strengthening American democratic capitalism and the institutions, principles and values that sustain and nurture it. Its programs support limited, competent government; a dynamic marketplace for economic, cultural activity; and a vigorous defense, at home and abroad, of American ideas and institutions. Recognizing that responsible self-government depends on enlightened citizens and informed public opinion, the Foundation supports scholarly studies and academic achievement.
SOURCE The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation