5th Annual Bradley Prize Ceremony

Prominent Activists, Academics to be Honored at Kennedy Center Ceremony June 4

MILWAUKEE, May 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation will award the fifth annual Bradley Prizes for outstanding achievement to prominent scholars and public servants on Wednesday, June 4 in Washington, D.C.

The 2008 Bradley Prize recipients are: Gary S. Becker, University Professor of Economics and Sociology, University of Chicago; Victor Davis Hanson, Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution; Alan Charles Kors, Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania; and Robert L. Woodson, Sr., President, Center for Neighborhood Enterprise. Each award carries a stipend of $250,000.

All four Bradley Prizes will be presented during a ceremony held at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. beginning at 7:30 p.m., with FOX News Channel anchor and Washington Managing Editor Brit Hume serving as Master of Ceremonies.

“These accomplished and respected individuals are being recognized for achievements that are consistent with the mission statement of the Foundation, including the promotion of liberal democracy, democratic capitalism, and a vigorous defense of American institutions,” said Michael W. Grebe, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Bradley Foundation.

The selection was based on nominations solicited from more than 100 prominent individuals and chosen by a Selection Committee, which included: Pierre S. du Pont, Michael W. Grebe (Bradley Prizes Committee Chair), Charles Krauthammer, Heather Mac Donald, Thomas L. Rhodes, Dianne J. Sehler, Shelby Steele, David V. Uihlein, Jr. and George F. Will.

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.

To schedule an interview with Bradley Foundation President & CEO, Michael Grebe, please contact Kevin McVicker with Shirley & Banister Public Affairs at (703) 739-5920 or (800) 536-5920.

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