The Lynde & Harry Bradley Foundation

 
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee is the philanthropic legacy of two entrepreneurial brothers, Lynde and Harry Bradley.  In 1901, while working for Milwaukee Electric, Lynde came up with what he thought was a better way to build the controllers that regulate motor speed.  He soon quit his job, secured a small $1,000 investment from his lifelong friend and “father figure” Dr. Stanton Allen, and co-founded the Allen-Bradley Company with his brother in 1903.

Believing strongly in the dignity and worth of each human being, the Bradley brothers were committed to preserving and defending the institutions of free, representative government and private enterprise that have enabled America and the entire Western world to realize that dignity.  The Bradleys believed that the good society is a free society.

The Bradley brothers were committed to preserving and defending the tradition of free representative government and private enterprise that has enabled the American nation and, in a larger sense, the entire Western world to flourish intellectually and economically.  The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation is likewise 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, intellectual, and cultural activity; and a vigorous defense, at home and abroad, of American ideas and institutions.  In addition, recognizing that responsible self-government depends on enlightened citizens and informed public opinion, the Foundation supports scholarly studies and academic achievement

You can learn more about the Bradley Foundation at their website, www.bradleyfdn.org.

The Bradley Foundation

 

 

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