Heritage Foundation president Ed Feulner will be awarded one of four 2012 Bradley Prizes in recognition of his “outstanding contributions” to the national debate, the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation announced this morning.
The Bradley Foundation explains the details in a press release:
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.
“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.”
Feulner, who recently celebrated 35 years as Heritage’s president, has been widely recognized over the years for his leadership of the conservative movement:
- Britain’s Daily Telegraph named him one of the 100 most influential conservatives in America in 2007 and 2010.
- In a 2009 Forbes magazine article, Karl Rove ranked Feulner the sixth most powerful conservative in Washington.
- That same year, he was featured by the Fox News Channel on Fox News Sunday as host Chris Wallace’s “Power Player of the Week.”
- In July 2010, he was included in Townhall magazine’s list of “the 100 Americans the Left hates most.”
- And in 1989, President Ronald Reagan awarded him the Presidential Citizens Medal.
Tell us in the comments: what do you think of this award?