Monday, January 5, 2015

Heritage Foundation Gets Major Gift for New Office Building

The Heritage Foundation recently said that it has received an "eight-digit" gift (i.e., $10+ million) from a retired radiologist and several members of her family.  Here is more:
Retired Austin, Texas, radiologist Patrice K. Richardson, M.D., and several members of her family will honor her late father, E.W. “Rich” Richardson, with an eight-figure gift to The Heritage Foundation, Washington, DC, the prominent think tank announced today.
The gift will be used to advance the missions of both Heritage and its sister organization, Heritage Action for America.
The gift also will help finance the purchase and renovation of a new office building and conference center – to be named the E.W. Richardson American Leadership Building – in the 200 block of Massachusetts Ave., NE, on Capitol Hill, where The Heritage Foundation has had its headquarters since the 1980s. 
A long-time supporter of The Heritage Foundation, Dr. Richardson previously had established a Heritage fellowship in her father’s honor. James Jay Carafano, Ph.D., Heritage's vice president of foreign and defense policy studies, serves as the E.W. Richardson Fellow.

It is still unclear exactly how much will be given to the conservative think tank, and it may break Heritage Foundation's record donation receipt of $26 million in 2013 from the family of the late Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis.