ON-Lion Letter
In April, The Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., awarded its 2013 Salvatori Prize for American Citizenship to The Claremont Institute for the Study of Statesmanship and Political Philosophy in Claremont, Calif., a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring the principles of the American founding in the life of the nation.

Claremont president Brian T. Kennedy, a scholar at the institute since 1989, accepted the annual prize from Matthew Spalding, Heritage's vice president of American studies, at a luncheon in Orlando during Heritage's 36th annual Resource Bank gathering.

"The Claremont Institute believes that the nation's first principles are expressed most eloquently in the Declaration of Independence," Spalding said before the ceremony.  "Claremont also believes that recovering those principles in our political life means recovering a limited, accountable government that respects private property, promotes stable family life and maintains a strong national defense."

Founded in 1979, Claremont publishes the Claremont Review of Books, sponsors fellowships for rising young conservative leaders, and administers a variety of public-policy programs.

Heritage annually presents the $25,000 prize, named for the late entrepreneur and philanthropist Henry Salvatori, to an American individual or organization for advancing the principles and virtues of the nation's Founders.

Milwaukee's Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation supports both Heritage and Claremont.
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