ON-Lion Letter
The Philanthropy Roundtable in Washington, D.C., will award Frank J. Hanna III the 2007 William E. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership during its annual meeting in Dana Point, Calif., in November.  The recipient of the prize receives a $250,000 award, payable to the charity of his or her choice.

Hanna is a national leader in K-12 education reform and his philanthropic work helped create Georgia's first charter-school law.  He also contributes generously to The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies in Washington and other institutions dedicated to constitutional liberty.  He is vice chairman of the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty in Grand Rapids, Mich., as well.

Hanna's religious philanthropy is a model for donors of many faith traditions.  He has helped to found three Catholic schools in Atlanta, having served on the boards of each.  He is also a trustee of The Papal Foundation, which supports worldwide charitable endeavors under the direction of the Pope.

The Philanthropy Roundtable is a national association of foundation trustees and staff, and corporate giving officers, and individual donors.  The Roundtable attracts independent donors who benefit from being part of an organization dedicated to helping them achieve their charitable objectives.  Among other things, it publishes Philanthropy magazine.

The Roundtable's William E. Simon Prize honors living philanthropists who have shown exemplary leadership through their charitable giving.  The prize honors the ideals and principles that guided William E. Simon's giving, including personal responsibility, resourcefulness, volunteerism, scholarship, individual freedom, faith in God, and helping people to help themselves.

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee substantially supports the Philanthropy Roundtable, as well as The Federalist Society and the Acton Institute.
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