ON-Lion Letter

Scott Walter, former Special Assistant for Domestic Policy to President George W. Bush, was named President of the Capital Research Center (CRC) in Washington, D.C., in February.

Established in 1984, CRC is an investigative think tank known for connecting the dots between the radical Left and activist groups, labor unions, foundations, and other nonprofits.  It specializes in exposing cronyism and corruption.

"We are excited to bring Scott aboard as our new president," said Bradley Prize recipient and former U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese, a member of CRC's board of directors.  "His experience and depth of knowledge as well as his long history of success in nonprofit leadership make him the perfect person to lead the Capital Research Center and expand its impact."

Walter succeeds Terrence Scanlon, who is retiring after having served as chairman of CRC's board, as well as its president.  "I was proud to serve with Terry in the Reagan Administration, where he chaired the Consumer Product Safety Commission.  The board thanks Terry for his two decades of service," Meese said.

Michael Franc, Director of D.C. programs and research fellow at the Hoover Institution, succeeds Scanlon as chairman of the CRC board.  "CRC will continue to champion America's unsung heroes in the nonprofit world and to expose the groups that are eager to grow the power of government at all levels," Franc said.

In addition to serving in the White House, Walter has been:  a vice president of the Philanthropy Roundtable, where he edited its Philanthropy magazine, as well as guidebooks for donors on such topics as public-policy research, school choice, and assistance to the poor; a senior fellow at The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty; and senior editor of the American Enterprise Institute's (AEI's) flagship publication.

He writes regularly for the online Philanthropy Daily.

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee substantially supports CRC.  Bradley also supports the Hoover Institution, the Philanthropy Roundtable, The Becket Fund, AEI, and Philanthropy Daily.

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