ON-Lion Letter
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee has announced that one of four 2016 Bradley Prizes will be presented to Gary Sinise, an award-winning actor and founder of the Gary Sinise Foundation.  He is donating the prize amount to his foundation to help continue its important work supporting veterans, first responders, and their families. 

Sinise has served as the spokesperson to build the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial and has raised funds for the Pentagon Memorial in Washington, D.C., and the Brooklyn Wall of Remembrance in New York.  His band, the Lt. Dan Band, has performed for servicemen and -women across the country and the world.  He has starred in the films Forrest Gump and Apollo 13, as well as the television series CSI:  New York, and can currently be seen starring in the CBS series Criminal Minds:  Beyond Borders.

The Bradley Prize will be awarded to Sinise at a ceremony to be held at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, June 15.  Each award carries a stipend of $250,000.

"We recognize Gary Sinise for his philanthropy and civic engagement,” said Michael W. Grebe, president and chief executive officer of the Bradley Foundation.  "He has shown unwavering dedication to those who have selflessly served our country and our way of life."

The selection was based on nominations submitted by more than 200 prominent individuals across the country and chosen by the Bradley Prizes Selection Committee.

"Through the Bradley Prizes, we recognize individuals like Gary Sinise whose work embodies patriotism and generosity, with the hope that others will strive for excellence in their respective fields," Grebe said.
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