We’re committed to responsible philanthropy
At Braddock Philanthropies, we seek to form strategic alliances with nonprofits who share our values and mission. Together, we work to support organizations in the fields of health, education, and related social services.
To expand access to resources that improve health, education and well-being
Braddock Philanthropies honors and expands upon the mission and values established by Lois and Bob Braddock. We work to support our nonprofit partners’ delivery of resources and infrastructure to underserved populations via thoughtful, strategic capital grants and program funding.
Board of Directors / Officers
Stephen Lacey, Esq
Managing Director at Graystone Consulting
Katherine Scribner, D.O., M.S.
Principal with Granite Peak Partners
43rd Treasurer of the United States and Chair of America250
Barbara Beach, M.D.
Braddock Philanthropies honors the work and vision of the late Robert “Bob” and Lois Braddock
The Braddocks were born and raised in Oregon during the Great Depression, both from families of modest means. Bob attended the University of Oregon’s Lundquist College of Business on an athletic scholarship and graduated with a degree in accounting in 1937. In later years, the University would become one of the Braddocks’ first major philanthropic partners. Following Bob’s discharge from the U.S. Navy at the end of World War II, the couple settled in San Leandro, California, where Bob co-founded a construction firm.
As their business thrived, the Braddocks turned their attention to paying it forward and giving back to their community. While Bob’s philanthropic focus was on education, Lois prioritized hospitals and healthcare-related nonprofits. She played a significant role in the creation of San Leandro-based George Mark Children's House, the first freestanding pediatric palliative center in the U.S. The Braddock family provided funding for onsite lodging for families to stay while visiting their children.
Mr. and Mrs. Braddock also appreciated the impact of education on a person’s life prospects and saw the need for charitable giving to address unmet needs in the field of medicine. One of their foundation’s first programs was the BEST tutoring program at the University of Oregon, which continues to operate successfully to this day.
To provide a vehicle for their children to carry on their philanthropic goals, Lois and Bob founded the Braddock Family Foundation in 1995. Since that time, the Foundation management has been consolidated with the Braddock Family Donor Advised Fund and the grant-making by the Braddock children, Bob Braddock and Cherie Keemar, under the name Braddock Philanthropies.