About Us

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.

Our Vision

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.

Our Values

We are...

Bold
We take actions that make a significant and tangible impact on the lives of those we serve
Empathetic
We take time to listen to our clients so that we can best empower them to serve the needs of their communities
Sustainable
We offer solutions designed to last without reliance on the continuous influx of new gifts
Transparent
We seek to fund programs that are efficiently managed and impactful

Our Team

Board of Directors / Officers

Robert Braddock
President
Robert Scribner
Vice President
Walt Tchirkine
Secretary-Treasurer
Stephen Lacey, Esq
Member
Katherine Scribner, D.O., M.S.

Physician

Advisory Team

Non-Fiduciary Advisors

Brian Sharpes

Managing Director at Graystone Consulting

Pierre Tada

Principal with Granite Peak Partners

Rosie Rios

43rd Treasurer of the United States and Chair of America250

Barbara Beach, M.D.

Physician

Staff

Katherine Scribner, D.O., M.S.
Executive Director
Walt Tchirkine
Chief Financial Officer
Teressa Duarte
Executive Assistant

History

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.

Today, Braddock Philanthropies is proud to partner in charitable efforts throughout the Bay Area that further the family’s mission.