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  • News Releases on November 12, 2014 Heritage Manager Recognized for Support of Democracy Abroad

    Washington, November 12, 2014 – The Republic of Poland recognized James Dean of The Heritage Foundation Friday, November 7, for his "outstanding contribution to the building of democratic society and democratic institutions” during Independence Day celebrations at the Polish Embassy in Washington, D.C.  Dean, who is Manager of International and Diplomatic Programs at the…

  • News Releases on July 24, 2014 Heritage Mourns Loss of John Blundell

    WASHINGTON, D.C., July 24, 2014— Statement on the death of John Blundell, former executive director of the Institute of Economic Affairs in London, who died on Tuesday, July 22.  “All of us at Heritage were deeply saddened to learn of John Blundell’s passing,’ said Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint. “John was a tremendous believer in the Transatlantic Partnership,…

  • News Releases on July 23, 2014 Heritage Foundation Releases First Annual “Index of Culture and Opportunity”

    Washington, DC, July 23, 2014—Numerous social and economic trends are at work, shaping and re-shaping America.  And now they’re being tracked—in the 2014 Index of Culture and Opportunity, released today by The Heritage Foundation’s Institute for Family, Community and Opportunity. The Index tracks 31 cultural and economic indicators—from the marriage rate and religious…

  • News Releases on July 4, 2014 Heritage Mourns Loss of Richard Scaife

    WASHINGTON, July 4, 2014—Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint and Heritage Founder Edwin J. Feulner today issued the following statement on the death of newspaper publisher Richard Scaife: Richard Scaife dedicated his adult life to the conservative cause. Heritage is especially indebted to him for his years of leadership and service as vice chairman of our board of…

  • News Releases on May 6, 2014 Heritage Mourns Loss of Gary Becker

    WASHINGTON, MAY 6, 2014—Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint and Heritage Founder Edwin J. Feulner today issued the following statement on the May 3 death of Nobel laureate and American economist Gary Becker: Obituaries of our late friend and advisor, Professor Gary Becker, have typically described him as a “world class economist,” a Nobel Laureate in Economics. Yes,…

  • News Releases on April 7, 2014 Heritage Foundation Hires John M. Mitnick as General Counsel

    Washington, D.C., April 7, 2014—The Heritage Foundation has hired John M. Mitnick as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary. Mitnick serves as Heritage’s chief legal officer in the nonprofit think tank’s senior management team, advising on and overseeing all legal, regulatory, and compliance matters for Heritage and its related organizations. Among his…

  • News Releases on April 3, 2014 Heritage Mourns Loss of Douglas Allison

    WASHINGTON, April 3, 2014-- The Heritage Foundation has learned of the death, Monday, of Douglas F. Allison, a long-time Heritage trustee and one of our staunchest and most generous supporters. "Those of us who were fortunate enough to have known and worked with Doug have very heavy hearts today,” said Phillip N. Truluck, a fellow Board member and Executive Vice President…

  • News Releases on February 11, 2014 William T. Wilson, International Economist, Moves to Heritage Foundation’s Asian Studies Center

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2014-Dr. William “Bill” Wilson, former chief economist for Ernst and Young, LLP, has taken a new post at The Heritage Foundation.  Wilson will serve as senior research fellow in the think tank’s highly regarded Asian Studies Center.  "Economics is central to the story of Asia’s rise and what makes it so critical to U.S. interests.  We’re thrilled to…

  • News Releases on September 20, 2013 DeMint: House Listens to American People on Obamacare

    Washington, D.C., Sept. 20, 2013-- Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint released this statement regarding today’s vote in the House of Representatives on funding the federal government: Today, a bipartisan majority in the House of Representatives voted to stop Obamacare while funding the government to prevent a shutdown. This is a powerful development for the cause of…

  • News Releases on September 12, 2013 Heritage Foundation Receives Record-Breaking Gift

    Davis Family Donates $26M to Further International Studies WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 12, 2013 – Following decades of strong support, the family of the late Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis announced that they have made a $26 million gift to advance the work and mission of the Davis Institute for International Studies at The Heritage Foundation.  The Davis family made the…

  • News Releases on September 10, 2013 Heritage Foundation Brings Message to Times Square

    Billboard Warns: Obamacare May Be Hazardous to Health  Washington, D.C., Sept. 10, 2013 – The Heritage Foundation today announced a mammoth billboard campaign in the heart of New York City.  Its message: “Warning: Obamacare may be hazardous to your health.” Inspired by health warnings from the U.S. Surgeon General, the billboard will encourage passersby in the Times…

  • News Releases on May 6, 2013 Amnesty Cost to Taxpayers: $6.3 Trillion

    Washington, D.C., May 6, 2013 -- Granting amnesty to an estimated 11 million unlawful immigrants will cost taxpayers at least $6.3 trillion, according to a new report by Heritage Foundation scholar Robert Rector. The highly anticipated report, released today, becomes available as a Senate committee is set to mark up a “comprehensive immigration reform” bill May 9. “No…

  • News Releases on April 25, 2013 Heritage’s Salvatori Prize Goes to Claremont Institute

    Washington, D.C., April 25, 2013—The Claremont Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring the principles of the American founding in the life of the nation, today received The Heritage Foundation’s 2013 Salvatori Prize for American Citizenship. Brain T. Kennedy, president of Claremont and a scholar at the California-based institute since 1989, accepted the…

  • News Releases on April 24, 2013 Heritage Mourns Howard Phillips

    WASHINGTON, D.C., APRIL 24, 2013—Heritage Foundation Founder Edwin J. Feulner released the following statement on the death of Howard Phillips: Standing up for what you believe in is never easy. And doing it in Washington, D.C., is particularly hard. Small wonder then, that so many of us admired and respected Howard Phillips. Throughout a career that took him from the…

  • News Releases on April 23, 2013 Heritage Foundation Mourns Death of Honorary Trustee Kathryn Davis

    WASHINGTON, April 23, 2013—Dr. Kathryn Davis, a Heritage Foundation honorary trustee whose generosity and leadership helped establish the prominent think tank’s foreign policy credentials, has died. She was 106 years old. Davis, with her husband Shelby Cullom Davis, established the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies in 1997 – allowing…