Louis Bradbury, Raytown High School, Class of 1964

Louis Bradbury, Raytown High School, Class of 1964

Bradbury Louis Bradbury graduated from Raytown High in 1964. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honors in 1968 from Northwestern University and a Juris Doctorate degree from Harvard Law School in 1971. For the past decade, Louis has served as president of Calamus Foundation, which has granted over 25 million dollars to support important human rights initiatives and social services for many lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) organizations in New York and nationally.

Louis began his career as an attorney for the United States Department of Justice and later practiced with law firms in Washington D.C. and New York. He also served as Executive Vice President of Merrill Lynch. After joining Oxford Financial Group, he led the acquisition of Revere Copper and Brass Corporation, then a Fortune 500 company, and became its CEO and President.

In later years, he became involved in volunteer service and philanthropy. From 1990-1997, Mr. Louis served as a member of the Board of Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC), the largest private HIV social services agency in the United States at that time. While President of GMHC, he oversaw a $26 million annual budget, led the creation of the first private HIV testing facility in New York, and spearheaded a $15 million capital campaign.

Mr. Bradbury was Co-Chair of Empire State Pride Agenda from 2011 to 2014. He facilitated the passage of the Dignity for All Students Act and the Marriage Equality Act, in addition to achieving more state funding for the health and human service needs of LGBT homeless and runaway youth. His awards include the Stonewall Foundation Visionary award, the New York LGBT Center Leadership award, the Judith Peabody Humanitarian award, and the Douglas Jones Leadership award. He was honored in 2000 with the Alumni Merit Award from the College of Arts and Sciences of Northwestern University.