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Lawson Bader

Donors Trust
President and CEO
Lawson R. Bader is president and CEO of DonorsTrust, a community foundation engaged with donors and charities to promote limited government, free enterprise, and personal responsibility. In addition to his foundation work, Lawson has more than 20 years of experience leading free-market research and advocacy groups, including the Competitive Enterprise Institute and the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. At CEI, Lawson expanded its litigation and communication efforts aimed at reducing regulatory overreach. At the Mercatus Center, his portfolio included creating Capitol Hill Campus, the largest bi-partisan economic education professional development program for Congressional staff, managing the government accountability and regulatory studies programs, and general fundraising. He is a former columnist with Human Events, and holds degrees from Wheaton College and The Johns Hopkins University. He currently serves on the boards of the Atlas Network and State Policy Network.