Supporting medical and scientific research and the philanthropic interests of founder Ed Bachrach.

Together with a team of advisors and experts in medical and scientific research, the Bachrach Family Foundation supports promising, early-stage research to prepare it for prime time.

This is Ed Bachrach.

Ed Bachrach is the retired chairman of CEO of Bachrach Clothing, Inc., a nationwide retailer of men’s fashions and the founder and president of the Center for Pension Integrity in Chicago.  He is the co-author of The New Chicago Way: Lessons from Other Big Cities, and his op-eds have been published in the Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, and Chicago Sun-Times. He graduated from Northwestern University with a B.S. in Business Administration and from Harvard’s Kennedy School with a Masters in Public Administration.

In addition to his business and public policy work, Ed has supported a variety of efforts world wide for decades. He founded the Build Cambodia Foundation in 2002 to support health care in the rural and urban areas of Cambodia. Those initiatives included Friends Without a Border (providing pediatric medical care in Southeast Asia) and Hope Worldwide (free medical care for the poor in Cambodia) and sponsored TB treatment in North Korea to treat multiple drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) and standard TB cases in Cambodia. He resides in Chicago and Decatur, Illinois.

Read on to learn more about the discoveries Ed is making possible.

A “but-for” guiding strategy

The Bachrach Family Foundation is a 501(c)3 private foundation which aims to enable medical and scientific discoveries, but for our generosity would remain aspirations.  Usually, this means we are involved before government.  Before industry.  Before other donors.  Before the safety nets.

We believe in:

  • Fostering new discoveries

  • Sharing discoveries that help other researchers advance their work

  • Having a plan and setting goals for our gifts

  • Measuring outcomes and the impact of our gifts

  • Supporting research that wouldn’t otherwise get off the ground

  • Giving to well-established hospitals, research centers, and academic institutions

  • Reporting honestly, both the successes and failures
  • Considering the ethical, moral, and societal impact of the grantmaking we undertake

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