High roller Katherine Bradley got Turnaround for Children Inc. its entree into D.C. schools

Power broker Katherine Bradley, 49, gloms onto her hubby, David Bradley, 60.

How did Turnaround for Children Inc. land in Washington, D.C.?

Well, first things first. Pamela Cantor, president of Turnaround, bought her way into New York City’s public schools by hiring $200,000 worth of well-placed lobbyists.

Then, to get Turnaround into D.C.’s schools, Cantor cozied up to the Bradley couple.

So, to figure out just how Pam got into D.C.’s schools, all we need to do is realize the quality of capital she curries.

Look no further than Pam’s connection to Katherine Bradley, president of CityBridge Foundation, who also happens to be the wife of media mogul David Bradley, chairman and owner of Atlantic Media.

…yet more Bradley-loving-couple gloms.

This would be the same power couple that hosted a dinner party at their D.C. home just before this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Their guests? “Power players from politics and business,” according to Women’s Wear Daily.

And by the way, the glomming couple’s home ain’t your average everyday shack.

Take a look a this palatial mansion, sans gloms:

That $8.7 million, 10-bedroom Georgian mansion at Massachusetts Avenue Heights is ranked as one of the 50-most-expensive homes in D.C., according to Washingtonian magazine.

Washingtonian tells us:

“Built in 1931, the 8,800-square-foot home is the site of an annual kickoff party the night before the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner.

“Bradley founded the Advisory Board and the Corporate Executive Board, two Washington-based research firms that went public more than a decade ago—and made Bradley serious money. He’s now owner of Atlantic Media Company, which publishes the Atlantic and National Journal. Katherine Bradley is president of the couple’s CityBridge Foundation, which gives grants to DC’s public schools.”

Ah hah! CityBridge rears its ugly dollar-festooned largesse again!

According to the Guidestar website http://www.guidestar.org, CityBridge Foundation donated a total of $1,188,334 to Turnaround for Children in 2009 and 2010.

CityBridge Foundation also contributed $1,066,744 to the DC Education Fund 2008 to 2010.

And bingo! Turnaround finds a new home in District of Columbia public schools in 2010.

The same year, busy philanthropist Bradley also donated $100,000 through non-profit DC Public Education Fund to hire Anita Dunn, managing director of SKDKnickerbocker to assist then-Chancellor Michelle Rhee with communications, as reported by Bill Turque of the Washington Post.

Katherine Bradley is so deeply enmeshed in the D.C. public schools that in 2011, she co-chaired the panel of teachers, parents, students and community leaders that advised Mayor Vincent Gray on the selection of Kaya Henderson as chancellor. (The same Kaya Henderson who fraudulently uses suspension data instead of testing to measure proficiency.)

Would you like to bring your education reform foundation to the nation’s capital – or anywhere else? Newark, N.J. maybe?

We recommend Katherine Bradley, a financially fertile high roller if there ever were one.

And when she’s with her hubby, it’s always all hands on deck…

bradley couple

…and we do mean all hands…

When it comes to Katherine and David Bradley, you gotta hand it to ’em…

But wait – we found even more hands.

Katherine and David Bradley just won’t let each other go.

If you were your partner’s heir, and that heir were drowning in cash, would you keep him/her close?

Judging from their fund-raising history, they give back in financial gloms.


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