Following his service as an officer in the U.S. Navy during World War II, the late Robert Braddock, Senior moved to California with his wife Lois, where he co-founded the San Francisco East Bay-based residential real estate development firm of Braddock Logan and Valley (later Braddock and Logan) with his friends Wayne Valley and Roc Logan. Over the course of their 50- year involvement in San Francisco Bay Area residential real estate development, Mr. and Mrs. Braddock accumulated the commercial real property holdings which form the core of their trust estate and the source of funding for the Family’s philanthropic work. Bob Sr. credited his business success to the opportunity afforded to him by the athletic scholarship which enabled him to attend the University of Oregon where he played halfback on the U of O Varsity Football Team and graduated in 1937 with a Bachelor of Business Administration, majoring in Accounting. The Braddock Seniors were lifetime residents of San Leandro, California where their commitment to the community included support for Eden Hospital and the San Leandro Boys and Girls Club. Their significant contributions to the growth of the San Francisco East Bay included being among the founding owners of the AFL (now NFL) Oakland Raiders. As Oregon natives, the couple shared a lifelong passion for nature and the environment. Mr. Braddock was an avid outdoorsman and expert fly fisherman who supported wildlife preservation through his affiliation with Ducks Unlimited, among others. Mr. and Mrs. Braddock’s commitment to charitable giving in the fields of Health, Education and the Environment is carried on by their children, Bob Braddock of Oakland, California, and Cherie Keemar of Port Orange, Florida, the Braddock Family Foundation and The Braddock Donor Advised fund.

Bob Braddock (second from left) with U of O Halfbacks 1936