EBRI 25th Anniversary
An early 1979 letter explained the Founders' vision:
"EBRI is dedicated to the development of more effective public and private policies in the broad field of employee benefits. It neither involves itself in lobbying or the taking of policy positions. Rather, it undertakes projects which are of value to all who care about policy and program development and economic security outcomes in the employee benefits area."
EBRI has fulfilled and surpassed the Founders' vision. EBRI has become internationally recognized as "the source" for facts and insights on public and private employee benefit programs and public policy. Founding Trustees Quent Smith, George Swick, Ken Keene and Joe Stahl joined hundreds of others in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City on Friday, September 19, 2003. Two traditions from past celebrations were maintained: a short program followed by the political humor of the Capitol Steps.