George T. Maloney
November 20, 1995
Dean Diane Dunlap
Dean Graduate School
Dear Dean Dunlap,
I am pleased to enclose a check to join the ranks of those making a contribution towards the opening of the “Cary Center” at Hamline University, this fall.
I first met Ray Carey when he was a prospective candidate to join the board of C.R. Bard, Inc., the corporation, at which I proudly worked for, for some thirty-seven years. Ray did become a member and proved to be a most worthy contributor.
Approximately a year ago, Ray sent me a copy of his manuscript titled “Democratic Capitalism”; which by now, you have more then a passing knowledge. When he sent it to me, he said, that I, like him, was a Democratic Capitalist. At that time, I could not argue either way, because quite frankly, I did not know what a Democratic Capitalists was. Reluctantly I took the manuscript with me on a post Christmas in sunny Puerto Rico, and returned without a tan, because I became fascinated with Ray’s work. Having read the manuscript, I am proud that Ray recognized me for what I am: a Democratic Capitalist.
The motivation to make this contribution is quite simple: I believe that Ray’s work is in the early stages of what could, in time, be the template of: “How America is great again”. I also appreciate with that grandiose statement, but I believe it.
I only wish that my school (Siena College, Loudonville, NY) offered a course in the methods, standards and ideology of Democratic Capitalism, when I attend there. It would have shortened my empirical education. I can look back at the growth of C.R. Bard from when I joined the company of nine million in sales to over a billion today., and contribute a large part to its leaders over the past forty years; who were all Democratic Capitalist’s (even though they may not have known it).
You might be interested in knowing that I have talked briefly with the Reverend William E. McConville, O.F.M., the President of Siena College, about Ray’s work and he expressed interest in it. When I asked him, if he were familiar with Hamline University, he replied and spoke very highly of him. I do plan to ask Father William in the not to distant future about setting up a meeting with Ray and the powers to be at Siena.
I will take this opportunity to wish you a very “warm” and joyous holiday season.