Wilma Bradley & David Notkin
Wilma Bradley & David Notkin

Established in 1994 through a series of gifts eventually totaling $1,500,000 from Wilma Bradley

Wilma Bradley, a special friend of the University of Washington, was a volunteer, a philanthropist, and a patron of the arts. In addition, she was involved in several local clubs, and maintained a keen interest in a broad range of intellectual pursuits through attendance at many University functions. She continued to actively manage her investments, maintaining an avid interest in the stock market - efforts that made this gift and others possible.

Her late husband Warren Francis "Frank" Bradley led a varied career in the U.S. Army for over 20 years, being a member of the general staff, serving in Korea, and participating as an Army observer with the U.S. Navy expedition to the South Pole in preparation for the Geophysical Year. The Bradleys met in Europe when both were working for NATO - she as an interpreter for the American forces in Germany, and he as a liaison officer. Upon his retirement in Seattle in 1964, the Bradleys became involved in real estate investment and property management. Frank Bradley died in 1966.

Wilma's personal involvement with CSE faculty and students, and her interest in their work and in the broad impact of technology on society, made the Bradley Chair special.

Wilma passed away on October 22, 2022.

Holders of the Frank and Wilma Bradley Chair

David Notkin, 2002 until his untimely death in 2013
Tom Anderson, 2014-present