The Lewis Street Legacy Society
On January 22, 1936, Fred C. Koch wrote one of the most important letters of his life. It was to his young sons, written on letterhead from Fred’s office on West Lewis Street in Wichita, Kansas.
That letter left such a strong impression on Charles Koch that it guided the course of his life. For many years, it has hung on the wall of his office. Charles often shows it to visitors – business associates, friends, reporters, and others – to explain his core values.
In the letter, Fred Koch emphasized some guiding principles he hoped would allow his sons to experience “the glorious feeling of accomplishment.” He expressed his concern about the potential for money to destroy initiative and independence, acknowledged the power of adversity to build character, and encouraged his sons to be both kind and generous. It is a letter that is both straightforward and loving.
JOIN THE SOCIETY
The Lewis Street Legacy Society was created to express appreciation and recognition for those who seek to provide a lasting legacy of freedom by including the Seminar Network in their estate plans. By doing so, members join Charles and many of our partners in the fight to ensure these principles thrive for generations to come. This extraordinary commitment will enable the Network to continue its efforts across the key institutions of society—education, communities, business, and government—to break the barriers that stand in the way of people realizing their potential, moving our society toward one of mutual benefit, where people succeed by helping others improve their own lives.
We invite you to join the Lewis Street Legacy Society, connecting with other Seminar partners to promote the principles and values of a society of mutual benefit for generations to come.
Principal The Bachman Group
“The best gift I can leave my children is a country that has opportunity and promise. The Seminar Network is the biggest investment of my life. I hope my legacy will be one my kids can be proud of.”
“The uniting, fundamental belief of the Seminar Network is: We have a great country, and anyone in this country, no matter what their gifts or how disadvantaged, should have a pathway to make their life better.”
Founder and President CaptiveAire Systems
“This group is willing to do whatever it takes to preserve a free society and make life better for every single American.”
Former President ColorMatrix Corporation
“I had a wonderful experience building my business…I worry about the people out there today trying to do the same thing. Once people see what the Seminar Network does and the quality of people who attend the Seminar, it’s a slam dunk…There are people who watch things happen. We want to make things happen.”
Owner Dungannon, LLC
“When I found out about the Seminar, I realized this was what I’d been looking for. This was the missing piece. It’s not about political parties, or more Republicans than Democrats—it’s more about how the nation should be governed…Whatever role I can play in trying to help it work is what I want to do.”