Douglas F. Allison, a long-time trustee of The Heritage Foundation died on Monday. Allison worked for the Ford Motor Company for 20 years before founding the automotive marketing research and consultancy firm, Allison-Fisher, Inc. in 1980. Allison had served on the Board of The Heritage Foundation since 1998. He and his wife Sarah had given generously to The Heritage Foundation over the years, including donating $10 million to establish the Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign and National Security Policy.
In a statement mourning the loss, Phillip Truluck said: “We were truly blessed to have had this wonderful, witty, delightful Canadian-turned-American as a friend and colleague. What a force for excellence! Doug’s wisdom has guided us for years – and, I believe, will continue in perpetuity.” [The Heritage Foundation, April 3]