Short Biography of Founder and President

Alexander Bruen is the founder of the World Future Fund. He has had a 40 year career in the non-profit world, working as an executive and a consultant for some of America’s largest non-profit organizations.  A key aspect of his career has been a commitment to try to create bipartisan coalitions bringing together people of different points of view to support needed projects.

NATIONAL SECURITY Mr. Bruen has served as Newsletter Editor and Library Director of the American Security Council, which created the Coalition for Peace through Strength, whose official Principles of Peace through Strength were formally endorsed by a majority of both Houses of Congress and the President of the United States.  Among other activities he compiled each year the global military balance figures from official sources that were distributed to top leaders and printed up for distribution all over the country.  The ASC Library, which he directed, was one of the largest national security libraries in the nation.  In 1989 the policy of Peace through Strength helped to produce one of the major turning points in world history when the Berlin Wall opened.  On December 25, 1991 the Soviet Union ceased to exist. The work of the ASC has been endorsed by five U.S. Presidents.  For his work at the ASC the Administrative Director stated that “I regard Al Bruen as one of the most capable professionals I have ever met.  He displayed management qualities of the highest order and functions very well as part of a company team.  Al Bruen is worthy of my highest recommendation”.

In the 1980’s he submitted a detailed research report he wrote on Soviet cheating on international agreements to the White House.  The Chairman of the National Security Council for the President of the United States stated that Mr. Bruen's report “will indeed be helpful in formulating and implementing policy decisions."

U.S. INNER CITY POVERTY.   Mr. Bruen has a deep interest in issues of poverty and development, having grown up living right next door to Harlem in New York City.  He has served as a consultant to World Vision, America’s largest privately funded international relief and development organization, helping them develop a strategy for dealing with U.S. inner city problems.  For his work at World Vision, the director of its U.S. anti-poverty division stated that “For organizations needing advice on communications, fund raising and general management consulting, I would give Al Bruen the highest recommendation.”

He has read all the major holy books of the world’s religions and is very interested in seeing how religions can work together for needed goals.  He served as a founding board member of the World Communications Institute, which created Religion Report, America’s leading professional newsletter on religion until it ceased publication in 1992. The founder of World Communications Institute and one of the world’s top religion journalists stated that “Rarely have I met someone as knowledgeable and perceptive about world events as Al Bruen.  He is especially gifted at identifying key trends within a vast array of information and data.”   At the World Future Fund he has supervised grants to groups working in Sudan and Kashmir to  try to bring an end to violence among religious factions.

THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CRISIS.   In the 1990’s Mr. Bruen became increasingly concerned about both the deteriorating global environmental situation and the failure of world leaders to work together to build a sustainable future.  It reminded him of  the declining military balance between America and Russia in the 1970’s, where official Washington simply was not adequately responding to very clear trends that could be carefully documented.

He wrote the five year anniversary cover story for Washington’s D.C.’s Green Calendar, Washington’s leading environmental monthly, concerning a very dangerous bill in Congress that would have severely damaged environmental regulation.  In spite of huge odds against success, the forces of reform were victorious in giving this disastrous bill a well-deserved and permanent defeat.

In that same year, 1995, he founded the World Future Fund.  This web site details the record of achievement here.

Mr. Bruen is very interested in the arts and was an investor in a local rock D.C. music publication.  He has a collection of art books that covers almost every major picture in the history of art as well as key works of architecture and sculpture.  He has traveled all over Europe to see major works of art and architecture.

COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER WORKHe has also been very active on a volunteer basis in his community, being elected to serve as Vice President of a local homeowners association and working closely with local police departments to fight crime.  He has a letter of thanks from the Chief of Police of Washington D.C.’s Metro System for his work on fighting crime.