List of Quaker businesses, organizations and charities

This is a list of notable businesses, organizations or charities founded by Quakers. Many of these are no longer managed or influenced by Quakers. At the end of the article are businesses that have never had any connection to Quakers, although some people may believe that they did or still do.

See separate List of Friends schools

Businesses, organizations or charities with Quaker origins

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  • Duane Morris, now one of the 100 largest law firms in the US, and still committed to Quaker values[5]

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  • Sandy Spring Bank, founded in 1868 by Quaker farmers, now the largest bank in the state of Maryland, USA[9]
  • Scott Bader Commonwealth, British manufacturer of advanced resins and composites, founded by Ernest Bader in 1951
  • Sony (formerly Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo, or Tokyo Telecommunication Engineering, Co.), TTK's founding board president was Tamon Maeda, a Japanese Quaker, prewar Japanese ambassador to ILO, and postwar Minister of Education
  • Stockton and Darlington Railway, established in 1825 by Quaker Edward Pease, operated the world's first permanent steam locomotive-hauled railway line
  • Strawbridge and Clothier (now part of Macy's), department store chain, USA (Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware)

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  • Truth Legal Solicitors, founded in 2012 by Quaker solicitor Andrew Gray.[10]

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Businesses with no Quaker connection

References

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  2. "Religions - Christianity: Atlantic slave trade and abolition". BBC. 2007-01-29. Retrieved 2011-08-10.
  3. "Quaker Heritage". Visit Darlington. Retrieved 2011-08-10.
  4. "Ian Carr". The Daily Telegraph. London. 2004-06-19. Retrieved 2010-05-08.
  5. "Duane Morris: Balancing Growth and Culture at a Law Firm - Harvard Business Review". Hbr.org. 2006-08-07. Retrieved 2011-08-10.
  6. "Stowe". Archive.greenpeace.org. Archived from the original on 2011-06-04. Retrieved 2011-08-10.
  7. Levy, Barry (1992). Quakers and the American Family: British Settlement in the Delaware Valley. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-504976-4.
  8. "Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Scheme". Oxfordshireblueplaques.org.uk. 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2011-08-10.
  9. "Sandy Spring Bank Timeline". sandyspringbank.com. Archived from the original on 2012-10-22. Retrieved 2012-11-05.
  10. "Truth Legal - Quaker Solicitors". truthlegal.com. Retrieved 2018-03-06.

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