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Center for American Progress

Center for American Progress

Women’s March Partner

Founded: 2003

Founder: John Podesta

Website: www.americanprogress.org

Location:  1333 H St NW, Washington, DC 20005

Phone: (202) 682-1611


  • Think tank founded by former Clinton chief of staff John Podesta
  • Helped launch Media Matters For America in 2004
  • Has extremely close ties to Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, the Democratic Party, and George Soros
  • Helps formulate many Obama administration policies and talking points


Donors to CAP include the AFL-CIO, the AFSCME, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Ben Barnes, the Bauman Family Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Blue Moon Fund, Carol Browner, the ClimateWorks Foundation, theFord Foundation, Harold Ickes, theJohn D., and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, the Nathan Cummings Foundation, theNew Israel Fund, the Open Society Institute,thePloughshares Fund, the Rockefeller Family Fund, the Rockefeller Foundation, the San Francisco Foundation, the Sandler Foundation, theService Employees International Union, the Surdna Foundation, the Tides Foundation, theW.K. Kellogg Foundation, and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

$1,000,000 or more

Anonymous (3)
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
Ford Foundation
The Hutchins Family Foundation
Open Society Foundations
Sandler Foundation
TomKat Charitable Trust
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

$500,000 to $999,999

Embassy of the United Arab Emirates
Jonathan and Jeannie Lavine Family Fund
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Walton Family Foundation, Inc.

$100,000 to $499,999

Anonymous (5)
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)
Annie E. Casey Foundation
Apple Inc.
Blue Moon Fund
Citi Community Development
Consolidated Contractors Company
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Quinn Delaney and Wayne Jordan
David desJardins
Joanne and Paul Egerman
Embassy of Japan
Federal Financial Aid Advocacy Fund
First Five Years Fund
Mark Gallogly and Lise Strickler
The Heyday Foundation
Fred P. Hochberg and Thomas P. Healy
Irving Harris Foundation
Tony James
Joyce Foundation
The Kresge Foundation
Markle Foundation
Microsoft Corporation
Constance J. Milstein
Monument Capital Group LLC
National Education Association
National Immigration Law Center
National Philanthropic Trust
New Venture Fund
New York Community Trust
New York Community Trust—BDEK Fund
Nordic Council of Ministers
Peter G. Peterson Foundation
Robert W. Roche
Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Schwab Charitable Fund
Steve Silberstein
Jay T. Snyder
Time Warner, Inc.
Vanguard Charitable
William T. Grant Foundation

$50,000 to $99,999

Anonymous (3)
Amalgamated Bank
American Beverage Association
American Federation of Teachers (AFT)
Greg and Anne Avis
BAE Systems North America
Bank of America
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
CareFirst BlueCross Blue Shield
Coalition for Public Safety
Blair Effron
Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund
Fred Eychaner
H&R Block
Hagedorn Foundation
James Hormel
Israel Institute
Joan and Irwin Jacobs
Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership
Jewish Community Foundation
Orin S. Kramer
LaSalle Adams Fund
Rebecca and Nathan Milikowsky
Eric Mindich
Ploughshares Fund
Raikes Foundation
Rockefeller Family Fund
Robert E. Rubin
Sasakawa Peace Foundation
Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States, or TECRO
United Minds for Progress
Henry van Ameringen

$5,000 to $49,999

Anonymous (8)
Robert Abernethy
Wendy and Jim Abrams
ADARA Charitable Fund
Madeleine K. Albright
The Albright Stonebridge Group
American Association for Justice (AAJ)
American Endowment Foundation
The American Express Company
Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation
Ayco Charitable Foundation
B.W. Bastian Foundation
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund
Nina Beattie and Michael Eberstadt
Peter Beshar
Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Fund
Ron Bloom
Carol M. Browner
The Campus Project LLC
Dana Chasin
Seema Chaturvedi
Comcast NBCUniversal
CVS Health
Antoinette Delruelle and Joshua Steiner
DeVry Education Group
Dewey Square Group
Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel
Discovery Communications
Steve and Peggy Dow
DRS Technologies
Charles Leonard Egan
Steve Elmendorf
Embrey Family Foundation
Energy and Environment Program at the Aspen Institute
Entertainment Software Association
The Ethel Kennedy Foundation
Express Scripts
Marc Fasteau and Anne G. Fredericks
Jose W. Fernandez
Ford Motor Company
Anita Friedman
Fund for Young Families
Geoffrey Garin
The Garrett and Mary Moran Family Foundation
Gill Foundation
GLG/Gerson Lehrman Group
Sanjay Govil
Michael D. Granoff
Health Care Service Corporation
Heather Podesta + Partners
The Ickes and Enright Group
Infinite Computer Solutions, Inc.
Institute for Women’s Policy Research
Frank Islam and Debbie Driesman
Japan Bank for International Cooperation
Japan Economic Foundation
Jessi’s Message Fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation
David Jiang
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Joseph and Marie Field Foundation
Kanter Family Foundation
Fred Khosravi
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts
Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Laskey
Cathleen London
Hani Masri
James Mauch
McLarty Associates
Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS)
Ken Miller and Lybess Sweezy
Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas)
Mona Pittenger Giving Fund at Our Fund
Morgan Stanley
Mario Morino
Kristin Mugford
Shekar Narasimhan
Larry O’Brien
Oceans 5
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Pearson Education
PepsiCo Inc.
Anne Peretz
The Philip and Tammy Murphy Family Foundation
Andrew Pincus
Pomona Capital
Prudential Financial
Francene and Charles Rodgers
Hilary Rosen
Marti and Greg Rosenbaum
Parag Saxena
Elaine and Gerald Schuster
The Shaw Family Endowment Fund
The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation
Smita Siddhanti
Subject Matter
Tata Group of Companies
Wells Fargo
Western Union
Yale Law School

2008 – 2016 federal grants: N/A

Key people:


·Neera Tanden, President and CEO of the Center for American Progress and the Center for American Progress Action Fund

·Carmel Martin, Executive Vice President, Policy

·Winnie Stachelberg, Executive Vice President, External Affairs

·Denise Turner Roth, Chief Operating Officer

·Shane Bateman, Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration; Chief Financial Officer

·Melissa Boteach, Vice President, Poverty to Prosperity Program

·Catherine Brown, Vice President, Education Policy

·Ed Chung, Vice President, Criminal Justice Reform

·Marlene Cooper Vasilic, Vice President, Outreach and Special Events

·Brian DeMarco, Vice President, Development

·Alex DeMots, Senior Vice President, General Counsel

·Laura E. Durso, Vice President, LGBT Research and Communications Project

·Daniella Gibbs Leger, Senior Vice President, Communications and Strategy

·Christy Goldfuss, Vice President, Energy and Environment Policy

·Lindsay Hamilton, Vice President, Chief of Staff

·Katie Hamm, Vice President, Early Childhood Policy

·John Hanly, Vice President, Technology

·Deborah Holston, Vice President, Finance

·Marc Jarsulic, Vice President, Economic Policy

·Michele L. Jawando, Vice President, Legal Progress

·Tom Jawetz, Vice President, Immigration

·Judd Legum, Senior Vice President, Editor in Chief

·Praveen Madhiraju, Vice President, Deputy General Counsel

·Ashley Marvel, Vice President, Administration

·Ben Olinsky, Vice President, Policy and Strategy

·Chelsea Parsons, Vice President, Guns and Crime Policy

·Vikram Singh, Vice President, National Security and International Policy

·  Michael Sozan, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs

·Topher Spiro, Vice President, Health Policy; Senior Fellow

·Lauren Vicary, Vice President, Art and Editorial

·Igor Volsky, Vice President

·LaShawn Y. Warren, Vice President, Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative

·Susan Carter, Human Resources Generalist

·Kate Davidson, Receptionist

·Lauren Jacoby, Payroll and Benefits Coordinator

·Cheron McNeal, Director, Human Resources

·Lisette Pylant, Office Manager

·SheriAnn Stromann, Associate Director, Operations

·Will Beaudouin, Managing Editor

·Carl Chancellor, Senior Director, Editorial

·Katherine Downs, Associate Editor

·Jason Fernandes, Assistant Editor

·Chester Hawkins, Senior Graphic Designer

·Emily Haynes, Assistant Managing Editor

·Lauren Kokum, Assistant Editor

·Meghan Miller, Editor

·Andrew Satter, Director, Video

·Shanée Simhoni, Assistant Editor

·Aki Suzuki, Video Editor

·Erin Whalen, Graphic Designer

·Cynthia Youngblood, Director, Art

·Mehak Ali, Social Media Assistant

·Tanya Arditi, Associate Director of Communications, Immigration and Progress 2050

·April Avant, Director, Digital Communications

·Sarah Baron, Associate Director, Campaigns

·Tyson Brody, Director of Strategic Investigations

·Helen Brosnan, Campaign Associate

·Molly Cain, Senior Researcher

·Corey Ciorciari, Director, Policy and Research

·Terrence Clark, Communications Associate

·Denzel Cummings, Special Assistant

·Kristen Ellingboe, Senior Digital Coordinator

·Morgan Finkelstein, Press Secretary

·Chris Hayden, Director, Communications

·Matt Ingram, Digital Media Associate

·Adam Jentleson, Senior Strategic Adviser; Rapid Response Director

·Devon Kearns, Associate Director, Media Relations

·Yule Kim, Climate Research Analyst

·Sara Langhinrichs, Director, Social Media

·Rafael Medina, Ethnic Media Associate

·Claire Moser, Senior Campaign Manager, Climate

·Anna Perina, Senior Researcher

·Diana Pilipenko, Principal Investigator, Moscow Project

·Allison Preiss, Managing Director, Communications

·Will Ragland, Managing Director

·Rachel Rosen, Senior Director, Broadcast Communications

·Emily Sussman, Campaign Director

·Charisma Troiano, Press Secretary

·Sally Tucker, Radio Coordinator

·Rob Griffin, Director of Quantitative Analysis, Progressive Studies

·Liz Kennedy, Director, Democracy and Government Reform

·Danielle Root, Voting Rights Manager

·Michael Anderson, Major Gifts Officer

·Julia Busch, Director, Foundation Relations

·Casey Carper, Special Assistant

·Jodi Chan, Foundation Relations Manager

·Ryan Fleury, Associate Director, Development

·Robin Gardiner, Major Gifts Officer

·Jon Roux, Development Coordinator

·Erin Sells, Foundation Relations Manager

·Anne Venzor, Foundation Relations Coordinator

·Vanessa Gonzalez, Associate Director, Work and Family Advocacy

·Rasheed Malik, Policy Analyst

·Leila Schochet, Research Associate

·Jessica Troe, Policy and Outreach Coordinator

·Simon Workman, Associate Director, Early Childhood Policy

·Kate Bahn, Economist

·Kevin DeGood, Director, Infrastructure Policy

·Brendan Duke, Associate Director, Economic Policy

·Sarah Edelman, Director, Housing Policy

·Gregg Gelzinis, Special Assistant

·Andy Green, Managing Director, Economic Policy

·Ethan Gurwitz, Research Associate

·Angela Hanks, Associate Director, Workforce Development Policy

·Michael Madowitz, Economist

·Annie McGrew, Special Assistant

·Alex Rowell, Research Associate

·Andrew Schwartz, Policy Analyst

·Harry Stein, Director, Fiscal Policy

·Alexandra Thornton, Senior Director, Tax Policy

·Joe Valenti, Director, Consumer Finance

·Karla Walter, Director, Employment Policy

·Regina Willensky, Policy Analyst

·Michela Zonta, Senior Policy Analyst, Housing Policy

Education K-12

·Samantha Batel, Policy Analyst

·Neil Campbell, Director, Innovation

·Chris Ford, Special Assistant

·  Laura Jimenez, Director, Standards and Accountability

·Stephenie Johnson, Associate Campaign Director

·Lisette Partelow, Director, K-12 Strategic Initiatives

·Erin Roth, Senior Policy Analyst

·Scott Sargrad, Managing Director, K-12 Education Policy

·Danny Schwaber, Special Assistant

·Kami Spicklemire, Education Campaign Manager

·Coleton Whitaker, Campaign Coordinator

Education Postsecondary

·Marcella Bombardieri, Senior Policy Analyst

·Colleen Campbell, Associate Director, Postsecondary Education

·Antoinette Flores, Senior Policy Analyst

·Sara Garcia, Research Associate

·Mark Hatton, Campaign Manager

·CJ Libassi, Policy Analyst

·Ben Miller, Senior Director, Postsecondary Education

Energy and Environment

·Myriam Alexander-Kearns, Policy Analyst

·Erin Auel, Research Associate

·Luke Bassett, Associate Director, Domestic Energy and Environment Policy

·Danielle Baussan, Managing Director, Energy and Environment Policy

·Alison Cassady, Director, Domestic Energy and Environment Policy

·Michael Conathan, Director, Ocean Policy

·Nicole Gentile, Deputy Director, Public Lands

·Kate Kelly, Director, Public Lands

·Mary Ellen Kustin, Director of Policy, Public Lands

·Matt Lee-Ashley, Senior Director, Environmental Strategy and Communications

·Howard Marano, Research Assistant

·Miranda Peterson, Research Associate

·Shiva Polefka, Associate Director, Ocean Policy

·Ryan Richards, Senior Policy Analyst, Public Lands

·Jenny Rowland, Research and Advocacy Manager, Public Lands

·Avery Siciliano, Research Associate, Ocean Policy

·Gwynne Taraska, Associate Director, Energy and Environment Policy

·William Flanagan, Director, Special Events

·Antoine Jordan, Special Events Coordinator

·Shannon Kennedy, Special Events Coordinator

·Brenden Riggs, Special Events Production Manager

·Constance Torian, Special Events Manager

Executive Office

·Hauwa Ahmed, Special Assistant

·Sam Berger, Senior Policy Adviser

·Hang Liu, Director, Speechwriting

·Sommer Omar, Special Assistant

·Maggie Polachek, Deputy Chief of Staff

·Sarah Shapiro, Special Assistant to the Executive Vice President for Policy

·Zina Barrow, Special Assistant to the Executive Vice President, External Affairs

·Elena Berger, Director, Email Marketing and Audience Relations

·Lisa DeCow, Email Marketing Manager

·James King, Email Marketing Associate

Claire Markham, Associate Director, Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative

·Kola Adetola, Director, Accounting

·Deborah Alston, Accounts Payable Specialist

·Gracie Bee, Staff Accountant

·Brion Elliott, Grant Accounting Manager

·Paul Haakenson, Administrative Coordinator

·Mildred Hardin, Accounts Payable Manager

·Ravi Shankar, Director, Financial Operations and Reporting

·Liana Bishop, Senior Digital Communications and Multimedia Associate

·Chelsea Coatney, Digital Director, Generation Progress

·Kyle Epstein, Senior Press Associate

·Hannah Finnie, Senior Policy and Communications Associate

·Amber Gaither, Operations Coordinator

·Charlotte Hancock, Program Director, Higher Ed Not Debt

·Senya Merchant, Organizing Associate

·Christian Smith, Organizing Associate

·Maggie Thompson, Executive Director, Generation Progress

·Erin Cohan, Director, State and Local Government Affairs

·Ryan Collins, Director, Government Affairs

·Patrick Dolan, State and Local Government Affairs Manager

·Lia Parada, Director, Government Affairs

·Jerry Parshall, State and Local Government Affairs Manager

·Brent Woolfork, Director, Government Affairs

Guns & Crimes

·Stasha Rhodes, Director, Advocacy

·Greg Waples, Campaign Manager

·Eugenio Weigend Vargas, Senior Policy Analyst

·Maura Calsyn, Managing Director, Health Policy

·Emily Gee, Health Economist

·Thomas Huelskoetter, Policy Analyst

·Silva Mathema, Senior Policy Analyst

·Nicole Prchal Svajlenka, Senior Policy Analyst

·Philip E. Wolgin, Managing Director, Immigration

·Frank J. Bewkes, Policy Analyst

·Andrew Cray, In Memoriam

·Sharita Gruberg, Associate Director, LGBT Research and Communications Project

·Shabab Ahmed Mirza, Research Assistant

·Caitlin Rooney, Research Assistant

·Sejal Singh, Campaigns and Communications Manager

·David Blumenthal, Legal Assistant

·Anne Dechter, Legal Counsel

·Dennis Jing, Legal Assistant

·Audrey Juarez, Legal Project Coordinator

·Gerti Wilson, Legal Assistant

·Billy Corriher, Deputy Director, Legal Progress

·Jake Faleschini, Director, Federal Courts Program

·Raman Preet Kaur, Special Assistant

·Anisha Singh, Campaign Manager

National Security and International Policy

·Muath Al Wari, Senior Policy Analyst

·Alia Awadallah, Research Associate, Middle East

·Nathan Fenstermacher, Managing Director, National Security and International Policy

·Brian Harding, Director, East and Southeast Asia

·Melanie Hart, Senior Fellow; Director, China Policy

·Max Hoffman, Associate Director, National Security and International Policy

·Blaine Johnson, Policy Analyst, China and Asia Policy

·Peter Juul, Policy Analyst

·Carolyn Kenney, Policy Analyst, Sustainable Security and Peacebuilding Initiative

·Meredith Leal, Special Assistant

·Joel Martinez, Research Associate, Mexico

·Stefanie Merchant, Special Assistant

·John Norris, Executive Director, Sustainable Security and Peacebuilding Initiative

·Yoram Schweitzer, Fellow


·Rejane Frederick, Associate Director, Poverty to Prosperity Program

·Katherine Gallagher Robbins, Director, Family Policy

·Jackie Odum, Research Associate

·Mara Pellittieri, Managing Editor, TalkPoverty

·Anusha Ravi, Special Assistant

·Michael Richardson, Field Outreach and Advocacy Coordinator

·Eliza Schultz, Research Assistant

·Jeremy Slevin, Associate Director of Advocacy, Poverty to Prosperity Program

·Rebecca Vallas, Managing Director, Poverty to Prosperity Program

·Rachel West, Associate Director, Poverty to Prosperity Program

Progress 2050

·Lea Hunter, Special Assistant

·Connor Maxwell, Research Associate

·Danyelle Solomon, Director, Progress 2050


·Christopher Bachmann, UNIX Systems Administrator

·Malik Bland, Help Desk Technician

·J.R. Boynton, Outreach Systems and Analytics Manager

·Top Chamatsang, Desktop Support Lead Technician

·Craig Chambers, Director, Information Security and Operations

·John Cruces, Information Security and Systems Engineer

·Demetrick DeVille, Desktop Support Technician

·Shar Ghavami, Director, Technology Development

·Eric Helvey, Chief Software Architect

·James Honaker, Web Developer, Special Projects

·Rhonda Malone, Director, Information Technology

·Alex Pryor, A/V and Systems Engineer

·Trinetra Rawls, Salesforce Administrator

·Ron Warren, Lead Software Developer

Women’s Initiative

·Danielle Corley, Research Associate, Women’s Economic Policy

·Sunny Frothingham, Senior Researcher

·Kaitlin Holmes, Research Assistant

·Shilpa Phadke, Senior Director, Women’s Initiative

·Heidi Williamson, Senior Policy Analyst

·Nish Acharya, Senior Fellow

·Gautam Adhikari, Senior Fellow

·Eric Alterman, Senior Fellow

·Kellan Baker, Senior Fellow

·Michael Barr, Senior Fellow

·Maya Beasley, Senior Fellow

·Daniel Benaim, Senior Fellow

·David A. Bergeron, Senior Fellow

·Max Bergmann, Senior Fellow

·Donald M. Berwick, Senior Fellow

·Ulrich Boser, Senior Fellow

·Cynthia G. Brown, Senior Fellow

·Matt Browne, Senior Fellow

·Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza, Fellow

·Aneesh Chopra, Senior Fellow

·Alan Cohen, Senior Fellow

·David M. Cutler, Senior Fellow

·Rudy deLeon, Senior Fellow

·Greg Dotson, Senior Fellow

·Mark Egerman, Senior Fellow

·Zeke Emanuel, Senior Fellow

·Dan Feldman, Senior Fellow

·Henry Fernandez, Senior Fellow

·Netsy Firestein, Senior Fellow

·Marshall Fitz, Senior Fellow

·Shawn Fremstad, Senior Fellow

·Jocelyn Frye, Senior Fellow

·Michael Fuchs, Senior Fellow

·Glen S. Fukushima, Senior Fellow

·Sam Fulwood III, Senior Fellow

·Arkadi Gerney, Senior Fellow

·Danielle Gray, Senior Fellow

·Ken Gude, Senior Fellow

·John Halpin, Senior Fellow

·Seth Hanlon, Senior Fellow

·David J. Hayes, Senior Fellow

·Michele Jolin, Senior Fellow

·Brian Katulis, Senior Fellow

·Greg Kaufmann, Senior Fellow

·Cathleen Kelly, Senior Fellow

·Lawrence J. Korb, Senior Fellow

·Adriana Kugler, Senior Fellow

·Hardin Lang, Senior Fellow

·Scott Lilly, Senior Fellow

·David Madland, Senior Fellow; Senior Adviser, American Worker Project

·Alan Makovsky, Senior Fellow

·Kate Martin, Senior Fellow

·Harold Meyerson, Senior Fellow

·Ian Millhiser, Senior Fellow

·Adam Mount, Senior Fellow

·Scott Nathan, Senior Fellow

·Steve Phillips, Senior Fellow

·Dan Restrepo, Senior Fellow

·Bishop Gene Robinson, Senior Fellow

·Joseph Romm, Senior Fellow

·Shirley Sagawa, Senior Fellow

·Ganesh Sitaraman, Senior Fellow

·Trevor Sutton, Fellow

·Jamila Taylor, Senior Fellow

·Ruy Teixeira, Senior Fellow

·Paul Verkuil, Senior Fellow

·Judith Warner, Senior Fellow

·William F. Wechsler, Senior Fellow

·Christian E. Weller, Senior Fellow

·Michael Werz, Senior Fellow

·Ted Widmer, Senior Fellow

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