Corporate Reform Organizations
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The following organizations are part of the "corporate reform" movement in education; characterized by their support for free-market policies and practices, including test-based accountability and the rapid privatization of education through charter schools, vouchers and online learning. There are six different types of organizations listed on separate tabs: non-profit organizations and advocacy groups, for-profit providers, non-profit providers, hedge funds-investor funds, consultants & funders. Though these organizations often have overlapping funders, goals and boards, they differ to the degree to which each are involved in pursuing one or more of these policies. This list is a working document and intended as a resource for individuals interested in following this issue. If you have corrections or suggestions for edits, please contact Class Size Matters at
OrganizationProminent StaffKnown FundersTopicsBoard MembersType of non-profit
50CAN (The 50 State Campaign for Achievement Now); see ConnCAN, NYCAN, RI-CAN, MinnCAN, MarylandCAN, CarolinaCAN, JerseyCANPresident & Founder Marc Porter Magee, Ellen Winn,  Karen Silverman, Vallay Varro--Senior VP of States(From Website for multi-state): Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Google, Inc, Jonathan Sackler, The Rock Foundation, Walton Family Foundation, Anonymous donor.Supporting local leaders with same position on education (online report card, teacher evaluations, school choice, "50CAN operates campaigns in Minnesota, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. We aim to launch 12 state campaigns by 2013 and reach half of the country by 2015."Matthew Kramer (Pres TFA), Dacia Toll (Pres, Achievement First), Delia Pompa, Marc Porter Magee (Pres and Founder 50CAN), Rebecca Nieves Huffman, Richard Barth (CEO, KIPP)c3
Achieve Inc.Michael Cohen - PresidentThe Battelle Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The Boeing Company, Brookhill Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, The Cisco Foundation, The GE Foundation, IBM Corporation, Intel Foundation, JP Morgan Chase Foundation, The Joyce Foundation, Lumina, MetLife Foundation, Nationwide, Noyce Foundation, The Prudential Foundation, Sandler Foundation, State Farm Insurance Companies, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundationcommon core, assessments, data systemsCraig R. Barrett (Intel), Mark B. Grier( Prudential Financial Inc), Governor Bill Haslam (TN), Governor Dave Heineman (NE), Governor Jay Nixon (MO), Governor Deval Patrick (MA), Jeff Wadsworth (Battelle), Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. (Chairman Emeritus (IBM), Michael Cohen (President)c3
Achievement Network (ANet)John Maycock - Co-Founder and President; Mora Segal - Chief Executive OfficerBill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, NewSchools Venture Fund, The Walton Family Foundation, The Amelia Peabody Foundation, George H. and Jane A. Mifflin Memorial Fund, Shippy Foundation, Newark Charter School Fund, Carnegie Corporation of New York, NewSchools Venture Fund, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation via DC Public Education Fund, Flamboyan Foundation, New Schools for New Orleans, Michael & Susan Dell Foundationstudent performance assessments for schoolsLawrence Coolidge, Leslye Arsht, Stephen Kraus, Michael Contompasis , Jordan Meranus, Alexander Packard, William Polk, Eileen Rudden, Judy Wurtzelc3
Advance IllinoisRobin M. Steans - Executive DirectorThe Boeing Company Charitable Trust, CME Group Foundation, Finnegan Family Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Victoria Foundation, Joyce Foundation, The John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Robert R. McCormick Foundation, JPMorgan Chase Foundation, Morrison Family Foundation, OSA Foundation, Polk Bros. Foundation, Spencer Foundation, Steans Family FoundationAdvocacy group for Illinois State involved in research and outreach. Teacher and principal evaluations, school report-cardsJohn A. Edwardson (CDW LLC), Jim Edgar (Former Governor of Illinois), Ellen Alberding(The Joyce Foundation), Lew Collens (Illinois Institute of Technology), Miguel del Valle (Former City Clerk of Chicago), Judy Erwin (Former Executive Director, Illinois Board of Higher Education), Paul Finnegan (Madison Dearborn Partners LLC), James C. Franczek, Jr. (Franczek Radelet & Rose), Marin Gjaja (Boston Consulting Group), Dr. Timothy Knowles (The Urban Education Institute, University of Chicago), Sylvia Puente (Latino Policy Forum), Edward B. Rust, Jr. (State Farm Insurance Co.), Rick Stephens (Boeing Company), Cheryl Watkins(Principal), Patricia Watkins (TARGET Area Development Corporation)c3
Alliance for College-Ready Public SchoolsJudy Ivie Burton - President and CEOThe Ahmanson Foundation, Frank & Kathrine Baxter, Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, W. M. Keck Foundation, Merkin Family Foundation, NewSchools Venture Fund, Ressler Gertz Family Foundation, The Riordan Foundation, The Walton Family Foundation, Weingart Foundationcharter management org creating L.A. charter schoolsFrank Baxter, Co-Chairman, Antony P. Ressler, Co-Chairman, Harold Williams, Vice Chairman, Gayle Miller, Secretary, Alan Arkatov, Judy Burton, President & CEO, David S. Cunningham, III ,Luis de la Fuente, David I. Fisher, Cecil R. House, Stewart Kwoh, Harry Levitt, Meyer Luskin, Board Members, Richard Merkin, M.D., Neal Millard, Theodore R. Mitchell, Dale Okuno, William G. Ouchi, Richard Riordan, Virgil Roberts, Darline P. Robles, Ph.D., Araceli Ruano, Fred Simmons, Eva Stern, Ronald Sugar, C. Frederick Wehbac3
Alliance for Excellent EducationBob Wise - President ( Former governor of West Virginia)Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Carnegie Corporation, Hewlett Foundation, NY Community Trust, James Irvine Foundation, MetLife Foundation, Booth Ferris Foundation, Wal-Mart Foundation, Enfranchisement Foundation, Jaquelin Hume Foundation, Daniels Fundadvocates federal investment in MS and HS, data-driven goals, teacher training and "quality"Linda Darling-Hammond, Fred Frelow, N. Gerry House, Joan Huffer, Gerard and Lilo Leeds, Daniel Leeds, C. Kent McGuire, Michael O'Keefe, Vijay Ravindran, Charles Rose, Harold Williams, Esther Wojcickic3
Alliance for School ChoiceGreg Brock - Executive Director;
John Schilling - Chief Operating Officer; The Hon. Kevin P. Chavous - Senior Advisor
Walton Family Foundation, Charles and Ann Johnson Foundation, Bill and Susan Oberndorf Foundation, Robertson Foundation, Kern Family Foundation, Bradley Foundation, Daniels Fund, Simon Foundation, Challenge Foundation, Hume Foundation, Smart Family Foundation, Richard and Helen DeVos Foundation, Purchase FundK-12 education, focus on low income families, expanding publicly funded school choice programs throrughout the countryBetsy DeVos, John F. Kirtley, Bill Oberndorf, Boykin Curry, Peter Flanigan, Joel Greenberg, Carrie Pennerc3
America Achieves (formerly Education Champions for All)Jon Schnur - co-founderBloomberg Philanthopies, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, AT&T,Boeing Company Diebold, Inc, Willard Hackman, McGowan Fund, New York Life Foundation, Lawrence F O’Brian Family, Alan M Voorheesonline project for common coreClaudia Aguirre, Ed Cohen, Todd Huston, Senator Mike Johnston, Louise Langheier, Rod McCowan, David Ricanati, Jon Schnur, Rod Washingtonc3
American Center for School ChoicePeter Hanley - Executive Director (former dir. California Charter School Association’s Oakland Charter School Collaborative)Walton Family Foundation, Lindy Harry Bradley Foundationprotect/promote/expand parent choiceFawn Spade, Stephen D. Sugarmam, John E. Coons, Douglas Tuthill, Michael J. Guerra, Gloria Romero, Robert B. Aguirrec3
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy ResearchFrederick M. Hess Resident Scholar and Director of Education Policy Studies; Daniel K. Lautzenheiser; Jacob Vigdor (Duke University); Paul Manna; Keenan Kelley; Arnold F ShoberBradley Foundation, Carthage Foundation, Castle Rock Foundation, Earhart Foundation, John Olin Foundation, McKenna Foundation, Scaife Foundation, Smith Foundation, Walton Family FoundationThink Tank, In Education: school choice, teacher evaluation and collective bargaining reformsKevin B. Rollins (TPG Capital), Tully M. Friedman (Friedman Fleischer & Lowe LLC), Clifford S. Asness (AQR Capital Mngmt), Gordon M. Binder ( Coastview Capital, LLC), Arthur C. Brooks (AEI), Hon. Richard B. Cheney, Harlan Crow (Crow Holdings), Racenel B. Curry III (Eagle Capital Mngmt), Daniel A. D'Aniello (Carlyle Group), John Faraci (Int'l Paper Co), Christopher Galvin (Harrison Street Capital), Raymond V. Gilmartin (Harvard Business School), Harvey Golub (AmEx/Miller Buckfire), Robert Greenhill (Greenhill &co), Frank Hanna (Hanna Capital), Bruce Kovner, Marc Lipschultz, John A. Luke Jr., George Priest, J. Peter Ricketts, Matthew K. Rose,Edward B. rust, Jr, Gideon Searle, Mel, Sembler, Wilson H. Taylor, William H. Walton, William L. Walton, Marilyn Warec3
American Federation for ChildrenGreg Brock - Executive Director; John Schilling - Chief Operating Officer; The Hon. Kevin P. Chavous - Senior AdvisorWalton Family Foundationorganization promoting school choice, focus on advocating for school vouchers and scholarship tax credit programsBetsy DeVos, John F. Kirtley, Boykin Curry, Joel Greenberg, Carrie Pennerc4
American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)Ron Scheberle - ALEC Executive Director; Michael Bowman - ALEC Senior Director, Policy and Strategic Initiatives, Lindsay Russell - Director Education Task Force, Ed Walton - Education Task Force Legislative AnalystBill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Pearson (through Connections), NewsCorpdrafting research, policy papers, and legisation to promote teacher competency testing, pension reform, and Enterprise ZonesEducation Task Force: Public Chair Rep. Greg Forristall (Iowa) (and formerly Mickey Revenaugh of Connections Academy/Pearson)c3
AUSL (Academy for Urban School Leadership)Martin J. Koldyke - Founder(Over $10,000,000): U.S. Department of Education; The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Chicago Public Schools ($1,000,000 to $4,000,000):The Michael and Susan Dell Foundation; NewSchools Venture Fund; Chicago Community Trust; Boeing Charitable Trust; Mr. and Mrs. Michael Keiser; Pritzker Foundation and Pritzker Traubert Family Foundation; State of Illinois ($500,000 to $1,000,000):The Motorola Foundation; Crown Family Philanthropies; Winston and Strawn; Rauner Family Foundation; Koldyke Family Foundation ($200,000 to $500,000) :King Family Foundation; Anonymous; W. Clement and Jessie V. Stone Foundation; Polk Bros. Foundation; Lloyd A. Fry Foundation; Foley Family Foundation; NFL Grassroots / Chicago LISC / Chicago Bears; US Soccer Foundationeducation reform in Chicagos high poverty and low performing schools, teacher training, turnaround schholsMartin J. Koldyke, John Cook, Mike Zafirovski, Dr. Donald Feinstein, Kenneth Miller, Ben Shapiro, Prof. Louis Stern, Todd Warnock, Merrick Axel, Dominic Belmonte, David Chandler, William Hobert, Craig Huffman, Michael Keiser, Robert King, Willian Lutz, Rev. Dr. W. W. Matthews, Sr., Dr. Nivine Megahed, Julian Posada, Charlie Rose, Nneka Rimmer, Ralph Rydholm, Greg Simoncini, Eric Strobel, Kay Torshen, Carmita Vaughn, Gail Wardc3
Barry Goldwater Institute for Public Policy ResearchDarcy Olsen (Cato Institute) - CEO and President; Clint Bolick - VP for LitigationN/Acharter schools, new certification requirements, school performance-rating system,N/Ac3
Better Education for Kids, Inc (B4Kids)Derrell Bradford - Executive Director; Shelley Skinner - Deputy DirectorDavid Tepper Foundation, Alan Fournier Foundationteacher/ principle accountabilityN/Ac4
Better Education for New Jersey Kids (B4BJKids)Michael Lilley - Executive Director; David Tepper - Cofounder ( March 2011, Tepper, who is estimated to be worth $5 billion, cofounded Better Education For New Jersey Kids, the New Jersey education reform group that eventually became SF's New Jersey arm. (According to: Policy to support teacher and principal training, teacher/principal evluations, non-traditional teaching candidates (TFA)StudentsFirst’s involvement with the 501(c)3 Better Education for New Jersey Kids (B4BJKids) is not entirely clear. While the nonprofit is not disclosed as a related entity, StudentsFirst shares two directors with the B4NJKids leadership—Michelle Rhee and StudentsFirst COO Dmitri Mehlhorn. Additionally, Executive Director Derrell Bradford, who has never been publicly identified as a StudentsFirst employee, has attended a StudentsFirst staff meeting and has held the title of New Jersey state director for StudentsFirst. Bradford tweeted about the meeting describing the StudentsFirst national headquarters as the “mothership.” The entity has a federal PAC called B4K."(
Black Alliance for Educational Options, Inc.Kenneth Campbell - President; Jacqueline Cooper - Chief of StaffBill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Walton Family Foundationprotect/promote/ expand parent choice programsHoward Fuller, Mashea Ashton, Kevin Hinton, Kimberly Smith, Towalame Austin, Michael A. Benjamin, David Brand, W. Raymond Bryant, Dawn Chavous, Kevin Chavous, Jacqueline Joyner Cissell, Darryl B. Cobb, Zakiya Courtney, Ann D. Duplessis, Dwight Evans, T. Willard Fair, Rhonda Fischer, Andrea Foggy-Paxton, Vernard Gant, Donald Hense, Kevin Johnson, Leroy McClure, Deborah McGriff, Hal Smith, Johnathan Williams, Anthony Williamsc3
Broad Center for the Management of School SystemsBecca Bracy Knight (The Broad Foundation)-
Executive Director
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Eli and Edythe Broad Foundationto lead the development and curation of a knowledge management and networking system, so that education professionals in analytic and management roles can more easily connect, share what they are learning, and collaborate around shared challengesThe Broad Foundation - (Officers):The Honorable Joel I. Klein; Barry Munitz; Dan Katzir
(Members): Richard Barth (KIPP Foundation); Becca Bracy Knight; Jean-Claude Brizard (Chicago Public Schools); Harold Ford Jr.( Morgan Stanley, Former U.S. TN Congressman); Louis Gerstner, Jr.(IBM Corporation); Wendy Kopp (Teach For America); Paul Pastorek (EADS North America
Former Superintendent of Education, State of Louisiana); Michelle Rhee (StudentsFirst, Former Chancellor, District of Columbia Public Schools); Margaret Spellings (Margaret Spellings and Company, Former U.S. Secretary of Education); Andrew L. Stern; Lawrence H. Summers; Kenneth Zeff (Green Dot Public Schools); Mortimer Zuckerman
Brookings InstitutionTom Loveless, Grover Whitehurst, Matthew ChingosJohn Olin Foundation, Kirby Foundation, Walton Family Foundation, Smith Richardson Foundation, Brown Foundation, Casey Foundation, Ford Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, Schwartz Foundation and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (2011)Specifically in education: school vouchers, distance learning, teacher evaluations, common coreStrobe Talbott, John Thornton, Glenn Hutchins, Suzanne Nora Johnson, David M. Rubenstein, Kenneth Jacobs, Benjamin Jacobs, Shirley Ann Jackson, Brian Greenspun, Jeffrey Greenberg, Andrew Tisch, Antoine W. van Agtmael, John Wilhelm, Tracy R. Wolstencroft, Daniel Yergin, Daniel Zwirn, Ellen Futter, Michael Tipsord, Larry Thompson, Lynn Thoman, Bart Friedman, Ann Fudge, Leonard Schaeffer, victoria P. Sant, Haim Saban, James Rubin, Howard E. Cox, Alan M. Dachs, Paul Desmarais Jr., Cheryl Cohen Effron, Elfred B. Engelberg, Edgar Rios, James S. Rubin, Thomas Ramey, James Murren, Nigel Morris, Rajan Mittal, Philip Knight, Robert Bass, Richard Blum, Crandall Bowles, Paul Cejas, Abby Joseph Cohen, Dominic Baron, Liaquat Ahamed, Robert J. Abernethy, Richard A. Kimball Jr, Nemir Kirdar, Klaus Jleinfeldc3
California Business for Education ExcellenceJames S. Lanich Ph.D - PresidentAT&T, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bank of America, Blue Shield, Packard Foundation, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, ETS, Haan Foundation, Health Net, IBM, Hellman Family, Macys, State Farm Insurance, Sidley Austin, Hewlett Foundation, Washington Mutual, Webcor BuildersImprove education systems and practices through a business-like approach to education reform through actionable data, benchmarking and scaling success of higher performing schools.A. Lee Blitch, Patricia T Clarey, Ronald C Cohen, Cinthia Haan, Kevin Johnson, Cassandra Walker Pye, Daniel E Kinney, Lenny Mendonca, Louis Meunier, Lisa Stevens, Greg Stubblefield,c4
California Charter School Association (or California Charter School Consortium)Jed Wallace - President and CEO;Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, Walton Family Foundationcharter schools in CaliforniaDiane Tavenner (Summit Public Schools), Carrie Walton Penner , Brian Bauer (Granada Hills Charter), Don Shalvey( Deputy Director for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's US Programs Education initiative), Larry Rosenstock,Gregory McGinity (Broad Foundation)c3
CarolinaCAN (The North Carolina Campaign for Achievement Now)The 50-State Campaign for Achievement Now is seeking an exceptional individual to serve as the founding executive director of CarolinaCANN/AConnCAN inspired launch of 50CAN, 50CAN launched state versions: RI-CAN, MinnCAN, NYCAN, MarylandCAN, CarolinaCAN, PennCAN, JerseyCAN.N/Ac3
CEE- Trust (The Cities for Educational Entrepreneurship Trust) (spin-off from Mind Trust, Indianapolis)Ethan Gray - Vice-President of The Mind Trust and Director of CEE-TrustBill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Joyce Foundation and Carnegie Corporation of New Yorkeducation entrepreneurship "CEE-Trust is a growing national network of 22 city-focused foundations, non-profits, and mayors' offices that work together to promote education innovation and reform"see Mind TrustN/A
Center for American Progress (CAP)Cynthia Brown, VP,

Raegen Miller, Matt Miller  
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Eli and Edythe Broad Foundationproducing papers and policy briefs on expanded learning time, differential pay, comparability in Title I funding, and common education standards.Neera Tanden, Tom Perriello, John Podesta, Winnie Satchelberg, Carol Browner, Rudy deLeon, Tara McGuinnessc3
Center for Better SchoolsTony Klemmer - Founder & PresidentBill and Melinda Gates FoundationThe Center for Better Schools is focusing all of its attention on experienced, high performing teachersMr. Mark Beaudouin (Waters Inc) Mr. Robert Walkingshawc3
Center for Education ReformJeanne Allen - Founder and President (stepping down Nov. 2013)Achelis & Bodman Foundation, Anschutz Foundation, Apgar Foundation, BelleJAR Foundation, Blackie Foundation, Bonsal Family, Bradley Foundation, Curry Foundation, Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, The Daniels Fund, Fisher Fund, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Gleason Family Foundation, Helzburg Foundation, Dodge Jones Foundation, Oberndorf Foundation, Peabody Foundation, Peters Foundation, John Templeton Foundation, Walton Family Foundation, Smart Family FoundationFocus on media (media bullpen), research and "grassroots activism": State report card, charter schools, merit-based pay, digital learning, school vouchers.Tim Barton, Frank Bonal III, Kevin Chvous, Kara Cheseby, Donald Hense, Gisele Huff, Jerry Hume, Robert Johnston, Michael Moe, Chris Whittle, Janine Yassc3
Center for Inspired TeachingBonnie Barhyte - Managing DirectorBill and Melinda Gates Foundationcommon core, teacher trainingBill Andresen, Shelley Fidler, Aleta Margolis, Ilene Weinreich, Jon Zeitlerc3
Center for School ChangeJoe Nathan - Director; Kabo Yang - Associate DirectorCargill, Gates, Annenberg, Blandin, General Mills, St. Paul, St. Paul Companies, Peters, Minneapolis, TCF, Joyce, Bradley and Rockefeller Foundations, the U.S. Department of Education, the University of Minnesota, the Minnesota Initiative Funds, Best Buy, Pohlad, and Wallin Foundation.Charter schools, small schools, teacher "accountability" in Minnesota.Not listedc3
Center for School Options (CfSO) (see NPNOL)Jim Horne - Founder, Rose Fernandez (NPNOL) - Executive Director & Founder"developing educational resources to inform students, parents, and the public about the benefits of public charter schools, public online schools, open enrollment policies, and tuition scholarships."Jim Horne (FL Secretary/Commissioner of Education)
Center for Teaching Quality, Inc.Barnett Berry - President and CEO, Dr. P Ann Byrd - COOBush Foundation, Council of Chief State School Officers, Editorial Projects in Education, Education Commission of the States, Educational Testing Service, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, MetLife Foundation, National Education Association, University of Phoenix, Rose Community Foundation, Stuart Foundationteacher recruitment, preparation, induction, professional development, compensation and leadershipDr. Arthur Wise, Dr. Betsy Rogers, Mr Buck Goldstein, Dr. Randy Bridges, Dr. Linda Darling- Hammond, Virginia Edwards, Leslie Graitcer, Dr. Jim Kelly, Tom Lambeth, Jose Vilson, Sharon Robinson, Paul Goren, Barnett Berryc3
Center on Reinventing Public Education ( affiliated with the University of Washington)Founder Paul T. Hill; Exec director Robin Lake, Marguerite Roza, Betheny GrossOur work is funded entirely through private philanthropic dollars, federal grants, and contracts. Current Funders:The Annie E. Casey Foundation, Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Fund for Educational Excellence, The Joyce Foundation, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, Rodel Charitable Foundation, The Seattle Foundation, US Department of Education, Walton Family Foundation.research supporting charter schools, public school choice and technology.Not listed
Charter School Growth Fund (CSGF)Kevin Hall - President & CEO; Darryl Cobb - Partner, Kathy Harnel - Partner, Julie Maier - Partner; Alex Hernandez - PartnerAnschutz Foundation, Bradley Foundation, Calder Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of NY, Daniel Fund, Dell Foundation, Fisher Fund, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Kern Family Foundation, Schwab Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Simon Foundation, Windsong Trust, Walton Family Foundation, CARE Foundation of America, Davis Foundation, Hyde Foundation, Sunnyside Foundation, Eli and Edythe Broad FoundationInvests in CMOs, "Blended Learning" (Rocketship Education is a portfolio member), regional funds for cmos. Acquired DreamBox Learning in 2010. Has worked with KIPP, Uncommon Schools, YES Prep Public Schools, Achievement First and Aspire, among others. John Fisher, Greg Penner, Michael Grebe, Mason Hawkins, James C. Rahn, Allan Golston, Kevin Hallc3
Charter School Partners (CSP)Al Fan (formerly General Mills) - Executive Director, Katie Barrett Kramer - Director of Academic Excellence/Leadership Development, Brian Sweeney - Director of External Affairs, Morgan Brown - Director of School ImprovementWalton Family Foundation, Best Buy Children's Foundation, the Carlson Family Foundation, Medtronic Foundation, Cargill Corporate Giving, Robbins. Kaplan. Miller & Ciresi. LLP, Friends of Education, the Minneapolis Foundation.Charter Schools in Minnesota: Partner with TFA, MinnCan, SFER, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, NACSA, CEE - TRUST, StudentsFirst, AALF, Minnesota Business Partnership and Minnesota Chamber of CommerceLaura Bloomberg (Center for Integrative Leadership, Humphrey Institute,
University of Minnesota), Chris Stewart (AALF), Daniel Sellers (MinnCAN), Phil Hatlie (Nonprofits Assistance Fund), John Hupp (Morgan Stanley/Smith Barney), Janine Wetzel (Greene Espel PLLP)
Chiefs for Change (part of Jeb Bush's Foundation for Excellence in Education)N/ABill and Melinda Gates Foundation ( "June 2012, Purpose: to complete a statewide communications campaign in Florida delivering the message on why there is a drop in school grades, why it is temporary, and how raising the bar on education standards leads to greater student success. Amount: $151,068. Term: 6 months"high stakes testing, merit pay for teachers, parent choice(Members of Chiefs for Change): Janet Barresi (Oklahoma State Superintendent of Public Instruction); Tony Bennett (Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction); Stephen Bowen ( Maine Commissioner of Education); Chris Cerf (Acting New Jersey Commissioner of Education); Deborah A. Gist (Rhode Island Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education); Kevin Huffman (Tennessee Commissioner of Education); Paul Pastorek (Former Louisiana State Superintendent of Education & Member Emeritus); Gerard Robinson ( Florida Commissioner of Education); Hanna Skandera (New Mexico Public Education Department Secretary-Designate & Vice Chair of Chiefs for Change); Eric Smith, (Former Florida Commissioner of Education & Member Emeritus); John White ( Louisiana State Superintendent of Education)N/A
Children's Scholarship Fund (CSF)Darla Romfo - President & COO; Tom Finnerty - Senior VP &CFO.......John T. Walton - Co-Founder; Theodore J. Forstmann - Co-FounderWalton Family Foundationtuition assistance and parental choice--send public school students outside of public schoolsMichael D. McCurry , Pamella DeVos, Stanley F. Druckenmiller (Duquesne FamilyOffice, LLC) Stephen Fraidin (Partner, Kirkland & Ellis, LLP), Margot McGinness , Evie McNiff , Michael T. Monahan (President, Monahan Enterprises, LLC), Noelle Nikpour , Darla M. Romfo , Kevin M. Short (Clayton Capital Partners), Remy W. Trafelet (Trafelet & Company, LLC) Christy Walton, In Memoriam:Theodore J. Forstmann (Co-Founder, Children's Scholarship Fund), John T. Walton (Co-Founder, Children's Scholarship Fund)c3
College BoardDavid Coleman (formerly Student Achievement Partners), Herb Elish- COO, Wayne Camara -VP Research and Development, Hal Higginbotham - Senior Vice PresidentUSDOE, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Stafford Foundation, Kresege Foundation, Toyota USA Foundation, Lumina Foundation, Dell Foundation, NSF, Siemens Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Spencer Foundationdatabase of schoolsTrustees: Paul Sechrist (Chair), Maghan Keita (Vice Chair), Youlonda Copeland-Morgan, Arlene C. Ackerman, Frank B. Ashley, III, Gail Berson, Shun Fang Chang, Gaston Caperton (President of The College Board), Douglas L. Christiansen, Jonathan M. Chu, Belinda Chung, Karen Francis-Begay, Willie Gilchrist, Carlos Garcia, Barbara Gill, Terri Grier, Catharine B. Hill, Pamela Horne, Mildred Johnson, Luis Martinez-Fernandez, Patricia McWade, Gary Meunier, Adrian Mims, Janina Montero, Mary Nucciarone, Daniel Rodas, Gordon Stanley, Michael M. Shackleford, John Tucker, Paul Weaver, Arthor Williamsc3
Communities for Teaching Excellence (Teaching First) (Communities for Teaching Excellence is a project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors)Yolie Flores - Chief Executive OfficerRockefeller Philanthropy Advisorscommunity engagement, policy and research, communications, and collaboration all surrounding teacher reformAmy Wilkins, Sandra Licon, Jacquie Lawing Ebert, Karen Feldman, Craig D. Jerald, Laura S. Nieto, Andrew J. Rotherham, Ana Tilton, Sri Velamoor, Fabiola Del Toronot a c3 yet
Computers for Youth (CFY) Foundation, Inc.Elisabeth Stock - Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder;
Mark Malaspina - President; Cindy Menz-Erb - Executive Director NYC Leadership; Jeanne Artime - Executive Director Atlanta; Neil Spears - Co-Director LA; Ingrid Nicole Byrd - Co-Director LA; Grainger Marburg - Executive Director SF
100 Women in Hedge Funds, Aaron & Marion Gural Foundation, ABM Foundation, Inc., Allen Hilles Fund, Ashoka, AT&T Foundation, Bank of America Charitable Foundation, The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF), Community Foundation of Northeast Georgia, ESA Foundation, FJC, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, GE Foundation, Georgia Power Foundation, Georgia-Pacific Foundation, Goldman Sachs Foundation, The Imlay Foundation, Inc., Irene Ritter Foundation, Jackson EMC Foundation, JPMorgan Chase Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Lone Pine Foundation, Motorola Foundation, New Profit, Inc., Robin Hood Foundation, Sea Research Foundation, Inc., The Seybert Institution, Solstice Foundation, Starr Foundation, Symantec Foundation, Verizon Foundation, Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation, Wonderful Foundation, Yahoo! Employees Foundationdigital learning (for parents, teachers and students), common coreEric Gural(Newmark Knight Frank)., Sheru Chowdhry( Paulson & Co. Inc.), Dickson Chu(LivingSocial), Dillon Cohen(The Carlin Group)., Luis de la Fuente( The Broad Foundation), Holly Delany Cole(Community Resource Exchange), Dan Dolgin, Betsy Fader(Doris Duke Charitable Foundation), Enrique Gomez( Texas Department of Public Safety), Gregory Gould(Goldman Sachs), Jason Hirschhorn(reDEF Group), Debby Hopkins( Citi), Brad Palmer(Palm Ventures), Richard Plepler( HBO), Ellen C. Schubert( Deloitte), Steven M. Scopellite(Goldman Sachs), Justin Serrano( Weld North LLC), Esat Sezer (Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc)c3
CCER (Connecticut Council for Education Reform, Inc.)Rae Ann Knopf - Executive Director, Kathy Guay - Director of Policy Researchdata driven, teacher/principal training and certification changes, merit pay, charter schools, turnaround schools, longer school timeSteven J. Simmons (Simmons/Patriot Media & Communications), Ramani Ayer (The Hartford), Roxanne Coady (RJ Julia Bookstore), Mary Barneby (Girl Scouts of Connecticut), Marna Borgstrom (Yale New Haven Hospital System), John Crawford (Strategem, LLC; Webster Bank), Mitchell Etess (Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority), William W. Ginsberg (Community Foundation for Greater New Haven), Kim Jeffery (Nestle Waters North America), John R. Koelmel (First Niagara Financial Group)
Ned Lamont (Campus TeleVideo; Central Connecticut State University), Richard Levin (Yale University), Brian MacLean (The Travelers Companies, Inc.), John R. Rathgeber (Connecticut Business & Industry Association), Jim Torgerson (United Illuminating Holdings Corporation), Dudley N. Williams, Jr. (GE)
ConnCAN (Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now, Inc.)Alex Johnston and Marc MageeStephen and Alexandra Cohen Foundation, Smart Family Foundation, Louis Calder Foundation, Olson Foundation, Peter and Carmen Lucia Buck FoundationConnCAN inspired launch of 50CAN, 50CAN launched state versions: RI-CAN, MinnCAN, NYCAN, MarylandCAN, CarolinaCAN, PennCAN, JerseyCAN.Brian Olson, Andy Boas, Sarah Greenhill, Will Heins, John N. Irwin III, Gary Lubben, Jonathan Sackler, Chris Shumway, Erika Long, Art Reimers, Andrew Schwedel, Shelly Kassenc3
Consortium for Educational ChangeMary Jane Morris - Executive Director;Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Joyce Foundation,common core, principal and teacher evaluation(According to 2011 taxes): Bob Darling, Loren May, Kathleen Jesuit, Jill Meciej, Lolita Dozier-Caston, Meta Mickens-Bakerc3
Cowen Institute for Public Initiatives (Tulane)John Ayers - Executive Director (formerly Carnegie and National Association of Charter School Authorizers); Scott Cowen - President of Tulane, namesake of Institute (lots of business + reforms public-schools under "Bring New Orleans Back Commission")Briton Family Fund, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Goldring Foundation, New Day Foundation, Vesper Foundation ,Weatherhead Foundation, Louisiana Board of RegentsThink Tank for Louisiana public schools: charters, Performance-based monetary incentives to students and teachers, APs, summer and after-school programs, teacher and principal mentoring program(National Advisory Committee): Michael Casserly (The Council of the Great City Schools); Paul Hill (Center on Reinventing Public Education); Tom Luce (National Math and Science Initiative); J. Puckett (Boston Consulting Group); Greg Richmond (National Association of Charter School Authorizers); Jim Shelton; Warren Simmons ( Annenberg Institute for School Reform)c3
Data Quality Campaign (DQC), Inc. Aimee Guidera - Founder and Executive Director; Paige Kowalski - Director, State Policy Initiatives; Kathy Lally - Deputy Executive DirectorBill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the
Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, the Lumina
Foundation for Education, AT&T, and the Birth
to Five Policy Alliance,The Broad Foundation, The Pew
Charitable Trusts and Casey Family Programs.
national advocacy group: increase data's uses in "teacher effectiveness" and "college and career readiness", among other things. Have worked with 50CAN, APQC, Bellwether Education Partners, College Board, GreatSchools, KnowledgeWorks, Stand for Children and more. Tom Luce (The National Math & Science Initiative), John Bailey (Dutko Worldwide), Tammi Chun (Office of the Governor, State of Hawaii), Kathy Cox (U.S. Education Delivery Institute), Kati Haycock (The Education Trust), Bruce Hoyt (former Denver Public Schools Board of Education), Chris Minnich (Council of Chief State School Officers), Sharon Robinson (American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education), Bob Swiggum (Georgia State Department of Education)c3
Democrats for Education Reform (DFER)Joe Williams - Executive Director; Charles Barone - Director of Federal Policy; Ron Tupa - Director of State LegislaturesAnchorage Capital Partners, Greenlight Capital, Pershing Square Capital ManagementBranches in 11 states and 1 DFERTeachers branch: charter, teacher training, school choice, standardized tests measure teacher effectiveness.Kevin P. Chavous (chair), Boykin Curry ,Tony Davis, Charles Ledley , Sara Mead ,John Petry ,Whitney Tilson, Andrew Rotherham (helped found and stepped down summer 2010 according to his TIME article:,8599,2029309,00.html)PAC
47 (See Education Action Group Foundation, Inc.)Kyle Olson - Founder & CEO; Steve Gunn - Editor-in-Chief, Eric Doster - EAG incorporator (According to:" is a service of Education Action Group Foundation, a Michigan-based 501(c)(3)
non-partisan non-profit organization. It has been researching and promoting school spending
reform for more than four years." (
online news: anti-teacher's union and school choiceSee Education Group Foundation, Inc.N/A
Education Action Group, Inc. (has Education Action Group Foundation, which is a c4)Kyle OlsonN/AAccording to Education Action Group Foundation 2010 taxes and Education Action Group, Inc 2009 taxes, Education Action Group, Inc. is 501c4.(According to 2009 taxes): Jane Missimer (President), Michael Smith (Treasurer), Kyle Olson (Secretary)c4
Education for Change(According to '10 taxes, website down):Kevin Wooldridge - CEO; Jessica Evans - Chief Operating Officer, Fabiola Harvey - Chief Academic OfficerUS DOE, NewSchools Venture Fund, Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates FoundationOakland Charter(According to 2010 taxes: website currently down): Desten Broach, Brian Rogers, Hae-Sin Thomas, Jeff Liaw, Mara Benitez, Mark Patel, Antonio Cediel, Nick Driverc3
Education PioneersScott Morgan (NewSchools Venture, Aspen) - Founder & CEO; Anne Sawyer Shields, VP, National Programs; Frances McLaughlin (Broad, CIEE, TFA) - Chief Operating Officer; Julayne Virgil, VP, Sector Impact; Kelli Doss, VP, Human AssetNational Investors
The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation; The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation; The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Robertson Foundation
The Walton Family Foundation; Credit Suisse; Doris & Donald Fisher Fund; MetLife Foundation; Gale Mondry & Bruce Cohen; The W. Clement and Jessie V. Stone Foundation
In-Kind Investors Foundation; Google
Major Regional Investors
(California): The Annenberg Foundation - Alchemy Program (Los Angeles); The Capital Group (Los Angeles); Joseph Drown Foundation (Los Angeles); Homestead Foundation (Bay Area); Leslie Family Foundation (Bay Area); The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation (Los Angeles); Louis and Harold Price Foundation (Los Angeles); Rogers Family Foundation (Bay Area); Silicon Valley Community Foundation (Bay Area); Lynch Foundation (Boston); The Parthenon Group (Boston); Harold Whitworth Pierce Charitable Trust (Boston); State Street Foundation (Boston); Mike Tooke (Boston); Crowne Family Philanthropies (Chicago); Finnegan Family Foundation (Chicago); The Joyce Foundation (Chicago); Foundation for Newark's Future (Newark); The Prudential Foundation (Newark); Victoria Foundation (Newark); Fondren Foundation (Houston); Houston Endowment (Houston); The Meadows Foundation (Houston); Simmons Foundation (Houston); The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation (Washington D.C.); (Showcase Sponsors):Boston Private (Los Angeles); Accenture (Washington D.C.); Sprint (Washington D.C.)
recruits, trains and places grad students in summer positions in urban school districts, educational nonprofits and charter management organizations across the country.Tom Bradshaw Vice President, Aimée Eubanks Davis, Miguel Jiménez, Gale Mondry , Scott Morgan,Meghvi  Maheta  Roig, Josh Rubenstein ,Paul Shererc3
Education Reform Now-Advocacy (branch of DFER)See with DFER (utilizing same employees) in 2006. Org was supposed to be liquidated in 2007. See : for more detailscharter schools, national and state education and advocacy effortsN/Ac4
Education Reform Now, Inc.(According to ): Amy Wilkins (EDTrust)- Former President; Joe Williams - President (after 2007, according to DFER watch and 2010 taxes)Starr Foundation, Pershing Square Foundation, Robertson Foundation, Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, Poplar Foundation, Larry Robbins Foundation, Anthony Davis Foundation, Lovett & Ruth Peters Foundation, MRM Foundation, Curry Foundation, Bodman Foundation, Daniels Fund, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Robin Hood Foundation, Walton Family Foundation---("According to its 2010 tax filings, Education Reform Now “has a fiscal sponsorship agreement with StudentsFirst Institute (SFI). And Education Reform Now “will receive all donations and pay all Project expenses on behalf of SFI. Despite this, StudentsFirst Institute’s 2010 IRS filings do not disclose any relationship to Education Reform Now."charter schools, national and state education and advocacy efforts(According to 2010 taxes): Brian Zied, John Petry, John Sabet, Sidney Hawkins, Joe Williamsc3
Education Resource Strategies (ERS)Karen Hawley Miles (NewSchools, Broad and Bain & Company) - President and Executive Director; Karen Baroody (Fidelity) -
Managing Director
Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Carnegie Foundation, Hewlett foundation, Lowenstein Foundation, Noyce Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Stupski Foundationteacher quality, merit-based pay for teachers(Trustees according to 2010 taxes) Ellen Guiney, Macio Blenko, Willis Hawley Uri Treismanc3
Education Sector Inc.John Chubb - Interim CEO; Kristen (Kris) Amundson - Director of Strategic Communications; Susan Headden(Core Operating Support): Carnegie Corporation of New York; CityBridge Foundation; The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation; Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation; Rodel Foundation of Delaware; Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation

(Project-Specific Support): Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation; Carnegie Corporation of New York; The Annie E. Casey Foundation; Doris & Donald Fisher Fund; William T. Grant Foundation; The Joyce Foundation; KnowledgeWorks Foundation; Lumina Foundation for Education; Charles Stewart Mott Foundation; The Philanthropy Roundtable; Smith Richardson Foundation; The Spencer Foundation; Stuart Foundation; James Irvine Foundation; The Wallace Foundation
Think Tank: charter schools, data driven "improvements", teacher "quality", virtual learning, blended learning, school choiceDavid W. Breneman,  Paul Glastris,  Bill Hansen,  Michael Mandel , Peter McWalters,  Rebeca Nieves Huffman,  Margaret (Macke) Raymondc3
Education Trust Inc.Kati Haycock- Executive Director; Amy Wilkins; Sarah Almy (formerly The New Teacher Project); Brooke Haycock -artist-in-residence; Daria HallBelleJAR Foundation, Board Foundation, Carnegie Foundation, Casey Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation, Haas Fund, Hewlett Foundation, Irving Foundation, Joyce Foundation, Kellogg Foundation, Lumina Foundation,MetLife Foundation, Skillman Foundation, StateFarm Foundation, Wallace Foundation,Walton Family FoundationK-12, teacher quality, accuracyDavid Britt, (Sesame Workshop), Stacey Childress (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation), Yolie Flores(Communities for Teaching Excellence), James Forman Jr. (Yale Law School), Peter Groff (Johns Hopkins University), Kati Haycock(The Education Trust), Donald N. Langenberg(University System of Maryland), Arturo Pacheco (University of Texas at El Paso), Robert Schwartz (Harvard University), Roger Wilkins, Emeritus (George Mason Universityc3
Educators 4 ExcellenceEvan Stone and Sydney Morris - Co-founders and Co-Executive ChiefsEducation Reform Now, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Robin Hood FoundationBranches in NY and LA: All about teachers--tenure transparency, teacher evaluations, teacher preparations, merit-pay, no seniority-based layoffs(According to 2011 taxes): Anne-Marguerite Crousil (Secretary); Michael Loeb (Treasurer); Sivan McLetchie (Chairman); Peter Flahertyc3
Educurious PartnersStephen Arnold (Polaris Venture Partners)Bill and Melinda Gates Foundationcommon core, online learning,Eva Collins, Marilyn Crawford, Kimberley Gomez, Stephen Heppell, Jean Moon, Harold Morse, Rhoda Pitcher, Susan Stroud, Jordan Weismanc3
EdVoiceBill Lucia - President and CEO, Gary Davis - Political Director, Sarah Lillis - COON/ALobbies for California public schools: parent choice, standards-based reform, teacher evals(According to 2010 taxes): Eli Broad, Frank Baxter, John Doerr, Reed Hastings, Carrie Penner, Larry Stupski,Richard Riordan, Richard Merkin,c4
EdVoice Institute for Research and EducationBill Lucia - President and CEO, Sarah Lillis - COOReceives money from EdVoiceHolds events for California policy-makers to promote research on ed reform (parent choice, standards, teacher evals)(According to 2010 taxes): Eli Broad, Carrie Penner, Larry Stupskic3
Excellent Education DevelopmentWilliam E.B. Siart - Founder; Anita Landecker - Chief Executive Officer; Carrie Wagner - President;New Market Tax Credits from CDFI fund of US Treasury, Citybank Community Development, Wells Fargo, Prudential, Eli and Edythe Broad Foundationprovides below market-rate loans to charter school operatorsWilliam E. B. Siart; Robert Abeles (University of Southern California); Brian Bauer (Granada Hills Charter High School); Judy Burton (Alliance College-Ready Public Schools); Paul F. Cummins, Ph.D. (New Visions Foundation); Guilbert C. Hentschke, Ph.D.(University of Southern California); Lindsey Kozberg (RAND Corporation); Stuart Laff (AECOM); Kevin Reed (UCLA); Jerry Ruiz (Adorno & Yoss)c3
Excellent Education for Everyone, Inc. (E3)Peter Denton - Chairman and Founder (According to this:; Dan Gaby - Executive Director (According to this: Family Foundation, Amway President Richard DeVos, Bradley Foundation, GEO Foundationschool choice and New Jersey(From website): Steven M. Looney( Greater New York City Area Management Consulting) B. Thomas Byrne, Jr.(Democratic State Committee of NJ); General Alfred Cade (NJ Commission on Higher Education); Sondra Clark (Black United Fund); Saul Cooperman (NJ State Department of Education) + morec3
Families EmpoweredColleen Dippel - Founder
Matthew Barnes - Executive Director Aisha Crumbine - Director, Parent & School Partnerships
Emily Leffler - Director of Decision Support
Walton Family FoundationSchool Choice in HoustonLeo Linbeck III (Aquinas Companies, LLC), Andres Garcia, Lindsay Cooksen, Deanna Sheaffer,
Claudia Contreras, Don McAdams, Deanna Sheaffer
Families for Excellent Schools, Inc. (FES)Jeremiah Kittredge - Founder and Executive Director; Sharhonda Bossier (formerly Democracy Builders aka Democracy Prep) - Deputy Director; Walton Family Foundation, The Peter and Lucia Carmen Buck FoundationParent trigger, parent training sessions, charter schools gaining access to public space, teacher evaluations mostly in New York City, with smaller-scale projects in New Jersey and Connecticut. Not listedc3
Families for Excellent Schools-Advocacy (See: Families for Excellent Schools, Inc)See aboveSee aboveAdvocacy for Families for Excellent Schools, Inc. abovec4
Families Taking Action (See: StudentsFirst)N/AStudentsFirstAdvocacy group of "New York public school parents"N/AN/A
Families that Can (see California Charter Schools Association)Corri Ravare - Executive DirectorCalifornia Charter Schools Associationstatewide organization of charter school familiesc3
Foundation for Excellence in Education (See "Chiefs for Change")Patricia Levesque - Executive Director; John Bailey; Fonda Anderson - Chief Development OfficerWalton Family Foundation, Robertson Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Schwab Foundation, Bradley Foundation, Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, Global Scholar, HMH Foundation, Target, Microsoft, Carnegie Corporation of NY, Paul E Singer Foundation, Apple Inc,Susan and Bill Oberndorf, CaliQity, Pearson, McGraw Hill, Intel, State Farm Insurance, Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation, Charter Schools USA, Koret Foundation, EA, ETS, SAS, Apex Learning, Simon Foundation, Alvarez and Marsal, MFF, SMART, K12, Fisher Fund. Connections Education and iQuity (according to learning/CCChairman Governor Jeb Bush , F. Philip Handy, Dr.
Zachariah P. Zachariah, Joel I. Klien, William Oberndorf , William Simon, Brian

George W. Bush Foundation/InstituteKerri L. Briggs, Director for Education Reform; Fellows: James W. Guthrie, Sandy Kress,

Beth Ann Bryan, Jay Greene, Michael J. Podgursky, Matthew Springer
N/AThe George W. Bush Foundation...primary purposes ... development of the George W. Bush Presidential Center ... including programming of the George W. Bush Institute. And NCLBJeb Bush, Philip Handy, Zachariah Zachariah, Cesar Conde, Joel Klein, William Simon, Brian Yablonskic3
Hispanic CREO (Council for Reform and Educational Options)Julio Fuentes - PresidentWalton Family Foundation, Bradley Foundation, Daniels Fund, Bill and Susan Oberndorf Foundation, Kern Family Foundation, Hume Foundation, Challenge Foundation, Bodman Foundation, Houston Community Foundation, Simon Foundation, Dick & Betsy DeVos Foundationschool choice, options for Hispanic students Lazaro J. Mur, Julio A. Fuentes,  Lorena Castillo,  Dr. Rene Rodriguez,  Melissa Myers,  Ed Rodriguez R.Marcelo Claure, Tony Jimenez, Timothy
Marquez, John Vargas, Margie Garza-Carlson, Dennis Gilbert, Luis B. Marrero
INACOL (formerly North American Council for Online Learning)Dr. Susan Patrick - President and CEO; Matthew Wicks - Chief Operating Officer; Dr. Allison Powell- Vice President - State and District ServicesK12, Desire2Learn, Blackboard, Connections Academy, OdysseyWare, e2020, vSchoolz, Advanced Academics, LearningMate, Pearson, Discovery Education, Apex Learning, American Virtual Academy, Plato LEarning, ReadNaturally, VLN Partners,, Lincoln Interactive, DreamBox Learning, intel William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundationmembership association based in the Washington, DC area with over 3,800 members: virtual learning, chartersDr. Gisèle Huff, Dr. Kemi Jona, Dwight D. Jones, Linda Pittenger, Mickey Revenaugh, Tom Vander Ark, Julie E. Youngc3
inBloom, Inc. (spinoff of Shared Learning Collaborative)Iwan Streichenberger (formerly Promethean) - Chief Executive Officer , Sharren Bates (formerly Gates Foundation & DOE)- Chief Product Officer Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Carnegie Corporation of New YorkinBloom "was established carry forward the mission of the SLC [The Shared Learning Collaborative] for ...personalized learning...." A large database of confidential student and teacher data, built by Wireless Generation, which will be shared with "vendors" to help develop and market "learning products." Providers include Scholastic, PBS, LoudCloud,, GoalBook, Global Scholar, etc. Student data is being provided by 9 states, including NY, MA and LA. Peggy Brookins (Engineering and Mathematics Institute of Technology), Michele Cahill (Carnegie Corporation), Stacey Childress (Next Generation Models Team, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation), Michael Horn (Innosight Institute), Margaret Spellings (U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation; former U.S. Secretary of Education), Iwan Streichenberger (inBloom Inc.), Gene Wilhoit (Center for Innovation in Education; formerly Council of Chief State School Officers), Bob Wise (Alliance for Excellent Education; former Governor of West Virginia)c3
Indiana Public Charter Schools Association (IPCSA)Russ Simnick - President; Kevin Eck - Director of OperationsWalton Family Foundation ($3 million for school choice in Indiana including Indiana Public Charter Schools Association, the Indiana Department of Education, School Choice Indiana, and the Mind Trust. )school choice in Indiana and charter schoolsDr. Gwen Adell (Thea Bowman Leadership Academy); David Holt (Conexus); Jeff Linder (Indiana University); Mike Ronan (Lighthouse Academies); Dr. Theressa Wright; Eli Lillyc3
Inner City Education Foundation (ICEF) Public SchoolsParker Hudnut - Chief Executive Officer($2,000,000+ ):Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, NewSchools Venture Fund , Walton Family Foundation, Weingart Foundation ($1,000,000+): Ahmanson Foundation, Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, Whittier Foundation ($500,000+):Joseph Drown Foundation, Henry L. Guenther Foundation, Stephen C. Smith, Stranahan Foundation ($200,000+): Dwight Stuart Youth Foundation, Kevin O'Brien Foundation, K&F Baxter Family Foundation, Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, Jim and Judy O'Brien, Firestone Foundation ($100,000+): Boone Foundation, John W. Jordan II, RGK Foundation, Success Through the Arts Foundation, Wells Fargo Foundation, ($50,000+): Carlton Hill Foundation, CITI, Kirk and Anne Douglass Foundation, George and Dee Ring, Michael King, Randy Newman, Kevin P. O'Brien, William O. Campbell, Crail-Johnson Foundationcharter schools and school report cardsRichard Riordan ( Former Mayor of the City of Los Angeles), Frank E. Baxter (Chairman Emeritus, Jefferies and Company Inc: Ambassador Bax), Austin Beutner (First Deputy Mayor and Chief Executive for Economic and Business Policy for the City of Los Angeles), Jackson Browne (Musician/Songwriter), Bridgid Coulter (actress), Russell Goings (Cabrera Capital), Julie Kellner, William Lucas (Cataumet Partners), Patrick McCabe, David G. Moore (InterConnect Solutions), Simeon Slovacek, Ph.D., Stephen C. Smithc3
InnoSight InstituteAnn Christensen - President; Michael B. Horn - Executive Director, EducationBill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Hume Foundation, Joyce Foundationmission is to apply Harvard Business School Professor Clayton Christensen’s theories of disruptive innovation to develop and promote solutions to the problems of education.Gisele Huff; Michael B. Horn; Jason Hwang; Clayton M. Christensen; William R. Hambrecht; Mark Johnson; Bern Shen; Joe Wolfc3
JerseyCAN (The New Jersey Campaign for Achievement Now)Seeking Executive Director(From Website for JerseyCAN specifically): Robin Ross Fund #2 of the Community Foundation of New Jersey &
R&C Donovan Family Foundation, Inc.
ConnCAN inspired launch of 50CAN, 50CAN launched state versions: RI-CAN, MinnCAN, NYCAN, MarylandCAN, CarolinaCAN, PennCAN, JerseyCAN.N/Ac3
KnowledgeWorks FoundationBrian Ross - President and Chief Executive Officer; Chad Wick - Founder and Director;Bill and Melinda Gates Foundationto provide i3 matching funds to provide effective online professional development designed to improve outcome for students in rural school districtsDean Joseph P. Tomain, Brian Ross, Chad Wick, Dr. Jacquelyn M. Belcher, Dr. Sherrill Cleland, John E. Dean, Esq., Honorable Nathaniel R. Jones, Lucie Lapovsky, Ph.D ,Steven Minter ,Richard W. Riley, Esq., Eileen M. Rudden, Barry Schuler, Timothy C. Tuffc3
Koret Task Force, Hoover InstitutionKoret Task Force members: Chester E. Finn Jr (Snr Fellow), John E. Chubb, Williamson M. Evers, Eric Hanushek, Paul T.Hill, Caroline M. Hoxby, Terry M. Moe, Tom Loveless, Paul E. Peterson, Herbert J. Walberg, Grover J. WhitehurstKoret Foundation, Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, Mrs. Edmund Littlefield, Bernard Lee Schwartz Foundation, Tad and Dianne Taube Taube Family FoundationQuarterly journal "Education Next". Focuses on vouchers, charter schools, and testingN/AN/A
Leadership for Educational EquityBeki Bahar-Engler (TFA, McKinsey & Company) - VP, Finance and Operations; Mike Buman (McKinsey & Company) - Executive Directorpartnership or spin-off of TFAAdvocacy and trainings/programs for advocacy. More info on website coming soonEmma Bloomberg (Robin Hood Foundation), Mike Buman(McKinsey & Company), Matt Kramer (TFA)N/A
League of Education Voters (WA State)Chris Korsmo - Chief Executive OfficerBill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Barton Family Foundation, The Boeing Company, College Spark Washington, First Five Years Funds, Knossos Foundation, Microsoft Corporation, Opportunities for Education Foundation, The Raikes Foundation, The Seattle Foundation, Stuart Foundation

charter schools, teacher and student data linked, expand school dayBob Roseth- President, David Schaefer- Vice President, Jim Fridley- Secretary, Steve Miller- Treasurer, Karen Cooper, Nick Hanauer,  Eric Liu,  Philip Lloydc4
MarylandCAN (The Maryland Campaign for Achievement Now)Curtis Valentine- Executive DirectorSee 50CANConnCAN inspired launch of 50CAN, 50CAN launched state versions: RI-CAN, MinnCAN, NYCAN, MarylandCAN, CarolinaCAN, PennCAN, JerseyCAN.N/Ac3
Measured Progress, Inc.Stuart Kahl - co-founded; Martin Borg - President and Chief Executive OfficerBill and Melinda Gates Foundationeducational assessments, professional development (online and workshops),Alice Irby, Hy Waxman, Jerry Weinfussc3
Mind Trust, IndianapolisDavid Harris - Founder and Chief Executive Officer; Ken Bubp - Executive Vice PesidentThe Ackerman Foundation, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bingham Greenebaume Doll LLP, Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning at the University of Indianapolis, Central Indiana Community Foundation, City of Indianapolis, Cummins Foundation, Eli Lilly and Company Foundation, Elliott Company of Indianapolis, ExactTarget Inc., Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, Griffith Family Foundation, The Helping Fund, Ice Miller LLP, Indiana University Health, The Indianapolis Foundation, Indianapolis Monumental Marathon, Indianapolis Parks Foundation, Indianapolis Power & Light Company, Ivy Tech Community College, Jean Blackwell and Kim Williams Fund, a fund of The Indianapolis Foundation, The Joyce Foundation, Lilly Endowment Inc., LDI, Ltd., Lumina Foundation ,Marian University, The National Bank of Indianapolis, Nicholas H. Noyes, Jr., Memorial Foundation, The One America Foundation Inc, The Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation, Ruth Lilly Philanthropic Foundation, Steel House, LLC, Susan and Beverly Memorial Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, Sutphin Fund, a fund of The Indianapolis Foundation, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 2 Funds Foundation, The Walton Family Foundation ($3 million in 2012 for school choice in Indiana including Indiana Public Charter Schools Association, the Indiana Department of Education, School Choice Indiana, and the Mind Trust. )Charters and other orgs.: "The Mind Trust has invested $9.8 million in such programs to date. Organizations brought to Indianapolis by The Mind Trust include: Teach For America: ...TNTP:...College Summit: ....Stand for Children: ...Diploma Plus: ...."Bart Peterson, Jean Blackwell, Bob Clifford, Mark Miles,  Ann Murtlow,  Jane Pauley, Joyce Rogers, Andrew Rotherham, Ariela
Rozman, David Shane, Bill Shrewsberry, Don Stinson
MinnCAN (The Minnesota Campaign for Achievement Now)Founded by Vallay Varro. Daniel Sellers-Executive Director (and former TFA-er)(From Website for MinnCAN specifically): Benson and Mary Whitney, Bush Foundation, Frey Foundation, F.R. Bigelow Foundation, General Mills Foundation, Greater Twin Cities United Way, Lawrence, Marie and Elle Olson Donor Advised Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation, Medtronic Foundation, The Community Leadership Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation, The McKnight Foundation, The Minneapolis Foundation, The Piper Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation, The Robins, Kaplan, Miller and Ciresi Foundation, The Saint Paul Foundation, The Travelers Companies, Inc.ConnCAN inspired launch of 50CAN, 50CAN launched state versions: RI-CAN, MinnCAN, NYCAN, MarylandCAN, CarolinaCAN, PennCAN, JerseyCAN. "First two legislative campaigns, Minnesota School Emergency in Effect, which passed all three of its set policy goals, and The Playbook for Education in Minnesota, which is currently changing the game in teacher evaluation, principal evaluation and innovative school models"Alex Cirillo, Frank Forsberg, Michael Ciresi, Kris Fortman, Vernae Hasbargen, Virginia Hubbard Morris, Tad Piper, Father Michael O'Connell, Tim Penny, Al Quie, Ann Mulholland, Sandy Vargas, Ben Whitneyc3
National Alliance for Public Charter SchoolsNina Rees - President & CEO; Ursula Wright - Chief Operating OfficerCasey Foundation, Fisher Fund, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Joyce Fund, Kauffman Fund, Robertson Foundation, Schwab Foundation, Simon Foundation, Walton Family Foundationcharter schoolsMashea Ashton, David Dunn, Joshua Edelman, Ron Gonzales, John Lock, Lydia Logan, Dr. Michael Lomax, Deborah McGriff, Christopher
Nelson, Julie Pippenger, Whitney Tilson, Jed Wallace, Fernando Zulueta
National Association of Charter School AuthorizersGreg Richmond - President and CEO; Phoebe Harlan Anderson - Director of Fund for Authorizing Excellence;Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Robertson Foundation, Walton Family Foundationcharter schoolsJames Peyser- Chair,  Karega Rausch- Secretary, Josephine Baker-Treasurer, Steve Canavero, Ph.D, Alan Coverstone, Garth Harries, Rick Hess, Lisa
Graham Keegan, Hanna Skandera, Greg Richmond
National Council of La Raza (NCLR)Janet Murguía - President and CEO; Delia Pompa - VP Education;Ford Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Citigroup,Wal-MartLatino Civil Rights and Advocacy group: charter schools, early college high schools, education partnerships, extended learning, parent engagement, and early childhood education
Chair Daniel R. Ortega,  Vice Chair Jorge A. Plasencia, Secretary Dr.Juan Sánchez, Treasurer Anselmo Villarreal,  President and CEO Janet Murguía, James Padilla, Nilda Ruiz,  Renata Soto, Cid Wilson, JulieCastro Abrams,  Cesar Alvarez,  Thomas H. Castro,  Fred R. Fernandez, Victor Leandry, Lupe Martinez, Catherine Pino,  Beatrice Olvera-Stotzer, Ernest Ortega, Dr. Clara Rodriguez, Tony Salazar, J. WalterTejadac3
National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ)Catherine (Kate) Walsh (formerly The Abell Foundation)- President, Sandi Jacobs (formerly US DOE & former TFA corps)- Vice President, Arthur McKee (formerly CityBridge) - Managing Director, Teacher Preparation StudiesAaron Straus and Lillie Straus Foundation, Abell Foundation, Anonymous, Anschutz Foundation, B & L Foundation, Barksdale Reading Institute, Barr Foundation, Benwood Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bodman Foundation, Boston Foundation, Bower Foundation, Brookhill Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Chamberlin Family Foundation, Cleveland Foundation, Daniels Fund, Donnell-Kay Foundation, Doris and Donald Fisher Fund, Edythe and Eli Broad Foundation, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Finnegan Family Foundation, Foundation for the Mid South, Garner Foundation, George Gund Foundation, George Kaiser Family Foundation, Gleason Family Foundation, Goldsmith Family Foundation, Harold Whitworth Pierce Charitable Trust, Houston Endowment, Hyde Family Foundation, Irene E. and George A. Davis Foundation, Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation, Joyce Foundation, Laura and John Arnold Foundation, Lloyd A. Fry Foundation, Longfield Family Foundation, Longwood Foundation, Inc., Lynch Foundation, Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, Morton K. and Jane Blaustein Foundation, Osa Foundation, Phil Hardin Foundation, Polk Bros Foundation, Rockwell Collins, Inc., Rodel Charitable Foundation of Arizona, Rodel Foundation of Delaware, Samson Investment Company, Searle Freedom Trust, Sid W. Richardson Foundation, Steans Family Foundation, The Heinz Endowments, The Teaching Commission, Tulsa Metro Chamber, Walker Foundation, William E. Simon Foundation, Williams Companygrades teacher training institutions, writes teacher preperation reports and newsletters, wants to revamp teacher and principal training, pro-TFA, more info here: Hon. Barbara O'Brien (Get Smart Shcools), Stacey Boyd (The Savvy Source for Parents), Chester E. Finn, Jr. (Thomas B. Fordham Foundation, EducationNext), Ira Fishman (NFL Players Association), Dr. Marti Watson Garlett (Laureate Education), Henry L. Johnson (former U.S. assistant secretary of education), Donald N. Langenberg, Clara M. Lovett (American Association for Higher Education), Mike Miles (Superintendent Harrison School District in Colorado Springs), Paul G. Pastorek (Chiefs for Change), Carol G. Peck (Rodel Charitable Foundation), John L. Winn (former FL Commissioner of Ed.), Kate Walsh (NCTQ) c3
National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET) (See also: TAP)Lowell Milken - Founder, Gary Stark - President and CEO, Jason Culbertson - Chief Learning Officer and Executive Vice President of School Services, Kristan Van Hook - Senior Vice President, Public Policy and Development(From SourceWatch, upd. 2010) Milken Family Foundation, United States Department of Education, Broad Foundation, Joyce Foundation, Credit Suisse Americas Foundation, Chicago Public Education Fund, Walton Family Foundation, Lilly Endowment Inc., Thomas Spiegel Family Foundation, Koret Foundation, Northrop Grumman Corporation, BellSouth Foundation, State and Local Government SupportCreated after TAP, as a c3 to manage and carry on ideals of TAP nationally(From 990) L. Milken, Ralph Finerman (RFG Financial Group, Inc), J.T. Sanders, G. Starkc3
NPNOL / National Parent Network for Online Learning (Also, See CfSO)Rose Fernandez - Founder and Executive Director, A project of the Center for School Options: focuses on online learning, empowering parents for online learning(From 990): Jim Horne, Caroline Hunter Townsend, Allison Hudginsc3
New America Foundation - Education Policy ProgramKevin Carey - Director of the Education Policy Program; Stephen Burd - Senior policy analyst Education Policy Program; Jason Delisle - Director of the Federal Education Budget Project; Amy Laitinen - Deputy Director for Higher Education; Lisa Guernsey - Director of the Early Education Initiative; Sara Mead - Former Senior Research Fellow, Education Policy Program and Workforce and Family Program (until 2010)(.$1,000,000+): The Ford Foundation, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Eric and Wendy Schmidt

($250,000-$999,999): Aetna, Inc., Arizona State University, BlackRock, Inc., California Endowment, The Nathan Cummings Foundation, The Emerson Fund, an advised fund of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Foundation for Child Development, Foundation to Promote Open Society, Google,, Inc., The James Irvine Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Carolyn and Jeffrey Leonard, Lumina Foundation, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, The New York Community Trust, Open Society Institute, Peter G. Peterson Foundation, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Bernard and Irene Schwartz, Smith Richardson Foundation, Inc., US Department of State, Wyncote Foundation

($100,000-$249,999): 11th Hour Project, The Annie E. Casey Foundation, David and Katherine Bradley, The Citi Foundation, Corning, Inc., East Michican Environmental Action Council, The Hauser Foundation, Inc., Humana, Inc., Informed Medical Decisions Foundation, Macy's, Inc., Markle Foundation, Media Democracy Fund, a Proteus Fund Initiative, City of Philadelphia, The Rockefeller Foundation, Save the Children, W. Clement & Jessie V. Stone Foundation, UnitedHealth Group Inc., Urban Affairs Coalition
Education Policy surrounding HIgher Ed, Early Childhood Ed and Public School Spending: blogs, research papers, etc.Liaquat Ahamed,  David G. Bradley,  Boykin Curry,  James Fallows,  Francis Fukuyama, Atul A. Gawande, M.D.,M.P.H.,  William W. Gerrity, Ted Halstead, Noosheen Hashemi,  Rita E. Hauser,  Zachary Karabell, JeffreyLeonard,  Kati Marton,  Walter Russell Mead,  Lenny Mendonca,  Steven Rattner,  Eric Schmidt,  Bernard L. Schwartz,  Anne-Marie Slaughter,  Daniel Yergin,  Fareed Zakariac3
New Classrooms Innovation Partners, Inc. (formerly School of One)Joel Rose (School for One, DOE) - Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer; Christopher Rush (Wireless Gen) - Co-Founder and Chief Program OfficerBill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Carnegie Corporation of New York,J.P. Morgan Morgan Chase & Co., New Schools Venture Fund, Target, Bezos Family Foundation, The Broad Foundationschool wide perfomance bonus and student incentives and "school of one" Personalized curriculums/lessons heavily focused on use of technology and online learning. Pilot program in NYCMike Bezos (Bezos Family Foundation), Ariel J. Deckelbaum (Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP ), Joshua Lewis (Salmon River Capital), Jordan Meranus (NewSchools Venture Fund), Joe Wolf (Innosight Institute) , Joel Rose and Chris Rush (both NYCDOE)c3
New Leaders for New SchoolsJean Desravine - Chief Executive Officer; Benjamin Fenton - Co-founder and Chief Strategy OfficerKern Family Foundation, Noyce Foundation, Pearson Foundation, Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, Carnegie Corporation, Mecklenburg Citizens for Public Education, New Profit, Inc., NewSchools Venture Fund, Foundation, Boeing Company, Emerson Collective, Joyce Foundation, JPMorgan Chase Foundation, Prudential Foundation, MetLife Foundationhiring and training principals, leadership training programs in 9 cities: Bay Area, Charlotte, Chicago, Maryland (Baltimore/Prince George's), Memphis, New Orleans, NYC, Newark, Washington DCJay Altman, Josh Bekenstein, Christopher M.Chadwick- President, Jean Desravines, Barbara Hyde,Mike Johnston, S. Joshua
Lewis, Ted Mitchell (Board Chair), Linnea Roberts, Jonathan Schnur, Naomi O.Seligman, Jan Rock Zubrow,.
New Schools for New OrleansSarah Newell Usdin (TNTP and TFA) - Founder & CEOAnnie E. Casey Foundation, Applecore, Inc, Beller Charity Gift Fund, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Booth-Bricker Fund, Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund, Calder Foundation, Capital Group, Capital One, Charles and Elizabeth Goodyear Foundation, Chevron Corp, Clein Lemann Esperanza Fund, Fisher Fund, Broad Foundation, Equal Justice Works, Jones Family Foundation, Foundation for the MidSouth, Franklin and Catherine Johnson Foundation, Freeport McMoRan Foundation, Goldring Foundation, GPOA Foundation, Greater New Orleans Foundation, H.E. Reily Katrina Relief Fund, Peter Harding, JP Morgan Chase, Libby Dufour Fund, Lloyd Fry Foundation, NewSchools Venture Fund, RosaMAry Foundation, Haspel Fund, Rosenthal and Jacobs Foundation, Sadie Gift Fund, Shelley Foundation, Share Our Strength, Toler Foundation, Toshiba America Foundation, United Airlines, Wachovia, Whitney National Bankcharter schools in New Orleans: invest in charters and programs for charters, provide grants, develop leadership training and advocacy. New Schools for New Orleans worked with TNTP to create teachNOLA, a local arm of TNTP that is focused exclusively on recruiting, training, and placing teachers in New Orleans public schoolsStephen Rosenthal (Chair), Jim Peyser (Vice-Chair), Stephen Hales, Mahlon Sanford, Michael Brown, Mary Kay Parker, Hunter Pierson III, David Sylvesterc3
New Schools Venture Fund (NSVF)Ted Mitchell - President and Chief Executive Officer; Gloria Lee - Chief Operating OfficeBelleJAR Foundation, Boston Foundation, Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, Chicago Community Foundation, Fisher Foundation, Fidelity Foundation, Ludwig Foundation, Walton Family FoundationRaise money for individual and institutional investors: "teacher quality", data-driven, technology in and out of the classroom. Investments in BetterLesson, School of One, and Education Elements.EdTech Entrepreneurship Lab.Ted Mitchell ,Brook Byers, John Doerr, Chris Gabrieli, Dave Goldberg, Laurene Powell Jobs, Joanna Rees, Kim Smith, Dave Whortonc3
New Venture Fund (see Equity and Excellence Committee)see Equity and Excellence CommitteeEli and Edythe Broad Foundation, Ford Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, W.K Kellogg Foundation, and the National Public Education Support Fundgrants and public interest projects in conservation, global health, etc....including education. Specifically in education, NVF supports the work of the Equity and Excellence Commission.Eric Kessler (Arabella Advisers), Adam Eichberg (Headwaters Strategies), Katherine Miller (Hattaway Communications), Harry W. Drucker (Revere Corporation), P.J. Simmons (Corporate Eco Forum),c3
New York City Charter School Center (also known as New York City Center for Charter School Excellence)James Merriman (formerly Walton Family Foundation) - CEO, Christina Brown - Chief of Staff, Michael Regnier - Director of Policy & Research, David Golovner - Vice President of Policy and AdvocacyPumpkin Foundation - Joe & Carol Reich, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Capital One Foundation, The Clark Foundation, Leon Lowenstein Foundation, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, The Peter & Carmen Lucia Buck Foundation, The Robertson Foundation, The Robin Hood FoundationReleases reports, conducts community outreach, provides grants to charter schools/networksPhoebe Boyer (Tiger Foundation and Robertson Foundation), Emary Aronson (Robin Hood Foundation and Robin Hood Relief Fund), Geoffrey Canada (Harlem Children's Zone, Inc.), Cecily M. Carson (Carson Family Charitable Trust), Jeffrey Litt (Carl C. Icahn Charter School), Spencer Robertson (PAVE Academy Charter School), Rossana Rosado (El Diario La Prensa), Paymon Rouhanifard (Office of Portfolio Management NYCDOE), Dennis M. Walcott (Chancellor NYCDOE)c3
Newark Charter School FundMashea Ashton (formerly New Leaders for New Schools) - CEO, Janellen Duffy (formerly Director of Policy for Governor Jon Corzine)- Vice President for Advocacy and Policy, Kimberly Baxter McLain (formerly TFA) - Vice President of Finance and Operations"NCSF’s founding sponsors — Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Doris and Donald Fisher Fund, The Robertson Foundation, and the Walton Family Foundation — each contributed $4 million in the spring of 2008 to establish NCSF." Mark Zuckerberg ($100 million in 2013). "The MCJ Amelior Foundation, Prudential Foundation, and The Victoria Foundation – have each set aside $1 million for grants."NCSF makes grants to support the quality and sustainability of Newark’s public charter schools. Grants are made to charter schools directly and to nonprofit organizations that support the charter school sector in Newark, New Jersey."NCSF’s board of directors is comprised of staff representatives from each of the national foundations that sponsor NCSF."c3
Northwest Evaluation AssociationMatt Chapman - President & Chief Executive Officer; Jeff Strickler - Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer;N/AResearch database : assessments, state information. Assessments for and of learning.Dr. Bart Anderson, Dr. Jim Angermeyr, Ronald Blocker, Lynn Fielding (The Children's Reading Foundation), Darlene Hooley, Dr. Philip A. Streifer, Dr. Brenda M. Tanner, Dr. Joseph J. Wise (Atlantic Research Partners), Dr. Kenneth K. Wongc3
NYCAN (The New York Campaign for Achievement Now)Christina Grant - Executive Director (former TFA-er, KIPP teacher, previously with Office of Charter Schools at the New York City Department of Education and Uncommon Schools.(From Website for NYCAN exclusively): The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Kenneth M. Hirsh.ConnCAN inspired launch of 50CAN, 50CAN launched state versions: RI-CAN, MinnCAN, NYCAN, MarylandCAN, CarolinaCAN, PennCAN, JerseyCAN. NYCAN launched Janurary 2012: school choice, teacher evaluations, school report card, assessments, research, lobbying, activism and publications.Jemina Bernard (Teach For America), Hannya Boulos (Buffalo ReformED), Michael Duffy (Victory Education Partners), Sedgewick Easley (Union Baptist Church), Christal Jackson(Share Our Strength Foundation), Rafiq Kalam Id-Din( Teaching Firms of America Charter School), Joseph Lewis (Citi), Brandon V. Ray (Hempstead Board of Education), Sam Radford, Carrie Remis (Parent Power Project), Matt Stern( Students For Education Reform), Evan Stone (Educators 4 Excellence), Mark Vaughn ( Corning, Inc.), Ify Offor Walker (The Offor Walker Group)c3
Ohio Education Matters (subsidiary of KnowledgeWorks) (OEM)Andrew Benson - Executive DirectorN/ASchool funding, high schools, workforce
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