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NLC Supporters

New Leaders Council’s mission is supported by ​a broad spectrum of generous donors and partners—including individuals, foundations,​ businesses​, ​labor groups,​ and other organizations. We are proud to recognize the following supporters ​who have ​donated $250 or more to ​support New Leaders Council’s mission ​over the past year.

New Leaders Council receives more than 92 percent of its charitable contributions from individuals, foundations and other ​institutional sources

​NLC believes that business entities are an essential part of the new coalition of progressive governance. To avoid any conflicts of interest, or even the appearance thereof,​ funds ​accepted from business entities are subject to NLC's Corporate Sponsorship Principles​​.​ These principles require that all business donors understand and support NLC's mission in its totality, acknowledge that NLC's programming decisions are in no way influenced by such gifts, and that NLC has full control over how gifted funds are used.​

Gifts from business entities comprise​ less than​ ​10​ percent of ​NLC's operating budget. ​

NLC's mission is ​always pursued independent​ly​ and​ is​ driven ​to provide the best educational opportunities for next generation leaders to succeed.

NLC is committed to transparency in all aspects, and questions may be directed to

NLC Title Funder $25,000 or More

Chris Kelly
Robert J. Abernethy
Barbara Stiefel
Comcast NBCUniversal
Consumer Attorneys of California
JB & MK Pritzker Family Foundation
John S. & James L. Knight Foundation (Philadelphia)
Lee Zimmerman
Lenny Mendonca
Mark Walsh
Nate Loewentheil
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation (Miami)
Pepsi Global Giving Foundation
Verizon (NJ Shares)
Wallace A. Gerbode Foundation
Walmart Inc
Independence Blue Cross
Claire Silberman
Christopher Findlater
National Philanthropic Trust (Manny Diaz)
Alex Sink

NLC Trustee Funder $10,000 to $24,999

Jonathan & Jennifer Allan Soros Foundation
Charlie Owen
Caroline Fayard
Timothy Collins
Jody Buckley
Murray Galinson
Wildcat Digital, LLC (Mark Riddle)
The New Media Firm
Weingart Foundation
Kazan Foundation
Mitchell Kapor Foundation
Mitchell Draizin
Rosenberg Foundation
Sempra Foundation
United Federation Teacher UFT Political Education Committee (New York)
Weitz Family Foundation (NE)
David and Cindy Whitehouse
Tracfone, Inc.
Sherwood Foundation (NE)
Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
Amalgamated Bank
The Simmons Foundation (TX)

NLC Ambassador Funder $5,000 to $9,999

Alan Mendelson
Augusta Brown Holland Philanthropic Foundation
Bruce Lymburn
Carolyn W. & Charles T. Beaird Family Foundation
Chad Kennedy
Clay McClure
Dixon Advisory USA INC.
Edison International, Inc. 
Elite Shredding (David Orwick)
High Stakes Foundation
Janice Greer
Kazan, McClain, Abrams, Fernandez, Lyons, Greenwood Harley & Oberman Foundation
Mitchell Wolfson, Sr. Foundation
Mostyn Law Firm, PC
Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters
Paul G. and Annette L. Smith (NE)
Sherry and Gerald Merfish Fund at the Houston Jewish Community Foundation
Stephan Loewentheil
The Rosenthal Family Foundation (Nancy Stephens)
The Nicholson Foundation
The Whitman Institute
Thomas Sweitzer   

NLC Fellowship Funder $2,500 to $4,999

Bob Crowe
Beth M. Merfish Fund at the Houston Jewish Community Center
California Community Foundation
California State Council of Service Employees
Charles Meyer
Chris Cooper
Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge
Coalition for Louisiana Progress
Coffey Burlington
Connell Foley, LLP
David Jones
Edward H. Kaplan Revocable Trust
Gerrianne J. Woicott
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Hotel, Restaurant, & Club Employees & Bartenders Union Local 6
Judd Williams
King & Spalding
Matt Collins
Nancy Floyd
New Jersey Education Association
New York Hotel Trades Council
NRCC Non-Partisan Political Education Committee
Planned Parenthood Action Fund
Professional Engineers In California Government
Samir Bhala
Savoy Bank
Spring Bank
Sherry and Gerald Merfish Fund at the Houston Jewish Community Center
Thomas Feely
Tucker/Hall Inc
United Teachers of Dade County
Wonderroot, INC   

NLC Community Funder $250- $2,499

ACLU Foundation of San Diego
Adel Syed
Affordable Housing Access, Inc
Alex Little
Allstar Enterprises Charity Consignment, LLC
Andrew Antwih
Annika Schilke
Anthony Gray
Aqueelah Torrance
Ashanti Johnson
Asian Americans For Community Involvement
Bayada Home Health Care
Banco Bannister CO
Barbara Romano   
Barbaray Coast Consulting
Blue Mountain Clinic
Bonnie Watson Coleman for Assembly
Brett Bibelheimer
Brett Smiley
Brian Poe
Brooks Marsh
Bruwin Enterprise LLC
Building Contractors Association of NJ
Bunni Crawford
CA Nurses Association PAC
California Medical Association
CAIR Chicago
California Federation of Teachers
Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers
Capital Impact Group, LLC
Carlton Fields
Carmelo Romano
Carpenters Local 39
Catherine Milone
Cathy Still McGowin
Cesear Mitchell
CFO Partners, LLC
Charles Robert Bone
Chicano Federation of San Diego County
Children’s Specialized Hospital
Children’s Specialized Hospital
Chitra Nayak
Chris Hughes
Chris James
Christy Vilsack
Citizens for Kenyatta Johnson
Committee of Interns and Residents SEIU
Communications Workers of America Mobilization Fund
Community Loan Fund of NJ Inc
Consumer Attorney Public Interest Foundation
Corey Allen
Corey Webster
Crystal Miller   
Dan Beksha
Dan Willoughby
David Adams
David Blitzer & Julie Rappoport
David Hardegree    
David Hertog
David Jones
Deborah Safi
Democrats 2000
Dhiren Amin
Donald Jones
Donald Norcross for Senate
Donald Wilson
Donna Head
Edison Democratic Organization
EFO Louis D Greenwald For Assembly
Election Fund of Barbara Buono
Election Fund of John S. Wisniewski
Election fund of W. Reed Gusciora
Elizabeth Mason
Ellen Rosenblum
Emerald HPC International, LLC
Emily Soloff
Eric Niloff
Erin Boltz
Erin Lamb
Faisal Qazi
Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
Field Strategies
Floor Layers Local Union #251
Frankie Wilmer for Legislature
Friends of Benjie E. Wimberly
Friends Valerie Vainieri
Gale Kaufman
Genevieve Pope
Gerald T. Flowers, Sr.
Gina Calvelli
Give Something Back, Inc.
Gloria Pitagorsky
Gloucester County Democrat Executive Committee
Goldman Sachs Matching Gift Program
Grassroots Consulting
Gurpreet Pasricha
Hazel Harris
Hecht Solberg Robinson Feldberg & Bagley, LLP
Hoagland For Surrogate
Hoboken Strategy Group
Ian Coelho
Ifeoma Ike
Indo American Democratic Organization
International Union of BAC 7 B.A.C Local New York & New Jersey
International Union of Operating Engineers Local 825
Islamic Institute of Orange County
It Has To Be Nalley BMW
J P Nicolaides
Jack Manning (Boston)
Jack Schnirman
Jaimie Miller
James Cauley
James Nawrocki   
Jason Pavluchuk
Jeff Bussgang
Jeff Pollock
Jessica Folmar
Jim Ostach
Jim St. George
Joan Martell
Joanne Ethe
Joe Falk
Joe Little
John Mays
John McGarvey
John Osborn
John Petry
John Russell
Joseph Gestetner
Joseph Hogan
Joseph Williams
Kate Linker
Kate Lummus
Katherine Martinez
Kathleen Blanco
Kathy Bartlett
Keegan Goudiss
Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway
KP Financial Services
Komjathy & Stewart Government Affairs, LLC
Kristen Oblander
Kroll Heineman Carton, LLC
Kwanza Hall
L. Darryl Gray
Lalchandani Simon
Lauren Vidas   
Lawrence Marshall
Laxmeesh Nayak
Leslie Barkemeyer-Myers
Lilly Weinberg
Linda Berdine
Livingston Family Foundation
Local Union 253 of UBC&JA
Local Union 254 of UBC&JA
Local Union 255 of UBC& JA
Lonnell Matthews
Loretta Weinberg
M Public Affairs, Inc
Mai-Ling Garcia
Manier & Exton
Margaret Rowe
Marie Gaynor-Murphy
Mark Leno for Senate 2012
Mary Beaubien   
Maureen Higgins
McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland, PLLC
McCormack Baron Salazar, Inc.
McManimon Scotland & Baumann, LLC
Meagan Glaser
Megan Barry
Megan Rosenbach
Melanie Gray
Melsen Carlsen
Meredith Brooks
Micah Fincher
Mickie Yuchno
Mike Haffar Insurance Services, Inc
Mike Smiddy
Mill Cabinet Local 252
Mishael Azam
Moscowitz & Moscowitz, PA
Mustafa Tameez
Myra Terry
Nancy Bellew
Nancy Pelosi For Congress
Nat Anderson
Nathan Smith
Nathaniel Parks
Neighborhood Health Plan Rhode Island
Neville Blakemore
New Jersey Alliance for Action, Inc
New Jersey Carpenters Pension Fund
New Jersey Education Association
New Jersey Laborers Employers Cooperation and Education Trust
Nicholas Josefowitz
Nicole Bourgoin
NJ Building & Construction Trades Council
NJ Carpenter Contractor Trust
NJ Policy Perspective
NJ State Association of Pipe Trades Political Action Committee
NJEA Political Action Committee
Norman Blumenthal
Nu Wexler
O’Donnell for Assembly 2013
Omar Bah
Patricia McGuire
Patrick Broderick
Personal Insurance Federation of California
Pete Kalenik
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc
Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast
Planned Parenthood of Montana
Prakash Patel
Prem Ramaswami
Princeton Public Affairs Group, Inc. (NJ)
Public Strategies Impact, LLC
Qasim Khan
Rachel Howald
Raj Mukherji
Randy Alligood   
Rhett Martin
Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti LLP
Rita J. and Stanley H. Kaplan Foundation
Robert Diamond
Robert Fakhimi
Robert Levy
Robert Wood Johnson University Hopsital Hamilton
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
RP Consulting, LLC
Run Women Run
Sacramento Young Democrats
Saint Peter’s Healthcare System
Salas Law Group (TN)
Sam Filler
Samia Khalil
Save Foundation, Inc
School of Arts and Culture at MHP
Schwab Charitable Fund
Sean Riley
SEIU NJ State Council
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Simon Law Group, LLP
SJS Consulting
South Jersey Young Democratic Organization
Spectrum Consulting Associates
Stacey Abrams
Stephan Hester
Stephen & Denise O’Gorman
Stephen Herbits
Steven Befera
Steven Boxer
Storefront Political Media
Terry McMahon
The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners Local 291
The Veen Firm, P.C.
Thomas Eisenmann
Thomas Huerter
Thomas Pfeiffer
Thomas Safran
Thurman McKoy
Timothy McDonald
Tony Perotti
UA Plumbers Local 24
UFCW Region 8 States Council
Victory PAC
Vision Media Marketing, Inc.
Whitney Tilson
William Bilton
William Freeman
Wisconsin People Conference General
Yasir Mahar
Yasmeen Hanza
Zach Blume
Zach Young

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New Leaders Council is a 501 (c) (3) public charity dedicated to educating a new generation of leaders and to providing those leaders with the tools they need to succeed. NLC does not engage in political or legislative activities of any kind, does not support or oppose any candidate for public office, and serves only as an educational leadership training ground.