An excellent
education
for every child.

Every single child in this country deserves an equal opportunity to succeed in life, starting with an excellent education.

We are deeply devoted to ensuring that every child has a fair shot at a bright future. Stand for Children works in 11 states educating and empowering parents, teachers, and community members to demand excellent schools; advocating for effective policies and investments; ensuring changes reach the classroom and help children; and electing aligned candidates to office. These important and interconnected strategies are in service to an essential goal: that all of our children receive the best possible public education, regardless of background.

Thank you
for a great year.

In 2014, Stand for Children propelled significant results for students across the country, and we couldn’t have done it without the action of our dedicated parent members and leaders, volunteers, generous donors, staff, and partners.

Highlights of our accomplishments include playing a significant role in 28 state and district level successes - most notably working in partnership with allies to protect the Common Core in six key states, helping elect 211 aligned candidates to district and state level offices, pursuing a wide range of detailed work to ensure the effective implementation of policies we had previously helped enact, and strengthening our family engagement and organizing program, which mobilizes thousands of parents across the country.

Thank you so much for your support and for all you do to help underserved students. We are honored to stand together with you for children.

JONAH EDELMAN
Co-Founder & CEO

 

This wonderful three-minute video will give you an illuminating view of Stand’s work last year to build stronger public schools. I hope you enjoy the video and the synopses below of Stand state affiliates’ accomplishments in 2014.

Our impact
at large.

It takes enormous amounts of strategy at all levels of our mission, from empowering parents to passing strong policies to electing courageous leaders, in order to achieve the outcomes we accomplished across our network last year. Together as a group of parents, teachers, and community members, we advocate for these strong policies that will have significant impact in the classroom.

Strong Policies

* Lobbying and related activities are conducted exclusively by Stand for Children – a 501 (c) (4) – or one or more of its affiliated political committees, PACs or IECs. Stand for Children Leadership Center – a 501 (c) (3) – does not endorse or otherwise support the election or defeat of any candidate for elective public office.

211

EDUCATION CHAMPIONS

backed by Stand were elected to district and state-level offices.

We need to work together, and we need to raise our voices together because change requires momentum.”

– Ted Wheeler, Oregon State Treasurer

Impact 1

I stand for children because I love Memphis and want to see it become even better. I stand for children because I refuse to be satisfied with the status quo.”

– James Aycock, Stand leader

28

POLICIES

were enacted at the district and state levels, ensuring education solutions across our 11 state affiliates.

Impact 2

2/3

OF PARENTS

who graduated from Stand University for Parents (Stand UP) became Stand members.

Impact 3

School boards have tremendous power in our community. Electing fearless leaders for our schools will help make sure that our students receive the quality education they deserve.”

– Armando and Carmen Lopez,
   parent leaders in the Alhambra
   Elementary School District

79,693

SUPPORTERS

took action online to advocate on issues from the schoolhouse to the state house.

In my decade working in the legislative arena, Stand for Children is the only education reform group I’ve seen with such a comprehensive model that brings together the parents, the policies, and the politics to effect change – all of which are crucial for driving improved outcomes for children.”

– Jessica Handy,
   Government Affairs Director

Impact 4

Stand means a lot to me. I have learned a lot of things I didn’t know before about how the education system works. Now I can do more to help my grandson with people standing behind me to help me.”

– Annette Wilson, Stand UP graduate
   and grandparent leader

Impact 5
Our state work:
bringing people together.
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Financial
summary
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Stand for Children Leadership Center is a 501(c)(3) public charity that provides leadership development and training to everyday citizens. Long-term financial sustainability was a key metric in 2014 with a focus on strategic costs savings that did not reduce our impact. Significant efficiencies were recognized in the Family Engagement & Organizing Program, technology, travel, piloting the regionalization of former state roles, and the consolidation of leadership roles within states.

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Stand for Children, Inc. is a 501(c)(4) membership organization which also includes state-level 527 organizations. While contributions are not tax deductible, numerous members, individuals, and organizations supported our important work. Our Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Washington affiliates were highly engaged in lobbying and electoral activities in 2014.

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Stand for Children, Inc. is a 501(c)(4) membership organization which also includes state-level 527 organizations. While contributions are not tax deductible, numerous members, individuals, and organizations supported our important work. Our Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Washington affiliates were highly engaged in lobbying and electoral activities in 2014.



Charity Navigator Four Star

Stand for Children Leadership Center maintains a four-star rating (the highest available) for sound fiscal management from Charity Navigator, the nation’s premier independent evaluator of charitable organizations.

GuideStar Exchange Gold Participant

Stand for Children, Inc. has earned the GuideStar Exchange Seal, demonstrating its commitment to transparency.

Our Boards
of Directors

Stand for Children Leadership Center 501(c)(3)

Julie Mikuta
Chair, Senior Director of Education
Charles & Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation

John Legend
Entertainer and Education Activist

Vince Roig
Founding Chairman, Board of Helios Education Foundation

Mike Perigo
Partner, Bridgespan

Gideon Stein
CEO, LightSail

Rob Rosenblatt
Retired CEO, RushCard

Stand for Children, Inc. 501(c)(4)

Emma Bloomberg
Chair

Anne Marie Burgoyne
Managing Director, Emerson Collective

Phil Handy
President & CEO, Strategic Industries

Eliza Leighton
Independent Consultant

David Nierenberg
President, Nierenberg Investment Management Company

Lisette Nieves
Partner, Lingo Ventures

Don Washburn
Private Equity Investor

Thank you to

Our Donors

We are fortunate to have an extraordinary community of supporters. Our thanks to the following donors who made financial contributions between January 1 and December 31, 2014.

Stand for Children Leadership Center

$1,000,000 +

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation

Jonathan & Jeannie Lavine via Crimson Lion Foundation

Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust

Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock

$500,000–$999,999

Helios Education Foundation

Laura and John Arnold Foundation

$250,000–$499,999

Joshua & Anita Bekenstein

Bezos Family Foundation

Kenneth & Jacqueline Brody

Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation

Daniels Fund

Ryan & Mary Finley

George Kaiser Family Foundation

Reed Hastings via Silicon Valley Community Foundation

The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation

The Joyce Foundation

$100,000–$249,999

Arizona Community Foundation

Communities for Public Education Reform via Rose Community Foundation

Community Foundation of Greater Memphis

Eli Lilly & Company Foundation, Inc.

Paul & Mary Finnegan

Anne Kubik & Michael Krupka

League of Education Voters

Meyer Memorial Trust

Reuben Munger & Mindy Sick Munger

New Schools Venture Fund

David & Patricia Nierenberg

Rose Community Foundation

The Booth-Bricker Fund

Walton Family Foundation

Anonymous

$50,000–$99,999

Bill Healy Foundation

Judy & Ward Bushnell

Fournier Family Foundation

Gay & Lesbian Fund via Gill Foundation

Inasmuch Foundation

Susan & Chuck Longfield via the Longfield Family Foundation

Meadows Foundation

Moriah Fund

Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust

Oregon Community Foundation

Faith & Glenn Parker via the Parker Family Foundation

Stephanie & Brian Spector via The Boston Foundation

The Boone Family Foundation

The Boston Foundation

The Indianapolis Foundation, a CICF affiliate

The Irene E. & George A. Davis Foundation

Tykeson Family Charitable Trust

$25,000–$49,999

Lee Ainslie

Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation

Bain Capital Children’s Charity

Deborah & Steve Barnes

Bloomberg Sisters Foundation

Boeing Company, WA

Rick & Nonnie Burnes

CityBridge Foundation

Collins Foundation

Exelon Corporation

Flamboyan Foundation

Greg Goodman & Susan Schnitzer

Harold Simmons Foundation

Huey and Angelina Wilson Foundation

Intel Foundation

Jim Kelly

Matt Levin

Lucky Seven Foundation

Mass Mutual Financial Group

Microsoft Corporation

Rick & Erika Miller

Frank & Diane Murphy

New North Citizens’ Council, Inc.

Thomas Perkins

David & Shirley Pollock

Providence Health Plan

Renaissance Foundation

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

Jesse & Mindy Rogers

Ashton Ryan

Spirit Mountain Community Fund

The Gun and Tom Denhart Family Fund

Todd A. Williams Family Foundation

Washington State Charter Schools Association

$10,000–$24,999

Adidas

Jen & Brett Andres

Bamford Family Foundation

Craig & Barbara Barrett

BayCoast Bank

Emma Bloomberg & Chris Frissora

Bob & Margaret Reily Fund

Carney Family Charitable Foundation

Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts

Bill Crown

David and Cathy Habib Foundation

Henrietta Dexter

Laura Galinson

James Gordon

Harold & Arlene Schnitzer Care Foundation

Anthony Helies

Hoglund Foundation

Jacobson Family Foundation Trust

Lazar Foundation

John Legend via Entertainment Industry Foundation

Moeller Foundation

Kristin & Stephen Mugford

Lisette Nieves

Nike, Inc.

Northwest Natural Gas Company

Partnership for Learning

PGE Foundation

Catherine & William Rahm

Jennifer & Sean Reilly

Sequoia Foundation

The Beveridge Family Foundation, Inc.

The Charlotte Foundation

The Greater New Orleans Foundation

The Standard

Nancy & Michael Tooke

United Way of Pioneer Valley

Univision Management Company

Jennifer Vranek

Don & Chrissy Washburn

Zeist Foundation

Two Anonymous Donors

$5,000–$9,999

John Carroll

Central Indiana Grant Fund

Judy & Brad Chase

Dorothy Lemelson Trust

Tonya Dressel & Mark Doran

Ted & Connie Gilbert

Christa & Jeffrey Hawkins

Intel Corporation - Oregon

Jackson Foundation

Leslie Jacobs

Gerri Karetsky

Tristin & Marty Mannion

Anne Myers

Northwest Evaluation Association

Northwest Health Foundation

Mike Perigo

Policy Innovators in Education Network, Inc.

Rodel Charitable Foundation of Arizona

Vincent Roig

RosaMary Foundation

Stephen Rosenthal

Sam Wheeler Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation

David Singer

The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation

The Greenbrier Companies

Thunderbirds Charities

US Bancorp Foundation

Vernier Software & Technology

Dan Weiden & Priscilla Bernard

Western Alliance Bank

Anonymous

$1,000–$4,999

Allen & Debbie Alley

Amplified Strategies, Inc.

Avamere Health Services

Sarah & Thomas Bascom

Howard Behar

Cullen, Inc.

Justin Delaney

Dimmer Family Foundation

Don and Melissa Nielsen Family Foundation

Edith Dorsen

Dovetailing US

E. Boys Club

ECM Consultants

Education First

Doug & Dawnn Eikenberry

Family Urban Schools of Excellence, Inc.

Toya & Chris Fick

Chris Finley

First Lake Properties, Inc.

Foundations for a Better Oregon

Jack Friedman & Susan Climo

Michael Gagne

Bill Gaylord & Linda Eyerman

Greater OKC Chamber

Andy Hill

Industrial Development Authority of Phoenix

Doug Johanson

June and Julian Foss Foundation

Rona & Bob Kiley

Rick & Susan Koe

Sue Kresovich

Sue Levin & Jim Burkhart

Reid Litwack

John Morgan

Joan Morse & Dean Hachamovitch

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Osborn Maledon Attorneys at Law

Paul Pastorek

William & Kieren Porter

Gary Powell via Goudy-Powell Family Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation

Price Philanthropies Foundation

Project Right, Inc.

Doug Pruitt

Paul Rosenbaum

Sandy Rowe

SCF Arizona

Lisbeth Schorr

Marilyn Smith

So Hum Foundation

Tom Sperry

Matthew Steinmetz

Brian Tosky

Susan Troccolo

Umpqua Bank

Valero Energy Foundation

John Warner

Pam Welch & Stephen Voorhees

Steven Wheeler

Vanessa & Anthony Wilkins

Winco Foods Foundation

Duncan Wyse

Beth Zappitello

Anonymous

$250 - $999

Allison Transmission

Josh Amato

Burgdahl & Graves, Architects

Kathleen Bald

Brooke Beresh & Jeffrey Erbstein

Anitra Beruti

Tiffany Bolstad-Cox & Chris Cox

Kirsten Brady

Josh Bratt

Broadway Floral, Home and Garden

Jane Broom

Stacey Burkhart

Geoffrey Canada

Peter & Lucia Gill Case

Sarah Case

Laura & Richard Chasin

Rhonda Chong

Vicki Christophersen

Julie Cipoletti

Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration

Joe Copeland

Christopher Curtis

Bobbi Davis

Jill Eiland

Jane & John Emrick

John Engber

Ellen & Gilbert Feibleman

Liv Finne

Linda Florence

Louis & Cindy Fontenot

Razoo Foundation

Foundation For The Carolinas

Margo & Andrew Fowler

Jeff Frank

Janet Frohnmayer

Nancy Golden

Mike Golub

GPMCH Foundation

Larry Grau

Gerald Graves

Paul Graves

Carol Gullstad

Charlotte Guyman

MIke Halperin

Cordell & Ava Hamon

Lori Hardwick

Chris Harker

Lisa & David Harris

Liz Hartman

Lani Hayward

Beatrice Hedlund

James Hein

Dana Hepper & John Thornton

Mary Herche

Leslie Magid Higgins

Mark Holloway

Adele Hughes

Tom Hughes

Holly Bamford Hunt

Toni Jennings

JW & HM Goodman Family Foundation

Bob Karetsky

Amy Kohnstamm

Terri Koontz

Gregory Kriegler

Nicole Magnuson

Keith Man

Dustin & Denise Marshall

Pat McKinstry

Ella Mills

William Miracky

MultiCare

Anne Gimm Naughton

Patricia Nobles

Noto Group

Roy Notowitz

Oklahoma Business and Education Coalition, Inc.

Rakesh Pai

Perez Corporation

Peter and Beth Rosenthal Memorial Fund, Inc.

Brigitte Piniewski

Ramsay Ringo

Mildred Rosenblatt

Elden & Margie Rosenthal

Salesforce.com Foundation

Gretchen Schmidt

Connie Seeley

David Shane

Greg Shaw

Bill Shrewsberry

Carolyn Simpson

I William Sizeler

State Chamber of Oklahoma

Stern Family Foundation

Susan Stoller

Kim & Timothy Strelchun

Von & Susan Summers

Steve Sundquist

Janet Suppes

Lance Tackett

Rodney Tom

Lynne Tucker

Tulsa Regional Chamber

United Suburban Schools Associations

United Way of the Columbia-Willamette

Christy Watson

Julie Weed

Steve Wells

Cindi Williams

Amy Worthington

Stand for Children

$5,000,000+

Two Anonymous Donors

$100,000 - $499,999

Connie Ballmer

Tom & Susan Dunn

ExxonMobil

Stacy Schusterman & Steven Dow

Jim Walton

Two Anonymous Donors

$50,000 - $99,999

Grow Oregon

James & Paula Crown

Michael Krupka & Anne Kubik

Professional Fire Fighters of Arizona

$25,000 - $49,999

Greater Phoenix Leadership

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

Two Anonymous Donors

$10,000 - $24,999

Mike & Jackie Bezos

Judy & Ward Bushnell

Hoosiers for Quality Education, Inc.

Indiana Trust

ISC Constructors

Four Anonymous Donors

$5,000 - $9,999

Arizonans for Prosperity

J.A. Lacy

Anne Shane

Michael Wells

Two Anonymous Donors

$1,000 - $4,999

Juli & Robert Brazile*

David & Cathy Habib*

Gregory Hahn

Winthrop Hamilton

Bart Peterson

Alice Schloss

Rob Smith

Brian Sullivan

Two Anonymous Donors

$250 - $999

Betsy Boyd & Marc Spence*

Sarah Case*

Shelley & Sean Comfort*

Katherine Davis

Eileen Nittler & Greg Van Vlack*

Steve Erickson*

Randy Fishfader*

Jeffrey Gaither

Dana Hepper & John Thornton*

Dana Hogan

Intel Corporation Charitable Match Trust

Martha Lamkin

Sigfredo Martinez*

Julie Mikuta*

Catherine & Gary Pederson*

Julie Ponting*

Clay Rudsenske*

Valery Rylands*

Anonymous

* indicates current Stand for Children members

Political Action Committees

AZ IEC

Anonymous

Stacy Schusterman & Steven Dow

BSSC IEC

Ready Foods

Stacy Schusterman & Steven Dow

IL PAC

John & Laura Arnold

Katherine Bradley

Arie Crown

Bill Crown

James & Paula Crown

Lester Crown

Nancy Crown

Patricia Crown

Tammy Crown

Cullen, Inc.

Fletcher, O’Brien, Kasper & Nottage, PC

Barbara Manilow

Stacy Schusterman & Steven Dow

David Weinberg

IN PAC

Emma Bloomberg & Chris Frissora

LA IEC

Anonymous

Jefferson Chamber PAC, Inc.

Stacy Schusterman & Steven Dow

William Shane

Jim Walton

LA PAC

4th Sector Solutions

Lane Grigsby

MA IEPAC

Faith & Glenn Parker

OK PAC

William Lobeck

Frank Murphy

Lynn Schusterman

Stacy Schusterman & Steven Dow

OR PAC

Regence Oregon Political Action Committee

WA PAC

Tom Alberg & Judi Beck

Mike & Jackie Bezos

Howard Behar

Bruce & Jolene McCaw

David Nierenberg

Skip Rowley

Jon & Judy Runstad

Sabey Corporation

Stacy Schusterman & Steven Dow

Jennifer Vranek

Gift In Kind

Al’s South Street Cafe

Iris Barahona

Carmen Bello, PC

Lilian Bernal

Elizete Bittencourt

Cafe de Boston

Maritza Calel

Margoth Castillo

Victor Castillo

Central Market

Chacho’s Pizza

Chicago Cubs

Maria Coronado

Carmen Cruz

Maria Cruz

Alexandra Diaz

Eric Dowley

DRW Trading Group

Franklin Park Zoo

Flor Grande

Lourdes Hernandez

Josephine A. Fiorentino Community Center

Noah Kaplan

Jenniffer Lara

Hilcia Larios

Claudia Martinez

Mattahunt Elementary School and Community Center

Ingrid Merida

New Seasons Market

Flora Ng

Ana Orellana

Lilly Padilla

Panera Bread

Julio Perdomo

Picasso’s

Lou Rizoli

Delio Romero

Allison Rubin

Bob Ruddock

Alva Sandoval

Sebastian’s Cafe

Shaws Supermarkets

Star Market - Allston, MA

The Kroger Co. - Central Division

UP Academy Charter School of Boston

Argentina Villar

Luisa Villar

Carolyn Wiberg

Yawkey Boys and Girls Club

  • Stand for Children

    $5,000,000+

    Two Anonymous Donors

    $100,000 - $499,999

    Connie Ballmer

    Tom & Susan Dunn

    ExxonMobil

    Stacy Schusterman & Steven Dow

    Jim Walton

    Two Anonymous Donors

    $50,000 - $99,999

    Grow Oregon

    James & Paula Crown

    Michael Krupka & Anne Kubik

    Professional Fire Fighters of Arizona

    $25,000 - $49,999

    Greater Phoenix Leadership

    Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

    Two Anonymous Donors

    $10,000 - $24,999

    Mike & Jackie Bezos

    Judy & Ward Bushnell

    Hoosiers for Quality Education, Inc.

    Indiana Trust

    ISC Constructors

    Four Anonymous Donors

    $5,000 - $9,999

    Arizonans for Prosperity

    J.A. Lacy

    Anne Shane

    Michael Wells

    Two Anonymous Donors

    $1,000 - $4,999

    Juli & Robert Brazile*

    David & Cathy Habib*

    Gregory Hahn

    Winthrop Hamilton

    Bart Peterson

    Alice Schloss

    Rob Smith

    Brian Sullivan

    Two Anonymous Donors

    $250 - $999

    Betsy Boyd & Marc Spence*

    Sarah Case*

    Shelley & Sean Comfort*

    Katherine Davis

    Eileen Nittler & Greg Van Vlack*

    Steve Erickson*

    Randy Fishfader*

    Jeffrey Gaither

    Dana Hepper & John Thornton*

    Dana Hogan

    Intel Corporation Charitable Match Trust

    Martha Lamkin

    Sigfredo Martinez*

    Julie Mikuta*

    Catherine & Gary Pederson*

    Julie Ponting*

    Clay Rudsenske*

    Valery Rylands*

    Anonymous

    * indicates current Stand for Children members

  • Political Action Committees

    AZ IEC

    Anonymous

    Stacy Schusterman & Steven Dow

    BSSC IEC

    Ready Foods

    Stacy Schusterman & Steven Dow

    IL PAC

    John & Laura Arnold

    Katherine Bradley

    Arie Crown

    Bill Crown

    James & Paula Crown

    Lester Crown

    Nancy Crown

    Patricia Crown

    Tammy Crown

    Cullen, Inc.

    Fletcher, O’Brien, Kasper & Nottage, PC

    Barbara Manilow

    Stacy Schusterman & Steven Dow

    David Weinberg

    IN PAC

    Emma Bloomberg & Chris Frissora

    LA IEC

    Anonymous

    Jefferson Chamber PAC, Inc.

    Stacy Schusterman & Steven Dow

    William Shane

    Jim Walton

    LA PAC

    4th Sector Solutions

    Lane Grigsby

    MA IEPAC

    Faith & Glenn Parker

    OK PAC

    William Lobeck

    Frank Murphy

    Lynn Schusterman

    Stacy Schusterman & Steven Dow

    OR PAC

    Regence Oregon Political Action Committee

    WA PAC

    Tom Alberg & Judi Beck

    Mike & Jackie Bezos

    Howard Behar

    Bruce & Jolene McCaw

    David Nierenberg

    Skip Rowley

    Jon & Judy Runstad

    Sabey Corporation

    Stacy Schusterman & Steven Dow

    Jennifer Vranek

  • Gift In Kind

    Al’s South Street Cafe

    Iris Barahona

    Carmen Bello, PC

    Lilian Bernal

    Elizete Bittencourt

    Cafe de Boston

    Maritza Calel

    Margoth Castillo

    Victor Castillo

    Central Market

    Chacho’s Pizza

    Chicago Cubs

    Maria Coronado

    Carmen Cruz

    Maria Cruz

    Alexandra Diaz

    Eric Dowley

    DRW Trading Group

    Franklin Park Zoo

    Flor Grande

    Lourdes Hernandez

    Josephine A. Fiorentino Community Center

    Noah Kaplan

    Jenniffer Lara

    Hilcia Larios

    Claudia Martinez

    Mattahunt Elementary School and Community Center

    Ingrid Merida

    New Seasons Market

    Flora Ng

    Ana Orellana

    Lilly Padilla

    Panera Bread

    Julio Perdomo

    Picasso’s

    Lou Rizoli

    Delio Romero

    Allison Rubin

    Bob Ruddock

    Alva Sandoval

    Sebastian’s Cafe

    Shaws Supermarkets

    Star Market - Allston, MA

    The Kroger Co. - Central Division

    UP Academy Charter School of Boston

    Argentina Villar

    Luisa Villar

    Carolyn Wiberg

    Yawkey Boys and Girls Club

Thank You

Stand for Children gratefully acknowledges the individuals, foundations, and organizations who believe in and support our mission. By standing together, we amplify our impact in ensuring that ALL children, regardless of their background, graduate from high school prepared for, and with access to, a college education.

Thank you