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2017 annual report

Welcome

Jonah Edelman,
Co-founder & CEO of Stand for Children

Dr. Martin Luther King wrote that “the ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

In this period of unprecedented challenge and controversy in our nation, we at Stand for Children have lived up to our name. Over and over, we have taken a stand.

For the 800,000 young people with DACA status whose promising lives are at risk, we have enlisted and mobilized thousands of education leaders and hundreds of thousands of our supporters across the country to advocate for a clean Dream Act.

For middle school students facing unprecedented meanness and hostility, we launched the Middle School Kindness Challenge thanks to an unprecedented partnership with leading content providers and education organizations.

For public school students across the nation, we stood up against proposed federal budget cuts and a potential dramatic expansion in vouchers for private schools.

All of these efforts directly respond to the challenges of our day but in no way divert us from our core mission. Our commitment to ensuring that all children are prepared to succeed has fueled this work and made this our most impactful year ever in concert with our many esteemed partners.

In 2017, Stand Illinois championed a $350 million per year increase in funding for Illinois’ lowest funded school districts and $221 million specifically for Chicago Public Schools, which, despite outstanding progress, were in dire financial straits. Stand Oregon secured $170 million over two years to fund Measure 98 in order to increase the state’s low graduation rates, improve college and career readiness, and an innovative implementation effort. In Washington state, we fought for a $527 million increase over four years in the Learning Assistance Program for students below grade level, $197.5 million over four years in dedicated funding for Career Technical Education, and more equitable funding overall. We’re proud of our success in Arizona that led to $20 million in funding for early literacy, and that Stand Indiana continued its integral work in the renaissance of Indianapolis Public Schools, where graduation rates have increased from 65% to 77% and the percentage of D and F rated schools has declined from 66% to 50% since 2012.

Life is short. The barriers blocking poor children and children of color from reaching their tremendous potential to live productive lives and help their communities are persistent. The only choice is to lead boldly, effectively, and collaboratively.

I know you are with us and I deeply appreciate it.

Thank you for all you do for children and for taking a stand at a time when children need us to show more courage and conviction than ever.

Sincerely,

Jonah Edelman,
Co-founder and CEO of Stand for Children

Jonah Edelman,
Co-founder & CEO of Stand for Children

Our Impact

We fight for policies and investments made at every level of government, focusing on improving outcomes for under served students.

Highschool
Success

In today’s economy, a high school diploma is not enough. Students need to excel and gain access to college and career training. Unfortunately, across the country, the high school graduation rate is abysmally low, and even if students have graduated they are not always prepared for succeed in life. We work passionately to change that trend.

Implementing Measure 98

Oregon's college readiness and high school success law has been the focal point of Stand Oregon since we developed and passed the legislation in 2016 to support Freshman On Track, Career and Technical Education (CTE), and College Credit Courses. As it passed, we were already planning ahead - how would the state fund the new law, and how could we help schools leverage the funding they might then receive? How could we ensure the benefits of the law actually reach the students who need it?

First, Stand Oregon had to help secure funding. In July 2017, the legislature voted for $170 million in funding for the biennium for Measure 98 - less than the $300 million Oregonians voted for, but $170 million more than schools would have had without Measure 98.

Once the funding was secured, Stand Oregon immediately began implementing a plan to ensure that schools would leverage funding for Freshman on Track. While schools already have CTE and college level coursework, there were no districts in the entire state that were implementing research-driven tactics to improve Freshman On Track rates even though ending freshman year on track is highly predictive of high school graduation.

So, Stand Oregon launched the Center for High School Success (CHSS) and hired a former superintendent to help schools train teams to analyze attendance, course performance, and disciplinary referrals, which are the key Freshman on Track student indicators. Through a close partnership with the University of Chicago's Network for College Success - which has used its programming to raise Chicago's graduate rate 23 percentage points - Stand Oregon brought seven teams of teachers from Oregon to be trained in Chicago twice along with site visits to schools and support from the CHSS back home. As the first seven districts (with sixteen participating high schools) launched Freshman on Track work in 2017, the CHSS began recruiting additional districts to drastically expand the work in 2018. Our original school districts and a team of trained Coaches will become central hubs for a network that brings Freshman on Track to schools across the state, setting he foundation for increasing Oregon's graduation rate.


Freshman on Track

In a new line of work that spanned three states, Stand partnered with the University of Chicago's Network for College Success to bring teams of ninth grade teachers and staff to the National Freshman Success Institute. A team from Indianapolis, two teams from Memphis, and the seven teams from Oregon discussed above all received training that has enabled them to bring Freshman On Track programming to their school districts for the 2017-18 school year.

From this partnership and training we are growing networks of schools that can leverage data-driven tactics to increase high school success by improving the numbers of students who finish ninth grade on track for graduation.

Early
Literacy

Stand is committed to increasing access to quality early childhood literacy education opportunities. The right start to education provides all students, especially in our most disadvantaged communities, with the foundation they need to enter school prepared to succeed.

Summer Literacy

In summer 2017 we piloted the "LightSail" reading program with four cohorts (76 students completing the program) in Denver and Chicago. "LightSail" provided participants with tablets and leveled reading activities while Stand established school and community partnerships and Reading Coaches. In Chicago, 42 students read 1,484 books and read for 24,754 minutes. One cohort of students of Stand members had exceptional results with 100% of participants exceeded typical growth in reading proficiency (62% did in the second cohort). In Denver, 34 students read 1,151 books and read for 35,449 minutes. The two cohorts were from the same school and 53% exceeded typical growth.


Campaigns

Stand Colorado has built a statewide coalition of organizations and parents with the goal of doubling the rate of third graders who are proficient in reading to 80% by 2020. The statewide campaign includes resources for parents, a parent pledge, and a listening tour with educators across the state. This campaign is building toward a major advocacy push in 2018 to significantly increase funding for the READ Act and Early Literacy Grants.

Stand Massachusetts is aiming to pass legislation that will increase the number of third graders reading at grade level (currently just over 40% are where they should be) by addressing strategies for prevention, student identification, student interventions, and educator supports. Over 3,000 people have signed the petition to urge the state legislature to invest in early literacy; we have secured chief sponsors for the legislation in both the House and the Senate; and, we are in the process of forming a coalition and formulating a statewide organizing push that aims to build broad-based support for the legislation while also encouraging parents to commit to 20 minutes of home reading per day.


Funding Wins

Stand Arizona secured $8 million, increasing to $12 million next year, for an Early Literacy Grant program approved by the legislature. The Stand Arizona team first had to persuade the Governor not to give away a $40 million surplus in a tax cut for the wealthy. We then persistently made the case for this targeted early literacy investment (only 40% of Arizona's third graders are reading at grade level) and for guidelines for how the money is spent that align with best practices.

Stand Washington passed a landmark funding package that included new financial support for early literacy with $527.9 million secured for the Learning Assistance Program, or LAP, the state's program for supporting students who are below grade level with priority on K-4 reading. You can read more about this funding package under our Funding Spent Wisely category above.

Teaching
excellence

The person who stands at the front of the classroom every day has a huge influence on the success of a student, both in school and later in life. It is critical that all children have great teachers so they can reach their full potential. It is just as critical that educators have the support needed to excel in their important profession.

HOME VISIT PROJECTS

In Dallas, the successful Home Visit Project (HVP) provides opportunities for educators and families to build trusting relationships to support academic and social success for students within Dallas Independent School District (DISD). Beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, there were 75 campuses participating in the HVP, spanning elementary through high school. The fall semester saw 830 educators conduct 2,870 relationship-building home visits. The interest continues to grow, in 2016-17 there were 55 campuses, 530 educators conducting 4,034 home visits. We are on pace for a 30% increase in total home visits. A growing and collaborative partnership with Dallas ISD has ensured sustainability and growth of this impactful project. Teachers who participate in HVP see improved parent-teacher relationships, promote a culture of trust for parents, teachers, administration and students, as well as increases in student attendance and overall classroom engagement.

With continued success in Dallas ISD, the HVP is being piloted in Fort Worth ISD at four elementary campuses. The goal for the four campuses is for at least 30 participants to conduct a minimum of 240 home visits. For the fall semester, 36 educators conducted 153 home visits.

Between June 2016 and August 2017, 1,500 educators have been trained. Since the initial pilot in 2015-16 to the present, over 7,400 home visits have been conducted in the Dallas and Fort Worth ISD's.


INDIANA TEACHER RESIDENCY and CAREER PATHWAYS PILOTS

In Indiana we addressed the need for more effective teachers by supporting the development and passage of pilots for a new teacher residency pilot program and a new career pathways program. Our parent members were vocal supporters of these initiatives, including LaToya Tahirou who testified in the Senate Chambers before the joint Interim Study Committee on Education. Her heartfelt testimony about the cycle of teachers who come and go each year from her children's classrooms was a moving reminder of the impact a great teacher can have and the devastating effects of ineffective and sometimes uninterested teachers. In her words:

"Teacher-residency programs place teachers with the best intentions in classrooms that will give them crucial real-life experience and confidence. They prepare them to commit to our students and be better qualified in handling a challenging learning environment. They reduce the chances of a new teacher becoming overwhelmed and blindsided and giving up… One great teacher can impact your life forever."

Adequate and
Equitable Funding

Schools in many states, such as Arizona, are woefully underfunded across the board; in other states, such as Illinois, there is massive inequity in the amount of funding that goes to educate privileged students in wealthy suburbs and the amount that goes to educate disadvantaged students in urban and rural areas. Although schools with more money tend to do better, just increasing a school’s budget doesn’t guarantee better outcomes. That’s why Stand supports increased funding for schools in states with low funding, increased equity in states with a high level of unfairness, and wise spending across the board.

Illinois Title I Funding

Stand Illinois achieved two major victories in school funding this year. Below you can read the history of one of our budget wins, SB1947 a modified evidence-based funding formula bill with an additional $350M in new funding for the current fiscal year.

The other major victory also has been a long-term struggle for Illinois' students and schools. As of last year, almost $80 million in federal Title I funding intended to help classrooms serving poor students was being diverted annually to cover pension debt in Illinois. Districts had to pay an increasingly high percentage of federally-funded teacher salaries to the Teachers Retirement System (TRS). Since most federal funds are targeted generally towards helping underserved students, the law hit the state's most vulnerable students the hardest. In 2013 The TRS Board unanimously voted to reverse this practice, returning about $80 million to classrooms serving poor students. However, the Illinois legislature reversed the Board's decision, pushing the $80 million burden back onto poor rural and suburban schools and shackling their ability to provide important instructional supports for students.

Stand Illinois began its fight to right this wrong in 2015, releasing a report titled "An Education Funding No-Brainer: Stop the Teacher Pension 'Surcharge' That Hits the Poorest Schools Hardest," which proposed state and federal policy changes to address the devastating impact on schools. We then championed a bill to end the TRS surcharge in 2016, passing the senate but not getting called for a vote in the House. Undeterred,

Stand championed a bill to end the TRS Surcharge. It passed the senate but did not get called for a vote in the House. Undeterred, Stand updated its "No-Brainer" report as the TRS surcharge was slated to rise from 36% to 45% of salaries. In 2017, Stand Illinois led a coalition to champion HB656 to end this punitive practice. The House and Senate unanimously passed the bill, and Gov. Rauner signed it into law in July, returning tens of millions of dollars to underserved classrooms.


Prioritized funding in Washington

Stand Washington led the passage of a landmark school funding measure, HB2242. In a crowded political space Stand worked to elevate two key imperatives: ensuring that more funding goes to historically underserved students and ensuring that significant funding is targeted to specific priorities.

The final bill and state budget will put $7.3 billion more state dollars into the education system over four years. $912 million will spent over four years on strategic, student-centered programming that Stand specifically supported, including: $197.5 million for Career and Technical Education, $62.8 million for Highly Capable students, $527.9 million for the Learning Assistance Program (LAP, the state's program for supporting students who are below grade level with priority on K-4 reading), $53 million for Special Education, and $65.7 million for the Transitional Bilingual Program.

Standards and
Assessments

In seven states, we continued our fight to ensure that students have high-quality academic standards and rigorous, aligned assessments that enable teachers, parents, and students to know whether students are on track. As many states released initial results from their new assessments, Stand and its membership base focused in particular on educating the public about anticipated score drops, preventing misguided assessment opt-out campaigns, and protecting states’ strong existing standards and assessments.

ESSA implementation plans

Stand Louisiana, in collaboration with coalition partners, worked with the state to create an ESSA plan focused on honesty and transparency in student results in an effort to create a more equitable system in Louisiana by launching a campaign called "Cut the Curve." The campaign focused on eliminating the current grading curve on district performance scores and letter grades, as well as the hold harmless policies to ensure transparency in results for the purposes of improving schools for students.

Stand Indiana's advocacy, which included effective parent testimony (a rarity in ESSA decision making) resulted in the state's ESSA plan includes Title II funding for teacher residency programs and career pathways teacher compensation - key priorities for improving teacher quality in the state.

And Stand Illinois' ESSA plan ensures the state's accountability plan will be inclusive, transparent, and informative for parents. Some changes include weighting growth more than proficiency so we can reward schools for how much students are learning, counting students from historically underserved subgroups (demonstrating the state's commitment to educating all students), and new school ratings that are simple and easy to understand for parents.

In addition, Stand continued to protect high quality standards and assessments as threats arose. Stand Colorado and Stand Arizona both successfully opposed bills aimed at undermining their existing high-quality standards.

National

Elections can make the difference between steps forward in helping students succeed in school and life and steps backward for students who desperately need a better education than they’re getting. That’s why Stand recruits, endorses, and helps elect candidates who will make decisions that provide a better education to the students who need it most.

This year Stand engaged in work across the country to make our schools kinder and safer, to protect DREAMERS (many of whom are students and teachers), and to elect education champions to local and state offices. The culture that envelopes students in school, the ability for youth to have a legal pathway to citizenship, and the people in charge of making decisions about our public education system all have deep effects on students.

FOSTERING KINDNESS

In November 2016, concerned by the rise in hate in schools across the country after the presidential election, we launched a "Stand Up to Hate" petition which was signed by almost 35,000 people.

In the following months, recognition of the lack of evidence-based efforts to foster kindness in U.S. middle school led us to develop the Middle School Kindness Challenge. Featuring proven activities generously provided for free by leading content providers Facing History and Ourselves, Making Caring Common, Yale Center for Educational Intelligence, inspirED, and the Greater Good Science Center, the Middle School Kindness Challenge has attracted a tremendous group of partners, including the American Association of School Administrators, the American Federation of Teachers, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, New Leaders, and AVID. 180 schools and more than 5,000 educators participated in the first cycle in Fall 2017 and the next cycle launches on February 5th, 2018.


PROTECTING DREAMERS

Since November 2016, Stand has stepped up to support the 800,000 young people enrolled in the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. These Dreamers - many of whom are high school and college students as well teachers - received protection under the Obama Administration and now wait in limbo as the Trump Administration and Congress spar over their fate.

We enlisted more than 3,600 education leaders to sign a public letter calling on Congress to pass the DREAM Act, have generated thousands of calls, letters, and emails to Members of Congress, organized local actions, provided resources to school districts across the nation, and briefed hundreds of superintendents about the issue, including current state superintendents of the year. We will continue to do our part to support the tremendous organizations leading the fight for a solution that prevents the lives of so many promising young adults from being upended.


ELECTIONS

During 2017 Stand won 87.5% of the elections in which we participated across our network of 11 states. We supported three millage votes for education funding in New Orleans and endorsed four school board candidates in three districts and one state House seat.

In Denver, where we supported three school board candidates last November, two of the three won their election, maintaining the pro-student majority that we and our valued partners have supported for several years.

Earlier in the year we also successfully backed a school board candidate in a special election in East Baton Rouge, Louisiana and one candidate for a House seat in a special election in Oklahoma.


TAKING A STAND FOR PUBLIC FUNDING FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS

As the Trump Administration weighed a dramatic expansion of funding for school vouchers for private schools, our CEO, Jonah Edelman, and Randi Weingarten, the President of the American Federation of Teachers, stood together in the interest of what is best for our children's education. Their jointly written op-ed, "School vouchers don't just undermine public schools, they undermine our democracy" ran on June 1st in the Los Angeles Times. (Read the full op-ed.) Their piece closed by stating that expanding public funding for unregulated, unaccountable private schools "betrays millions of families seeking a better life" and is "at odds with what this country stands for. Public schools are a fundamental engine of opportunity in this country. We will stand together to defend them."

Quality
Schools

Every child, regardless where they live, deserves access to a great education. In districts across the country we are working with parents to ensure successful turnaround programs are used at the lowest performing schools, and we are championing quality school models at all types of public schools.

Collaboration and Accountability

In Memphis, Tennessee, Stand succeeded in moving forward the collaboration between district and charter schools collaboration that Stand has championed for several years when the Shelby County School Board approved a set of recommendations from the Charter Advisory Committee. The recommendations include establishing structures and definitions for: shared services, a feedback loop, a fee-for-service model for social emotion support and mental health services, access to professional development, legislative agendas, and increasing the talent pool for educators. In addition, the adopted recommendations to measure all schools against the same academic framework, establishing annual reports on school performance, and developing a detailed process for monitoring schools that are not meeting expectations. The adoption of these recommendations is a huge step forward toward better collaboration which will lead to more equal and high quality education for students.

In Denver, Colorado, Stand continued to organize parents and work with schools in the South West sector of the city where there are numerous schools in turnaround or that will be entering turnaround status. In particular we worked with parents at the Goldrick and Schmitt Elementary Schools to hold their administrations and the district accountable to their turnaround plans while also introducing new literacy-based programming trainings for parents to support proficient reading by third grade.

Our Members

The core of our work is empowering parents who are directly affected by educational inequity.

LaToya Tahirou Indianapolis, IN

I’ve been involved with Stand for just over a year and was recently invited to become a Team Captain for Indianapolis. All three of my children attend IPS #103 – Phalen Leadership Academy which is now an Innovation Network school, but was previously giving students a low-quality education.

I’m not a natural public speaker, but the startling statistics about how this school had been failing its students compelled me to speak up at school board meetings and advocate with other parents to get major changes made. I know now that as a parent, I don’t just have to stand by and accept things as they are at a school. I’m going to ask questions. I’m going to get other parents involved if I need to.

I’ve seen change, and it means the world to me to be a part of the positive push to make my kids’ school better.

Joselyn Kelley Baton Rouge, LA

As the primary caregiver to my granddaughter, I advocate for improvements to schools across my Parish. Too many high schools struggle to prepare children for the next step in life, leaving parents feeling hopeless. That’s why I recently spoke up at an East Baton Rouge Parish School Board meeting requesting that strong performance metrics be included in the superintendent’s contract extension. I’ve also supported our Summer Reading Challenge, built Little Libraries in North Baton Rouge and hosted Literacy Days at local schools. I know my work will make a difference for my grandbaby and the thousands of other students in Louisiana.

Jeanni Nelson Denver, CO

I started with Stand just over a year ago when my son’s elementary school became a turnaround school. Working with Stand is about more than just my child. That’s what got me started, but it’s not just about my son anymore. Literacy rates in Colorado aren’t great and we knew we needed to do something. Over the summer, we organized a program with the Denver Public Library to help children in my neighborhood keep up their reading skills during the break and to prevent summer slide.

Literacy is especially important to me because I didn’t learn to read until 8th grade. It was only because one teacher was willing to work with me and teach me how to read that I was eventually able to learn. Otherwise, I would probably be lost in the system somewhere and I didn’t want that to happen to another student. This summer’s program made a big impact for children in my neighborhood.

Work in Action

As our history shows, we’re in it for the long haul, building lasting, systemic momentum focused on what’s best for kids. Here's how we do it.

High School Success
in Oregon public schools

2016

Led by Stand Oregon Executive Director Toya Fick, backers of an initiative to boost Oregon's high school graduation rate turn in 125,000 signatures and qualify for the 2016 ballot.

2016

Measure 98 in Oregon passes with 66% of the vote, winning in 34 of 36 Oregon counties on the strength of an inclusive coalition, a well-funded campaign, and strong grassroots mobilization.

2016

Measure 98 creates a fund of $800 per high school student for Oregon school districts that meet eligibility requirements to use to expand career-technical education, college level courses, and proven dropout prevention strategies.

2017

Stand is faced with the grueling challenge of getting the Oregon Legislature to appropriate the roughly $280 million necessary to fully fund Measure 98 in the context of a $1.8 billion deficit largely driven by ballooning Medicaid costs and pension cost increases.

2017

The Joint Senate and House Ways and Means Committee Co-Chairs budget, which assumes no new revenue, includes a range of deep program cuts and only partially funds Measure 98 in order to try to motivate legislators to make a deal to raise revenue.

2017

Such a deal requires at least one Republican in both the House and Senate to reach the necessary 3/5 majority, and is likely contingent on some pension reform, which Democrats have indicate is a non-starter. Stand Oregon intensifies its lobbying efforts in Salem.

2017

Despite a major state budget deficit, Stand Oregon secures $170 million to implement Measure 98. This was a fantastic result given both Oregon's financial reality and determined efforts by the Oregon Education Association (OEA) throughout the legislative session to undercut the measure.

2017

All 198 Oregon school districts have submitted proposals for how to use Measure 98's funds. Stand Oregon is actively supporting Measure 98 implementation.

2017

Stand Oregon recruits teams from seven high schools in strategically selected school districts to attend the NCS’s Freshman Success Institute and hires a well-respected former superintendent named Scott Perry to convene and provide coaching support to Oregon's high schools.

School Funding
in Illinois

2013

The Senate Education Funding Advisory Committee, led by Sen. Manar, begins studying Illinois’ broken and inequitable system. Working with partner organizations and legislators, we begin building grassroots understanding and support among our member base.

2014–15

Various attempts at bills to fix the funding formula are attempted but fail to pass one or both chambers. We continue communications and grassroots efforts, including a rally with parents and partners at the Capitol to pressure lawmakers to fix the broken system.

2016

Stand launches “Our Students Our Future” campaign that culminates in a standing-room-only rally featuring superintendents from across the state joining for a statewide funding solution and the collection of thousands of petitions later delivered to Gov. Rauner.

2016

Springfield support for a comprehensive funding formula during an election year proves unattainable, but the General Assembly includes a one-year “equity grant” in the education budget that funnels additional dollars to underserved schools.

2017

Stand participates in the bipartisan school funding taskforce convened by the Governor. On the last day of session, after 20 years of a broken funding system, the General Assembly passes legislation distributing funds more equitably. The governor threatens to veto. Stand springs into action.

2017

We launch a multi-faceted seven-figure advocacy campaign including one million mail pieces and over one million online views of our commercial. Gov. Rauner vetoes the bill.

2017

In the face of loud public support from advocates across the state, the Governor comes to the negotiating table and agrees to sign SB1947, a modified evidence-based funding formula bill with an additional $350M in new funding for the current fiscal year.

Financials

C3 Expenses
by state

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

C3 Board of Directors

Stand for Children Leadership Center is a 501(c)(3) public charity providing leadership development and training to everyday citizens. In FY2017, Stand reached its long-term financial sustainability goal to build reserve funds equivalent to six-months of operating expenses.

Audit availability: The results depicted in these graphs and financial summaries are derived from Stand for Children Leadership Center's audited August 31, 2017 financial statements which contain an unqualified audit opinion. Copies of the full statements are available on our website here.

C3 Expenses
by state

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

C3 Board of Directors

Stand for Children Leadership Center is a 501(c)(3) public charity providing leadership development and training to everyday citizens. In FY2017, Stand reached its long-term financial sustainability goal to build reserve funds equivalent to six-months of operating expenses.

Audit availability: The results depicted in these graphs and financial summaries are derived from Stand for Children Leadership Center's audited August 31, 2017 financial statements which contain an unqualified audit opinion. Copies of the full statements are available on our website standleadershipcenter.org.

C4 Expenses
by state

The organization strategically leverages resources on a year-to-year basis to engage in lobbying and electoral work where opportunities arise. This year the organization invested significant funds in these areas because of more high impact opportunities than arise in typical years.

C4 Board of Directors

Audit availability: The results depicted in these graphs and financial summaries are derived from Stand for Children, Inc.'s audited August 31, 2017 financial statements which contain an unqualified audit opinion. Copies of the full statements are available on our website stand.org.

C4 Expenses
by state

The organization strategically leverages resources on a year-to-year basis to engage in lobbying and electoral work where opportunities arise. This year the organization invested significant funds in these areas because of more high impact opportunities than arise in typical years.

C4 Board of Directors

Audit availability: The results depicted in these graphs and financial summaries are derived from Stand for Children, Inc.'s audited August 31, 2017 financial statements which contain an unqualified audit opinion. Copies of the full statements are available on our website stand.org.

Our Donors

Thank you to our donors! We are fortunate to have an extraordinary community of supporters. We sincerely thank the donors listed below, as well as all those who donated up to $5,000, for their generous support and dedication to our mission.

Stand for Children Leadership Center

$1,000,000+

Ballmer Philanthropy Group Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Bloomberg Philanthropies Charles & Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock

$250,000+

James Crown Helios Education Foundation The Joyce Foundation The Memphis Education Fund The Robertson Foundation RMF Foundation Walton Family Foundation

$100,000+

Anonymous (2) Arie and Ida Crown Memorial Barr Foundation Best Portion Foundation Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation Communities Foundation of Texas Ellis Center for Educational Excellence Entergy George and Fay Young Foundation, Inc. Helmsley Charitable Trust Meyer Memorial Trust

$50,000+

Anonymous Bezos Family Foundation The Boone Family Foundation Council for a Better Louisiana ECET2, a project of the New Venture Fund Eli Lilly & Company Foundation, Inc. The Glick Fund The Irene E. & George A. Davis Foundation League of Education Voters Moriah Fund Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust Parker Family Foundation Rose Community Foundation Tykeson Family Charitable Trust

$25,000+

Microsoft Corporation Abby Williams Bamford Family Foundation Boeing Company, WA The Boo Grigsby Foundation Charles Lamar Family Foundation Collins Foundation Serena Connelly Dallas Foundation Emma and Georgina Bloomberg Foundation Entek Corporation Exelon Corporation GPOA Foundation Huey and Angelina Wilson Foundation The Kroger Co. - Central Division MassMutual Foundation Rick Miller Providence Health Plan Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation Stephanie and Brian Spector Valley of the Sun United Way Washington State Charter Schools Association

$10,000+

Adidas Anonymous (3) Bain Capital Children's Charity Emma Bloomberg Charles and Debra Wilson Fund Brad and Judy Chase City of Tacoma Commit! Bill Crown The James and Fannie Malarkey Foundation Joe C. Davis Foundation The Edward Wisner Donation Gun Denhart Ryan and Mary Finley Jim Frank The Greater New Orleans Foundation Greater Phoenix Leadership Hoglund Foundation Matt Levin Mile High United Way The Miles Foundation Moeller Foundation Niagara Cares Nicholas H. Noyes Jr. Memorial Foundation Thomas and JaMel Perkins Pro Bono Publico Foundation PGE Foundation David and Shirley Pollock Anne and David Shane Jill and Rajeev Singh SunTrust Kathy Taylor Thunderbirds Charities United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

$5,000+

Priscilla Bernard Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Judy Bushnell Business Council of New Orleans and the River Region Jack Friedman and Susan Climo Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts Debbie Craig E.J. and Majory B. Ourso Foundation Ted and Connie Gilbert Mark Hill Juan Young Trust Gerri Karetsky Lazar Foundation Nike Mike Perigo Robert Reily Renaissance Foundation Rosenthal Family Fund Tim Schwertfeger The Standard Christine Vernier Wells Fargo

Stand for Children, Inc.

$1,000,000+

Anonymous (2) The Ballmer Group

$500,000+

Bloomberg Philanthropies

$250,000+

Tom and Susan Dunn Ryan and Mary Finley

$100,000+

Anonymous

$50,000+

James Crown

$25,000+

Anonymous (2)

$10,000+

Anonymous (2) Education Reform Now Susan and Chuck Longfield Tim Schwertfeger Ann Stack Nancy and Michael Tooke

$5,000+

Anonymous Marianne Glick Lisette Nieves

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