ALL CHILDREN DESERVE
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

to succeed in life, but far too many, through no fault of their own, aren’t getting the education they deserve.

More than three million students will drop out of high school every year to face an uncertain future of low earnings, poor health and a high risk for incarceration.

We are passionately committed to righting this wrong. Stand for Children works in 11 states across the country – from classrooms to state capitols – to mobilize Americans around one common goal: improving the odds for American children.

A HEARTFELT
THANK YOU

for the tremendous impact for students we have had in the past year. With the support of our parent members and leaders, staff, volunteers, community partners and generous donors, we made important strides forward for kids in 2013:

  • We played a significant role in 44 local or state policy or budget accomplishments, from automatically qualifying academically promising students into AP or IB classes, to supporting effective implementation of improved teacher evaluations. We promoted high-quality charter schools through strong authorization and oversight and closure of low-performing charters; we helped secure funding for pre–K, teacher mentoring, and interventions to improve reading proficiency across our network.
  • We successfully campaigned for reasonable pension reforms that will reduce unfunded pension liability by $165 billion in the next 30 years and more than $500 million per year in new revenue, the combination of which will mean billions more per year to classrooms.
  • We educated and engaged more than 66,000 parents and community members on Common Core, fighting misguided attacks against improved academic standards that will help more students succeed.
  • 1,470 parents graduated from Stand University for Parents (Stand UP), Stand for Children’s family engagement course focused on giving parents the tools to ensure their children are on the path to college.

  • I could not be prouder of the work we are doing together to help ALL children succeed.

    Standing together for children across our nation, we will accomplish even more in 2014 and beyond.

    JONAH EDELMAN

    Co-Founder & CEO

    ACROSS THE
    NETWORK

    Our mission is to ensure that all children, regardless of their background, graduate from high school prepared for, and with access to, a college education. To make that happen, we:

  • Educate and empower parents, teachers, and community members to demand excellent public schools.
  • Advocate for effective local, state and national education policies and investments.
  • Ensure the policies and funding we advocate for reach classrooms and help students.
  • Elect courageous leaders who will stand up for our priorities.

  • * 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.

    1,470

    Parents Graduated

    from Stand University for Parents with the tools to advocate for their children’s academic success.

    "

    Stand UP involves parents in the education of their kids in a way that’s much more meaningful than we’ve ever been able to do."

    – Stand UP graduate


    "

    This is an organization that leads with results. They talk about real laws, real policies in place helping real children, tens of thousands of children across America."

    – Geoffrey Canada, President and CEO of the Harlem Children’s Zone

    44

    Policies

    were enacted in our states and districts, ensuring education solutions across our 11 state affiliates.

    500

    Million Dollars

    were secured in new funding for classrooms all across the country.

    "

    We’re breaking down stereotypes and breaking down peer pressure from their own peer group. We are seeing kids go to college who otherwise wouldn’t have."

    – Ms. Joni Hall, Principal in Federal Way, WA (in response to Stand WA’s support of Academic Acceleration)

    66,000

    Supporters Reached

    in our effort to educate parents and community members about the value of high and consistent standards for all students through the Common Core.

    "

    I am proud to belong to Stand for Children because after only a short time in this country my worldview has been greatly expanded and I have come to understand many things I wouldn’t have otherwise known. I have seen and I have felt that my voice truly matters.”

    – Lilia Ramirez, CO Member and Parent

    "

    My kids are the absolute reason that I decided to become part of an organization that would help parents make a way for their kids to get the best education possible and have their dreams come true. Thank you, Stand for Children."

    – Rachel Guidry, 1st Parent Leader, current organizer in LA

    EXPLORE OUR
    STATE WORK

    FINANCIAL

    SUMMARY

    C3

    Stand for Children Leadership Center is a 501(c)(3) public charity that provides leadership development and training to everyday citizens. 2013 was another growth year with the expansion into our 11th state, Oklahoma, the strengthening of National Support Services, and our greatest year of impact. While our cash flows and revenues increased by 42%, our expenses increased by only 16%. This reflects our focus on long-term financial sustainability.

    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.



    C4

    Stand for Children, Inc., a 501(c)(4) membership organization, was very active during the 2012 election year and expenses increased by 61% over 2011. Continued generous support from members, individuals, and organizations along with funds raised in prior years provided us the financial platform to accomplish important advocacy and electoral work.

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



    The results depicted in these graphs and financial summaries are derived from Stand for Children Leadership Center’s and Stand for Children, Inc.’s audited December 31, 2013, financial statements, which contain an unqualified audit opinion. Please direct requests for copies of our audited financial statements to admin@stand.org.

    BOARD

    OF DIRECTORS

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


  • Julie Mikuta (Chair), Senior Director of Education, Charles & Lynn
  • Schusterman Family Foundation
  • Kristin Ehrgood, President, Flamboyan Foundation
  • John Legend, Entertainer and Education Activist
  • Mike Perigo, Partner, Bridgespan
  • Vince Roig, Founding Chairman, Board of Helios Education Foundation
  • Stand for Children, Inc.
    501(c)(4)


  • Emma Bloomberg (Chair), Chief of Staff, Robin Hood Foundation
  • Katherine Brittain Bradley, President, CityBridge Foundation
  • Phil Handy (Treasurer), President and CEO, Strategic Industries
  • Eliza Leighton, Independent Consultant
  • Michael L. Lomax, Ph.D., President and CEO, United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
  • Lisette Nieves, Partner, Lingo Ventures
  • Don Washburn (Secretary), 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, 2013.

    Stand for Children
    Leadership Center

    $1,000,000 +

  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Charles & Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation
  • Helmsley Charitable Trust
  • Laura and John Arnold Foundation
  • Anonymous
  • Arthur Rock
  • $500,000–$999,999

  • Bezos Family Foundation
  • Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • George Kaiser Family Foundation
  • Helios Education Foundation
  • Jewish Communal Fund
  • $250,000–$499,999

  • Joshua & Anita Bekenstein
  • The Broad Foundation
  • Ryan & Mary Finley
  • Reed Hastings via Silicon Valley Community Foundation
  • The Joyce Foundation
  • Strategic Grant Partners
  • $100,000–$249,999

  • Arie and Ida Crown Memorial
  • Best Portion Foundation
  • Kenneth & Jacqueline Brody
  • James & Paula Crown
  • Daniels Fund
  • Glenn & Eva Dubin
  • Paul & Mary Finnegan
  • Eli Lilly and Company Foundation, Inc.
  • GE Foundation
  • Hyde Family Foundations
  • Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation
  • Michael Krupka & Anne Kubik
  • Meyer Memorial Trust
  • Mindy & Reuben Munger
  • New Schools Venture Fund
  • David Nierenberg
  • Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust
  • Piton Foundation
  • Public Interest Projects
  • Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
  • Paul Tudor Jones
  • Three anonymous donors
  • $50,000–$99,999

  • The Anschutz Foundation
  • Arizona Community Foundation
  • Connie Ballmer
  • The Boone Family Foundation
  • The Boston Foundation
  • Judy & Ward Bushnell
  • College Spark
  • Anonymous
  • Flamboyan Foundation
  • Fournier Family Foundation
  • Inasmuch Foundation
  • Jacobson Family Foundation Trust
  • New Venture Fund
  • Glenn & Faith Parker via The Parker Family Foundation
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Brian & Stephanie Spector via The Boston Foundation
  • Two Anonymous Donors
  • $25,000–$49,999

  • Bain Capital Children’s Charity
  • Bloomberg Sisters Foundation
  • CityBridge Foundation
  • Exelon Corporation
  • Jeffrey & Christa Hawkins
  • Jefferson Business Council
  • Jim Kelly
  • John and Lisa Pritzker Family Fund
  • Lamar Foundation
  • League of Education Voters
  • Matt & Renee Levin
  • MassMutual Financial Group
  • Win McCormack
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • New North Citizens’ Council, Inc.
  • North Star Foundation
  • Hadi Partovi
  • Anne Peretz
  • David & Shirley Pollock
  • Robert Reily
  • Jesse Rogers
  • The Seattle Foundation
  • $10,000–$24,999

  • Adidas
  • Jen & Brett Andres
  • Apex Foundation
  • Apollo Group, Inc.
  • Bamford Family Foundation
  • Emma Bloomberg & Chris Frissora
  • Rick & Nonnie Burnes via The Boston Foundation
  • The Charlotte Foundation
  • Collins Foundation
  • Coogan and Coogan, Inc.
  • Jim Gordon via James Gordon Trust
  • The Greenbrier Companies
  • The Gun and Tom Denhart Family Fund
  • IF Hummingbird Foundation
  • Intel Corporation, Oregon
  • Irene E. & George A. Davis Foundation
  • James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation
  • Lazar Foundation
  • John Legend via Entertainment Industry Foundation
  • Marie Lamfrom Charitable Foundation
  • Clark and Jane Moeller
  • Seth Moeller via Moeller Foundation
  • Kristin & Stephen Mugford
  • Lisette Nieves
  • Robert D. and Marcia H. Randall Charitable Trust
  • Sequoia Foundation
  • William Shane
  • David Singer
  • The Standard
  • Todd Williams via Todd A Williams Family Foundation
  • United Way of Pioneer Valley
  • John Von Schlegell
  • Don & Chrissy Washburn
  • Brett Wilcox
  • Anonymous
  • $5,000–$9,999

  • Anonymous
  • $1,000–$4,999

  • Amplified Strategies, Inc.
  • Assessment Technology, Inc.
  • Kate Baker
  • Kerry Barnett
  • Baron/Gilbert Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation
  • Bashas’ Grocery Stores
  • Howard Behar
  • Benevity
  • Bertrand A. Wilson Family Fund
  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Matching Gift Program
  • Blaine Trust
  • Frank Blethen
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Community Trust
  • Blum-Kovler Foundation
  • Margaret Boasberg & Chris Bierly
  • Boeing Company, WA
  • Bobby Brannon
  • Carl Bradley
  • Roger Brown via The Boston Foundation
  • Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
  • Bruce and Jolene McCaw Family Foundation
  • Cambia Health Solutions
  • Cargill, Inc.
  • Sarah Case
  • Charles and Nancy Collins
  • Judy and Brad Chase
  • City of Hillsboro
  • Rhonda Cohen
  • College Success Foundation
  • Con-Tech International
  • Debbie Craig
  • Elizabeth Cramer & Robert Sternberg
  • David and Cathy Habib Foundation
  • Nancy Dehmlow
  • Gun Denhart
  • Dimmer Family Foundation
  • Dorothy Lemelson Trust
  • Tonya Dressel & Mark Doran
  • E. Boys Club
  • Education First
  • Ned & Sara Friend
  • David Edwards
  • Brian & Anne Emanuels
  • Entergy
  • Bob Eshelman
  • Fester & Chapman PC
  • Foundations for a Better Oregon
  • Foster Pepper PLLC
  • Frank B. Stewart, Jr. Foundation
  • Freeport–McMoran Foundation
  • Jack Friedman & Susan Climo
  • Friends Of Chris Edwards
  • James Garvey
  • Bill Gaylord & Linda Eyerman via Oregon Community Foundation
  • Gen Next
  • Gerding Edlen Development, LLC
  • J. Donald Garvey
  • Greg Goodman & Susan Schnitzer
  • Kathy Goodwin
  • Greater Phoenix Leadership
  • The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation
  • Greater Worcester Community Foundation
  • Greg Goodman Charitable Fund of the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation
  • Peter & Marian Edelman
  • Jeffrey Erbstein & Brooke Beresh
  • Marc & Megan Frazer
  • Philip & Brooke Harrell
  • Lani Hayward
  • Michael Hollis
  • Chris Honsberger
  • Industrial Development Authority, Phoenix
  • Jackson Foundation
  • Leslie Jacobs
  • Roy Jay
  • Doug Johanson
  • JW & HM Goodman Family Foundation
  • Kaiser Permanente, OR
  • Gerri Karetsky
  • Kemmons Wilson Family Foundation
  • Kiita Foundation
  • Garrison Kurtz
  • Sue Levin & Jim Burkhart
  • Bill Lewis
  • Lilly Endowment, Inc.
  • Loft9
  • Chuck & Susan Longfield
  • Judy MacDonald Johnston & John Johnston
  • The Kenneth and Marleen Alhadeff Charitable Foundation
  • Rick & Susan Koe
  • Rona & Bob Kiley
  • Ellen Macke
  • Nick MacPhee
  • Michael Maenza
  • Julie Mancini
  • Mark and Karen Hill Foundation, a fund of the Legacy Fund Community Foundation
  • Martin & Tristin Mannion
  • Jay Mason
  • Metro Credit Services, Inc.
  • Microsoft Matching Gifts Program
  • Joan Morse & Dean Hachamovitch
  • Mr. & Mrs. Robert Murrary via The Murray Family Fund at Arizona Community Foundation
  • Anne Myers
  • Sherif & Mary Nada
  • Nationwide Vision Center
  • Nike, Inc.
  • NOLA Motor Club, LLC
  • Northwest Evaluation Association
  • Northwest Natural Gas Company
  • Oregon Community Foundation
  • Palo Alto Software
  • John Pegues
  • Perkins Coie Foundation
  • Russ & Mac Perlich
  • Portland General Electric
  • Pizza Investors of Louisiana, LLC
  • Emily Phan
  • Phileo Foundation
  • Policy Innovators in Education Network, Inc.
  • William Porter
  • Gary Powell via Oregon Community Foundation
  • Price Family Charitable Fund
  • Princess Johnson
  • Project RIGHT, Inc.
  • Kristin Ramstad
  • Margot Rendall & George Gardner
  • Chris Robinson
  • Vincent Roig
  • Rose E. Tucker Charitable Trust
  • Evelyne Rozner & Matt Griffin
  • Salathe Oil Company, Inc.
  • Lisbeth & Daniel Schorr
  • Anne & David Shane
  • Christy Sheerin
  • Silicon Valley Community Foundation
  • Patrick Simpson
  • Rajeev & Jill Singh
  • I. William Sizeler
  • Marilyn Smith
  • So-Hum Foundation
  • Kira Sorensen
  • State Farm Insurance
  • Willard Steckel
  • Steel House
  • Leigh Stokes
  • Barre & Robert Stoll
  • John Stumpf
  • Ken & Marta Thrasher
  • Thunderbirds Charities
  • Todd A Williams Family Foundation
  • Tony Ligi Campaign Fund
  • Michael & Nancy Tooke
  • Susan Troccolo
  • Univision Management Company
  • U.S. Bancorp Foundation
  • Verizon
  • Vernier Software & Technology
  • John Warner via The Seattle Foundation
  • Washington Charter School Resource Center
  • Wells Grant & Diane Watkinson
  • Weyerhaeuser
  • Steven & Ann Wheeler
  • Wheeler Foundation
  • Robert Weinmann
  • Pamela Welch & Stephen Voorhees
  • Dan Wieden & Priscilla Bernard
  • Laurie Westby
  • Traci & John Wheeler
  • Whitworth University
  • Cindi Williams
  • Vanessa & Anthony Wilkins
  • Windermere Foundation
  • Wright Runstad & Company
  • Beth Zappitello
  • Three anonymous donors
  • $250–$999

  • Adobe Systems Incorporated Matching Gift Program
  • Gail Andersen
  • Libby Armintrout
  • Bankoff Blanchet Family Foundation
  • Ben Barman
  • Sarah & Richard Barton
  • Sarah & Thomas Bascom
  • Steve & Maggie Bass
  • Baton Rouge Area Foundation
  • Diana Bianco
  • Sheldon Berman
  • Janet Bernstein
  • Jeffrey Beyle & Ramsay Ringo
  • Betsy Boyd & Marc Spence
  • Kristen Brady
  • Josh Bratt
  • Samantha & Mark Brauner
  • Jane Broom
  • Karen Bullard-Brace & Nat Brace
  • Kevin Burgess
  • Stacey Burkhart
  • Peter & Lucia Case
  • Laura & Richard Chasin
  • Rhonda Chong
  • CenturyLink
  • Laurie Coursin
  • Esther Cowing
  • Ty Cramer
  • Thomas Cullen
  • Paula Dagen
  • Travis & Karly Dailey
  • Cathy Davidson
  • Janna Day
  • Stephanie DeVann
  • Dan Dixon
  • Mary Donovan
  • Edith Dorsen
  • John Drescher
  • Kari Easton & Thomas Koehler
  • Jane Emrick
  • John Engber
  • Jan Faull
  • Kat Fertitta
  • Bryan Finke
  • Jim Fister
  • Taylor Fleming
  • Foundation For The Carolinas
  • Sonja Fritts
  • William Geiger
  • Jennifer & Randolph Geller
  • Anne Gimm Naughton
  • Elizabeth Glotzbach
  • GPMCH Foundation
  • Paul Graves
  • Kristi Greenaway
  • Angela Griffin
  • Susan Griffin
  • Carol & Wayne Gullstad
  • Zita Gustin
  • Phyllis Haddox
  • Jenny Hall
  • Peggy Hanel
  • Chris Harker
  • Lisa & David Harris
  • Robert & Gail Harris
  • Mark Hechtman
  • Morley Hegstrom
  • Scott Henson
  • Mary Holden
  • Roger Honz
  • Intel Corporation Charitable Match Trust
  • Frank Isik
  • Toni Jennings
  • Daniel & Cindy Johnson
  • Elizabeth Johnson
  • Steve Jonas
  • Jillian Jones
  • Paul Jorgensen
  • Barbara Kelley & Geoffrey Jones
  • Elizabeth Kellison
  • Shawn Kelly
  • Susan Kenney
  • Amy Kohnstamm
  • Dave Kretsinger
  • Michelle & Brian Lantow
  • Kristin & Earl Lasher
  • Richard Lasser
  • Eliza Leighton & Joshua Wright
  • Anne Marie Lewis
  • Michael & Cheryl Lomax
  • Roderick Macleish
  • Nicole Magnuson
  • Marjorie Manglitz
  • Kirk & Joanna Mattson
  • Katherine May
  • Kate & Denis McCarthy
  • Betsy McCaw
  • Elise McClure
  • Carol & Matt McIlwain
  • Rob McKenna
  • Rick Meeder
  • Prady Misra
  • Sara Morris
  • MultiCare
  • Eve Mykytyn
  • Susan Namkung
  • Christopher Napier
  • Patricia Nobles
  • Noto Group
  • Joan Obie
  • Opokua Oduro
  • Laura Orser
  • Andrew Over
  • Stan Paine
  • Perkins Coie LLP
  • Judy & Mark Peterman
  • Phoenix Suns Charities
  • Irene Plenefisch
  • Pohanka Auto Center, Inc.
  • Hugh Porter
  • Sarah Prager
  • Dan Price
  • Blair Rasmussen
  • Srilakshmi Remala
  • Robert F. Hunsicker Foundation
  • Cindy Roe
  • Paula Rowland
  • Steve Rowley
  • Jill Ruckleshaus
  • Judith & Jon Runstad
  • Kayley Runstad
  • George Russell
  • Stephanie Sarkisian
  • Ruth Saunders
  • Elizabeth Sheehan & Christopher Walton
  • Daniel Sheerin
  • Eric Shellan
  • Audrey Shiffman
  • Andrea Simpson
  • Dev Sinha
  • Craig Smith
  • Lynda Smith
  • Claire Sokoloff
  • Ron & Angela Souza
  • Jim & Fawn Spady
  • Robert Sprayberry
  • Kim & Timothy Strelchun
  • Students for Education Reform
  • Tina Stupasky
  • Von & Susan Summers
  • Stephen Sundquist
  • Janet Suppes
  • John Tapogna
  • Jim Torrey
  • Ryan Tracy
  • Tree Climber Foundation
  • Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program
  • Christine & David Vernier
  • Lauren Vignec
  • Patricia Warburg Cliff
  • John Wendland
  • Martina Widmann
  • Charles Wilhoite
  • Duncan Wyse
  • Carol Yahner & Anthony Kaperick
  • Tammy Young
  • Five anonymous donors
  • Stand For Children

    $1,000,000+

  • Anonymous
  • $250,000–$999,999

  • Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • Tom & Susan Dunn
  • Anonymous
  • $100,000–$249,999

  • Connie & Steve Ballmer
  • Michael Krupka & Anne Kubik
  • Anonymous
  • $50,000–$99,999

  • James & Paula Crown
  • Ryan Finley
  • Chuck & Susan Longfield
  • Mindy & Reuben Munger
  • $25,000–$49,999

  • Mike & Jackie Bezos
  • Grow Oregon
  • $10,000–$24,999

  • Judy & Ward Bushnell
  • Anthony Helies
  • Nike, Inc.
  • Oregon Business Council
  • Judith & Jon Runstad
  • Michael Tooke
  • David Weinberg
  • $5,000–$9,999

  • Tonya Dressel & Mark Doran
  • David & Cathy Habib
  • Jennifer Vranek
  • $1,000–$4,999

  • Juli & Robert Brazile
  • Dana Hogan
  • Bart Peterson
  • Rowley Properties
  • Anne Shane
  • Bill & Julie Young
  • $250–$999

  • Betsy Boyd & Marc Spence
  • Chris Brantley
  • Eloisa Brown
  • Shelley & Sean Comfort
  • Steve Erickson
  • Randy Fishfader
  • Susan & David Greenberg
  • Dana Hepper & John Thornton
  • Brian Hunt
  • Anita King
  • Lincoln High School PTA
  • Reid Litwack
  • Sigfredo Martinez
  • Marilyn McKenna
  • Julie Mikuta
  • Sharman Murley
  • Nancy O’Neal
  • Catherine & Gary Pederson
  • Julie Ponting
  • Valery Rylands
  • Liesl Santkuyl
  • Aleisha Taylor
  • Athena Turner
  • Tom Vander Ark
  • Political Action Committees

    IL PAC

  • Kenneth Brody
  • Arie Crown
  • Daniel Crown
  • James Crown
  • Lester Crown
  • Nancy Crown
  • Patricia Crown
  • Paula Crown
  • Sara Crown Star
  • Barbara Manilow
  • David Weinberg
  • MA IEC

  • Glenn & Faith Parker
  • OR PAC

  • Committee to Elect Anne Bryan
  • Anonymous
  • Friends of Donna Tyner
  • Mid-Valley Affordable Housing Coalition
  • Susan Greenberg for Beaverton Schools
  • Don & Chrissy Washburn
  • TX PAC

  • Emma Bloomber & Chris Frissora
  • Katherine Bradley
  • Steven Dow & Stacy Schusterman
  • Phil Handy via Blaine Trust
  • Don & Chrissy Washburn
  • Anonymous
  • WA PAC

  • Connie & Steve Ballmer
  • Jon & Judy Runstad
  • Gift In Kind

  • Bain Capital
  • Boston Collegiate Charter School
  • Brighton Allston Improvement Association
  • Central BBQ, LLC
  • Chicago Cubs
  • Chicago White Sox
  • Kari Dehn
  • DRW Trading Group
  • Edward W. Brooke Charter School
  • Craig Fallico
  • Google
  • Noah Kaplan
  • Mallory Lightman
  • M. Palazola Produce
  • Lou Rizzoli
  • Rebecca M. Johnson School
  • Bob Ruddick
  • Keith Tabor
  • UP Academy Charter School of Boston
  • YMCA of Greater Springfield








  • THANK YOU

    Stand for Children gratefully acknowledges the individuals, foundations, corporations and civic organizations who believe in 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.