The Mission

Future Now Fund is building the power to improve Americans’ lives – by winning state legislative majorities and working with them to achieve goals for the common good. We win state legislative majorities by focusing on strategic races and chambers, crowdfunding with Giving Circles, and providing substantial-on-the-ground support.

Future Now is developing the most robust state legislative support system ever built, to help state legislators achieve meaningful results.

The Electoral
Strategy

All Future Now Fund spending is about winning in 2018 – and building the capacity to keep winning for years to come. Our spending is aimed at developing the long-term infrastructure that most states don't have to win state legislative majorities. Future Now Fund has established a unique role at the nexus of state legislative politics – bringing relationships, contributions and expertise to the candidates, caucuses and states that need it most.

In each state, we have done a thorough analysis of the on-the-ground infrastructure. We found that many of the basic building blocks for success were missing. Rather than turn away from in-state players, Future Now Fund is working with them closely to fill in the gaps, for this year and beyond.

The Class of 2018

Natali Fierros Bock
AZ
Sharon Girard
AZ
Christine Marsh
AZ
Ned Claxton
ME
Laura Fortman
ME
Erin Herbig
ME
Louis Luchini
ME
Kristen Brown
MI
Berta Griffin
MI
Jim Haadsma
MI
Matt Koleszar
MI
Padma Kuppa
MI
Michelle LaVoy
MI
Mari Manoogian
MI
Laurie Pohutsky
MI
Angela Witwer
MI
Sydney Batch
NC
Christy Clark
NC
Ashton Clemmons
NC
Leslie Cohen
NC
Terence Everitt
NC
James Gailliard
NC
Julie von Haefen
NC
Wesley Harris
NC
Rachel Hunt
NC
Terri LeGrand
NC
Brandon Lofton
NC
Lisa Mathis
NC
Erica McAdoo
NC
Marcia Morgan
NC
Joe Sam Queen
NC
Ray Russell
NC
Kandie Smith
NC
Ron Wesson
NC
Jenn Alford-Teaster
NH
Shannon Chandley
NH
Mason Donovan
NH
Melanie Levesque
NH
Jon Morgan
NH
Tom Sherman
NH

The Record

Jennifer Carroll Foy
VA
Elizabeth Guzman
VA
Chris Hurst
VA
Kathy Tran
VA
David Reid
VA
Schuyler VanValkenburg
VA
Karrie Delaney
VA
Hala Ayala
VA
Cheryl Turpin
VA
Donte Tanner
VA

The Team

Adam Pritzker
Co-Founder & Chairman
Jeffrey Sachs
Co-Founder

A global leader in economics, Professor Sachs is University Professor at Columbia University, a best selling author, and an advisor to governments throughout the U.S. at the city, state, and national level, and for heads of state around the world.
Daniel Squadron
Co-Founder & Executive Director

Executive Director of Future Now and Future Now Fund. He was elected the youngest member of the New York State Senate in 2008, serving until 2017. He co-authored Senator Chuck Schumer’s Positively American: Winning Back the Middle Class Majority One Family at a Time and has worked for electoral campaigns, as well as transportation and education causes.
Mimi O Chun
Board Member & Creative Director-At-Large

Mimi leverages over 20 years of design experience bringing opportunities to life from the initial expression of a brand to products that live in the world. As a founder, advisor, and consultant, she has crafted online and offline experiences for a range of companies including IDEO and General Assembly.
John Raskin
Board Member & Strategist

John is a leader in building grassroots power to win policy change in the public interest. He is Executive Director of the Riders Alliance, New York's largest organization of public transit riders, and is a leading advocate for a renewed public investment in New York's public infrastructure.
David Karp
Board Member & Technology Advisor

David is an American entrepreneur and the founder and former CEO of blogging platform Tumblr, acquired by Yahoo in 2013. According to the MIT Technology Review, he was amongst the 35 highest ranking innovators of the world below the age of 35. He has served as a member of the Planned Parenthood Board of Directors since 2014.
Lauren Popper Ellis
Director of Policy & Legal

Lauren has worked on law and policy at the state level in the Attorney General’s Office, the Governor’s Office and the State Senate in New York and also has campaign experience at the local, state, and national levels.
Marissa Miller
Director of Finance

Marissa joined us after five years at Ubuntu Pathways (formerly Ubuntu Education Fund), a South-African based nonprofit organization, where she managed special projects and fundraising. She originally hails from New Hampshire and is a graduate of New York University.
Alyssa Cass
Director of Politics & Communications

Alyssa is a seasoned communications professional who has helped clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to nonprofits navigate the intersection of policy, politics and business. She was previously a Managing Director at Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher and the global head of communications at Handy, a New York-based home services startup.
Hannah Simon
Policy and Communications Associate

Before joining Future Now, Hannah worked on congressional campaigns in New Jersey and was a healthcare consultant at BDO, a professional services firm in New York. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and holds an MPH from Columbia University.