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Our Mission

Constitutional Rights Foundation (CRF) seeks to instill in our nation's youth a deeper understanding of citizenship through values expressed in our Constitution and its Bill of Rights and to educate young people to become active and responsible participants in our society. CRF is dedicated to assuring our country's future by investing in our youth today.

CRF is a non-profit, non-partisan, community-based organization dedicated to educating America's young people about the importance of civic participation in a democratic society. Under the guidance of a Board of Directors chosen from the worlds of law, business, government, education, the media, and the community, CRF develops, produces, and distributes programs and materials to teachers, students, and public-minded citizens all across the nation.

Federal Tax Id: 95-2219680 | Tax exempt status: 501(c)(3)

CRF staff includes teachers and educators, lawyers, community organizers and fundraisers, designers, writers, and editors. They provide technical assistance and training to teachers, coordinate civic participation projects in schools and communities, organize student conferences and competitions, and develop publications in the following areas:

  • Law and Government programs and materials focus on how groups and individuals interact with the issues, institutions, people and processes that shape our laws and government.
  • Civic Participation programs and materials bring to life the rights and responsibilities of active citizenship by challenging young people to explore their community and plan and implement projects that address community needs.

Get to know more about Constitutional Rights Foundation by looking over our Annual Report. Contact our staff. Explore our Programs section to learn how CRF translates its visions into reality. Turn to the Publications page to survey our catalog offering materials in Government, U.S. and World History, Business, and Civic Participation. Tour our Support section to learn how we keep our vital work moving ahead, or check out the CRF Calendar.

Do you have any questions about CRF Programs or Publications? Do you want to reach a particular CRF staff member?

Download a copy of CRF's brochure.

Board of Directors

All Directors are independent, voting members. List updated December 5, 2014.

Officers and Executive Committee:

stern_b.jpgRobert S. Stern, Esq., Chair
Morrison & Foerster LLP


aronoff2010.jpgRobert C. Aronoff, Esq.
Robert C. Aronoff, a Professional Corporation


Jackson_warren_cmyk T. Warren Jackson, Esq., Immediate Past Chair
DIRECTV, LLC


photo_notLeon Bass, Jr.   
Southern California Edison Company


hutt_laurenceLaurence J. Hutt, Esq., Vice Chair
Arnold & Porter LLP

Calabrese.jpgJoseph A. Calabrese, Esq.
Latham & Watkins LLP

matsumoto.jpgSharon J. Matsumoto, Esq., Vice Chair
Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office

KOLODNY_rick 2.jpgRichard S. Kolodny, Esq.
The Portfolio Group Inc.


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Christopher H. Paskach, Chief Financial Officer
KPMG LLP (Ret.)

Kronstadt.jpgHon. John A. Kronstadt
U. S. District Court

levin_jamescC. James Levin, Secretary
Winston & Strawn LLP

helyar_erachel_wbL. Rachel Lerman
Barnes & Thornburg LLP

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Peter B. Morrison, Esq.
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

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K. Eugene Shutler
Businessman/Attorney

thomas_dougDouglas A. Thompson, Esq.
Bryan Cave LLP

Directors:

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Shannon Alexander
NBCUniversal, Inc.

lee_joseph_wJoseph D. Lee
Munger Tolles & Olson LLP

JamesCrpSm.jpgJames M. Aquilina, Esq.
Stroz Friedberg

lo_jasonJason Lo
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Arnault2E Jane Arnault-Factor, Ph.D.
JurEcon, Inc.

Mann-16161Elizabeth Mann
Mayor Brown LLP
beffa_darinDarin T. Beffa
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
mayer_kevinKevin C. Mayer
Crowell Moring

Braverman_a.jpgAlan N. Braverman, Esq.
The Walt Disney Company

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Susan C. Miller
Avery Dennison Corporation

brooks_kelliKelli Brooks
KPMG
molinski_williamWilliam A. Molinski
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

clinton_mMalissia R. Clinton
Aerospace Corporation

mooradian_alinaAlina Mooradian
Snell & Wilmer

cooper_scottScott P. Cooper
Proskauer

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Gregory N. Pimstone, Esq.
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP

davitt_vin_wbVincent J. Davitt, Esq.
Meylan Davitt Jain Arevian & Kim LLP

privette_howard2014Howard M. Privette II, Esq.
Paul Hastings LLP

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David J. DiMeglio
Jones Day


pulgisi_fred.jpgFred R. Puglisi, Esq.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

DUNNEKimberly A. Dunne
Sidley Austin LLP

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Christopher P. Reynolds, Esq.
Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc.

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Hon. Raymond C. Fisher
U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals 

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Patrick G. Rogan, Esq.
RoganLehrman LLP

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Talya Z. Friedman
Jackson Lewis P.C.

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Christopher S. Ruhland, Esq.
Dechert LLP

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Greg Gelfan, Esq.
Twentieth Century Fox Film


 

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Thomas A. Ryan, Esq.
McDermott Will & Emory

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Margaret H. Gillespie
Littler Mendelson P.C.


sacks_robert.jpgRobert A. Sacks, Esq.
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

gordon_jonathan.jpgJonathan M. Gordon, Esq.
Alston & Bird LLP

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Peggy Saferstein
College Circuit

grant_samanthaSamantha C. Grant
Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP

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Jeff E. Scott, Esq.
Greenberg Traurig LLP

greenfield_bob_webnRobert A. Greenfield
Stutman, Treister & Glatt

sohaili_masoonMasood Sohaili
DLA Piper


hawkesamy.jpgAmy M. Hawkes, Esq.
Ernst & Young LLP

sragow_darry.jpgDarry A. Sragow, Esq.
Denton

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Ross Higman
Walmart

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Hon. Marjorie Steinberg (Ret.)

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Kurt M. Hocker
Union Bank N.A.

titleGail Migdal Title
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

husarlinda.jpgLinda S. Husar 
ReedSmith

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Kathleen McFarlane Waters
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

kampfner_roberto.jpgRoberto J. Kampfner, Esq.
White & Case, LLP

kempinsky.jpgLouis E. Kempinsky, Esq.
Kempinsky Law Ltd.

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Todd Clark
Executive Director Emeritus
Emeritus Board Member

Annual Reports

2012 | 2011 | 20102009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001

Financial Statements

Latest Audited Financials | Latest IRS Form 990

Executive Staff

croddy_marshal_webMarshall Croddy, President 

Marshall Croddy assumed the position of President of CRF in February 2013. Croddy previously served as Vice President. He is an attorney and has been a member of the State Bar of California since 1976. Croddy is a nationally recognized leader in the field of law-related and civics education. He has designed, edited, and co-written most of CRF's educational texts and publications including the Law in the Social Studies series, Criminal Justice in America, Letters of Liberty, Foundations of Freedom, Reviewing the Verdict, Active Citizenship Today, The W.M. Keck Foundation Challenge Series, CityWorks, and Bill of Rights in Action, a nationally distributed curricular newsletter. In the area of program design and implementation, he has helped create numerous educational programs for Constitutional Rights Foundation and other organizations, most notably, the 1991 Southern California Celebration of the Bicentennial of the Bill of Rights. He has served on the boards of a number of educational and civic organizations. In 2000, he received the American Bar Association's Isidore Starr Award for Excellence in Law-Related Education, and in 2007, he was awarded the Roy Erickson Civic Education Leadership Award by the California Council for the Social Studies.



doggett_keri_webnKeri Doggett, Director of Program Development

Keri Doggett is CRF's Director of Program Development. With CRF for over 20 years, Keri has participated in the design and dissemination of civics programs for elementary, middle, and high school students and teachers. Keri develops curriculum materials, provides leadership in the design and delivery of CRF teacher professional development, works directly with researchers to evaluate CRF programs, and works with executive staff to prepare funding proposals. In addition, she currently oversees CRF’s high school Civic Action Project, all Teaching American History projects, and the new elementary MyTown project.  Prior to joining CRF, Keri taught for ten years in Jefferson County public schools in Colorado.



Staff | E-Mail Staff

Niña Abonal
Program Coordinator, Expanding Horizons Internships & Law 
(213) 316-2127

Sylvia Andresantos
Program Manager, Administration
(213) 316-2138

Rowena Balwit
Special Projects/Devt. Associate
(213) 316-2104

Andrew Costly
Senior Manager, Publications
(213) 316-2155

Marshall Croddy
President
(213) 316-2113

David De La Torre
Program Manager, Civic Participation
(213) 316-2121

Keri Doggett
Director of Program Development
(213) 316-2115

Adrian Gutierrez
Administrative Assistant
(213) 316-2102

Bill Hayes
Senior Writer/Editor, Programs & Materials Development
(213) 316-2122

Damon Huss
Writer/Editor/Trainer, Programs & Materials Development
(213) 316-2117

John Martin
Consultant, Administration & Finance
(213) 316-2124

Gregorio Medina
Senior Program Director, Civic Participation
(213) 316-2105

Victor Monzon
Senior Accountant/Controller
(213) 316-2131

Lourdes Morales
Senior Program Director, Law & Expanding Horizons Internships
(213) 316-2125

Nancy Sanchez
Program Manager, Expanding Horizons Internships & Law
(213) 316-2109

Wilson Shum
Network Administrator
(213) 316-2110

Laura Wesley
Senior Program Director, Civic Participation
(213) 316-2128

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