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People for the American Way Foundation Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 08/28/2013: People for the American Way Foundation

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 10/17/2014: PEOPLE FOR THE AMERICAN WAY FOUNDATION

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AKA  PFAWF
Washington, DC
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People for the American Way Foundation Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 08/28/2013: People for the American Way Foundation

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 10/17/2014: PEOPLE FOR THE AMERICAN WAY FOUNDATION

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Also Known As: PFAWF
Physical Address: Washington, DC 20005 
EIN: 13-3065716
Web URL: www.pfaw.org 
NTEE Category: R Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
R63 Censorship, Freedom of Speech and Press Issues
R Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
R99 Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy N.E.C.
R Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
R40 Voter Education/Registration
Ruling Year: 1981 
How This Organization Is Funded: Major Donors - $2,555,734
Foundations - $2,111,598
Bequests - $542,029


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Mission Statement

Our Mission In times of hardship, in times of crises, societies throughout history have experienced wrenching dislocations in their fundamental values and beliefs ... We are alarmed that some of the current voices of stridency and division may replace those of reason and unity. If these voices continue unchallenged, the results will be predictable: a rise in `demonology' and hostility, a breakdown in community and social spirit, a deterioration of free and open dialogue, and the temptation to grasp at simplistic solutions for complex problems. People For the American Way Foundation was established to address these matters. Our purpose is to meet the challenges of discord and fragmentation with an affirmation of `the American Way.' By this, we mean pluralism, individuality, freedom of thought, expression and religion, a sense of community, and tolerance and compassion for others. People For the American Way Foundation will reach out to all Americans and affirm that in our society, the individual still matters; that there is reason to believe in the future; not to despair of it; and that we must strengthen the common cords that connect us as humans and citizens. By educating the American people and raising their level of understanding about the basic tenets by which our society is sustained, People For the American Way Foundation will fulfill its mission.

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Fiscal Year Starting: January 1, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2012

Total Revenue $6,102,430
Total Expenses $6,015,404

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Michael Keegan

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Michael Keegan has extensive experience as a business executive, philanthropist and longtime board member of both People For the American Way and People For the American Way Foundation, beginning his tenure with the organizations in 1994. In that time, Michael has been an active participant on all of the key board committees overseeing the program activities of the organizations. He has shown a deep commitment not only to the institutions themselves, but to the values and guiding principles on which People For the American Way and People For Foundation base their missions. As President, he brings with him a unique wealth of knowledge about People For from his 15 years on the board. Michael has a rich background in progressive activism, particularly in the area of LGBT equality. He is a founding national board member of The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD). Michael also serves on the board of the Los Angeles Public Library and as a trustee of the Muriel Pollia Foundation. Michael is a real estate investor and has worked in various capacities in the media and entertainment industries, at companies such as Columbia Pictures and at Act III Communications where he served as President of the 500-screen Act III Theatres Circuit. He received his MBA in International Business and Entertainment Management from Columbia University. He received his BA in American Studies from Vanderbilt University where he was President of the Student Body. He was awarded the post graduate World Trade Council Traveling Fellowship for travel to developing countries on four continents.

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Program Description:

Young People For (YP4) is a strategic long-term leadership development program that identifies, engages and empowers the newest generation of progressive leaders to create lasting change in their communities.

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