The Drake Group

Westport, CT   |  https://www.thedrakegroup.org/

Mission

NONPARTISAN RESEARCH AND NONPARTISAN ISSUE ADVOCACY REGARDING ACADEMIC INTEGRITY IN COLLEGIATE SPORT

Notes from the nonprofit

The Drake Group is purposefully a small, nimble, all-volunteer not for profit 501 (c) (4) advocacy organization that relies on reports and research it generates as an academic think tank. We have no staff members but do provide an annual grant to a doctoral student to provide communication services such as web site maintenance and social media outreach. We are seeking funding to enable us to hire competent clerical and administrative assistance in order to maintain our organizational and Congressional contact databases. We hire event management students to administer our annual Washington DC symposium. We are proud to have developed a position of trust with members of Congress based on the quality of our research product and are grateful for their frequent consultation with us on the development of legislation related to intercollegiate athletics reform.

Ruling year info

2014

President

Donna A. Lopiano Ph.D.

President-Elect

Andrew Zimbalist Ph.D.

Main address

c/o John Rosen, Treasurer 1720 Post Road, Suite 121

Westport, CT 06880 USA

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EIN

46-3685626

NTEE code info

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Our programs

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The Drake Group - Education Working Group

Develops position papers and research reports related to critical issues in U.S. intercollegiate athletics; works directly with members of Congress and their respective staffs on the development of legislation related to intercollegiate athletics reform, including Title IX; issues; develops recommendations to advance the academic integrity of intercollegiate athletic programs, address athlete abuse and physical safety, improve educational outcomes, advance gender equity, and identify the economic and educational exploitation of minority dominated subpopulations. See https://www.thedrakegroup.org/positions-issues/

Population(s) Served
Young adults
Students
Activists

Where we work

Financials

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The Drake Group

Board of directors
as of 4/17/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Donna Lopiano

President, Sports Management Resources

Term: 2020 - 2022


Board co-chair

Andrew Zimbalist

Robert A. Woods Professor of Economics, Smith College

Term: 2020 - 2022

Allen Sack

University of New Haven, Professor Emeritus

B. Ridpath

Associate Professor of Sports Business, Ohio University

Wendy Pierpont

Learning Specialist, U of Oregon’s Services for Student Athletes

John Rosen

Co-Founder, MCA Works

Andre Vasquez

University of Central Florida, Prospanica scholar

Tammi Gaw

Founder/Executive Director, Advantage Rule

David Hughes

Visiting Professor of eSport, Shenandoah University

Karl Idsvoog

Tenured faculty member, Kent State University

Emmett Gill

Chief Visionary Officer, Athletes and Advocates for Social Justice in Sports

Katie Lever

Doctoral Candidate, Univ. of Texas at Austin, Moody College of Communication

Bruce Smith

Former Higher Education Administrator

Julie Sommer

Attorney, Seattle, WA

Sandy Thatcher

Past Director, Penn State Univ. Press

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/25/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/25/2021

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Data
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.