Thought Leader Investors

The National Thought Leader Events are organized by Jobs for America’s Graduates and co-hosted by minority leadership organizations for the purpose of assembling approximately 110 experts and seasoned veterans on how to take what works for minority youth to scale at local, state and national levels through public and private sector policies and funding.  Thought Leaders in the past have attracted thought leaders like Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Governor of Maine John Baldacci, and Governor of Delaware Jack Markell to name a few.  Thought Leader Investors include:

Trustees ($25,000+)

  • Apollo/University of Phoenix
  • Archer Daniels Midland
  • AT&T
  • Corinthian Colleges
  • Microsoft
  • Shell Oil Company
  • Verizon Foundation


Sponsors ($10,000+)

  • APS
  • Education Management Corporation
  • General Electric
  • HCA Healthcare
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • McDonald’s
  • SHRM
  • State Farm
  • Toys R Us


Associates ($5,000+)

  • Educational Testing Service
  • Honeywell
  • The Lumina Foundation