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 Group
  • Archer Daniels Midland Company
  • AT&T
  • JC Penney
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Verizon Communications
Senior Associates ($15,000+)
  • Shell Oil Company
Sponsors ($10,000+)
  • HCA – Hospital Corporation of America
  • McDonalds
  • PhRMA
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • Strategic Partnerships, LLC
Donor ($5,000+)
  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)
  • Educational Testing Service (ETS)
  • The Lumina Foundation
  • Toys "R" Us