President and Leadership Circles

New America’s President and Leadership Circles represent an active and intergenerational assemblage of business and philanthropic leaders helping to bring exceptionally promising new voices and new ideas to the fore of our nation’s public discourse.  Members hail from across the country, expanding New America’s intellectual reach in key regions and on key areas of business, technology, media and culture.

President Circle members help Anne-Marie Slaughter to carry out New America’s mission and invest in new endeavors by supporting the organization with a significant annual contribution. Leadership Circle members represent a core group of individuals who contribute to the intellectual life of the organization in numerous ways.

President’s Circle $50,000 and above

Annual President’s Circle Dinner: An annual dinner and discussion of the year’s key achievements and future aspirations.

Opportunities to participate in Advisory Councils: New America’s program councils help establish ambitious new objectives, examine issue priorities, and advise sustainability practices for issue-specific policy solutions.

All the benefits of the Leadership Circle: included below.

Leadership Circle $25,000 - $49,999

New America’s Annual Conference: One of the highlights of New America’s year, the Annual Conference provides a rare opportunity for an intimate dialogue about the most challenging issues of our time.

The Core Club breakfast series: Our salon breakfasts held at The Core Club in New York City provide an opportunity to interact with policy-makers, business leaders, and some of the foremost thought leaders in the United States. Recent events have featured Steven Rattner, Chairman of Willett Advisors LLC and Eric Schmidt, Chairman of Google, Inc.

Complete Events Calendar: New America’s multitude of briefings, luncheons, salon dinners and high-profile, public policy events and conferences across the country, at our Washington, DC headquarters and at New America New York City provide opportunities to engage with New America’s President, Program Directors, Fellows, and the Board of Directors.

Reading Material: Regular updates of New America’s best commentary and briefs and complimentary copies of New America books and major publications.

Recognition on the New America website.

Current Leadership Circle

  • Neal Baer
    Three Baer Family Charitable Fund
  • Carolyn Kaplan
    President, George Wasserman Family Foundation
  • Ruth and David Levine
  • Peter Marber
    Head of Emerging Markets Investments at Loomis, Sayles & Co.
  • Craig Newmark
    Customer Service Rep and Founder, craigslist.org
  • Robert H. Niehaus
    Founder, Greenhill Capital Partners
  • F. Noel Perry
    Founder, Next Ten and Managing Director, Baccharis Capital Inc.
  • George R. Salem
    Founder, Law Offices of George R. Salem, PLCC
  • Myron Sponder