We the Partnership

Why I am supporting the Partnership with a $1.5 million donation

December 3, 2020

By Craig Newmark

I’ve spent a decade getting to know the important, nonpartisan work CEO Max Stier and the Partnership for Public Service are doing to revitalize the federal government and ensure that our country has the efficient, innovative and responsive federal government we deserve.

Since then, I have been continually impressed by the effect the Partnership has had on presidential transitions, key legislation and the professional development of federal employees.

I’ve seen the Partnership’s dedication to its mission and what it has accomplished, and in 2010 and 2015 I was grateful for the opportunity to serve on the selection committee for the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals.

Honest, transparent and professional government has never mattered more to the success of our nation. Yet years of neglect, diminished capacity and leadership shortcomings have taken a heavy toll on the government’s ability – and credibility. It is all our responsibility to help right those wrongs.

We must rebuild and revitalize our nation’s most important democratic institution and ensure it has the leadership, talent, innovation and technology to tackle challenges and re-instill trust in all that it does.

I am investing $1.5 million in the Partnership’s work because I know that it stands at the frontlines of our democracy’s future.

While I have traditionally supported organizations focused on trustworthy journalism, voter protection, women in technology and veterans, I know the Partnership’s work is especially critical now as the organization works to ensure a peaceful and effective presidential transition and implement its Ready to Serve and Roadmap for Renewing our Federal Government programs.

Serving the public interest is serving our neighbors – and future generations who are relying on us. Join me!

Craig Newmark, commonly known for founding the online classified ads service Craigslist, is a web pioneer, philanthropist and leading advocate for trustworthy journalism, food security, voter protection, women in technology, and veterans and military families. For more information, visit: CraigNewmarkPhilanthropies.org. Craig can be found tweeting his personal perspective on birds and the issues of the day at @craignewmark.

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