NC Common Cause


Common Cause supports taxpayer financed public campaigns and is a member of four of the liberal progressive political networks – Z Smith Reynolds Foundation, Blueprint NC, Democracy NC, and Together NC Partner Coalition. Blueprint NC is the group that gained infamy with their strategy memo that directed their members to “eviscerate, mitigate, litigate, cogitate and agitate” the state’s leadership in 2013.

Most of Common Cause’s national grant money comes from radical left wing progressive foundations such as George Soros’ Open Society, Proteus, Tides, and Z Smith Reynolds. The NC group is one of 35 state chapters.


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People Connections:

Person Position Time
Ann McColl Board Member Current
Ann McCracken Board Member Current
April Harris Development Manager Current
Bob Phillips Executive Director Current
Brent Laurenz Director of Outreach and Special Projects Current
Bryan Warner Director of Communications Current
Chris Fitzsimon Board Member Current
Dennis Burns Board Member Current
Earl Johnson Board Member Current
Jane Pinsky Associate Director Current
Jay Gladieux Board Member Current
Larry King Board Member Current
Marcus Bass Board Member Current
Mark Nance Board Member Current
Beverly Brown Board Treasurer Former
Bill Palich Board Member Former
Ivanna Gonzalez College Outreach Coordinator Former
John Holdsclaw Board Member Former
Lille Ruth Jones Board Member Former
Marcus Bass Campus Outreach Coordinator Former
Mary Morgan Board Member Former
Masac Dorlouis Campus Outreach Coordinator Former
Michael Leach Board Member Former
Sam Brown Board Member Former
Tom Coulson Board Member Former
Tracy Leatherberry Campus Outreach Coordinator Former
Warren Murphy Board Member Former

This group funded by:

Funder Year Amount Description
AJ Fletcher Foundation 2016 $40,000.00 For HBCU Engagement & Education project
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2016 $75,000.00 Voting a full ballot in NC project
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2016 $25,000.00 For general operating support of its NC office
AJ Fletcher Foundation 2015 $50,000.00 For HBCU & Education project
AJ Fletcher Foundation 2014 $60,000.00 For HBCU Education program
AJ Fletcher Foundation 2013 $40,000.00
AJ Fletcher Foundation 2012 $40,000.00
Educational Foundation of America 2012 $15,000.00
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2011 $75,000.00 General/operating support For general operating support
Triangle Community Foundation 2009 $15,000.00 Program development For Community Grantmaking Program
AJ Fletcher Foundation 2008 $25,000.00
AJ Fletcher Foundation 2006 $25,000.00
AJ Fletcher Foundation 2005 $25,000.00



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