Leadership Published Date, 2024

Partner Perspectives: Patrick Gaspard, President & CEO, Center for American Progress

In the video above, get to know Patrick Gaspard, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Center for American Progress.

A lifelong organizer, Patrick has had an incredibly distinguished career at the nexus of politics, public service, and philanthropy. From his most recent appointment to President Biden’s Advisory Council on African Diaspora Engagement in the United States to his former roles as ambassador to South Africa, a senior Obama White House official, executive director of the Democratic National Committee, and president of the Open Society Foundations, Patrick brings a wealth of expertise to lead CAP in the pursuit of a more equitable society and a stronger democracy. Now, as the organization celebrates 20 years, Patrick is spearheading its path forward to tackle the most urgent challenges of today across climate, healthcare, technology, equity, policy, and beyond.

Patrick and the team at CAP began a partnership with Orr Group in 2022 to design, strategize, and implement a reinvigorated fundraising strategy to amplify its philanthropic work and sector reach, and have expanded our partnership along the way to provide talent support, leadership, and capacity to sustain and grow its fundraising efforts.

Get a glimpse into Patrick’s impactful career, hear about his ambitious vision for CAP and the progressive movement as a whole, and explore the results of our ongoing partnership together in the video above.

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