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About Constitutional Rights Foundation

Our Mission

Our Mission

Constitutional Rights Foundation (CRF) seeks to instill in our nation's youth a deeper understanding of citizenship through values expressed in our Constitution and its Bill of Rights and to educate young people to become active and responsible participants in our society. CRF is dedicated to assuring our country's future by investing in our youth today.

CRF is a non-profit, non-partisan, community-based organization dedicated to educating America's young people about the importance of civic participation in a democratic society. Under the guidance of a Board of Directors chosen from the worlds of law, business, government, education, the media, and the community, CRF develops, produces, and distributes programs and materials to teachers, students, and public-minded citizens all across the nation.

Federal Tax Id: 95-2219680 | Tax exempt status: 501(c)(3)

CRF staff includes teachers and educators, lawyers, community organizers and fundraisers, designers, writers, and editors. They provide technical assistance and training to teachers, coordinate civic participation projects in schools and communities, organize student conferences and competitions, and develop publications in the following areas:

  • Law and Government programs and materials focus on how groups and individuals interact with the issues, institutions, people and processes that shape our laws and government.
  • Civic Participation programs and materials bring to life the rights and responsibilities of active citizenship by challenging young people to explore their community and plan and implement projects that address community needs.

Get to know more about Constitutional Rights Foundation by looking over our Annual Report. Contact our staff. Explore our Programs section to learn how CRF translates its visions into reality. Turn to the Publications page to survey our catalog offering materials in Government, U.S. and World History, Business, and Civic Participation. Tour our Support section to learn how we keep our vital work moving ahead, or check out the CRF Calendar. Click here to read about our history and how we got started.

Do you have any questions about CRF Programs or Publications? Do you want to reach a particular CRF staff member?

Download a copy of CRF's brochure.

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

All Directors are independent, voting members. List updated March 23, 2015.

Officers and Executive Committee:

stern_b.jpgRobert S. Stern, Chair
Morrison & Foerster LLP

aronoff2010.jpgRobert C. Aronoff
Robert C. Aronoff, a Professional Corporation

Jackson_warren_cmyk T. Warren Jackson, Immediate Past Chair

photo_notLeon Bass, Jr.   
Southern California Edison Company

matsumoto.jpgSharon J. Matsumoto, Esq., Vice Chair

beffa_darinDarin T. Beffa
Kirkland & Ellis LLP


Christopher H. Paskach, Chief Financial Officer
The Claro Group, LLC

Calabrese.jpgJoseph A. Calabrese
Latham & Watkins LLP

levin_jamescC. James Levin, Secretary
Winston & Strawn LLP

KOLODNY_rick 2.jpgRichard S. Kolodny
The Portfolio Group Inc.

Kronstadt.jpgHon. John A. Kronstadt
U. S. District Court

helyar_erachel_wbL. Rachel Lerman
Barnes & Thornburg LLP


Peter B. Morrison
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP


K. Eugene Shutler

thomas_dougDouglas A. Thompson
Bryan Cave LLP



Shannon Alexander
NBCUniversal, Inc.

lee_joseph_wJoseph D. Lee
Munger Tolles & Olson LLP

JamesCrpSm.jpgJames M. Aquilina
Stroz Friedberg

lens_mollyMolly Lens
O’Melveny & Myers

Arnault2E Jane Arnault-Factor, Ph.D.
JurEcon, Inc.

lo_jasonJason Lo
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Mann-16161Elizabeth Mann
Mayor Brown LLP

Braverman_a.jpgAlan N. Braverman
The Walt Disney Company

mayer_kevinKevin C. Mayer
Crowell Moring


Gabriel Brakin
Participant Media


Susan C. Miller
Avery Dennison Corporation

brooks_kelliKelli Brooks
molinski_williamWilliam A. Molinski
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

clinton_mMalissia R. Clinton
Aerospace Corporation

mooradian_alinaAlina Mooradian
Snell & Wilmer

cooper_scottScott P. Cooper


Gregory N. Pimstone
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP

davitt_vin_wbVincent J. Davitt,
Meylan Davitt Jain Arevian & Kim LLP

privette_howard2014Howard M. Privette II
Paul Hastings LLP


David J. DiMeglio
Jones Day

pulgasi_fredFred R. Puglisi
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP


Joseph Duffy
Morgan Lewis Bockius


DUNNEKimberly A. Dunne
Sidley Austin LLP


Patrick G. Rogan, Esq.
RoganLehrman LLP


Talya Z. Friedman
Jackson Lewis P.C.


Christopher S. Ruhland
Dechert LLP


Greg Gelfan
Twentieth Century Fox Film



Thomas A. Ryan
McDermott Will & Emory


Margaret H. Gillespie
Littler Mendelson P.C.

sacks_robert.jpgRobert A. Sacks
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

gold-kate-sKate S. Gold
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP


Peggy Saferstein
College Circuit

gordon_jonathan2Jonathan M. Gordon, Esq.
Alston & Bird LLP


Jeff E. Scott
Greenberg Traurig LLP

grant_samanthaSamantha C. Grant
Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLPf

sohaili_masoonMasood Sohaili
DLA Piper


Ross Higman


Hon. Marjorie Steinberg (Ret.)


Kurt M. Hocker
Union Bank N.A.

title_gail_midgGail Migdal Title
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

husar_l2Linda S. Husar 

tompkins_sharonSharon Tomkins
Southern California Gas Company

hutt_laurenceLaurence J. Hutt, Esq. 
Arnold & Porter LLP

kampfner_roberto.jpgRoberto J. Kampfner, Esq.
White & Case, LLP

kempinsky.jpgLouis E. Kempinsky
Kempinsky Law Ltd.


Todd Clark
Executive Director Emeritus
Emeritus Board Member


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Executive Staff

croddy_marshal_webMarshall Croddy, President 

Marshall Croddy assumed the position of President of CRF in February 2013. Croddy previously served as Vice President. He is an attorney and has been a member of the State Bar of California since 1976. Croddy is a nationally recognized leader in the field of law-related and civics education. He has designed, edited, and co-written most of CRF's educational texts and publications including the Law in the Social Studies series, Criminal Justice in America, Letters of Liberty, Foundations of Freedom, Reviewing the Verdict, Active Citizenship Today, The W.M. Keck Foundation Challenge Series, CityWorks, and Bill of Rights in Action, a nationally distributed curricular newsletter. In the area of program design and implementation, he has helped create numerous educational programs for Constitutional Rights Foundation and other organizations, most notably, the 1991 Southern California Celebration of the Bicentennial of the Bill of Rights. He has served on the boards of a number of educational and civic organizations. In 2000, he received the American Bar Association's Isidore Starr Award for Excellence in Law-Related Education, and in 2007, he was awarded the Roy Erickson Civic Education Leadership Award by the California Council for the Social Studies.

doggett_keri_webnKeri Doggett, Director of Programs

With CRF for over 20 years, Keri oversees CRF’s programs and participates in their design and dissemination for elementary, middle, and high school students and teachers. She develops curriculum materials, provides leadership in the design and delivery of CRF teacher professional development, works directly with researchers to evaluate CRF programs, and works with Marshall Croddy and the Board of Directors on fundraising, making new partnerships, and outreach. In her tenure at CRF she has directed national, state, and local programs including History Day, over a dozen Teaching American History projects, and Civic Action Project . Prior to joining CRF, Keri taught for ten years in Jefferson County Public Schools in Colorado.

Staff | E-Mail Staff

Andrew Costly
Senior Publications Manager
(213) 316-2155

Marshall Croddy
(213) 316-2113

David De La Torre
Program Manager
(213) 316-2122

Denise Dunbar
Development Manager
(213) 316-2104

Keri Doggett
Director of Programs
(213) 316-2115

Elizabeth Garcia
Program Assistant
(213) 316-2127

Adrian Gutierrez
Program Assistant
(213) 316-2102

Dominick Howard
Development Assistant

Damon Huss
Senior Editor and Curriculum Specialist 
(213) 316-2117

Esmeralda Leon
Program Coordinator
(213) 316-2109

John Martin
(213) 316-2124

Keith Mataya
Senior Program Director
(213) 316-2107

Gregorio Medina
Senior Program Director
(213) 316-2105

Victor Monzon
Senior Accountant/Controller
(213) 316-2131

Lourdes Morales
Senior Program Director 
(213) 316-2125

Wilson Shum
Network Administrator
(213) 316-2110

Laura Wesley
Senior Program Director
(213) 316-2128