Sponsors & Supporters

Running Start is training girls from high school through early adulthood about the importance of their involvement in politics and as political leaders. Our diverse supporter base includes individuals, companies and foundations from across the United States.  Each of our partners, whether individual or institutional, is essential to the function and growth of Running Start.  Without them, we could not offer our programs to participants free of change. We thank all of our generous supporters who have helped to make our vision of creating a pipeline of female political leaders possible.

Corporate donors see the important impact of educating young women about politics and teaching them tangible skills to become political leaders.   These corporations have helped us grow quickly and train nearly 7,000 girls and young women since our inception.

Our individual supporters are often personally connected to our work in the Washington, DC, area and around the country.  They have personally invested in a pool of young women who we have trained and encouraged to step up and take the call to lead our communities and nation.

Foundations from around the US have graciously supported the programs and initiatives of Running Start.  They are helping us expand the reach of our work in Washington, DC and across the United States.

If you are interested in learning more about partnership opportunities to support Running Start’s mission to educate and inspire young women to become political leaders, please contact Running Start at 202-223-3895 or info@runningstartonline.org

Running Start is grateful to our generous corporate and program sponsors!

2015 Women to Watch Awards Sponsors
Walmart
Lockheed Martin
Akin Gump
Deloitte
iHeartMedia
King & Spalding
McGuire Woods
NEI
Novo Nordisk
PG&E
Brunswick Group
DLA Piper
EEI
National Grid
The Etergino Group
Qualcomm
ANGA
Barbara Lee Family Foundation
Company Flowers
NextEra
PwC

2014 Women to Watch Awards Sponsors
Walmart
Lockheed Martin
Novo Nordisk
PG&E
America’s Natural Gas Alliance
Clear Channel
Deloitte
King & Spalding
NEI
Xcel Energy
AMGEN
DLA Piper
The Etergino Group
The Glover Park Group
Akin Gump
Barbara Lee Family Foundation
National Grid
Red Door Spa
Qualcomm
Women’s Information Network (WIN)

2013 Women to Watch Awards Sponsors
Walmart
Lockheed Martin
Novo Nordisk
King & Spalding
Clear Channel
NextEra Energy
Glover Park Group
Nestle
PG&E
State Farm
Women’s Information Network (WIN)
Barbara Lee Foundation
Hamburger Company
National Grid
Purple Strategies
Glamour Magazine
Filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

2012 Women to Watch Awards Sponsors

Walmart
Lockheed Martin
King & Spalding
Novo Nordisk
Amgen
Clear Channel
Barbara Lee Foundation
Glover Park Group
AOL/Huffington Post
Jane Cosmetics
Nestle
PG&E
State Farm
American League of Lobbyists

2011 Women to Watch Awards Sponsors
Walmart – Founding Sponsor
Lockheed Martin
King & Spalding
Novo Nordisk
Amgen
Clear Channel
Goldman Sachs, 10,000 Women
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
DLA Piper
Glover Park Group
America’s Health Insurance Plans
The Barbara Lee Family Foundation
Brunswick Group
Calvert Investments

2011 Program Sponsors
Crowell & Moring Foundation
Diller Von Furstenburg Family Foundation
Entergy
Novo Nordisk
PG&E
State Farm Insurance Foundation
Stila Cosmetics

2010 Women to Watch Awards Sponsors
Walmart – Founding Sponsor
King & Spalding
Goldman Sachs
Amgen
Lockheed Martin
Novo Nordisk
Bingham McCutchen
Clear Channel
Height Analytics
TheVanguard.org
The Barbara Lee Family Foundation
The Calvert Group
Jenn Higgins
The Lukens Company
Marty Stone & Paul Stone

2010 Program Sponsors
State Farm Insurance Foundation
Crowell & Moring Foundation
Traquil Space Foundation
Key Bank Foundation

2009 Women to Watch Awards Sponsors
Walmart – Founding Sponsor
Lockheed Martin
Goldman Sachs
King & Spalding
State Farm Insurance Companies
The Glover Park Group
PRTM

2008 Women to Watch Awards Sponsors
Walmart – Founding Sponsor
King & Spalding
Goldman Sachs
Boies, Schiller and Flexner
Calvert Group
DLA Piper
The Glover Park Group
State Farm Insurance Companies
Williams & Jensen
American Iron and Steel Institute

2007 Women to Watch Awards Sponsors
Walmart – Founding Sponsor
Google
Vital Voices
National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers
Amgen
Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP
Calvert Asset Management
King & Spalding
Beneficial Bank