Leadership Circle


We support the right of every student in America—regardless of race, background, or economic status—to be able to go to college and graduate without crushing student debt. We call upon all presidential candidates to pledge to make debt-free public college a reality for this generation.




Debt-Free College Leadership Circle Giving Levels:

  • Champions: $100,000 +
  • Leaders: $50,000 – $99,999
  • Luminaries: $25,000 – $49,999
  • Principals: $10,000 – $24,999
  • Pacesetters: $1,000 – $9,999

Every Supporter Who Makes a Gift of $1,000 or Above to Secure Debt-Free College will be:

  • Listed on the page below declaring their support for debt-free college
  • Invited to exclusive Q & A calls with our debt-free college experts
  • Invited to special events highlighting this issue in New York and around the country
  • Receive updates and analysis on the issue of debt-free college and how it’s playing during the election campaign





Paul Egerman • Dextra Baldwin McGonagle Foundation



Kenneth Floryan • Stephen Gunther



Anonymous • Karen & Dennis Mehiel


For more information, please contact President Heather McGhee (hmcghee@demos.org • 212-389-1407) or Deputy Director of Political Affairs & Support Strategy, Lucien Rothenstein (lrothenstein@demos.org• 212-485-6002).

Please consider giving by mail if you are planning to make a generous contribution at the Principal level or above. Just send your check made out to “Demos” to:

Attn: Development
220 Fifth Avenue, 2nd Fl.
New York, NY 10001

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