2019 Annual Report

RESULTS is a movement of passionate, committed, everyday people who use their voices to influence political decisions that will bring an end to poverty. For 40 years, RESULTS advocates have pushed for support from policymakers on issues like child survival, education, tax policy, and more.

Even as the country and the world face unprecedented new threats, these grassroots advocates are showing what’s possible. Learn more below about our advocacy successes in 2019 – and over the past four decades!

Our Structure

RESULTS is a movement of passionate, committed everyday people. Together we use our voices to influence political decisions that will bring an end to poverty.

Our Work

Since 1980, RESULTS advocates have helped pass groundbreaking legislation and secure billions of dollars in funding to address poverty.

Our Campaigns

We work to advance health, education, and economic opportunity for all in the U.S. and globally.

A letter from the Board Chair and Executive Director

Dear friends,

Forty years ago, a dozen people gathered in a Los Angeles living room to write letters to Congress about poverty. They didn’t know that it would grow into a national and global advocacy network changing policies and unlocking tens of billions of dollars in government funding toward ending poverty. They didn’t know yet that they were launching RESULTS.

But the group of everyday people who gathered all those years ago believed a better world was possible and necessary. And they were ready to take action and use their voices to make that better world a reality.

Passionate, committed everyday people remain the heart of RESULTS, and their power to move policymakers into action remains the driver of our impact.

In 2019, these advocates launched a new campaign to tackle the U.S. affordable housing crisis. They secured a landmark investment in the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, supporting this international partnership to save 16 million lives. They worked with Congress to stop devastating budget cuts from the White House and instead boosted federal funding for rental assistance, global education, ending the epidemic of tuberculosis, and more.

You’ll see more about those victories and about 40 years of impact in this report—how RESULTS’ advocacy parlayed modest sums of philanthropic support into tens billions of dollars of U.S. investment and more equitable policies.

But as we mark our anniversary as an organization, the job is far from finished. The United States is finally reckoning with centuries of systemic racism, and the global community is facing a pandemic that’s only widening the inequalities that have long existed. The most important part of our history is still in front of us.

These big challenges today require our biggest possible vision—and the action to match. We’re committed to ending poverty, tackling systemic oppression, and creating a more equitable and just world. We’re grateful for everything that our community of donors, advocates, allies and partners do to make it possible.

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Dr. Joanne Carter
Executive Director

Kul Chandra Gautam  
Board Chair 

40th Anniversary

Thank you to our donors, volunteers, and supporters for making the stories in this report possible. By investing in RESULTS advocacy, you have an enormous impact. Every $1 you donate drives at least $100 in U.S. funding to fight poverty. You are making the end of poverty a reality!

Below we recognize some of the donors who have been with us over the last 40 years as well as many of those who supported our work in 2019.

Thank you!

Thank you to our donors, volunteers, and supporters for making the stories in this report possible. By investing in RESULTS advocacy, you have a huge, out-sized impact. Every $1 you donate drives at least $100 in U.S. funding to fight poverty. You are making the end of poverty a reality!

Thank you to our donors listed below whose generous, cumulative giving over the past 40 years has exceeded $100,000.


Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation



Children’s Investment Fund Foundation


Gordon Irlam and Manjula Jonnalagadda and The Gordon R Irlam Charitable Foundation

Johnson & Johnson

Open Society Foundations

Marshall+ and Pam Saunders



David Bodnick

Citi Foundation

Peter and Sharon Fiekowsky

Ford Foundation

Mary Martin and Roger L. Hudson



Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional

AGFUND – Arab Gulf Program

The Annie E. Casey Foundation


Capital for Good USA

Carl Page

Eli Lilly and Company

Charles Gust and Lisa Lewis

H.T. Loevinsohn and Family

MasterCard Foundation

Nick & Debra Schatzki

Summit Foundation


Academy for Educational Development

Pankaj Agarwal and Sapna Mahwal

Roxanne and Kip Allen

The Anne & Henry Zarrow Foundation

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

Bill and Paula Clapp

Kathleen H. Close

Corporate Donor

Nick Craig

Michael & Susan Dell Foundation

Deutsche Bank

Robert Dickerson, II+

Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI)

John and Polly Ely+

Friedman Family Foundation

Galloway Family – in memory of Leon Galloway

Grameen Foundation

Green Children Foundation

Lois and Richard Gunther

Peggy Harvey and Paul Hornick

International Fund for Agricultural Development

Pritzker Children’s Initiative

Keating Family Foundation

Sarah Keenan

Ellen Kempler and Ken Rosen

Scott Leckman

Ludwig Family Foundation

Gail Neumann+

Alan and Ellen Newberg

Michol O’Connor

Frank Sanitate

Ken and Linda Schatz

Greg and Dionne Shaw

Fred and Courtney Steves

Chuck Sutherland and Marilyn Kodish Sutherland

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Wallace Genetic Foundation

Shirley and Sumner Williams+

Zions First National Bank

+ Denotes deceased donor

Thank you to our donors who generously gave $1,000 or more in 2019.


Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation



David Bodnick

Kathleen H. Close*

The Gordon R Irlam Charitable Foundation


The Annie E. Casey Foundation



The Bainum Family Foundation

Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI)

Gordon Irlam and Manjula Jonnalagadda

Ellen Kempler and Ken Rosen*

Open Society Foundations


The Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation

Baird Craft

Carl Victor Page Memorial Fund

Friends of the Global Fight

Roger L. Hudson

Keating Family Foundation

Alan and Ellen Newberg*

Michol O’Connor

Ken and Linda Schatz

Singing for Change Charitable Foundation Inc.

Fred and Courtney Steves

Wallace Genetic Foundation


Pankaj Agarwal and Sapna Mahwal*

Roxanne and Kip Allen


Ajay and Ritu Banga

Becton, Dickinson and Company

Dixie Camp

Joanne Carter and Geoffrey Barron

Congressional Hunger Center

Global Partnership for Education

Scott Leckman*

Benjamin Loevinsohn

S. Rees and J. Winge

Stop TB Partnership

Harit and Reena Talwar

Gordana Vujec



Steve Arnold and Veda Stanfield*

Paul and Kathy Brindle

Anne Child*

Linda G Gochfeld, M.D.

Oscar Lanzi III

Cynthia Changyit Levin and David Levin*

Bill and Maud Lipscomb

Mary Martin

Kathryn Nelson


Lynne and Samual Patalano

Lydia Pendley

Prosperity Now

Rich Renner

Bob and Barbara Sample*

Share Our Strength

TB Alliance

Janice Twombly



Alliance to End Hunger

Steve Andre and Diana Fertsch






Bryce Arghiere

Kirk and Georgia Baddley*

S. Ashish Bali

Louisa Barkalow

Jillian Barron and Jonas Simonis

Susan and John Beckett

Pat Behenna

Phyllis Bjorkman

Julia M. Bolz

Bread for the World Institute

Dolly Brenneman

Ted and Patricia Bruno

David Burns

George and Lynne Cantu

Caption Access

Center for American Progress Action Fund

Len and Phyllis Chorazy

Andy and Susan Clarke

Liz Clerkin

Mark Coats and Peggy Stoll

Alexander Counts and Emily Wainwright

Nancy and Denys Curtiss*

Sam Daley-Harris

Bruce and Karen Davidson

Suzanne Davis and William Hornby

Kathy DeLoach

Dining for Women

Lois Dodson

David and Deborah Douglas

Kathleen Duncan


Gerry Fairbrother, PhD

Feeding America

Amy Rossman and Christian Feuillet

Peter and Sharon Fiekowsky

Jim Ford and Melinda Lightsey-Ford


Francis Beidler Foundation

Galloway Family – in memory of Leon Galloway

Nancy Gardiner

Kul Gautam

Mea Geizhals and Charles Plummer

Karen and Anton Gielen

Frank Gilbert

Global Citizen

Global Fund Advocates Network

Golden & Cohen

Hannah and Leonard Golub

Edgar Greville and Elaine Shell

Jim and Linda Hargrove

John Hatch

Hawkins Family Fund

Robert Heyl and Margaret Minogue-Heyl

Mr. & Mrs. William Jackson

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Martha Karnopp and James Chaput*

John and Patricia Kennish

Laura Linn

Ernest Loevinsohn

Jennifer Long

Ivan and Marian Lyddon

MadWolf Technologies

Keith and Dianne Marsden

Steve McGee

Barbara Mihm

Frances Moore*

Claudia Morgan

Susan Morrison

Ram Nagarajan


Bill and Tari Nicholson

Nutrition International

Susan Oehser*


Kelly Penrod and Michael Winters

Power of Nutrition

Carolyn Prouty

Melessa Rogers

Wendy Schaal

Judy and David Schubert

Steven and Katya Scordino

Rick and Marcie Sexauer

Kathryn Sherlock

Joan Shook and Jeffrey Starke

Anne and Tom Singley

Neiladri Sinhababu

Richard A. Smiley

Margaret and Colin Smith

James and Melinda Stephenson

Fritz and Jane Stinson

Peter Stoel and Karen Josephson

Eloise Sutherland*

Kyle Talkington

Madhavan Thirumalai/Cheryl Greene

Manisha and Gagan Toor

Cynthia Tschampl and Kimball Halsey


Susan Vanderberg

Ginnie Vogts

Wayne & Vicki Weilnau

Marty and Madeline White

Paul and Beth Wilson*

*Denotes member of the RESULTS Legacy Society


“I give to RESULTS financially now that I have the means to do so because RESULTS has done so much for my own growth and to create a more equitable nation and world. It’s an investment that goes far beyond what I could do with it myself. It supports all of us to learn, to gain skills, to take action, to strengthen and sustain a movement that will bring an end to poverty. Because RESULTS volunteers don’t go away, we persist.”

Sara Buckingham, Investor in Change

“When the tax cuts were enacted early in the current administration, my tax preparer told me I could contribute to non-profits from the Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) from my IRA as a way to reduce my tax burden. I arranged to contribute from my RMDs to the four organizations I gave the most money to on a yearly basis. The process of getting the necessary information for the person who handles my investments required a few phone calls, but that was more than worth it given the tax savings. And as a result of those savings, I was able to increase the amount I gave to each organization a bit.”

Steve Arnold and Veda Stanfield, Champions Circle

RESULTS was delighted to partner again in 2019 with Singing for Change, a foundation created by Jimmy Buffett that empowers people to make positive change in themselves and their communities. Singer Jimmy Buffett directs one dollar from every ticket sale to the foundation, so his concerts generate good vibes and social impact. Last year RESULTS was thrilled to be showcased in Singing for Change’s annual music video.

Executive Director Judith Ranger Smith said, “When I think of RESULTS, I admire how effective you are as storytellers, and that’s how you give individuals the skills and tools they need to make change happen.”

Meet our volunteers

Keerthi Samanthapudi

“Civics is not just words that you memorize, or how many votes it takes to do this or that.”

Bukekile Dube

“A year ago I never would have dreamed that I would be on a first-name basis with a member of Congress.”

Willie Dickerson

“It’s a matter of taking that first step. It goes beyond voting – you don’t have to wait for the next election.”

A look back at 2019

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RESULTS volunteers are now raising their voices in all 50 states
Global Fund social worker tackling TB

Reason to celebrate

Thanks to your advocacy, congressional leaders committed to contribute $4.68 billion to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria over the next three years – a full third of the $14 billion it will take for this partnership to save 16 million lives.

Persahabatan Hospital, East Jakarta

Reversing proposed cuts to global anti-poverty programs

When the White House proposed severe cuts to global anti-poverty programs for a second consecutive year, you once again fought back. After months of dogged advocacy, Congress reversed the extreme cuts and even increased funding for some programs, including bilateral funding to combat tuberculosis (TB).

Aaron Carrillo

Tax time is a big deal

By Aaron Carrillo

“I can’t imagine growing up without getting the absolutely critical refund check at tax time. The credit can mean that there’s food on the table, books for school, and the lights stay on. But there are a lot of people left out of refundable tax credits.”

Maureen Bowling

My family had nowhere to go – now I’m fighting for fair housing policies on Capitol Hill

By Maureen Bowling

To have your own home is just one of those basic essential needs, like healthcare and food on the table. To not have that robs you a bit of your basic humanity. If someone is in a dire situation like I was, they shouldn’t be left in a state of homelessness because of circumstances out of their control.

Sam Daley-Harris

The start of an experiment

By RESULTS founder Sam Daley-Harris

In October 1979, I moved to Los Angeles. I was off to get rich as a songwriter so I could have more time to speak to high school students about my passion, world hunger. It didn’t work out that way – but it did work out.


“RESULTS has had a huge impact on so many different issues. When you call members of Congress not only in the United States but all over the world, people listen. I just want to thank you for the work you do. I am honored to be a part of it.”

Dr. Jim Yong Kim

“RESULTS is an organization that has probably done more than any other nonprofit, any other NGO in Washington and way beyond Washington in addressing so many issues of poverty. You get results because you recognize that we do not move ahead without the kind of activism you bring. Continue to make it happen.”

Sen. Sherrod Brown

“I am so heartened that RESULTS advocates are continuing to work together to mobilize in unprecedented times. You are truly unsung heroes, making an impact in the lives of millions, both now and for years to come. So keep going; keep up the great work.”

Rep. Nita Lowey

Click here for more stories and photos from 40 years of advocacy!

2019 Annual Report Financials

FY2019 Total Budget: $10,044,525

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Advocates in front of Capitol Building

2019 Board of Directors


Kul Gautam
Former Deputy Executive Director, UNICEF

Executive Committee

Joanne Carter 
Ex Officio 
Executive Director, RESULTS and RESULTS Educational Fund 

Sam Daley-Harris 
Founder, RESULTS and RESULTS Educational Fund 

Ernie Loevinsohn 
Issues Committee Chair 
Executive Director, Fund for Global Health 

Maxine Thomas
Grassroots Board Member 

Jan Twombly 
Finance and Audit Committee Chair 
President, The Rhythm of Business 

Beth Wilson
Secretary, Grassroots Board Member   

Qiana Torregano 
Grassroots Board Member 

Steven McGee 
Grassroots Board Member 

Willie Dickerson 
Grassroots Board Member 


Pankaj Agarwal 
Managing Director, ReCubed Consulting 

Valerie Harper 

Roger Hudson 
Fundraising Committee Chair 

Scott Leckman 
M.D., F.A.C.S. 

Marian Wright Edelman
President, Children’s Defense Fund

Professor Muhammad Yunus
Founder, Grameen Bank

Ashish Bali
Adviser and Consultant

All Board members are independent, voting members except for our executive director, Joanne Carter, a non-voting member and employee of RESULTS and RESULTS Educational Fund.

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