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Spotlight on CVF

A New Guard Emerges: Savvy, pragmatic young leaders are reshaping the non-profit world

Chronicle of Philanthropy, January 14, 1999


Leading the Way

Kim Alexander, 33

In 1994, she took over the inactive California Voter Foundation, started by Secretary of State Fong Eu in 1989, and has since brought it to life.

The California Voter Foundation is a non-partisan organization that uses the Internet to educate voters through its Web site ( and through e-mail messages.

It also works to make government documents more readily available through the use of new technologies. The charity's Digital Sunlight Web site ( provides background information and resources to foster such efforts in California and across the country.
Today, the organization has a $300,000 budget, and Ms. Alexander has started a new membership drive.

While several philanthropy leaders say organizations like this are the way of the future, Ms. Alexander says, "I thought there would be more organizations like CVF by now."

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