Biden Foundation announced

Supporters and advisers of Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden  announced the formation of the Biden Foundation. 

The mission of the Foundation is to build on Vice President and Dr. Biden’s lifelong commitment to protecting and advancing rights and opportunities of all people, a release stated.

 Former Senator Ted Kaufman, Valerie Biden Owens, Mark Gitenstein, Mark Angelson and Jeff Peck will lead the foundation and serve on is board.  Louisa Terrell will serve as Executive Director.

The release described The Biden Foundation as  an educational foundation dedicated to exploring the ways that everyone – no matter their income level, race, gender, age, or sexuality— can expect to be treated with dignity and to receive a fair shot at achieving the American Dream.

The  work will focus on foreign and domestic policy areas   including the Cancer Initiative, ongoing work to support equality for all, ensuring that the Violence Against Women Act is fully realized, their support of U.S. Military service members and their families, as well as Jill Biden’s work to increase access to high quality affordable education, especially through community colleges, and around the world,   the release stated. 

“I am honored that Vice President Biden has asked me to lead the development of the Biden Foundation,” said  Ted Kaufman, board chair of the Biden Foundation. “I have had the honor of working closely with Vice President Biden throughout his career spent fighting for American families and working to defend and advance the rights and opportunities of all people. The foundation’s mission is to further that legacy by providing the public with policy analysis and educational programming focused on the core values of equality and opportunity that Vice President and Dr. Biden have devoted their lives to.”

The Biden Foundation is incorporated in Delaware and an operating 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, and is eligible to accept tax-deductible contributions for its educational and charitable purposes. The foundation will be funded by donations. The Biden Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.

For  information about the Biden Foundation, visit: bidenfoundation.org.

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