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Exclusive: Young Women Shift Power Across America

IGNITE's 2020-2021 Annual Report

WATCH the full video or dive deeper into each segment by scrolling through this webpage.

A Message from our CEO

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 IGNITE Surpasses Key Milestone -- 20,000 Women Trained! Since 2010 young women across America have flexed their political power with IGNITE.

In the midst of a pandemic, IGNITE has grown to nearly 20 full time staff members and 24 Fellows. This powerhouse team hosted 500+ online training sessions to reach and mobilize 7,500 young women. 

Power at the Polls

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2020 Gen Z Voters Crush the Ballot Box!

#IGNITEtheVote reached 6.5 million young voters during the 2020 election to register, educate, and mobilize a new generation.

IGNITE women are powerhouse voters and volunteers 

98 percent voted

of those eligible, voted in 2020.


They spent on average 40-50 hours volunteering on election related activities.

Power in Policy Making

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IGNITE Young Women Make Defining Impact!

Sending more than 1600 emails and letters to 200 legislators, traveling to city halls and capitols, IGNITE participants move the needle on women's rights, voter access, civic education, and more. For example, read all about IGNITE's big win in Dallas, Texas.

Power in the Community

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IGNITE Women Boldly Rebrand the Political Leader.

She is the community organizer, campaign staffer, policy maker, party delegate, commissioner, and candidate. She is making seismic change across the country.

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37 candidates in 2020 and 2021

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50 young women applied for boards and commissions

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40% of young women who served as IGNITE Fellows are now working as policy makers

Power into the future

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Gen Z Women Become Fearless Political Powerhouses

Smart, talented, creative young women are ready to flex their political power. IGNITE will play a key role in 2022 and beyond, by building a dynamic pipeline of leaders to accelerate a power shift across America.

Over the next five years IGNITE will flood the pipelines with: 

180,000 community organizers 


80,000 campaign volunteers, interns, and staffers  


70,000 policy makers


30,000 candidates 


Invest in IGNITE young women

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Donate securely online at ignitenational.org

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Text "give" to 510-972-1326

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Mail your check to IGNITE, 510 16th Street, Oakland, CA 94612

Manifesting Power


IGNITE is making headlines across America. For media inquiries contact Amy Zucchero at amy@ignitenational.org. For a full list of press, click here.

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  • Quinn Delaney
  • Karen Grove
  • MacArthur Family Charitable Trust, Gina MacArthur, Chair
  • Michelle Mercer & Bruce Golden
  • Sophia Yen
  • Katie & Chris Bouton
  • Nancy Wiltsek
  • Cynda Arsenault
  • Eva Grove
  • Patricia Houck & Lyssa Jenkens
  • Edie Lycke
  • Jennifer Sweeney
  • Drusie Davis
  • Melanie Gray
  • Dorothy Polash
  • Dorothy Mackey Lurié
  • Sherry & Gerald Merfish
  • Ann Marie & Timothy R. Painter
  • Mary Powell & Adam Messinger
  • Jennie Savage


  • Kathleen Burke & Ralph Davis
  • Aimee Caroll
  • Diane & Jerry Cunningham
  • Enid & Jerry Draluck
  • Cara Fields
  • Liza Landsman Gold
  • Jill Faherty Lloyd
  • Anne MacDonald
  • Clare McCamy
  • Anne Morriss & Frances Frei 
  • Laurie Poston
  • Janice Sears
  • Yolanda Shashaty
  • Diana Strassmann
  • Beckie Wood


  • Katherine Bostick
  • Karen George
  • Elaine Hahn
  • Teri Olle
  • Toni Rembe
  • Julie Ross
  • Dale Schroedel & Lisa Honig
  • Andre Shashaty
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  • Mona Aboelnaga
  • Lisa Acree
  • Ellen Alemany
  • Hannah Alexander
  • Carol Barger
  • Penelope Boyden
  • Elizabeth Chandler
  • Liz Dewey Levey
  • Frieda & Christopher Edgette
  • Harryette Ehrhardt
  • Melodye Feldman
  • Kim Gerstman
  • Heather McLeod Grant & Elliott Grant
  • Jason Katz-Brown
  • Aliya & Mushtak Khatri
  • Yali Lincroft
  • Karen McDaniels
  • Helen McEvoy
  • Rhonda Joy McLean
  • Sydney McQuoid
  • Megan McTiernan
  • Jaime Meyers
  • Leslie Milloy
  • Lily North
  • Tracy Olson
  • Sean Peake
  • Deborah Richardson
  • Jane Scholz
  • Carren Shulman
  • Gail Stephens
  • Norma & Don Stone
  • Gulliver Swenson
  • Mary Taylor
  • Whitney & Carl Thomas
  • Sarah & Brian Utter
  • Paula Wardynski
  • Mary Wolfe


  • Alafi Family Foundation
  • The Ascend Fund 
  • Bigglesworth Family Foundation
  • The Boone Family Foundation
  • California Endowment
  • David L. Klein, Jr. Fund
  • The Donald and Carole Chaiken Foundation
  • Erol Foundation
  • FThree Foundation
  • Florence V. Burden Foundation
  • Germanacos Foundation
  • Gould Family Foundation
  • Grantmakers for Girls of Color
  • H100 Latina Giving Circle at Texas Women's Foundation
  • The Henry Mayo Newhall Foundation
  • Joan Hohlt & Roger Wich Foundation
  • The Kaleta A. Doolin Foundation
  • LaureL Foundation
  • The Libra Foundation
  • The Magner Family Foundation
  • Ms. Foundation for Women 
  • The New York Women's Foundation
  • North Texas Cares Fund
  • One Sky Giving Circle
  • Orchid Giving Circle Fund at Texas Women's Foundation
  • Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation
  • Pivotal Ventures LLC
  • Present Progressive Fund
  • Red Butterfly Foundation
  • Roddenberry Foundation
  • Scorpio Rising Fund
  • Susie Tompkins Buell Foundation
  • Tides Foundation
  • YWCA of the Mid-Peninsula


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Free Range Flower Winery
  • Freshie & Zero
  • Kikoko
  • Levi Strauss & Co
  • Women on the Move, JPMorgan Chase & Co.


  • Flashpoint
  • Perkins Coie LLP
  • Women4Good
  • Digital Impact

IGNITE thanks the 350+ donors who supported us with gifts of under $1,000.

Additional thanks to IGNITE's Board of Directors

  • Zunera Ahmed, Special Assistant to the President, Brooklyn College, City University of New York
  • Luna Barringon, Partner, Complex Commercial Litigation, Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • Deyci Carrillo Lopez, Abolishing Immigration Detention Senior Paralegal, Centro Legal de la Raza
  • Aimee Gabrielle Carroll, President, SPARC B2B, Wholesale: Aeropostale, Brooks Brothers, Lucky Brand, Nautica, Eddie Bauer
  • Jill Faherty LLoyd, First Vice President, Private Wealth Management, UBS Financial Services
  • Cara Fields, Vice President & General Manager, AT&T Communications
  • Sharon Harris, Vice-Chair Elect, Chief Marketing Officer, Jellyfish
  • Daphne Jackson, CEO, daphnebrysonjackson consulting
  • Anne MacDonald, Chair, Formerly CMO Citigroup, Macy’s, Travelers, Pizza Hut
  • Megan McTiernan, Secretary, Independent social impact advisor
  • Ximena Mondragon, District Director, Office of Texas State Representative Christina Morales
  • Anne Morriss, Author, Entrepreneur, and Founder of The Leadership Consortium
  • Ann Marie Painter, Partner and Chair, Labor Practice Group, Perkins Coie LLP
  • Crystal Patterson, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, FSB Public Affairs
  • Sean Peake, Treasurer, Vice President, Morgan Stanley
  • Johanna Rose, Global Marketing Campaign Manager, Thales Software Monetization
  • Rini Sampath, Senior Consultant, Deloitte Consulting
  • Sean Schickedanz, Managing Director, MFW Advisors LLC

And very special thanks to the IGNITE Staff!



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Foundations $1,474,649
Individuals $995,504
Corporations $226,109
Other $7,557
Total $2,703,819


ignite expenses v2
Program $1,677,881
Administration $318,851
Fundraising $475,025
Total $2,471,757

Audited financial statements for fiscal year 2020-2021