Meg Gage founded Proteus Fund in 1995. She "provides key leadership and vision around development of Proteus initiatives, and facilitates dialogue both internally and externally to articulate Proteus’ unique approach to social change strategy development and grant making. She is a thought leader in change theory and challenges Proteus staff to a deeper exploration of theory and practice around our mission of justice through democracy, human rights and peace. Meg works with staff to review and revise individual program strategy annually and to develop and sustain ongoing relationships with funding partners and other allies in Proteus’ work and the work of all Proteus initiatives".
Peace Development Fund
Meg Gage co-founded the Peace Development Fund in 1981 and served as its Executive Director until 1992. She was the Executive Director of the Ottinger Foundation from 1992 through 1999. Meg was awarded the inaugural Robert W. Scrivner Award in 1986 for Creativity by an Individual Grantmaker and in 1997 she wrote the Funders Handbook on Money in Politics. She earned a Bachelors Degree from Brandeis University in 1967. 
Board of Directors of the Commonwealth Foundation
Proteus Fund Board members
- Ludovic Blain, Color of Democracy Fund
- C. LaRoy Brantley, Cambridge Associates LLC
- Jason Franklin, Bolder Giving
- Meg Gage, Proteus Fund
- Sara Gould, Atlantic Philanthropies
- Erica Hunt, Consultant
- Malia Lazu, The Gathering
- Matt MacWilliams, MacWilliams Kirchner Sanders & Partners
- David Neal, Attorney at Law
- Guillermo Quinteros, Solidago Foundation
- Byron Rushing, Massachusetts House of Representatives
- Tracy Sturdivant, State Voices
From:email@example.com To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: 2008-04-29 18:29
Subject: Do you want to discuss any of these states?
Dear Board, Investors and Progressive Partner Organizations,
Great news! We are proud to announce our newest advisors below. I've also included the most recent successes in each of our state partner organizations.
Please let me know if you'd like to discuss any ProgressNow partner states: California, Colorado, Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio, Washington or Wisconsin.
I'd also like your advice on any of these states: Arizona, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, Oregon or Pennsylvania.
Thank you. I look forward to hearing from you.
Mike (303) 931-4547 cell
P.S. Let me know if you wish to discuss our plans around the August convention in Denver (the Pepsi Center is four blocks from our office).
P.P.S. Below is an updated list of our advisors (if you would like to be added let me know)
National Board of Directors: Wes Boyd, Martin Collier, Rob McKay, Doug Phelps, Jared Polis, Deborah Rappaport, Bill Roberts, Jeff Rusnak, Anne Summers, Ted Trimpa (Chair) and Joe Zimlich (We recently lost one of our cherished board members-- Adam Solomon-- who went out of his way to help so many of us and so many progressive causes. Our deepest condolences to his entire family. Adam's passing is a true loss and we will miss him.)
Advisors Include: Alexandra Acker, Karen Ackerman, Jennifer Ancona, Adam Bink, Kafi Blumenfield, Bill Budinger, Marc Buell, Anne Bartley, Patricia Bauman, Jeff Blum, Heather Booth, Robert Borosage, David Brock, Anna Burger, Steve Cobble, Noey Congdon, David Donnelly, Cathy Duvall, Christian Ettinger, Patricia Evert, Kirstin Falk, Ricki Feller, David Friedman, Meg Gage, Beth Ganz, Chris Gates, James Golin, Ellen Golumbek, Ken Grossinger, Jill Hanauer, Honorable Gary Hart, Jerry Hauser, Bracken Hendricks, Norton Kalishman, Craig Kaplan, Paul Lhevine, Paul Loeb, Mark Lotwis, John Luongo, Mike Lux, Awilda Marquez, Matt MacWilliams, Tony Masarro, Peter Murray, Sandy Newman, Eli Pariser, Steve Phillips, Drummond Pike, John Podesta, Mike Podhorzer, Zach Pollet, Carl Pope, Rachel Pritzker, Andrew Rasiej, Cecile Richards, Will Robinson, Robin Rorapaugh, Donald Ross, Ron Rowell, Catalina Ruiz-Healy, Laura Quinn, Marsha Scott, Steve Silberstein, David Sirota, Frank Smith, Greg Speed, Steve Shapiro, Rob Stein, John Stocks, Valerie Tarico, Betsy Taylor, Roy Temple, Lisa Turner, Michael Vachon, Phil Villers, Antha Williams, Al Yates, Jon Youngdahl, David Zwick.
ProgressNow affiliate organizations have already launched in nine states and we hope to expand to twenty-five states by 2012.