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President of the David & Janet Polak Foundation Jeff Polak Joins Prestigious Board of Councilors at USC Center for the Political Future

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President of the David & Janet Polak Foundation Jeff Polak joins the CPF Board of Councilors. Current Board Members Include Wendy Abrams, Kevin Beggs, Barbara Boxer, Ken Broad, Lisa Korbatov, and Hope Warschaw. (Source: Jeff Polak)
President of the David & Janet Polak Foundation Jeff Polak joins the CPF Board of Councilors. Current Board Members Include Wendy Abrams, Kevin Beggs, Barbara Boxer, Ken Broad, Lisa Korbatov, and Hope Warschaw. (Source: Jeff Polak)

The Center for the Political Future (CPF) is proud to welcome Jeff Polak as a new member of its Board of Councilors. Jeff is the Managing Director of Polak Investors and the President and Executive Director of the David & Janet Polak Foundation.

“I am excited to elevate my relationship with USC," Polak said on joining the Board. “The Center does incredible work bringing Americans together in conversation and exposing USC students to political views they might not otherwise encounter. It's a project that is sorely absent in our national dialogue and I’m eager to help fill that void.”

Polak joins existing CPF Board members: Wendy Abrams, Kevin Beggs, Barbara Boxer, Ken Broad, Lisa Korbatov, and Hope Warschaw.

“With this financial support from Jeff, we can further our mission and give our students more opportunities for internships, scholarships, and so many other programs,” said CPF Director Robert Shrum. “He’s a terrific addition to our Board and we’re delighted that he is such a strong champion of our mission.”

"We’re excited to have Jeff join our Board," said CPF Co-Director Mike Murphy. "He knows what we know: that we can’t solve our disagreements with an ‘I’m right and you’re evil’ mindset. With Jeff's help, we're going to expand our reach and help people experience better ways to talk about the nation's pressing issues. We share the goal to empower USC students to be the next generation of problem solvers in public service."

CPF plans to expand the Board of Councilors to ten members by year end 2022 in order to help the Center become more financially sustainable, to grow its successful programs and implement new ones, to increase opportunities for students, and to better serve its mission to educate and train future generations of political leaders.

People interested in serving on the Board should consider joining one of CPF’s Center Leadership Circles and contacting CPF Executive Director Kamy Akhavan (kakhavan@usc.edu).

For more information about CPF, please visit dornsife-center-for-political-future.usc.edu.

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