Governance


FCNL is composed of two distinct organizations: the Friends Committee on National Legislation, a lobbying organization; and the FCNL Education Fund, a charitable organization. Both are nonpartisan, in the public interest, and governed by members of the Religious Society of Friends.

Young person speaking in front of crowd

Young Fellow Annie Boggess gives a presentation at FCNL's Annual Meeting

Friends Committee on National Legislation

FCNL is governed by a General Committee of approximately 180 Friends, the majority of whom have been appointed by 26 Yearly Meetings and seven national Friends' organizations. FCNL is a 501(c)4 organization, and gifts are not tax-deductible.

The General Committee meets each November to conduct business at FCNL's Annual Meeting. The executive and standing committees oversee the program and administration of FCNL between Annual Meetings.

Executive Committee Members

  • Eric Ginsburg, Clerk (Chairperson)

  • Bridget Moix, Assistant Clerk

  • David A. Bantz, Recording Clerk

  • Karen Treber, Treasurer

  • Constance Brookes

  • Scott Duncan

  • Megan Fair

  • Pam Ferguson

  • Mary Lou Hatcher

  • Beth Henricks

  • A.T. Miller

  • Karen Putney

  • Kelly Schoolmeester

  • Diane Randall, FCNL Executive Secretary

Background The World We Seek 

FCNL's Statement of Legislative Policy

Our legislative policy rises out of our belief that there is that of God in every person and that all creation has worth and dignity. Facing profound global challenges and great opportunity, we speak from our faith for a new vision of how the world community can live together more peacefully and justly and with greater care for each other and our shared world.

Legislative Priorities for the 115th Congress 

The Friends Committee on National Legislation seeks to bring spiritual values and Friends’ testimonies to bear on public policy decisions. FCNL solicited the views and concerns of Quaker meetings, churches, and organizations around the country to help discern the following priorities for our lobbying and public education work during the 115th Congress (2017-2018).

FCNL Education Fund

The FCNL Education Fund is a 501(c)3 organization that exists in parallel with FCNL to support the research, analysis and education for which FCNL is known and respected. Gifts are tax-deductible. It is governed by a board appointed by FCNL's Executive Committee.

  • Eric Ginsburg, Clerk (Chairperson)

  • Bridget Moix, Assistant Clerk

  • David A. Bantz, Recording Clerk

  • Becky Steele, Treasurer

  • Constance Brookes

  • Scott Duncan

  • Megan Fair

  • Pam Ferguson

  • Beth Henricks

  • Mark Kharas

  • A.T. Miller

  • Karen Putney

  • Kelly Schoolmeester

  • Diane Randall, FCNL Executive Secretary